Final Fantasy 1988 to 2016: The Evolution of the Chocobo


Birds do not say, “WARK!” I don’t know what kind of birds Hironobu Sakaguchi and the rest of the original creators of Final Fantasy were hanging out with, but it’s a safe bet that they chirped, squawked, honked, or quacked. Those are the noises real birds make. Wark is the sound of fake birds, yellow freaks that can carry the weight of giant swords and beast men all while traversing mountains or walking on water. Wark is the call of the chocobo, Final Fantasy’s enduring beast of burden, a terrifying cross between a hyper-intelligent ostrich and the friendliest chicken in history. First introduced way back in 1988, the chocobo has warped and warked its way through myriad forms.