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Those were bandits, Edelgard has much better luck with commanding Imperial troops while studying for finals it seems. And hey, she did a better job centralizing power and dealing with corrupt nobles than her dad did
Yuri can't walk two blocks without bumping into a plot relevant character, i'm gonna bet it was Solon or Thales in disguise in a failed attempt to raise him as an agent. Then they through him away because they couldn't be bothered to change his diapers.
Edited by RedHunter543 on Feb 13th 2020 at 8:55:36 AM
Okay yeah it sounds like the Apostles kept their legacy going through their own means. Not only that Constance calls Sothis the Progenitor God, the only time a human has done that. Which uhhhhhh suspicious~
Balthus mom had a crest and her home village had a ritual where they drank Crest Blood when their village was attacked. Half of them up and vanished afterwards, the other half got Crests.
It was also relative of the Varleys he implies wanted Bernadetta dead.
Born in Faerghus, commoner and distant relative of Count Rowe, implied to have met The Aubin as the elder who healed him, met Ingrid when Sylvain made a fool of himself with Gwendal and his daughter, met Dorothea at the opera, a member of his gang joined the ones Caspars support deals with, knew Ashe, was Bernadetta'a childhood friend, and was Rhea's secret spy in
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 13th 2020 at 9:12:30 AM
I'm honestly inclined to call Yuri a Gary Stu for that. The amount of people he met or knows among the cast is just contrived.
Well that and he's purple.
Yuri does seem like an official donut steel OC made by the devs thanks to this.
He's even got the nickname as the infamous Savage Mockingbird, criminal mastermind of Western Fodlan's Underworld.
So this is what happens when a dev makes a mary sue in their own game as DLC.
the only thing not making him an official mary sue is that he's not the protagonist
...of the main game
i bet Cindered shadows leads to the fabled golden ending where Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude team up.
I mean, it seems that CS and the Main game exist in a parallel universe.
If he was really a Gary Stu they'd let him be Claudes Gay Option, because the guy lowkey flirting with Claude when they talk.
And I still don't get why he lacks a Ashe Support when the two know each other.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 13th 2020 at 9:35:04 AM
Budget. Look voice actors are expensive and they really wanted to give Jeritza a support with Bernie.
I love how the Death Knight still carries a Dark Seal, but it doesn't drop if you beat him.
Edelgard's reaction to him is kind of funny as well.
Balthus dialogue with Hilda on CF definitely makes it clear Holst would have held the enemy responsible for Hilda's death.
Makes it even more of a waste how easy Edelgard stomps through the game and how little she actually struggled despite trying so hard to make it sound like she sacrificed anything. Hplst showing up with his troops on a Faerghus map, letting Almyra invade unimpeded during the war would have been easily several more chapters and consequences for Edelgards actions.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 14th 2020 at 5:45:16 AM
Why? Just fucking why would they do this?
This validates Count Varley's abusive nature and classist attitude
It spits on Bernadetta's past. Her only friend was a hired gun to off her.
It was much better when the boy was a nameless nobody.
I really do not see where they were going with him. How does this guy have more worldly experience than the protagonist who's a traveling mercenary?
This fucker's going to be the 2nd Smash Fighter Pass isn't he?
Edited by NoName999 on Feb 14th 2020 at 6:25:46 AM
All four Ashen wolves seems to be either anime/manga or japanese highschool drama tropes .-.
Also on side note, did Count Varley know he is assassin or just mistake him for commoner? I mean you'd think he'd have killed him
Edited by SpookyMask on Feb 14th 2020 at 4:30:14 PM
It seems to be a trait of Aubin, who is implied to be the Elder who save him by giving him his Crest Blood, as he disappeared into the cities of society and lived amongst them, rather than being bound to one place.
He had a knife in his hand standing over her.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 14th 2020 at 6:34:13 AM
With the other three Lords, there was a sense of groundness among them. Even though their situations or some aspects of their personalities couldn't be describe as NORMAL, there was still a sense of belief that these characters can exist in real life.
Meanwhile, Not!Joker of the Not!Phantom Thieves has all the failings of a prequel protagonist. And he's neither the protagonist or in a prequel.
Not!Joker gets to be Bi, which is alrea day a leg up on Joker I want to date Ryuji.
Also someone in the Empire has Macuils Crest and yet we can't play anyone with it?
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 14th 2020 at 6:58:37 AM
It might be just me, but every time I look at Yuri, I think he wouldn't look too out of place in a Final Fantasy game. I do not mean this in a bad way.
Meanwhile I'm at the chapter where you have to fight a bunch of golems. I'm a tad worried due to the large number of golems, but hopefully I won't get my ass kicked that badly.
@Omega. Bold of you to assume i would have killed Hilda on my master Crimson Flowers run. Or that Holst can ever appear on screen. I mean, the guy was on mushrooms so Edelgard had to run border patrol for him.
I hear ya, Yuri's design isn't really bad, but when you put him next to the Three Lords, he really stands out for the wrong reason.
Speaking off, this guy is a fucking kingpin before hitting 20? That's stretching things even by anime standards.
Speaking off, at least there is confirmation that not all crest bearers are on camera and there are others. Makes it weird that ALL the crest bearers are in one convenient building.
Edited by RedHunter543 on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:08:30 AM
Balthus supports makes clear having a Crest doesn't ensure anything about rising in society. Balthus and his mom left because her being a Commoner despite the Crest still left her ostracized because she wasn't a Noble and being a Crestless Noble makes one superior to a Crest bearing commoner by default. And being "half-Noble" still didn't help much.
It makes Sylvain whining about commoner girls wanting his Crest Babies are the more obvious how entitled and ignorant he really is.
And Balthus Stepmom is apparently crazy. He's actually afraid what she'd do to his dad, mom and her own son if she didn't have him as her main target.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:20:48 AM
Is Sylvain really supposed to be sympathetic about his crest? I get the feeling that he's supposed to be a whiner. That girl he broke the heart of in Byleth's support is pretty sympathetic.
And speaking of romantic woes, happy valentines day people, hope you find/have someone who treats you the same way Dimitri/Claude/Edelgard treats Byleth.
Edited by RedHunter543 on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:24:22 AM
"Yuri is actually significant to the character's backstory!"
"What character's backstory?"
Honestly, I guess it's because he's the leader of the Ashen Wolves. Each member has a house they are connected to (Balthus and Constance are Leiceter and Adrestian nobility, Hapi's village is in Faerghus territory and she was Cornelia's lab rat). Yuri, as the leader, had to be connected to all three, so we have all these hoops to make him important to all regions of Fodlan. In other words the writers were so focused in making him a significant figure for all regions, that they probably didn't realize how ridiculously complicated his life story ended up being.
Or, they were so focused on making sure that they could make Yuri significant, they didn't stop to think whether they should.
Well, watch him be revealed to be the one who stopped Hubert from rescuing Edelgard at the Kingdom.
But really, do writers think that Yuri having all these connections to all these characters makes him more appealing?
Anyone feel that Linhardt mentioning the Cindered Shadows library being suspect basically code for the writers saying " Oh if this contradicts the story we tell, we can retcon it out. "
Edited by RedHunter543 on Feb 14th 2020 at 9:07:31 AM
We're talking about a series that had technically-an-adult Roy leading an army at the age of 15. I think Yuri being a 19-year old leader isn't that weird by this series' standards.
Roy was raised to lead, so i could sort of buy him leading an army at 15.
Yuri becoming a mob boss and de facto leader of the Abyss before hitting 25 is just really improbable, like i'm just half-jokingly calling him a gary stu, but this is the other half of why it's serious. Ehhh, i ultimately like him, but you know, he's kinda a weird character like this.
Edited by RedHunter543 on Feb 14th 2020 at 9:15:28 AM
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