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** Well darn. I was sorta hoping you could save Llewellyn (even if I was pretty sure [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Did Not Think Of Everything]]). Though it makes you wonder just what happens to them if she's not around to grab their souls. Down to Hel, perhaps?

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** Well darn. I was sorta hoping you could save Llewellyn (even if I was pretty sure [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Did Not Think Of Everything]]).Llewellyn. Though it makes you wonder just what happens to them if she's not around to grab their souls. Down to Hel, perhaps?


** Since there is no use for Einherjar after Ragnarok, they were most likely reincarnated to start a new life as humans. I can't remember specifics, but I think I remember it being stated that the ''only'' exception to the reincarnation cycle is Lezard Valeth, which is why he had to sacrifice the Philosopher's Stone to be revived in the first game, and why his soul dissolves to nothing at the end of the second.

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** Since there is no use for Einherjar after Ragnarok, they were most likely reincarnated to start a new life as humans. I can't remember specifics, but I think I remember it being stated that the ''only'' exception exceptions to the reincarnation cycle is are truly evil people like Lezard Valeth, which is why he had to sacrifice the Philosopher's Stone to be revived in the first game, and why his soul dissolves to nothing at the end of the second.



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** Since there is no use for Einherjar after Ragnarok, they were most likely reincarnated to start a new life as humans. I can't remember specifics, but I think I remember it being stated that the ''only'' exception to the reincarnation cycle is Lezard Valeth, which is why he had to sacrifice the Philosopher's Stone to be revived in the first game, and why his soul dissolves to nothing at the end of the second.


*** Extrapolating on this explanation, in the first game Lenneth constantly searches for mortals on Midgard to recruit as her Einherjar, witnessing important moments in their life up to their deaths. She is, in a sense, "profiling" likely candidates to fight in Ragnarok. Hence, "Valkyrie Profile".

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*** Extrapolating on this explanation, in the first game Lenneth constantly searches for mortals on Midgard to recruit as her Einherjar, witnessing important moments in their life up to their deaths. She is, in a sense, "profiling" ''profiling'' likely candidates to fight in Ragnarok. Hence, "Valkyrie Profile".


*** Extrapolating on this explanation, in the first game Lenneth constantly searches mortals on Midgard to recruit as Einherjar, witnessing important moments in their life up to their deaths. She is, in a sense, "profiling" likely candidates. Hence, "Valkyrie Profile".

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*** Extrapolating on this explanation, in the first game Lenneth constantly searches for mortals on Midgard to recruit as her Einherjar, witnessing important moments in their life up to their deaths. She is, in a sense, "profiling" likely candidates.candidates to fight in Ragnarok. Hence, "Valkyrie Profile".


** Two reasons: The game is the story of a valkyrie, and "profile" also refers to a story about a person. Also, it's a reference to the [=2D=] gameplay.

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** Two reasons: The game is the story of a valkyrie, and "profile" also refers to a story about a person. Also, it's a reference to the [=2D=] gameplay.gameplay.
*** Extrapolating on this explanation, in the first game Lenneth constantly searches mortals on Midgard to recruit as Einherjar, witnessing important moments in their life up to their deaths. She is, in a sense, "profiling" likely candidates. Hence, "Valkyrie Profile".


* Why is it called Valkyrie Profile, anyway? In the logos we see a valkyrie's head from the side, but I really hope that's just an amusing coincidence and there's a more meaningful reason for the title than "the developers thought it sounded cool".

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* Why is it called Valkyrie Profile, anyway? In the logos we see a valkyrie's head from the side, but I really hope that's just an amusing coincidence and there's a more meaningful reason for the title than "the developers thought it sounded cool".cool".
** Two reasons: The game is the story of a valkyrie, and "profile" also refers to a story about a person. Also, it's a reference to the [=2D=] gameplay.


*** addendum: Posing as a man could also be a way to conceal that she is a noble. She joined the knights for revenge, and would probably be sniffed out.

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*** addendum: Posing as a man could also be a way to conceal that she is a noble. She joined the knights for revenge, and would probably be sniffed out.out.

* Why is it called Valkyrie Profile, anyway? In the logos we see a valkyrie's head from the side, but I really hope that's just an amusing coincidence and there's a more meaningful reason for the title than "the developers thought it sounded cool".


** Apparently the knighthood she joined is male-exclusive.

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** Apparently the knighthood she joined is male-exclusive.male-exclusive.
*** addendum: Posing as a man could also be a way to conceal that she is a noble. She joined the knights for revenge, and would probably be sniffed out.


* Why would Odin leave his MacGuffin of Mass Destruction right next to his telephone/portal to Midgard without any kind of security ? They don't have [[PlotInducedStupidity common sense]] in Valhalla ?

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* Why would Odin leave his MacGuffin of Mass Destruction right next to his telephone/portal to Midgard without any kind of security ? They don't have [[PlotInducedStupidity common sense]] sense in Valhalla ?


* Okay, it's been a while since I've played the original game so I might be a bit fuzzy on the details, but in a world where a large amount of warriors are female and nobody really bats an eye at it, why is it that Jayle needed to conceal her gender?

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* Okay, it's been a while since I've played the original game so I might be a bit fuzzy on the details, but in a world where a large amount of warriors are female and nobody really bats an eye at it, why is it that Jayle needed to conceal her gender?gender?
** Apparently the knighthood she joined is male-exclusive.


*** It's never really explained past Brahms realizing he was mortal there when they first arrived. If I had to guess, it's probably got something to do with Lezard making his own world tree/dimension with its own rules.

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*** It's never really explained past Brahms realizing he was mortal there when they first arrived. If I had to guess, it's probably got something to do with Lezard making his own world tree/dimension with its own rules.rules.

* Okay, it's been a while since I've played the original game so I might be a bit fuzzy on the details, but in a world where a large amount of warriors are female and nobody really bats an eye at it, why is it that Jayle needed to conceal her gender?



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*** Even if it's true, the original argument was that Odin "has a plan to protect Midgard," when the games make it clear that that's barely a consideration: Odin is clearly willing to sacrifice Midgard ''entirely'' to win Ragnarok. His plan wasn't to "save Midgard," it was to save ''Asgard'' and let Midgard fall apart at the seams and cease to exist, which in turn endangers the stability of all the realms.



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**** You are missing a key factor of Ragnarok. It is inevitable and it is impossible to avoid it occurring. However, if he speeds it up, the way it is foretold happening might not occur (and it doesn't if you watch the endings). If the prophesized way of Ragnarok occurs, his side wins, but Midgard and the human race are wiped out. Odin is also a trickster God with all the wisdom in the realms (in fact, a fairly common theory is Odin and Loki are the same entity), so he actually shouldn't have any issue surviving Ragnarok if that was his only concern. Temporarily CrapsackWorld versus Armageddon.


*** Not really. Odin's "plan to defend Midgard" starts with "steal the one thing that actually holds Midgard together." Odin's ''actual'' plan was to steal it and ''speed up'' Ragnarok in the process. You know how the world in Silmeria is bright, generally cheerful? You know how the world in the original VP is such a CrapsackWorld that Ragnarok is practically a mercy kill? That's ''all'' because Odin nicked the Dragon Orb in order to start the end of the world earlier.\\\

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*** Not really. Odin's "plan to defend Midgard" starts with "steal the one thing that actually holds Midgard together." Odin's ''actual'' plan was to steal it and ''speed up'' Ragnarok in the process. You know how the world in Silmeria is bright, generally cheerful? You know how And the world in the original VP is such a CrapsackWorld that Ragnarok is practically a mercy kill? That's ''all'' because Odin nicked the Dragon Orb in order to start the end of the world earlier.\\\

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