FF9 ripping off other game's ideas?
I was thinking and I realized two ideas that FF9 had used that are similar to two other sleeper-hit RPG games that were released and made earlier.
1) Legend of Legaia- The 'Mist' makes monsters go wild and crazy that they start attacking people. There is also 'Mist' in FF9 which comes out from the Iifa tree that have an adverse effect on monsters as well.
2) Wild Arms- Cecilia the Princess cuts off her hair after she decides she wants a change of life and wants people to respect her for herself and not as a princess. Also because she wans to get back the "Tear Drop". In FF9, Princess Garnet cuts off her hair with the same reason. Cecilia asks the sword from Jack, and Princess Garnet asks a dagger from Zidane.
Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore FF9 and it's one of my favourite FFs ever! I was just thinking of these similarities. However, I'm not sure if Legend of Legaia and Wild Arms have ripped off any ideas of games released earlier than that.
....and what about YOU? ;)