The students seemed very impressed that I recognized it. Either that, or afraid of my utter geekdom. Maybe a little bit of both.
Also, I have a FFIV question! So I think I found the final battle -- I went back to the moon, and I went into the big cave, and I got to what I think is the bottom. Along the way, I got into all the rooms and passageways, and I battled all the dark aeons, and I made my way into the battle with Zeromus. And I died pretty horribly, but that's not the reason I got frustrated and set the game aside for months.
At some point, when I changed level in the underground moon caves (I've forgotten the name of the dungeon; that's how long it's been since I've played), the character thoughts on the menu screen changed, in ways that suggest that I missed some huge cutscene where the Cecil/Rosa/Kain triangle angst got all hashed out. I think it happened when I got to level 4. I don't think I saw a single cutscene from the time I entered the cave until I reached the final battle. There was dialogue before each dark aeon battle, but nothing super-deep in terms of plot. Did I miss something, or am I reading too much into what the characters say? And if I did miss it, can I go back and trigger it, or do I have to start the freaking dungeon all over again?
Also any advice on the final battle is welcome, although if the answer is "level your lazy ass up" I can accept that.
Also also, is there any significance to that face on the moon, or is it just a cool decoration? If there's some way to interact with it, I can't figure out what it is. Or maybe it's for later, but I get the feeling that there is no later. Zeromus really does look to be the final boss.