Check this out, I'm trying to make more use of this blog, so I'm starting this new "segment" of sorts. "Did You Know?" This is designed to give small details and trivial facts about the development, somewhat interesting I hope.
So, did you know that using Ephidel as Tale 4's boss was a cop-out idea? At first, I wanted to develop a new morph for a boss. During the writing, however, I realized that the boss would have a limited capacity, and, rather than taking the focus off of Pent and Renault to develop a new character, I decided that we should just avoid a new boss and drag out an already-established character. Ephidel became the obvious front-runner. Although he did get incinerated, this was somewhat explained with his new appearance (his body was scorched but he managed to survive). In addition to this, we never got to fight Ephidel in FE7, this seemed like a good chance to finally give the player that opportunity to kill the morph.