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04:11:25 PM Sep 16th 2013
Wait... finding Brick was supposed to be a Guide Dang It!? It seemed like something you'd look for if you had previous experience with the series.
11:43:29 AM Nov 12th 2011
07:46:26 PM Aug 16th 2011
There's something that's been bothering me about the way people talk about the girl from the Belisnk opera house on this site. All the tropes that mention her say she's a child, but I'm positive she's a grown woman. Her sprite is about as tall as Matthew's, and I'm fairly certain she has an adult figure. In addition, if you examine her grave, it mentions that she's a wife.

Really, the only evidence I can think of for her being a child is that her grandfather is also at the opera house (which isn't all that odd, when you remember Obaba) and the fact that she believes Crystallux exists. (Erik certainly had plenty of people believing in him, and the food the girl leaves out keeps getting eaten, so...)

Am I just crazy, or should I go ahead and edit the relevant tropes?
10:20:52 PM Mar 11th 2011
edited by DonaldthePotholer
I'm thinking that Matthew's recruitment history provides a good progression of the evolution of Ensembles:

Warning: SPOILER ALERT! Hopefully, this post can be folderized for your protection. If I do proceed with this, it'll likely be on Dark Dawn's YMMV page.

If you do not want to be spoiled, then close the folder.

    Again, Spoilers. 

EDIT: Of course, it's just as much that multiple people can fill various roles with Matthew as the centering force: Both Rief and Karis can count as The Smart Guy (though Rief does have the most book smarts), Tyrell, Sveta, and Eoleo are fellow bruisers (again, Tyrell can be beaten out by his successors), Amiti and Himi have that Fish out of Water vibe, though for different reasons, and both Karis and Tyrell are Matthew's good friends (depending on which side he sways towards, see the Humors above).

Ok, you can resume browsing. Spoilers End.
03:16:07 PM Mar 3rd 2011
edited by CarnivorousMoogle
On my second playthrough, I noticed that there is actually a coded glyph alphabet. Fairly obvious to most, I suppose, but bear with me.

So I wrote down all the various symbols and which letter they correspond to (a pain when they take an otherwise-appreciated amount of detail to making sure the letters don't look exactly the same each time they're written), and started trying to commit it to memory.

Here's where it gets interesting: I realized that whenever you get a summon tablet, there's a paragraph of glyphs that shows up that they don't decode for you. And they're not the same thing, either; each summon has a different paragraph— most likely a description.

Unfortunately, it goes by so fast that it's almost impossible to actually read, and then it's gone forever. Does anyone know how to get a screen-grab so that further easter-egg dissecting can be done?
11:24:42 AM Jun 2nd 2013
You could possibly watch a Lets Play and pause it when it comes up, I suppose.
02:41:55 PM Jan 6th 2011
When Kraden and Susa meet, Kraden says that he was looking for Susa especially among the various leaders at the edge of the eclipse, and that he was hoping to obtain something certain from Susa. Then Kushinada falls ill and the discussion is forgotten. I have now cleared the Yamata Ruins, and even the remains of Gaia Rock, and there hasn't been any more mention of why Kraden was so eager to come there. Certainly it was an important place, but all of the important things were things Kraden didn't know about before, while he was already motivated to find Susa. Is it likely that the writers simply forgot that part of the plot, or missed a bit of dialogue when they were cutting unwanted parts for the final draft? ~~~~
03:35:09 PM Jan 6th 2011
Sequel Hook no doubt.
09:06:40 PM Mar 11th 2011
He was probably looking to grab a 2nd Venus Adept since all of the other elements had two adepts on the team. And it was prophisied that Susa would have a son to aid the 2nd generation. Which may be what Takeru is actually headed for, so Matt had to borrow his sister instead.
10:24:30 AM Nov 9th 2010
edited by Watashiwa
"# Victorious Childhood Friend: Valeshipping (Isaac/Jenna) confirmed to be canon. Your Mileage WILL Vary. "

I'll say it for all of us Mudshipping or Issac with Anyone-other-than-Jenna fans: WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYY?!

That is all. We now return to your regularly scheduled trope.
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