History TearJerker / Bastion

22nd Apr '18 9:57:34 AM mlsmithca
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* Hearing Ruck's narration as The Kid makes his way through some ruins of the city, and finds tons of people, turned to statues of ash. Each one of those people has a name. Each and every one had their own life and their own dreams, and you find them all turned to ash, and Rucks remembers them all...

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* Hearing Ruck's Rucks' narration as The Kid makes his way through some ruins of the city, and finds tons of people, turned to statues of ash. Each one of those people has a name. Each and every one had their own life and their own dreams, and you find them all turned to ash, and Rucks remembers them all...



* Cinderbrick Fort certainly hits hard if you stop to think about it. The Windbags are decent folks according to Rucks just wanting a place to sleep, something to eat, and safety like everyone else. But they lived underground and now that entire part of the world simply doesn't exist anymore. Cinderbrick Fort gives them a place to stay and metal to eat because apparently that's there diet but they need the Core to keep it from crumbling while the Bastion needs it to fix the world. Only one side can have it and a Win for the Bastion is a win for everyone, at least according to Rucks, but when it really comes down to it you're killing refugees desperately defending what little they have left after the world they knew disappeared because someone else screwed up.

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* Cinderbrick Fort certainly hits hard if you stop to think about it. The Windbags are decent folks according to Rucks just wanting a place to sleep, something to eat, and safety like everyone else. But they lived underground and now that entire part of the world simply doesn't exist anymore. Cinderbrick Fort gives them a place to stay and metal to eat because apparently that's there diet their diet, but they need the Core to keep it from crumbling while the Bastion needs it to fix the world. Only one side can have it and a Win for the Bastion is a win for everyone, at least according to Rucks, but when it really comes down to it you're killing refugees desperately defending what little they have left after the world they knew disappeared because someone else screwed up.



--> [[spoiler: The Kid pushes up a foot, then falls back to the ground.]]

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--> [[spoiler: The ''[The Kid pushes up a foot, then falls back to the ground.]]]'']]



--> [[spoiler: Kid manages to make it to his knees, then collapses again.]]

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--> [[spoiler: Kid ''[Kid manages to make it to his knees, then collapses again.]]]'']]



--> [[spoiler: Kid struggles, and finally gets to his feet.]]

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--> [[spoiler: Kid ''[Kid struggles, and finally gets to his feet.]]]'']]



* Some of Rucks's narration when you leave a place after taking the Core or Shard, really drives home the fact that the place is dead and gone. There's a real feeling of loss and sorrow when you leave, and can never return

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* Some of Rucks's narration when you leave a place after taking the Core or Shard, really drives home the fact that the place is dead and gone. There's a real feeling of loss and sorrow when you leave, and can never returnreturn.



*** Finally, as you approach the Skyway, a single log falls from above to block your path, only to be smashed by a single hammer blow. To those poor simple beasts, that was probably their last line of defense.

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*** ** Finally, as you approach the Skyway, a single log falls from above to block your path, only to be smashed by a single hammer blow. To those poor simple beasts, that was probably their last line of defense.



** Zulf [[spoiler: is saved from his life as a homeless orphan by a Caelondian missionary living in the Terminals, and becomes convinced that he can bridge the gap between the Ura and Caelondians. The kicker is that he actually succeeds: he befriends many Caelondians, and even falls in love with and becomes engaged to a Caelondian woman. However the night after she accepts his proposal, the Calamity hits, and Zulf's life work is undone before his eyes. Everybody he came to know and love is dead, and when there seems to be a small spot of hope when he sees his fiance asleep in her bed, it turns she is also dead, as she turns to ash when he reaches out to her. With absolutely nothing left to live for, Zulf goes to the Hanging Gardens where him and his fiance used to take walks, and stands poised to jump to his death until the Kid intervenes. And that's all before he learns it was undone as the result of a Caelondian weapon.]]

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** Zulf [[spoiler: is saved from his life as a homeless orphan by a Caelondian missionary living in the Terminals, and becomes convinced that he can bridge the gap between the Ura and Caelondians. The kicker is that he actually succeeds: he befriends many Caelondians, and even falls in love with and becomes engaged to a Caelondian woman. However the night after she accepts his proposal, the Calamity hits, and Zulf's life work is undone before his eyes. Everybody he came to know and love is dead, and when there seems to be a small spot of hope when he sees his fiance fiancée asleep in her bed, it turns she is also dead, as she turns to ash when he reaches out to her. With absolutely nothing left to live for, Zulf goes to the Hanging Gardens where him he and his fiance fiancée used to take walks, and stands poised to jump to his death until the Kid intervenes. And that's all before he learns it was undone as the result of a Caelondian weapon.]]
3rd Apr '18 7:41:13 PM Scolopendra
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-->'''Rucks:''' There's only one kind of mercy left these days.
16th Dec '17 12:08:17 AM Cupcakes
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* Cinderbrick Fort certainly hits hard if you stop to think about it. The Windbags are decent folks according to Rucks just wanting a place to sleep, something to eat, and safety like everyone else. But they lived underground and now that entire part of the world simply doesn't exist anymore. Cinderbrick Fort gives them a place to stay and metal to eat because apparently that's there diet but they need the Core to keep it from crumbling while the Bastion needs it to fix the world. Only one side can have it and a Win for the Bastion is a win for everyone but when it really comes down to it you're killing people desperately defending what little they have left after the world they knew disappeared because someone else screwed up.


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* Cinderbrick Fort certainly hits hard if you stop to think about it. The Windbags are decent folks according to Rucks just wanting a place to sleep, something to eat, and safety like everyone else. But they lived underground and now that entire part of the world simply doesn't exist anymore. Cinderbrick Fort gives them a place to stay and metal to eat because apparently that's there diet but they need the Core to keep it from crumbling while the Bastion needs it to fix the world. Only one side can have it and a Win for the Bastion is a win for everyone, at least according to Rucks, but when it really comes down to it you're killing refugees desperately defending what little they have left after the world they knew disappeared because someone else screwed up.
16th Dec '17 12:06:01 AM Cupcakes
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* Cinderbrick Fort certainly hits hard if you stop to think about it. The Windbags are decent folks according to Rucks just wanting a place to sleep, something to eat, and safety like everyone else. But they lived underground and now that entire part of the world simply doesn't exist anymore. Cinderbrick Fort gives them a place to stay and metal to eat because apparently that's there diet but they need the Core to keep it from crumbling while the Bastion needs it to fix the world. Only one side can have it and a Win for the Bastion is a win for everyone but when it really comes down to it you're killing people desperately defending what little they have left after the world they knew disappeared because someone else screwed up.
26th Mar '16 11:18:37 AM Beedle
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*** Finally, as you approach the Skyway, a single log falls from above to block your path, only to be smashed by a single hammer blow. To those poor simple beasts, that was probably their last line of defense.
19th Nov '15 11:58:24 PM mlsmithca
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* I don't know about you, but on a certain level, hearing Ruck's narration as The Kid makes his way through some ruins of the city, and finds tons of people, turned to statues of ash, brought tears to my eyes. Each one of those people has a name. Each and every one had their own life and their own dreams, and you find them all turned to ash, and Rucks remembers them all...

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* I don't know about you, but on a certain level, hearing Hearing Ruck's narration as The Kid makes his way through some ruins of the city, and finds tons of people, turned to statues of ash, brought tears to my eyes.ash. Each one of those people has a name. Each and every one had their own life and their own dreams, and you find them all turned to ash, and Rucks remembers them all...



* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y9FQUzCZPg Zulf's Theme]]''. If the lyrics and minor key weren't enough, consider the context it's played in.
** Arguably, if you choose to [[spoiler:take him with you]], the tone of the whole situation suddenly becomes much more optimistic and reinforces the SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome everyone's having. [[spoiler:Against all odds, despite everything up to this point, he's still getting saved. He probably doesn't know about it yet, or believe it, but he's gonna make it.]]

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* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y9FQUzCZPg Zulf's Theme]]''. If the lyrics and minor key weren't enough, consider the context it's played in.
** Arguably, if
in. If you choose to [[spoiler:take him with you]], the tone of the whole situation suddenly becomes much more optimistic and reinforces the SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome everyone's having. [[spoiler:Against all odds, despite everything up to this point, he's still getting saved. He probably doesn't know about it yet, or believe it, but he's gonna make it.]]



* [[spoiler: Leaving Zulf at the Terminals. Bonus-the song that plays when you fight your way to the skyway is him ''singing his funerary song''.]]

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* [[spoiler: Leaving Zulf at the Terminals. Bonus-the Bonus - the song that plays when you fight your way to the skyway is him ''singing his funerary song''.]]



** Zia [[spoiler: grew up without a mother and, since her father was busy working as a mancer, practically without him either. She's picked on by her Caelondian peers, but ends up falling in love with the one boy who sticks up for her. It turns out though that the boy is just trying to frame her and her father as traitors, and he tricks Zia into joining him in a false escape attempt by playing on her ignorance of Ura customs. They're caught and Zia's actions are used as leverage to force her father back into the mancers after he had left, which turns out to be the final push that convinces him to set off the Calamity.]]
* Am I the only one who was sad about Weeping Nellie, the barge you ride at Langston River? I thought the narration there was really well done (heck, it was well done through the whole game), and got me to actually care about the barge for the brief time we worked together until "she" made something of a "heroic sacrifice" to get me to solid ground at the other side. Good storytelling.

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** Zia [[spoiler: grew up without a mother and, since her father was busy working as a mancer, practically without him either. She's picked on by her Caelondian peers, but ends up falling in love with the one boy who sticks up for her. It turns out though that the boy is just trying to frame her and her father as traitors, and he tricks Zia into joining him in a false escape attempt by playing on her ignorance of Ura customs. They're caught and Zia's actions are used as leverage to force her father back into the mancers after he had left, which turns out to be the final push that convinces him to set off the Calamity.]]
* Am I the only one who was sad about Weeping Nellie, the barge you ride at Langston River? I thought the narration there was really well done (heck, it was well done through the whole game), and got me to actually care about the barge for the brief time we worked together until "she" made something of a "heroic sacrifice" to get me to solid ground at the other side. Good storytelling.
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27th Sep '15 3:19:53 PM contrarium
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** Zia [[spoiler: grew up without a mother and, since her father was busy working as a mancer, practically without him either. She's picked on by her Caelondian peers, but ends up falling in love with the one boy who sticks up for her. It turns out though that the boy is just trying to frame her and her father as traitors, and he tricks Zia into joining him in a false escape attempt by playing on her ignorance of Ura customs. They're caught and Zia's actions are used as leverage to force her father back into the mancers after he had left, which turns out to be the final push that convinces him to set off the Calamity.]]

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** Zia [[spoiler: grew up without a mother and, since her father was busy working as a mancer, practically without him either. She's picked on by her Caelondian peers, but ends up falling in love with the one boy who sticks up for her. It turns out though that the boy is just trying to frame her and her father as traitors, and he tricks Zia into joining him in a false escape attempt by playing on her ignorance of Ura customs. They're caught and Zia's actions are used as leverage to force her father back into the mancers after he had left, which turns out to be the final push that convinces him to set off the Calamity.]]]]
* Am I the only one who was sad about Weeping Nellie, the barge you ride at Langston River? I thought the narration there was really well done (heck, it was well done through the whole game), and got me to actually care about the barge for the brief time we worked together until "she" made something of a "heroic sacrifice" to get me to solid ground at the other side. Good storytelling.
24th Mar '15 12:20:00 AM Sydin
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* [[spoiler: Saving Zulf at the Terminals. The Kid casts aside his weapons and mobility and staggers his way through a corridor of enemies, all in a seemingly futile attempt to save the man who betrayed him. The Ura he's been fighting start firing on him, but once they realise what he's doing, their attacks falter out and they move aside to let him through, watching him silently with respect. One [[SociopathicSoldier poison archer]] ignores the cease fire and is immediately cut down by [[NobleDemon his superior.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: Saving Zulf at the Terminals. The Kid casts aside his weapons and mobility and staggers his way through a corridor of enemies, all in a seemingly futile attempt to save the man who betrayed him. The Ura he's been fighting start firing on him, but once they realise what he's doing, their attacks falter out and they move aside to let him through, watching him silently with respect. One [[SociopathicSoldier poison archer]] ignores the cease fire and is immediately cut down by [[NobleDemon his superior.]]]]]]]]
* All of the Who Knows Where sequences, which each detail the downright heartbreaking backstories of The Kid, Zulf, and Zia.
** The Kid [[spoiler: grows up with no father and a sickly mother, while being picked on and ostracized by his peers for his snow white hair. To support his mother, the Kid takes a tour on the Rippling Walls - a job that's so harsh that nobody has ever signed up for a second tour. Once he finishes, the Kid comes home to find his mother dead, and the money he had sent home gone. With nothing else to turn to, he simply goes back to the walls, and becomes the first person ever to sign up for a second tour.]]
** Zulf [[spoiler: is saved from his life as a homeless orphan by a Caelondian missionary living in the Terminals, and becomes convinced that he can bridge the gap between the Ura and Caelondians. The kicker is that he actually succeeds: he befriends many Caelondians, and even falls in love with and becomes engaged to a Caelondian woman. However the night after she accepts his proposal, the Calamity hits, and Zulf's life work is undone before his eyes. Everybody he came to know and love is dead, and when there seems to be a small spot of hope when he sees his fiance asleep in her bed, it turns she is also dead, as she turns to ash when he reaches out to her. With absolutely nothing left to live for, Zulf goes to the Hanging Gardens where him and his fiance used to take walks, and stands poised to jump to his death until the Kid intervenes. And that's all before he learns it was undone as the result of a Caelondian weapon.]]
** Zia [[spoiler: grew up without a mother and, since her father was busy working as a mancer, practically without him either. She's picked on by her Caelondian peers, but ends up falling in love with the one boy who sticks up for her. It turns out though that the boy is just trying to frame her and her father as traitors, and he tricks Zia into joining him in a false escape attempt by playing on her ignorance of Ura customs. They're caught and Zia's actions are used as leverage to force her father back into the mancers after he had left, which turns out to be the final push that convinces him to set off the Calamity.]]
18th Jan '14 10:02:08 PM SeasideMessenger
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* [[spoiler: Saving Zulf at the Terminals. The Kid casts aside his weapons and mobility and staggers his way through a corridor of enemies, all in a seemingly futile attempt to save the man who betrayed him. The Ura he's been fighting start firing on him, but once they realise what he's doing, their attacks falter out and they move aside to let him through, watching him silently with respect.]]

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* [[spoiler: Saving Zulf at the Terminals. The Kid casts aside his weapons and mobility and staggers his way through a corridor of enemies, all in a seemingly futile attempt to save the man who betrayed him. The Ura he's been fighting start firing on him, but once they realise what he's doing, their attacks falter out and they move aside to let him through, watching him silently with respect.]] One [[SociopathicSoldier poison archer]] ignores the cease fire and is immediately cut down by [[NobleDemon his superior.]]]]
20th Sep '13 11:06:02 AM razorrozar7
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--> '''Rucks:''' [[spoiler:Our li'l Squirt, he don't make it.]]
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