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26th Feb '16 10:34:18 PM sylviaviridian
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*** Jade also adds ''weird'' modifications to things, like potatoes on pizza, which sort of dovetails with his mentioning in a skit that he uses his cooking to subtly experiment on the party and find out more about their tastes. He may not be doing science for a living anymore, but he's still a bit of a MadScientist at heart.
9th Jan '16 4:02:59 PM esq263
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** This is further supported when talking to the servants at his manor at this time. The player can clearly see their thoughts, in which, because he is a replica, they think that he is mentally unstable and wonder when he will turn homicidal. Spending a month with people who treat you like you're some kind of psycho is not generally beneficial to self-esteem.
1st Jan '16 9:35:07 PM Boobah
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*** Everybody: They thought they were {{Nakama}}. Add in Luke's glory hounding and adamant refusal to accept ''any'' responsibility and he's already got emotional flak coming his way. This makes it easy for any and all additional baggage to head his direction.
1st Jan '16 9:25:45 PM Boobah
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** Let's go down the list, shall we?
*** Tear: She'd already been through a lot with Luke, and he just blew off her concerns. Oh, and if only she'd been successful in her attempt to kill Van the disaster wouldn't have happened.
*** Jade: Having already met Asch at this point, there's little question he knows Luke is a clone. Which means it's Jade's fault Luke even exists, so he takes Luke's involvement kind of personally.
*** Anise: She had a pretty good idea what was going on, but she chose her parents over the people of Akzeriuth.
*** Guy: He ''thought'' he was Luke's best friend, but Luke ignored him just like everybody else. For extra angst, how many times do you suppose he thought of killing Luke as a way of taking revenge on the Duke? Worse, the damnable problem of feeling both of those at the same time.
*** Natalia: Until she found out the Luke was a clone, she just plain never emotionally grokked that Luke didn't remember their childhood together, so she's got the same betrayal feeling going on that Guy and Tear do.
27th May '15 5:07:42 PM Felixcloud6288
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* Some of the party's specialty dishes give a little bit of trivia about them:
** Tear's recipes have a recurring theme of adding protein and carbs like eggs and potatoes. These would be ideal dishes to eat when you're expecting to endure great physical activity like what a soldier might have to endure. Even Tear's cooking shows her combat mindset.
** Jade avoids fatty meats and will use tofu in meat recipes. Either Jade is a vegetarian or he's very health conscious.
** Anise adds beef and fruit in her recipes. These are ingredients that the sustenance farming economy of Daath would be in short supply of. In fact, none of Anise's ingredients can be purchased in Daath.
5th Apr '15 2:04:41 PM ACW
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* The Score. According to the game, the Score doesn't just describe world events, it covers aspects of individual people's lives. For instance, people use it to plan their meals. Also, when Luke apologizes to Teodoro for [[spoiler:Akzeriuth]], he is told not to because it was preordained by the Score. Moreover, it's pretty clear that Auldrant has its fair share of crime. Given the above, what happens if the Score tells someone that he will become a terrorist, a serial killer, a rapist, or a child molester? The person has the choice of becoming a CompleteMonster or committing sacrilege by defying the Score (unthinkable in Auldrant). Then, he will either be punished (probably by death) if "The Score made me do it" isn't a defense, or he will go around continuing to commit heinous crimes.

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* The Score. According to the game, the Score doesn't just describe world events, it covers aspects of individual people's lives. For instance, people use it to plan their meals. Also, when Luke apologizes to Teodoro for [[spoiler:Akzeriuth]], he is told not to because it was preordained by the Score. Moreover, it's pretty clear that Auldrant has its fair share of crime. Given the above, what happens if the Score tells someone that he will become a terrorist, a serial killer, a rapist, or a child molester? The person has the choice of becoming a CompleteMonster monster or committing sacrilege by defying the Score (unthinkable in Auldrant). Then, he will either be punished (probably by death) if "The Score made me do it" isn't a defense, or he will go around continuing to commit heinous crimes.
15th Feb '15 5:05:53 PM Leaper
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** I was irritated by Luke at that point too, and I think a big part of it was how he went about that scene. Remember, up to then, he was treating Akzeriuth as less of a town of people in need and more of a ticket to his own personal salvation. After the event, the way he acted made it seem he was less interested in confronting the enormity of the tragedy that had just occurred, no matter who caused it, and more concerned with making sure everyone knew that HE personally was not to blame. I think if he'd shown more of a damn for the people of Akzeriuth, either then or at any point before then, the party wouldn't have been nearly as hard on him.

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** I was irritated by Luke at that point too, and I think a big part of it was how he went about that scene. Remember, up to then, he was treating [[spoiler: Akzeriuth as less of a town of people in need need]] and more of a ticket to his own personal salvation. After the event, the way he acted made it seem he was less interested in confronting the enormity of the tragedy that had just occurred, no matter who caused it, and more concerned with making sure everyone knew that HE personally was not to blame. I think if he'd shown more of a damn for [[spoiler: the people of Akzeriuth, Akzeriuth]], either then or at any point before then, the party wouldn't have been nearly as hard on him.
15th Feb '15 3:40:53 PM Leaper
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** I was irritated by Luke at that point too, and I think a big part of it was how he went about that scene. Remember, up to then, he was treating Akzeriuth as less of a town of people in need and more of a ticket to his own personal salvation. After the event, the way he acted made it seem he was less interested in confronting the enormity of the tragedy that had just occurred, no matter who caused it, and more concerned with making sure everyone knew that HE personally was not to blame. I think if he'd shown more of a damn for the people of Akzeriuth, either then or at any point before then, the party wouldn't have been nearly as hard on him.
12th Feb '15 6:04:14 AM Leaper
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* In what most people seem take as Anise being a {{jerkass}} and a {{hypocrite}}, she's the person who is the most overtly harsh to traitors like Luke, Guy, and Spinoza and is always the last to forgive them. By the second or maybe later if you haven't cottoned on, it becomes clear that she's trying to make the others hate traitors so that they'll hate <i>her</i>. She actively speaks up against trusting Spinoza, trying to turn the group away from him and is clearly less than happy that they trust him, even with surveillance. Anise could also be seen as pushing her frustrations at what she's being forced to do onto the other traitors in the series. The only traitor Anise doesn't hate is Dist, who she makes clear, especially in the manga, she pities for being lonely. Or as she tells Nebilim, being a "stupid, rotten, friendless, ugly, snotty, poor excuse for a human being".

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* In what most people seem take as Anise being a {{jerkass}} and a {{hypocrite}}, she's the person who is the most overtly harsh to traitors like Luke, Guy, and Spinoza and is always the last to forgive them. By the second or maybe later if you haven't cottoned on, it becomes clear that she's trying to make the others hate traitors so that they'll hate <i>her</i>.''her''. She actively speaks up against trusting Spinoza, trying to turn the group away from him and is clearly less than happy that they trust him, even with surveillance. Anise could also be seen as pushing her frustrations at what she's being forced to do onto the other traitors in the series. The only traitor Anise doesn't hate is Dist, who she makes clear, especially in the manga, she pities for being lonely. Or as she tells Nebilim, being a "stupid, rotten, friendless, ugly, snotty, poor excuse for a human being".
12th Feb '15 6:02:44 AM Leaper
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** The above also makes his early line about how his "body just isn't built for Daathic fonic artes" that much better in retrospect.
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