Here is a collection of quotes by Tidus to further illustrate his character. Tidus is a rare video game character who actually says how he feels.


I think I had a dream - a dream of being alone. I wanted someone - anyone - beside me, so I wouldn't have to feel alone anymore.

I believe that this quote is the true essence of who Tidus is. His relationship with his father, his relationship with Yuna, and how he interacts with all of the other characters reveals that Tidus just wants to be accepted. He doesn't want to be alone.


How many died today? People die, and Yuna dances. When will she stop dancing? When will it stop? Yuna won't stop dancing - not until Sin is gone.

Tidus falls in love with Yuna. The more he learns about Spira, the more he loves Yuna and hates Yevon. Tidus would do anything to see Yuna happy, and to see her complete her pilgrimage alive.


It's tough when your father's famous.
I hate you, Dad.

Tidus' relationship with Jecht is arguably the most important relationship in the game. I'd even argue that it's more important than Tidus' relationship with Yuna. Everything in the game falls back to Tidus and Jecht's rivalry and their misunderstanding of one another. Tidus says he hates his dad, but does he really?

My Story

Yuna! This is our story! Now let's see this thing through together.
This is my story. It'll go the way I want it . . . or I'll end it here.
I know it's selfish, but this is my story!

Tidus mentions his story several times throughout the game. These quotes are some of my favorites because they show that Tidus doesn't resolve to a fate like other characters, and that he doesn't just play a part; he's in control of his destiny, and he can affect how things play out. This is extremely powerful not only in the game, but in real life.