Fridge / Terranigma

Fridge Brilliance
  • When I finished Terranigma I wondered why did Dark Gaia make Ark into a good, self-sacrificing person? And then I realized, Ark's "heroic" traits were exactly what he needed to accomplish his mission. He needed to be brave and enough of a zealot to explore a unknown continent for what was probably very long time, he needed to care enough about his fellow villagers (especially Elle) to give him a proper motivation to do said exploring, he needed to be impulsive enough to trigger the trap that turned the villagers into crystal and trusting enough to take Dark Gaia/The Village Elder's word at face value.