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--> '''[[spoiler:Aldia]]''': There is no path… beyond the scope of Light, beyond the reach of Dark… what could possibly await us? And yet we seek it, insatiably… such is our fate.

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--> '''[[spoiler:Aldia]]''': There is no path… beyond the scope of Light, beyond the reach of Dark… what could possibly await us? And yet we seek it, insatiably… such is our fate.fate.
*A retrospective one thanks to ''Dark Souls III''; one ending has you [[spoiler: carry out Vendrick's plan to TakeAThirdOption and master fire and dark to undo the cycle. If he was still alive, he'd be happy to know he was right all along.]]


** It gets even better when you consider [[spoiler: the Unkindled has no reason to know who Lucatiel was. The Bearer of the Curse didn't just remember her name; they made damn sure EVERYONE would.]]

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** It gets even better when you consider [[spoiler: the Unkindled has no reason to know who Lucatiel was. The Bearer of the Curse didn't just remember her name; they made damn sure EVERYONE would.]]]]
* As scary as the prospect of [[spoiler:refusing to take the Throne of Want and link the fire again so you can try to find a new way to end the cycle]] can be, [[spoiler:Aldia's]] words on the subject seem oddly hopeful, in a way contrasting the Fire Keepers' low expectations of your chances.
--> '''[[spoiler:Aldia]]''': There is no path… beyond the scope of Light, beyond the reach of Dark… what could possibly await us? And yet we seek it, insatiably… such is our fate.

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** Repopulating Majula is a joy in and of itself. Especially since unlike in the original game your newfound companions aren't constantly running off to get themselves killed or Hollowed. It's such a relief every time you come back and find everyone doing fine and happy to see you.


* According to the description of her mask from [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Dark Souls 3]], the Bearer of the Curse kept their promise to [[spoiler: Lucatiel and remembered her name.]]

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* According to the description of her mask from [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Dark Souls 3]], the Bearer of the Curse kept their promise to [[spoiler: Lucatiel and remembered her name.]]
**It gets even better when you consider [[spoiler: the Unkindled has no reason to know who Lucatiel was. The Bearer of the Curse didn't just remember her name; they made damn sure EVERYONE would.
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***[[spoiler: The Ringed City reveals they were reunited in the Abyss, so... HappyEndingOverride-override?]]


* If you bow to Sir Alonne at the start of his fight, he will briefly - and respectfully - lower his head in response. It's a small touch but adds a lot of character to him.

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* If you bow to Sir Alonne gives a nod of respect before charging at you, and unlike other bosses that ditch the introductory animation on subsequent attempts, Sir Alonne will always start of the fight sitting down, then stand up, pick up his fight, he will briefly - blade, and respectfully - lower his head in response. It's nod. It gives the player just enough time to perform the bow emote of their choosing and it's a small subtle touch but that adds a lot huge sense of character honor to him.the whole ordeal.


** [[spoiler:Sadly, Alva experiences HappyEndingOverride come ''Dark Souls III'', and loses Zullie too. [[FaceHeelTurn He doesn't take it well]].]]



-> '''Gavlan''': "'''With Gavlan you wheel, you deal!'''"
-> '''Gavlan''': "'''Many Soul! Many thanks! Gah ha ha!'''"

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-> '''Gavlan''': "'''With -->'''Gavlan:''' With Gavlan you wheel, you deal!'''"
-> '''Gavlan''': "'''Many
deal!\\
'''Gavlan:''' Many
Soul! Many thanks! Gah ha ha!'''"ha!


* Near the very end of the game, the Emerald Herald [[spoiler:tells you her name: Shanalotte.]]

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* The Emerald Herald as a whole is this. In the beginning of the game, she'll treat you as she treats any other undead, aloof and distant as if afraid to trust in you. As you persevere and defeat the Old Ones and claim their souls, she becomes more and more hopeful, addressing you respectfully, and even showing up in other areas in the game to guide you along. By the time you finally reach Drangleic Castle, she proclaims her intent to stand at your side until all hope is lost, and even gives you one of her most prized possessions to aid you. Near the very end of the game, the Emerald Herald [[spoiler:tells she [[spoiler:finally tells you her name: Shanalotte.]]


* The crows Dyna and Tillo can come across as very cute despite being invisible. One of them speaks with a slight lisp, the other with an almost impossibly high-pitched excitement. Though the player may never see them, it's not hard to imagine the little crow chicks happily rolling around the various little stones you bring them.

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* The crows Dyna and Tillo can come across as very cute despite being invisible. One of them speaks with a slight lisp, the other with an almost impossibly high-pitched excitement. Though the player may never see them, it's not hard to imagine the little crow chicks happily rolling around the various little stones you bring them.them.
* According to the description of her mask from [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII Dark Souls 3]], the Bearer of the Curse kept their promise to [[spoiler: Lucatiel and remembered her name.]]


-> '''Gavlan''': "'''Many Soul! Many thanks! Gah ha ha!'''"

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-> '''Gavlan''': "'''Many Soul! Many thanks! Gah ha ha!'''"ha!'''"
* The crows Dyna and Tillo can come across as very cute despite being invisible. One of them speaks with a slight lisp, the other with an almost impossibly high-pitched excitement. Though the player may never see them, it's not hard to imagine the little crow chicks happily rolling around the various little stones you bring them.


* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors; Zullie comforted Alva in his grief, and Alva gave Zullie the love that she had never experienced. In a series with so many {{Downer Ending}}s a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.

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* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors; Zullie comforted Alva in his grief, and Alva gave Zullie the love that she had never experienced. In a series with so many {{Downer Ending}}s a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.heartwarming.
* Gavlan. From his humorous dialogue to his useful services, it's hard to not get a goofy smile on your face when you talk to him.
-> '''Gavlan''': "'''With Gavlan you wheel, you deal!'''"
-> '''Gavlan''': "'''Many Soul! Many thanks! Gah ha ha!'''"


* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors; Zullie comforted Alva in his grief, and Alva gave Zullie the love that she had never experienced. In a series with so many DownerEndings a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.

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* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors; Zullie comforted Alva in his grief, and Alva gave Zullie the love that she had never experienced. In a series with so many DownerEndings {{Downer Ending}}s a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.


* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors. In a series with so many DownerEndings a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.

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* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors.endeavors; Zullie comforted Alva in his grief, and Alva gave Zullie the love that she had never experienced. In a series with so many DownerEndings a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.


* After god knows how many years spent seated in the darkness of the Crypt, Velstadt will still fight with all his might and determination to keep the player from reaching Vendrick [[spoiler: and keeping his dismal fate a secret from the rest of the world.]]

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* After god knows how many years spent seated in the darkness of the Crypt, Velstadt will still fight with all his might and determination to keep the player from reaching Vendrick [[spoiler: and keeping his dismal fate a secret from the rest of the world.]]]]
* Alva the Wayfarer was a wandering knight who sought a cure for Saint Serreta's illness, but a witch named Zullie tried to thwart him at every turn. Alva never did find a cure for Serreta's illness, and when she died he relinquished his knighthood out of grief. But then Zullie made a HeelFaceTurn, and ended up supporting Alva in the rest of his endeavors. In a series with so many DownerEndings a straight-up love story is quite heartwarming.


* Alsanna was the most fearful of the Children of Dark [[spoiler:being the embodiment of Manus' fear]], but the Ivory King loved and cared for her anyway. She in turn cared for him, and even now honors his last wishes by guarding the evil he sacrificed himself to contain.

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* Alsanna was the most fearful of the Children of Dark [[spoiler:being the embodiment of Manus' fear]], but the Ivory King loved and cared for her anyway. She in turn cared for him, and even now honors his last wishes by guarding the evil he sacrificed himself to contain. Where [[spoiler: Nashandra selfishly sought the Throne of Want above all else and Elana was rotten to the core,]] Alsanna actually pulled a HeelFaceTurn. Before he left, the Ivory King gave her a sword, the symbolism of which made it obvious that he knew from the beginning what she was [[spoiler: One must wonder how different things could've turned out if Vendrick's queen had been Alsanna instead of Nashandra.]]

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