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19th Jul '16 10:15:04 AM FreedomPlanet
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* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.
* After ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', it became even clearer on why Cordelia just can't score with Chrom. Think of it: [[spoiler:Cordelia's daughter, Severa, will go on to become Selena. Meanwhile, Lissa's son (therefore Chrom's nephew) Owain will go on to become Odin. In ''Fates'' you can make Odin marry Selena. Now imagine the implication that could happen if Chrom is a possible father for Severa/Selena, if that happens, there will be implications that Odin X Selena becomes KissingCousins and Intelligent Systems will probably get some flak out of this, especially since Owain can't score with his cousin, Lucina (he only gets a 'Companion' title).]]

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* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.
* After ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', it became even clearer on why Cordelia just can't score with Chrom. Think of it: [[spoiler:Cordelia's daughter, Severa, will go on to become Selena. Meanwhile, Lissa's son (therefore Chrom's nephew) Owain will go on to become Odin. In ''Fates'' you can make Odin marry Selena. Now imagine the implication that could happen if Chrom is a possible father for Severa/Selena, if that happens, there will be implications that Odin X Selena becomes KissingCousins and Intelligent Systems will probably get some flak out of this, especially since Owain can't score with his cousin, Lucina (he only gets a 'Companion' title).]]
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14th Jul '16 12:43:08 PM Anddrix
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* Also, Sumia's BaseBreaker nature is easy to put on perspective... Remember, many of the people who play this game are teenagers/young adults, [[OldShame who either are or used to be pretty awkward themselves]]. Seeing a character who is very clumsy and self-loathing [[ThisLoserIsYou might hit a bit TOO close to home for comfort]], and it's even worse with the huge {{double standard}}s in society about women: fictional and/or real women must be flawless, always self-reliant and adhering to "traditionally masculine" attitudes, [[WhatmeasureIsANonBadass otherwise they aren't "good and worthy enough"]]. It can potentially explain why more self-assured female characters like Sully, Cordelia or female!Avatar are held up as "strong female charas" in the West AND are also used to bash Sumia herself, despite how in-story they're very kind to her (and girl!Avatar actually tries to help Sumia with her issues, just like boy!Avatar does): the members of that specific fandom fringe may attempt to cover up ''how they see Sumia as a reminder of the kind of persons they either used to be or still are'' and bash the crap out of her to hide how they see their old insecurities in her, while latching on "strong female characters" that are the opposite -- also in an attempt to forget about their own issues on women as a whole.
** Similar reasoning could also be used to explain Severa's BaseBreaker status. Like Sumia, Severa also has some heavy self-esteem issues... Only, Severa tries to [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex cover it up]] by acting like a SpoiledBrat. Again, many of the teens/young adults who play this game may also have been [[OldShame like that when they were younger]], so they take it out on Severa.

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* Also, Sumia's BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter nature is easy to put on perspective... Remember, many of the people who play this game are teenagers/young adults, [[OldShame who either are or used to be pretty awkward themselves]]. Seeing a character who is very clumsy and self-loathing [[ThisLoserIsYou might hit a bit TOO close to home for comfort]], and it's even worse with the huge {{double standard}}s in society about women: fictional and/or real women must be flawless, always self-reliant and adhering to "traditionally masculine" attitudes, [[WhatmeasureIsANonBadass otherwise they aren't "good and worthy enough"]]. It can potentially explain why more self-assured female characters like Sully, Cordelia or female!Avatar are held up as "strong female charas" in the West AND are also used to bash Sumia herself, despite how in-story they're very kind to her (and girl!Avatar actually tries to help Sumia with her issues, just like boy!Avatar does): the members of that specific fandom fringe may attempt to cover up ''how they see Sumia as a reminder of the kind of persons they either used to be or still are'' and bash the crap out of her to hide how they see their old insecurities in her, while latching on "strong female characters" that are the opposite -- also in an attempt to forget about their own issues on women as a whole.
** Similar reasoning could also be used to explain Severa's BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter status. Like Sumia, Severa also has some heavy self-esteem issues... Only, Severa tries to [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex cover it up]] by acting like a SpoiledBrat. Again, many of the teens/young adults who play this game may also have been [[OldShame like that when they were younger]], so they take it out on Severa.
4th Jul '16 6:23:24 AM ChrisX
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* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.

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* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.is.
* After ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', it became even clearer on why Cordelia just can't score with Chrom. Think of it: [[spoiler:Cordelia's daughter, Severa, will go on to become Selena. Meanwhile, Lissa's son (therefore Chrom's nephew) Owain will go on to become Odin. In ''Fates'' you can make Odin marry Selena. Now imagine the implication that could happen if Chrom is a possible father for Severa/Selena, if that happens, there will be implications that Odin X Selena becomes KissingCousins and Intelligent Systems will probably get some flak out of this, especially since Owain can't score with his cousin, Lucina (he only gets a 'Companion' title).]]
29th Jun '16 9:23:52 PM FreedomPlanet
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*** The fact they haven't had the children yet could be interpreted another way. What if it's not they aren't pregnant, but don't KNOW they're pregnant. They could be fighting a war unaware they're carrying their children inside them, which may be why their paralogues are only accessible after their mothers' are married.
20th Jun '16 10:19:51 AM longWriter
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* Let's take a look at Sumia's tiny pool of prospect boyfriends/husbands. Chrom? He has known her for a long time and [[BodyguardCrush she serves under his orders]], so he's among those who know first-hand what kind of person she is. Frederick? A serious ([[NotSoStoic generally]]) and responsible man who [[TeamDad takes care of everyone's needs]] and, in his love confession to her, admits he fell for her while worrying over her clumsiness. Gaius? A guy who [[DarkAndTroubledPast has worked in very shady deals for a good part of his life]] [[HonorAmongThieves and isn't super happy about it]], so he can see beyond appearances ([[StopHelpingMe and her failed attempts to help him]]) rather well, and likely thinks [[NaiveEverygirl her candid honesty]] is [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl something quite refreshing.]] Henry? Someone who used to be [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and neglected in his past]], befriends her when he uses a hex [[MundaneUtility to fix one of her mess-ups]], is rather delighted when she theorises about non-bloody uses for his {{curse}}s, ''and'' shares [[FriendToAllLivingThings her love of animals.]] Boy!Avatar? An AllLovingHero who approaches her shy self, attempts to see the best in everyone and tells her "BeYourself" so she can "blossom" and develop. It's next to no wonder that this ''very'' small group is almost exclusively formed by guys [[PrincelyYoungMan who]] [[BattleButler are]] [[LovableRogue very]] [[SociopathicHero different]] [[PlayerCharacter personality-wise]], but still [[MoeCouplet can draw the best out of someone as clumsy, self-deprecating and insecure as Sumia]], and then love her for the kind and devoted woman she '''actually''' is underneath. It's kinda.. HeartwarmingInHindsight if you think of it.

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* Let's take a look at Sumia's tiny pool of prospect boyfriends/husbands. Chrom? He has known her for a long time and [[BodyguardCrush she serves under his orders]], so he's among those who know first-hand what kind of person she is. Frederick? A serious ([[NotSoStoic generally]]) and responsible man who [[TeamDad takes care of everyone's needs]] and, in his love confession to her, admits he fell for her while worrying over her clumsiness. Gaius? A guy who [[DarkAndTroubledPast has worked in very shady deals for a good part of his life]] [[HonorAmongThieves and isn't super happy about it]], so he can see beyond appearances ([[StopHelpingMe ([[UnwantedAssistance and her failed attempts to help him]]) rather well, and likely thinks [[NaiveEverygirl her candid honesty]] is [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl something quite refreshing.]] Henry? Someone who used to be [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunned and neglected in his past]], befriends her when he uses a hex [[MundaneUtility to fix one of her mess-ups]], is rather delighted when she theorises about non-bloody uses for his {{curse}}s, ''and'' shares [[FriendToAllLivingThings her love of animals.]] Boy!Avatar? An AllLovingHero who approaches her shy self, attempts to see the best in everyone and tells her "BeYourself" so she can "blossom" and develop. It's next to no wonder that this ''very'' small group is almost exclusively formed by guys [[PrincelyYoungMan who]] [[BattleButler are]] [[LovableRogue very]] [[SociopathicHero different]] [[PlayerCharacter personality-wise]], but still [[MoeCouplet can draw the best out of someone as clumsy, self-deprecating and insecure as Sumia]], and then love her for the kind and devoted woman she '''actually''' is underneath. It's kinda.. HeartwarmingInHindsight if you think of it.
30th May '16 3:32:08 AM OrangenChan
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** Their support chain isn't much better after the timeskip, either, though for... different reasons. Chrom's ''already married'' by that point, yet Gregor still encourages Cordelia to work up her courage towards him anyway. While it's understandable that they wouldn't want to write up a second support chain for the situation, it's really better to get it before then.
29th May '16 1:39:08 PM Tyranogre
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*** She can also use Aether, Ike's trademark skill. Path of Radiance was also released on April 20th.
25th May '16 9:29:57 AM darkblade2814
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** Speaking of people who can reclass into Wyvern Riders: both Frederick and Sully have access to that class, despite neither of them having a connection to Valm (unlike Lon'qu, Virion, Say'ri, Cherche, and [[spoiler:Yen'fay]]), any affinity for dragons (Nowi and Tiki are dragons themselves, and Panne can communicate with other animals), or any other flight-based classes ([[spoiler:Aversa]]). I couldn't understand why those two even had that class...until I remembered that they both have supports with Virion, who is from the continent of Valm, with its large wyvern population. (And the Virion/Sully pairing is even fairly popular) [[HilariousInHindsight It's a sort of Fridge Funny to imagine that Virion just up and decided to teach a couple of his friends how to ride dragons one fine day.]]

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** Speaking of people who can reclass into Wyvern Riders: both Frederick and Sully have access to that class, despite neither of them having a connection to Valm (unlike Lon'qu, Virion, Say'ri, Cherche, [[spoiler:Yen'fay and [[spoiler:Yen'fay]]), Walhart]]), any affinity for dragons (Nowi and Tiki are dragons themselves, and Panne can communicate with other animals), or any other flight-based classes ([[spoiler:Aversa]]). I couldn't understand why those two even had that class...until I remembered that they both have supports with Virion, who is from the continent of Valm, with its large wyvern population. (And the Virion/Sully pairing is even fairly popular) [[HilariousInHindsight It's a sort of Fridge Funny to imagine that Virion just up and decided to teach a couple of his friends how to ride dragons one fine day.]]
1st May '16 8:01:06 PM followerofcake
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* Back before factories and refineries only nobility coul really afford candy due to the production involved (and that it was often brought through Middle Eastern trade). So Gaius trading loyalty for sweets isn't just a gag - it really ''is'' worth it to him.
* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.

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* Back before factories and refineries only nobility coul really afford candy due to the production involved (and that it was often brought through Middle Eastern trade). So Gaius trading loyalty for sweets isn't just a gag - it really ''is'' worth it to him.
* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.



** Not to mention, this "theory" stinks of trying to make the [[IronWoobie actually remarkably strong despite all the crap they went through]] future children into poor little broken woobies who to project mommy/daddy-like feelings on. VideoGameCaringPotential has its limits, you know.



* A rather obvious one, but why is Olivia the first Dancer to be competently armed, apart from defying the SpoonyBard trope? It's possible she's ethnic Feroxi, and even if she's not, proud Feroxi kahn Basilio adopted her. Either way, the culture would demand she be at least competent with a sword. The real brilliance is the way this affects her dancing - she's so good because learning to handle a weapon with her slight frame helped her develop an amazing sense of balance, a huge boon for a dancer.

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* A rather obvious one, but why is Olivia the first Dancer to be competently armed, apart from defying the SpoonyBard trope? It's possible she's ethnic Feroxi, and even if she's not, proud Feroxi kahn Basilio adopted her. Either way, the culture would demand she be at least competent with a sword. The real brilliance is the way this affects her dancing - she's so good because learning to handle a weapon with her slight frame helped her develop an amazing sense of balance, a huge boon for a dancer.dancer.
* Back before factories and refineries only nobility coul really afford candy due to the production involved (and that it was often brought through Middle Eastern trade). So Gaius trading loyalty for sweets isn't just a gag - it really ''is'' worth it to him.
* Chrom's name is a few letters away from spelling out ''Chrom''osome, which is a term used when discussing the topic of DNA. Recall what the major plot point of this game is.
20th Apr '16 2:29:04 AM Kazmahu
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* Panne can become a Wyvern Rider. Yarne cannot. Considering his [[CowardlyLion personality]] and the [[BadFuture bad future]] he came from, Yarne's probably too scared of dragons to ever dare to ride one.

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* Panne can become a Wyvern Rider. Yarne cannot. Considering his [[CowardlyLion personality]] and the [[BadFuture bad future]] he came from, Yarne's probably too scared of dragons to ever dare to ride one.one.
* A rather obvious one, but why is Olivia the first Dancer to be competently armed, apart from defying the SpoonyBard trope? It's possible she's ethnic Feroxi, and even if she's not, proud Feroxi kahn Basilio adopted her. Either way, the culture would demand she be at least competent with a sword. The real brilliance is the way this affects her dancing - she's so good because learning to handle a weapon with her slight frame helped her develop an amazing sense of balance, a huge boon for a dancer.
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