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I would like the Lich, Marilith, Kraken, Tiamat from FF 1 honestly. Let The First channel FF 1 for a bit.
I cant think of sutible trial bosses from VIII as well unless they want to dive into the summon fight like Jumbo Cactuar and such.
But like, Garlemald is named after Garland, i think they'll save their FF 1 references for the Garlemald expac.
They used Chaos though already last xpac.
Their OTHER references to FF 1 then.
Kraken was the boss of Sastasha HM.
And Matoya is a major Heavensward character.
To be fair, the Kraken from Sastasha HM and Hullbreaker Isle was a fairly generic giant squid.
The Fiend of Water Kraken looks more like some kind of squid-mage.
wherein estinien is trolled
Edited by MetaflarePrime on Sep 6th 2019 at 5:04:03 AM
Hrm. Well, this is rather aggravating. I keep D Cing, but only in dungeons.
a record of the 8th calamity from a...unique perspective
So that toy minion, IS Omega. Knew it.
My BFF Omega survived Alphascape.
This makes me happy.
That moment when an emotionless killer alien robot who nearly killed most of your friends and threatened the entire planet makes for a better Battle BFF than the creepy high school trench coat sword fetishist they're pushing as the Big Bad now.
Omega is at least an alien robot whose idea of cold logic prevents it from understanding people. Zenos is just kind of a dick that kills even the people that like him.
But Zenos killed his dad to make sure we could have another Expac, i don't see Omega doing the same thing.
That's because Omega's stuck in a toy robot.
I really hope Zenos doesn't get to go on to be XIV's overarching villain. Every other big bad has been more engaging and better fleshed out than, but that does seem to be what they're building towards.
I think stabby samurai is just back for the Garlemald resolution. I wouldn't be surprised if, similarly to how Shadowbringers had Lightwardens as the major bosses of dungeons, the Garlemald expac did something similar for Legatuses.
And then the last expac does the same for the remaining Ascians?
I've been talking about Zenos with my XIV friends recently, and we came to the conclusion that the most likely outcomes are:
1) He dies in 5.3 or thereabouts, as part of the set-up to going to Garlemald in 6.0. We'll get a big dramatic 8-man trial out of it, where maybe he fights with some abilities absorbed from Shinryu, etc. This would be pretty good IMO, since only fighting him at the end of a dungeon felt a bit anti-climactic, and the shinryu trial kinda didn't count.
2) He survives into 6.0, and is the reason we are sent into ilsabard - maybe he forms a rogue legion and goes around fighting everyone to get our attention, and the empire invites us in to deal with him, leading us to fall into a trap laid by Elidibus. This might be an okay option, depending on how it works out?
2b) If he does survive into 6.0, there's a pretty good chance he'll end up supplanting elidibus as the final big bad of the xpac - stabbing E in the back and stealing his power to make our rematch super cool, etc. Not sure how I feel about this option TBH.
Edited by LittleMako on Sep 10th 2019 at 3:39:13 AM
As far as I'm concerned, Zenos served his purpose when Shinryu died. He has no overarching goal except to eat Zodiark and fight the Warrior of Light again, and every other villain/character who could be a villain also provides a fight while also having, hopefully, more interesting reasons for it.
I do think that by the end of 6.X at the latest, we're going to get another Calamity. Possibly. It's hard to say now with Elidibus going 'oh shit uh' and not visibly working on messing with another Shard, but he's going to get those new Warriors of Light from somewhere, and they can always mess with the time dilation as an explanation for why another Shard is suddenly on the verge of collapse.
Pfft, Garlemald asking for an Enemy Mine to have us take care of Zenos for them. Not only would I shoot their messenger, I'd stick a note onto the body to send back that reads something to the effect of "Suck it up, buttercup."
Honestly the edgelord chomping down Hydaelyn would be more of a surprise. Especially if it leads to Wo L teaming up with Zodiark to save her and Light and Shadow have to work together because The Sound is back..
I've always assumed that Elidibus just makes a habit of scooping up warriors of light from every world that gets rejoined and putting them on ice to use later. We've seen him do it twice already. The Wo Ls he's going to throw at us might come from the 3rd, 7th, 8th, etc (I can't actually remember which shards have and haven't been rejoined already)
Also, I kinda feel like we'd lose our moral high ground if we refused to stop Zenos from massacring around the provinces out of spite :P
Plot twist. Zenos is the "sound" reborn.
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