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Thu, 2017-Jun-22 00:37 UTC
Length - 3:15
Welcome to featured Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of the featured Wikipedia article every day.
The featured article for Thursday, 22 June 2017 is Tidus.
Tidus (Japanese: ティーダ, Hepburn: Tīda) is a fictional video game character in Square Enix's Final Fantasy series. He was introduced as the protagonist of the role-playing video game Final Fantasy X in 2001 as a 17-year-old expert of the fictional sport blitzball from the city of Zanarkand. After a mysterious creature named Sin attacks his hometown, Tidus is apparently transported to the world of Spira. Shortly after his arrival, he meets a young new summoner Yuna and her guardians. The summoner will soon set out on a pilgrimage in an attempt to destroy the creature which attacked Tidus' city; by joining them, Tidus hopes to find his way home. He has appeared in other video games, including the Final Fantasy X sequel Final Fantasy X-2, the Kingdom Hearts series, and several Square Enix crossover games.
In creating the character, Tidus was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with a cheerful appearance set in mind (in contrast to previous Final Fantasy protagonists). Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima wanted to expand the relationship between the player and the character through the story. This was done with monologues providing players with information about the game's setting. Tidus is voiced primarily by Masakazu Morita in Japanese and James Arnold Taylor in English. Both actors enjoyed voicing the character, and Morita also performed the motion capture for him.
The character has been generally well received by video game critics, his cheerful personality and heroic traits making him an appealing protagonist while contrasting previous male characters in the franchise. His character development and romantic relationship with Yuna has been considered among the best in video games, although reviewers and fans were divided on Taylor's voicing of the character. Nevertheless, Tidus enjoyed popularity with fans, often ranking as one of the best Final Fantasy characters in polls. Tidus action figures and jewelry have been produced, and he is a popular cosplay character.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:37 UTC on Thursday, 22 June 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidus.
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