I'm sure I've mentioned the Christian symbolism and parallels in FFXV at least a few times around here, but it's kind of difficult to convey the full extent of them in text. And so, I made a video! ^_^ The short version goes something like this: Most of the terms used for elements in FFXV's mythos are either directly or indirectly taken from Christian terminology. FFXV's art and architecture is heavily influenced by the artwork and architecture found in Catholic cathedrals. FFXV posits redemptive sacrifice as critical to salvation as a result of the metaphysical laws of its world. The Starscourge is a very close analogue for sin. FFXV's ending values the portrayal of passion and suffering over overt displays of courage and heroism. The temporary shattering of the connection between son and father is given even higher priority than the physical pain of sacrifice. FFXV conflates salvation, sacrifice, and marriage. Noctis is deeply troubled by his sacrifice in spite of his ultimate obedience. FFXV specifically portrays Noctis as compassionate towards Ardyn at the very end. Noctis is a servant king who loves to fish. Regis and Noctis parallel Abraham and Isaac -- the father who is so faithful he is even willing to sacrifice his son. Noctis being consumed by the Crystal and held until he is ready to fulfill his calling is reminiscent of Jonah. ...but visuals really are helpful for understanding where each of the connections are coming from.