History TearJerker / FinalFantasyX

4th Feb '18 1:14:50 PM M3
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** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]]. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face.

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** A minor one earlier in the game, when [[spoiler:Tidus barges into the Bevelle Fayth room to see Yuna making a pact with the Fayth]]. Auron gives Tidus a quick refresher on how a summoner gains an aeon. But then afterwards Auron just... storms out the room with a look of utter sadness and disgust on his face. face, because he understands that a fayth is for what it's worth, a unsent that can never move on.
--> '''Auron:''' A fayth. They join with a summoner, and together receive the aeon. They are human souls, imprisoned in stone by ancient Yevon rites. (voice cracks) The dead should be allowed to rest.
25th Nov '17 6:33:05 PM jetrip
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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer with living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.

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* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer with worth living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
25th Nov '17 6:32:01 PM jetrip
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* During the scene between Yuna and Tidus at Rin's outpost on the Mi'ihen Highroad, Tidus says to Yuna that when playing Blitzball, "Your head must be in the game. You can't think 'That's a cute girl in the fifth seat from the right.'" If you go back to the beginning of the game, Tidus promises a cute redhead to do a special pose for her when he scores. And where was she seated? You guessed it, fifth seat from the right. While Tidus' tone of voice is cheerful and doesn't show any trace of angst or sadness, you can't help but feel choked up at the fact that he's reminiscing a life he's starting to accept he will never be able to go back to.

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* During the scene between Yuna and Tidus at Rin's outpost on the Mi'ihen Highroad, Tidus says to Yuna that when playing Blitzball, "Your head must be in the game. You can't think 'That's a cute girl in the fifth seat from the right.'" If you go back to the beginning of the game, Tidus promises a cute redhead to do a special pose for her when he scores. And where was she seated? You guessed it, fifth seat from the right. While Tidus' tone of voice is cheerful and doesn't show any trace of angst or sadness, you can't help but feel choked up at the fact that he's reminiscing a life he's starting to accept he will never be able to go back to.to.
* Tidus's mother's death following the disappearance of Jecht, like Yuna, left Tidus an orphan at only seven-years-old. But whereas Braska sacrificed himself content with the knowledge that he [[spoiler: briefly]] made Spira a safer place for his daughter, Tidus's mother had just "give up living." According to Tidus, when Jecht was around, his mother won't even turn his way. And when he seems finally out of Tidus's life, his mother decides life's no longer with living, even for the son that needed her love. Tidus's resentment of Jecht truly isn't ungrounded.
26th Oct '17 1:07:27 PM Miruka
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* Tidus reaching out to [[spoiler:Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!"]] If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect [[spoiler:Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht]].

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* Tidus reaching out to [[spoiler:Jecht as he falls off a ledge in Dream Zanarkand before becoming Braska's final aeon. This is followed by Jecht resurfacing in his aeon form and Tidus, trying to pull himself together, saying "I promise this will be quick! Hit me with all you got, Dad!"]] If the player chooses the 'Talk' option for Tidus during the fight, it will say that Tidus' voice seems to affect [[spoiler:Jecht. This decreases Jecht's LimitBreak gauge to 0. However, after doing so twice, Jecht won't react to Tidus anymore, implying that Yu Yevon's influence managed to shut down Jecht]].
26th Oct '17 1:06:55 PM Miruka
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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a Maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (as in, she's telling a 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. She's telling her son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he has become a Maester maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]
26th Oct '17 12:59:23 PM Miruka
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** The scene with Luzzu as the Operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He tells Wakka he was the one to convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks of silently--everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when you learn of the true nature of the pelgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].

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** The scene with Luzzu as the Operation operation is about to commence. [[spoiler:He tells Wakka he was the one to convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders. Wakka punches him, saying Chappu was thinking of proposing to Lulu. Luzzu then tells them that Chappu said to him that being with your girl is good, but keeping Sin far away from her is even better. Luzzu had already confessed his role in Chappu's untimely death to Lulu before they left Besaid, but given Lulu's reaction, she probably didn't know that was the reason Chappu suddenly joined the Crusaders. It also bears mentioning that, when Luzzu prepares to confess to Wakka, she falls out of her role as TheStoic for the first time.]] Afterwards, Luzzu gets called to his post at the front. Yuna tries to stop him, but Auron tells her to let him pass as he has chosen his path, just as Yuna chose hers when she became a summoner. Luzzu walks of silently--everyone present, including himself, knowing full well that he probably won't survive. Which just makes Auron's words to Yuna all the more poignant [[spoiler:when you learn of the true nature of the pelgrimage, which Tidus lampshades in his narration after the scene]].
26th Oct '17 12:57:27 PM Miruka
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* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking display]]. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing at the Luca docks whistling]] and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]]. This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.

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* The ending, wherein [[spoiler:Auron is sent to the Farplane, and Tidus, because he was created by the dreaming of the Fayth, begins to disappear as they depart Spira]]. Yuna tries to [[spoiler:keep him from leaving, only to fall right through him in a heartbreaking display]]. Before he departs, [[spoiler:Tidus takes Yuna into a ghostly embrace from behind (cue the most bittersweet rendition of "To Zanarkand" in the entire game, it swells to its highest crescendo, and then as Tidus goes through Yuna, a measure of silence...), then dives off the airship, passes Auron and Braska, and reunites with his father, giving him a high five]]. A few days later, Yuna is [[spoiler:standing at the Luca docks whistling]] and it feels absolutely tragic, due to the particular significance that had been attached to the action earlier. A montage of all the best moments in the game as seen through Yuna's memories. Yuna's final line: [[spoiler:"The ones we have lost, and the dreams that have faded... never forget them"]]. them"]] This DownerEnding is mitigated only if you watch the credits to the very end and see TheStinger (or play the sequel). So elegantly and effectively done, perfectly executed. Damn you, Squaresoft.



* The scene with Luzzu [[spoiler:after Gatta is killed]] at the Djose Temple is hard to take. He punches the temple's wall, distraught at having not protected him and saying that he was too young to die. For that matter, the sheer shock of [[spoiler:witnessing Gatta's lifeless body slump to the ground]]. On the other hand, if [[spoiler:Luzzu]] is killed, [[spoiler:a traumatized Gatta will start screaming, having seen his body get torn apart by Sin]]. The worst part about this is that if you don't know what triggers it[[note]]Telling Gatta to stay in the back of the battle, as Luzzu orders him. Encouraging him to go to the front lines will get him killed instead of Luzzu.[[/note]], you unknowingly choose which of these scenes you will witness. It's a SadisticChoice that will always have a DownerEnding, no matter what the player chooses.

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* The scene with Luzzu [[spoiler:after Gatta is killed]] at the Djose Temple is hard to take. He punches the temple's wall, distraught at having not protected him and saying that he was too young to die. For that matter, the sheer shock of [[spoiler:witnessing Gatta's lifeless body slump to the ground]]. On the other hand, if [[spoiler:Luzzu]] is killed, [[spoiler:a traumatized Gatta will start screaming, having seen his body get torn apart by Sin]]. The worst part about this is that if you don't know what triggers it[[note]]Telling Gatta to stay in the back of the battle, as Luzzu orders him. Encouraging him to go to the front lines will get him killed instead of Luzzu.[[/note]], you unknowingly choose which of these scenes you will witness. It's a SadisticChoice that will always have a DownerEnding, no matter what the player chooses.



* Operation Mi'ihen. [[spoiler:Seeing the tower that, as we see seconds before, still had people in it EXPLODING when their attack against Sin backfires. The corpses of people are littered across the battlefield after the fight ends]]. Depending on what you chose, [[spoiler:you see a horrified Tidus as he tries to wake up a dead Gatta]] or [[spoiler:see Gatta totally lose it because of the battle aftermath]]. The implications that [[spoiler:Kinoc retreated his faithful followers so that only the Al Bhed and excommunicated would perish]] makes it so much worse. The whole event is horrific ''and'' a TearJerker, all rolled up into one!

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* Operation Mi'ihen. [[spoiler:Seeing the tower that, as we see seconds before, still had people in it EXPLODING when their attack against Sin backfires. The corpses of people are littered across the battlefield after the fight ends]]. Depending on what you chose, [[spoiler:you see a horrified Tidus as he tries to wake up a dead Gatta]] or [[spoiler:see Gatta [[spoiler:Gatta totally lose it because of the battle aftermath]]. The implications that [[spoiler:Kinoc retreated his faithful followers so that only the Al Bhed and excommunicated would perish]] makes it so much worse. The whole event is horrific ''and'' a TearJerker, all rolled up into one!



* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is Yuna's audio-will. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time - only to quickly get embarrassed say she'll record over that part later - just tugs at your heartstrings.
* Lulu and the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth side event. [[spoiler:Lulu in her younger years was a Guardian of a summoner named Ginnem, but due to Lulu being young and inexperienced, Ginnem died there. This tragic event [[MyGreatestFailure has haunted Lulu]] for years. When the party reaches the heart of the Cavern, they are confronted by the tortured soul of Ginnem, who Lulu comments on as having no trace of humanity left. As the party begins to battle Ginnem's version of Yojimbo:]]
-->"This is my last duty for you. My last as your Guardian."

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* The whole bombshell of a cutscene that is Yuna's audio-will. [[spoiler:Yuna's audio-will]]. The way she describes love as both wonderful and painful at the same time - only to quickly get embarrassed and say she'll record over that part later - just tugs at your heartstrings.
* Lulu and the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth side event. [[spoiler:Lulu in her younger years was a Guardian guardian of a summoner named Ginnem, but due to Lulu being young and inexperienced, Ginnem died there. This tragic event [[MyGreatestFailure has haunted Lulu]] for years. When the party reaches the heart of the Cavern, cavern, they are confronted by the tortured soul of Ginnem, who Lulu comments on as having no trace of humanity left. As the party begins to battle Ginnem's version of Yojimbo:]]
-->"This is my last duty for you. My last as your Guardian.guardian."



-->'''Auron:''' Hah! "Legendary Guardian"? I was just a boy. A boy about your age too. I wanted to change the world too, but I changed nothing. [[MyGreatestFailure That]] [[ArcWords is]] ''[[ArcWords my]]'' [[ArcWords story.]]

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-->'''Auron:''' Hah! "Legendary Guardian"? guardian"? I was just a boy. A boy about your age too. I wanted to change the world too, but I changed nothing. [[MyGreatestFailure That]] [[ArcWords is]] ''[[ArcWords my]]'' [[ArcWords story.]]



* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler: Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just, take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human guy living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (As in, she's telling a 9 year old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his Aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. As in, she's telling her little child to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he became a Maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Now, most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behaviour, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler: Yes, [[spoiler:Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just, just take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human guy person living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that, that time, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (As (as in, she's telling a 9 year old 9-year-old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his Aeon, aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. As in, she's She's telling her little child son to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he became has become a Maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Now, most Most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behaviour, behavior, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]



* Enter Luca after Operation Mi'ihen ends and you'll find a dog and cat sitting near the exit. A nearby man says their owner's a Crusader (who participated in the Operation), and he hasn't returned yet.

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* Enter Luca after Operation Mi'ihen ends and you'll find a dog and cat sitting near the exit. A nearby man says their owner's a Crusader (who participated in the Operation), operation), and he hasn't returned yet.



* When you really think about it, Yuna's childhood prior to being taken to Besaid. [[spoiler:She lost her mother while she was on her way to reconcile with her brother and then becomes an orphan at the age of 7 after Braska defeats Sin. And Yuna didn't even realize that she was alone in the world until she went back home to an empty house after the celebrations in Bevelle]].

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* When you really think about it, Yuna's childhood prior to being taken to Besaid. [[spoiler:She lost her mother while she was on her way to reconcile with her brother and then becomes an orphan at the age of 7 after Braska defeats defeated Sin. And Yuna didn't even realize that she was alone in the world until she went back home to an empty house after the celebrations in Bevelle]].
26th Oct '17 12:22:56 PM Miruka
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** Having to "live" [[spoiler:(if you can call it that)]] with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.

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** Having to "live" live [[spoiler:(if you can call it that)]] with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.
26th Oct '17 12:21:38 PM Miruka
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** Having to "live" [[spoiler:(if you can call it that)] with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.

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** Having to "live" [[spoiler:(if you can call it that)] that)]] with that knowledge for the next ten years -- knowing the truth of what actually happened to two friends to whom he'd trusted his life during their pilgrimage, while everyone in Spira thinks he's a [[BigDamnHero Big Damn Hero]] -- really brought home just ''why'' he was so cynical, why he always seemed to know more than he was letting on, why he hated himself and beat himself up so much during the game.
26th Oct '17 12:20:41 PM Miruka
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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler: Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just, take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human guy living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (As in, she's telling a 9 year old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his Aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. As in, she's telling her little child to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he became a Maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Now, most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behaviour, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:Summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]

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* Might be somewhere between this and FridgeHorror, concerning Seymour, of all people. [[spoiler: Yes, he's a total asshole when we meet him, and he tries to kill everyone in Spira. But just, take a moment to think about why: Due to being half human, half Guado, he didn't fit in with either. His own father exiled him because the Guado didn't like having a half-human guy living with them, and I'd doubt humans were much kinder. Then, when he was a little kid (How old was he? 9, maybe?), his mother took him to Zanarkand. Despite his begging, she decided to die. During that, she told him he had to use power to make people acknowledge him (As in, she's telling a 9 year old he'll never be liked if not for power), and not only is she becoming his Aeon, she's becoming his '''final''' aeon. As in, she's telling her little child to ''die'' for the people who haven't been kind to him even once. Now, he became a Maester of Yevon. Yevon says that death is the end of pain and sorrow. Now, most people would not want to die because death would also mean the end of joy, but how much of that did Seymour have, anyway? To him, death would most likely be something great. Later on, his sanity becomes even less stable, but I'd say at least until you kill him the second time, he might genuinely be trying to do what he thinks is the best for Spira.]] Not an excuse for most of his behaviour, but he still deserves a bit of sympathy. And if that's not enough, [[spoiler: you can use his own mother to defeat him. Not only has she kind of told him "Yeah, kid, please go kill yourself for the people who hate you", now she herself is trying to kill him. The only person whom he thought loved him, decided to kill him. If that guy had any sanity left at this point, I'd bet you it's gone then.]] If you [[spoiler:Summon [[spoiler:summon Anima during the final battle with Seymour, his words to her pretty much sum this sentiment up to a T.]]
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