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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Fantastical Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Fantastical Words

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Fantastical Words™,Not Fantastical Words™
AKIN,DISSIMILAR
SOAR,FALL
DIARY,JOURNAL
LETHAL,BENIGN
RATER,GRADER
GRADE,CATEGORY
BASIN,PLATE
ZESTER,PEELER
GATORS,CROCS
AMOUR,HATRED
COULD,SHOULD
FIAT,DENIAL
BARTER,PURCHASE
NORIA,DRAIN
VINIER,BRANCH
DRAW,ERASE
LADE,UNLOAD
MARANTA,COCONUT
FAERY,BUTTERFLY
JAUK,HURRY
YUAN,DOLLAR
KUKRI,RAPIER
SHEA,PEANUT
NARF,CONQUER
SOLVERS,PUZZLERS
DREADS,WELCOMED
SHEAR,GROW
OWNS,DESIRES
LONE,GROUPED
TONICS,POISON
ISOLEAD,SQUARE
VARUS,REGULAR
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  • $\begingroup$ I feel like these are all names of games but I don't have the time to look them all up :( $\endgroup$ – Areeb Aug 30 '16 at 20:49
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Each Fantastical Word:

Is an anagram of a Final Fantasy Character.

Explanation of each:

AKIN -> KAIN, the Dragoon from FF4
SOAR -> ROSA, white mage from FF4
DIARY -> RYDIA, summoner from FF4
LETHAL -> TELLAH, mage from FF4
RATER -> TERRA, from FF6
GRADE -> EDGAR, from FF6
BASIN -> SABIN, from FF6
ZESTER -> SETZER, from FF6
GATORS -> STRAGO, from FF6
AMOUR -> UMARO, from FF6
COULD -> CLOUD, from FF7
FIAT -> TIFA, from FF7
BARTER -> BARRET, from FF7
NORIA -> RINOA, from FF8
VINIER -> IRVINE, from FF8
DRAW -> WARD, from FF8
LADE -> ADEL, from FF8
MARANTA -> AMARANT, from FF9
FAERY -> FREYA, from FF9
JAUK -> KUJA, from FF9
YUAN -> YUNA, from FF10
KUKRI -> RIKKU, from FF10
SHEA -> ASHE, from FF12
NARF -> FRAN, from FF12
SOLVERS -> VOSSLER, from FF12
DREADS -> REDDAS, from FF12
SHEAR -> SERAH, from FF13
OWNS -> SNOW, from FF13
LONE -> NOEL, from FF13-2
TONICS -> NOCTIS, from FF15
ISOLEAD -> IEDOLAS, from FF15
VARUS -> RAVUS, from FF15

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  • $\begingroup$ Well that took less time than expected $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Aug 30 '16 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidStarkey looking at some of the previous questions pointed me in the right direction, and this theme touches on one of my favorite things. $\endgroup$ – Rob Watts Aug 30 '16 at 21:18
  • $\begingroup$ You should probably add the trivia tag? That would've been hard if he didn't know about FF $\endgroup$ – Areeb Aug 30 '16 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Areeb I figured the video-game tag would be sufficient, but if you think it needs it feel free to edit it in $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Aug 30 '16 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ Nah, it can't be. There's no appearance by Biggs or Wedge. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Aug 30 '16 at 21:37

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