No real significance to having Terra here, except that half 
the RPG-playing females I know seem to put her in one of the 
last two categories.
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About the code...

For those of you unfamiliar with how these codes work, it began with... I think the Geek code, awhile back. So that geeks could tell at a glance what variety of geek the other geeks around them were. ^_^ Soon we had the Goth Code, and the Star Trek Code... the list goes on and on.

But here's where the FF Code comes in: on a certain Final Fantasy message board I post on, we noticed people were asking the same questions over and over - How old is everyone here, what was the first FF game you played, who's your favorite character... We were giving the same answers over and over every couple weeks. A few of us decided there must be a way to stop the repetition, and thus was born... The FF Code!

This is how it works: answer each of the categories below by using the choices given, each of which has a variable. These variables are strung together to form your very own, unique FF code, which you can then post in your autosig, or on your homepage, or wherever you get people asking you what you think about the FF series. (Just make sure you provide a link back to this page so they can decode it. ^_~)

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Version 2.0 Info:
FF1 character classes have been added to the character list. (Otherwise it would be just villains, and hey - who knows? Maybe someone's a big fan of that little black mage. ^_^)
FF8 characters have been added.
Supporting characters have been added.
To avoid spoilers (such as characters who switch sides partway through the game, or the names of final bosses), and to avoid the problem of characters who are alternately thought of as heroes or villains (such as "Delita" in FFT or "the Turks" in FF7) there will no longer be separate hero/villain lists. Instead, each game will have a list of "characters".
Since heroes, supporting characters, and villains are all in one list, the "favorite character" question really can be anyone. There will still be a category for favorite villains, though. However, your favorite character could very well be a villain. Especially if you hated the heroes in the game. Please be realistic when filling these out, though - you may hate Relm passionately, but she's not technically a villain. ;)
New option in the "Games played" section, for those who have played the demo of a game, but not the actual game yet.
Some new questions in the "Board related" section, since a lot of the stuff in there wasn't relevant anymore, plus it left some people at other boards I frequent out.

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To encode by hand, or decode the hard way, just look below. Or if you want to encode/decode the easy way...

FF Code Auto Encoder/Decoder(DOWN RIGHT NOW!)

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(Note: Uses the latest version of the code!)

Section 1: Game related

This is the important part, which makes it the FF code, that's why it comes first. ^_^

First FF played
(B) Use the Japanese numbering system.
(Note I'm not counting the Gameboy games, as those were actually from the SaGa and Seiken Densetsu series, not actually FF games.)
1 Final Fantasy 1
2 Final Fantasy 2 (not released in the US)
3 Final Fantasy 3 (also not released in the US)
4 Final Fantasy 4, released in the US as FF2
5 Final Fantasy 5 (not released in the US)
6 Final Fantasy 6, released in the US as FF3
7 Final Fantasy 7, where the numbers finally matched up!
8 Final Fantasy 8
M Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
T Final Fantasy Tactics

Which FFs played
(#) Same choices as above, choose all that apply, separated by a comma, and add a "b" to each that you've beaten and a "d" to those you've only played as a demo(ie: 1b,4b,5,8db = You've played FF1, FF4, FF5, and the FF8 demo, but only beaten 1, 4, and the 8 demo).

Favorite FF
(F) Same choices as above, choose only one.

Favorite character
(C) Choose up to three from the list below, separated by a comma.
FF1 characters:
Fi(Fighter), Kc(Knight), Bb(Black Belt) Gm(Grand Master) Wm(White Mage), Ww(White Wizard), Bm(Black Mage), Bc(Black Wizard), Rm(Red Mage), Rw(Red Wizard), Th(Thief), Ni(Ninja), Gd(Garland), Lc(Lich), Ka(Kary), Kr(Kraken), Ti(Tiamat), Cs(Chaos)
FF2 characters:
Fl(Frionel), Ma(Maria), Gy(Guy), Lh(Lionheart), Mh(Minh), Jo(Josef), Go(Gordan), Ll(Layla), Rc(Richard), Bg(Borgan), Dk(The Dark Knight), Em(The Emporor)
FF3 characters:
Ps(Princess Sara), Dh(Desh), C3(Cid), El(Elia), Pa(Prince Alus), Un(Une), Dg(Dorga), Np(Nepto), Lt(Land Turtle), Jn(Jinn), Bh(Bahamut), Br(Big Rat), Me(Medusa), Gz(Guzco), Sl(Salamander), Hy(Hyn), Gr(Garuda), Zn(Zande), K3(Kraken), Lv(Leviathan), Co(Cloud of Darkness)
FF4 characters:
Cc(Cecil), Ro(Rosa), Kn(Kain), Ry(Rydia), Tl(Tellah), Ed(Edward), Pl(Palom), Pr(Porom), Yg(Yang), C4(Cid), Eg(Edge), Fu(FuSoYa), An(Anna), Ml(Milon), Kz(Kainazzo), Vl(Valvalis), Rb(Rubicant), Gb(Golbez), Zm(Zemus), Zr(Zeromus)
FF5 characters:
Bz(Butz/Bartz), Ln(Lenna/Reina), Fr(Faris), Gl(Galuf), Cr(Cara/Krile), C5(Cid), Mi(Mid), Zz(Zeza), Dn(Drogan), Kg(Kelga), Gi(Gill), Gh(Gilgamesh), Ex(Exdeath)
FF6 characters:
Lo(Locke), Cl(Celes), Tr(Terra), Er(Edgar), Sb(Sabin), Cy(Cyan), Gu(Gau), Sz(Setzer), Sh(Shadow), Sg(Strago), Rl(Relm), Mg(Mog), Gg(Gogo), Um(Umaro), Ba(Banon), Dy(Daryl), Le(General Leo), Ul(Ultros), Kf(Kefka)
FF7 characters:
Cd(Cloud), Tf(Tifa), Ae(Aeris), Bt(Barret), Rd(Red XIII), C7(Cid), Ca(Cait Sith), Yf(Yuffie), Vc(Vincent), Ts(Tseng), Rn(Reno), Ru(Rude), En(Elena), Rf(Rufus), Hj(Hojo), Jv(Jenova), Se(Sephiroth), Pd(Pres. Shinra), Rv(Reeve), Pm(Palmer), Hd(Heidegger), Sc(Scarlet), Mr(Marlene), Sr(Shera), Ey(Elmyra), Lu(Lucrecia)
FF8 characters:
Sq(Squall), Ri(Rinoa), Sf(Seifer), Zl(Zell), Sp(Selphie), Ir(Irvine), Qs(Quistis), Bw(Biggs and Wedge), Ea(Edea), C8(Cid), Xu(Xu), Rj(Raijin), Fj(Fuujin), Eo(Ellone), Lg(Laguna), Wd(Ward), Ki(Kiros), Ad(Adel) Uc(Ultimecia)
FFMQ characters: (Heh... right.)
Bn(Benjamin), Kl(Kaeli), Tm(Tristam), Rb(Reuben), Ph(Phoebe), Dr(Dark King)
FFT characters:
Rz(Ramza), Ms(Mustadio), Or(Orlandu), Md(Melidoul), Dl(Delita), Bo(Beowulf), Ag(Agrias), Ra(Rafa), Mk(Malak) W8(Worker 8), Rs(Reis), Dv(Professor Daravon), Ol(Olan), Tt(Teta), Iz(Izlude), Rl(Rofel), Bl(Balk), Kt(Kletian), Vr(Vormav), We(Weigraf), El(Elmdor), Gf(Gafgarion), Al(Algus), Am(Altima)

Favorite villain
(V) Choose one of the villains from the lists above.

How obsessed?
(O) -- I hate the whole FF series! (Then why are you using this code, DUH!)
- Liked one or two of the games, but the rest sucked.
= For the most part, a really good series.
+ Love every one of the games, and will continue to play them.
++ Love them all, anxiously awaited FF8, and have a web site/some merchandise about FF.
+++ I'll buy anything with an FF logo on it! I never leave my house, because I'd have to turn off the SNES/Playstation!

Amano or Nomura?
(D) A Amano. (duh.)
N Nomura. (double duh.)
? Who?
= They both have their merits, I like both.

Aeris rumor?
(R) -- Never believed a word of it.
- Thought it highly unlikely.
= Thought about it for awhile before deciding it was a hoax.
+ Tried it out before realizing it didn't work.
++ Told my friends about it, and later felt very stupid.
? Never heard this Aeris rumor...
! It's a hoax??

Section 2: Board related

Skip this if you don't go to the RPGamer message boards, it's a bunch of injokes.

How often do you come to the boards?
(H) Choose the one that best applies.
-- Every month or so, when I'm bored
- Maybe once a week...
= Once a day
+ Few times a day
++ I never leave!

What boards do you regularly frequent?
(B) Choose as many as apply.
7c(Seventh Cross), Ch(Chat), Ev(Evolution), Ff(Final Fantasy), F0(FF New), Fn(FF Nintendo), Fp(FF Playstation), Gr(Grandia), Ln(Lunar), Ms(Miscellaneous), Pk(Pokemon), Sd(Seiken Densetsu), So(Star Ocean 2), Xg(Xenogears), Zd(Zelda)

Modifiers: l Lurker (don't post)
- Only rarely

What bugs you most about the boards?
(N) Choose only one from the list below.
Pb(Password bug), Ba(Banner ads), Bc(Browser crashes), Lm(Random lamers), Sr(Server freezes)

Least favorite ad banner
(A) Choose only one from the list below (sorry, I know so many of them suck, but this should be brief!)
Gg(GrrlGamer), Zh(Zelda HQ), Ad(Azure Dreams), Mc(Those @#^$ messed up "FF7 contest!" ads), Lc("Lara Croft kicks #@$.." etc.), Rg(RPGamer? Why would you hate THAT ad?), Pb(, Wd(WWF Divas), Nr("no regrets..." aka the ad that looks like a homosexual dating service), Cp("Your date just told you he's a Capricorn..." etc.), Mk(Catch/punch the monkey, and so on), Bs(BellSouth), Sc("See girls eat scorpions!")

Are you "hip" to the injokes?
(I) Choose the one that best applies.
-- You have injokes?
- I still don't know how many "r"s there are in "Parish".
= Okay, so I get that you're the Horsemen, but why are you riding chocobos?
+ I are profishent spekear of Daravonese!
++ I could tell you what "B" stands for without even checking my text capture!

Section 3: Personal Info

Completely optional. Fill out only what you choose to, or none at all.

(A) Your age, or if you don't want to be specific...
-- Palom/Porom (little kid)
- Gau (preteen)
= Yuffie, Squall (teenager)
+ Celes, Cloud... most characters actually (young adult)
++ Barret, Cyan (adult, broad category)
+++ Strago, Tellah (..advanced in years)

(H) Your height, or again, if you don't want to be specific...
-- Midget
- Short
= Average
+ Sorta tall
++ Gigantic!

(W) No one really wants to get specific here, do they? ^_^;; So...
-- Skin and bones
- Supermodel material (which is unhealthy, by the way. Stupid magazines!)
= Average
+ Chubby
++ Tub'o'lard

(G) Choose the one (hopefully just one!) and the modifiers that apply.
M Guess.
F Two guesses, first one doesn't count.
H ...Hermaphrodite?!

Modifiers: a Androgynous looking
g Gay/lesbian
t Transvestite!

Eye color
(E) Choose the one that best describes your eyes...
Bk(black), Br(brown), Bl(blue), Gr(green), Gy(grey), Hz(hazel), Vi(violet), Al(albino) Rd(red)

Modifier: g Glasses

Hair color
(T) Choose up to 2 that best describe your hair color...
Bk(black), Br(brown), Bd(blonde), Rd(red), Au(auburn), Wh(white), Gy(grey), Gr(green), Bl(blue), Vi(violet), Pk(pink)

Modifiers: d Dark
l Light
f Fake/dyed

Hair length
(L) Choose the one that best applies.
-- Bald (Yang)
- Buzzcut (Barret, Raijin)
= Average (Cid Highwind, Locke)
+ Shoulder length (Cecil, Selphie)
++ Long (Vincent, Terra)
+++ *really* long! (Sephiroth)

(P) Abbreviate your state/province or country, and if you like, add directional modifiers (ie: swMI = southwest Michigan, or nAB = northern Alberta)

Character you're most like, personality-wise
(R) Choose just one from the characters list above.

Character you most look like
(C) As above, choose one from the list of characters. Hopefully with the new characters in v2.0, this section will be more useful to more people. ;)

And now you're done! Your code should look something like this example (which is my own code):
Bound to confuse and amaze your friends... unless you provide a link back to this page so that they can decode it. ^_^

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The FF code was created by Andrea Hartmann.

Thanks again to Syine for that wonderful CGI/Perl encoder/decoder, as well as Kopopo for a while! Thanks to Niyopiyo for helping find a new place to put it! Thanks as well go out to Sycho for lists of characters/enemies from FF3j, and Daniel Seltzer for doing the same for MQ! And as before, thanks to Ziguld, Froborr, J. Parish, and Shane for help with the characters/villains lists from FF2j, FFV, and FFT. Thanks to Entreri-X for a suggested question and double-checking/suggesting characters for the FF8 section, as well as PsYcHo_CiD, Azriel, and Hawkeye for the same kinds of stuff... And thanks also go to... well, pretty much everyone on the RPGamer FF series and PSX message boards for their support and enthusiasm, and really everyone who suggested things to add. In addition to the ones mentioned above... hmm, Game Cat, Agamemnon, and Kusader come to mind right away, but I bet there's people I'm leaving out... Anyway, hope you like your code!