I've never seen information about it anywhere else. The best place to look would probably be Japanese fansites, unfortunately language is a major issue there and automatic translators only get you so far.
hey, i was just thinking, if you read this gfaqs thread...http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=554041&topic=42569681
the poster named MeepleLardicle mentions some kind of "ultimania" books regarding ff4-ff6.
do you know anything about these? some of the things that he mentions are interesting, apparently, it goes semi-in-depth about cut out pieces of the story, that the manin character was originally a male, etc etc...
Source is the same guy who I got it from before.
He just didn't type everything out. He's been recently writing up all the info games left out in another style and publicizing it a bit, though it takes him a while since his english isn't that good, and he needs people to help edit it, etc.
Here, let me quote him directly:
I shall begin with the case of Terra. For we all know she survived despite all magic disappeared from the world due to being half human, this wasn't what suppose to occur originally. Terra wasn't even a girl to begin with in the first place, and was doomed to perish after Kefka was destroyed. Then Locke, he was originally the person who shall wielder of the power of Runic and is a dark, brooding man who is a friendly rival to Terra. As for Edgar, he was originally the character who makes annoyn speech and behavior that easily drives people into disgust, and this is one thing I am glad that didn't come true, otherwise on the next one, though. Sabin may actually die from the count down rescue event with the game continuing without a game over. And once you bring Edgar to the fallen building later on, he'll be spending endless nights digging Sabin's body out from the debris of the building. For Celes, originally she suffers from metal disorder like Kefka after she obtained her magic powers, although not as serious. Due to her unstable mind, she has strong desires to depend on someone else and eventually fallen for Locke who has been kind to her. As for Cyan, remember the pub lady who taunted her? Originally, instead random pub lady, there was a whip user named Angela that involves Cyan in similiar event. Tough little is discovered what role she was suppose to play. As for Strago, he supposedly has a wife named Lala, a geomancer. They are a... interesting couple you may say. This is an excerpt from their daily conversation: Lala: "You'll most definitly die before me!" Strago: "What! Look at yourself, you are the one has gotten more wrinkles on your face!!" ...or something like this: Strago: "I shall be gone before you, I shall be waiting in either heaven or hell!" Lala: "You are leaving the debts behind? I am so going before you!" ... and such, I guess they really gets along... Another scenario that supposedly should have happened was that Strago beseeches Shadow to remove his mask to him, for the sake of Relm, and in that, Shadow does so but away from our sights. For Mog, instead of having his entire race wiped out in the world of ruin, a total of twenty should have survived in Narshe's mine, and Mog must be distinguished from the other ninteen survivers inorder to rerecruit him. And finally, Gogo, instead of living inside of a land warm, he supposedly travels between towns, taking disguise in the form of the player characters. To recruit him, one must break his disguise by bringing in the character he disguised as.
(this whole sequence has a bit of What Ifs. He's writing the thing as though he's some sort of traveling bard, in order to make it more interesting to read, instead of just tossing out information after information. I apologize for the wall of text.)
Bolded Part is the Celes and Locke related stuff. I bolded Locke only cause he's a character heavily related to Celes' story, so figured it couldn't hurt.
Admittedly! I did miss the whole "Friendly Rival to Terra" part...which doesn't really say a whole lot, but hey! its there. (if anything, can't help but feel that only further proves my point as friendly rivalries usually occur between two characters of the same gender, but that's just a kneejerk thing.)
Again, English is *NOT* his first language, hence the typos.
apparently, a friend of his gave him this info from an "ultimania"-type book released only in japan. i've done some searching, but it only turned up fruitless.
any thoughts, anyone? i'd dismiss it as nothing, but this guy is fairly respected from what i've read. thus, i thought that there might be some shred of truth to this.