A tumblr appreciating Final Fantasy XII's loyal knight.
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Gabranth’s EX-Burst attacks, Fulminating Oblivion, Ruin Unflinching and Frost Purge, mirror his twin brother Basch’s Quickenings, Fulminating Darkness, Ruin Impendent and Flame Purge.
Follow your heart and find your destiny
皆葉 一行フォーン海岸に行ったとき、ヴァンとパネロは砂いじりをして遊んでいますけど、そのあとにみんなで海水浴をしただろう、と思ってこのイラストを描き ました。なの で、僕のなかでは、「フォーン海岸にて」というタイトルをつけています。アーシェの格好は、ふだんの服を脱ぐとこうなる、といったイメージで、胸の部分やベル トのデザイン も同じにしているんですよ。
When the party arrives at the Phon Coast, although Vaan and Penelo run off to play in the sand, I imagined that everyone went bathing in the ocean afterward, and drew this illustration. Therefore, the title attached to it is “At the Phon Coast.” This is what Ashe looks like with her regular clothes removed; the breast portion and belt from her basic design are the same as in this image.
It’s really nice they all got a break at Phon, as it’s the place in the game the player usually needs a break as well ;D Here’s a link to a larger version of the artwork at FF Wikia.
● キャンセルプロジェクト「Final Fantasy XII」のスピンオフ作品、コードネーム”Fortress”
彼らは「Final Fantasy XII」スピンオフ作品を手掛け、その後キャンセルとなった。
Ah, Fortress <3
Did I tell you that my boyfriend knows a developer (an ex-colleague) who currently works with the Swedish team that worked on this game? Kinda squeed when I found out. Scandinavia is a small place.
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Archetype IV: The Failed Hero
Let it never be said that Square-Enix doesn’t know its literary canon or character tropes. The wise old mentor is a stock character seen throughout world literature, a prominent classical figure and a recognized Jungian archetype. This elderly man uses his years of experience and wisdom to guide the heroes in their journey, and direct them to the lessons they need to learn in order to survive and prosper. While this archetype appears in Final Fantasy less often than some, it has had definite staying power, first emerging in Final Fantasy V and subsisting through Final Fantasy XII.
However, Square-Enix’s version of this character deviates from the standard. While he does have an aged wisdom (despite the fact that he rarely tops 40) that comes from a vast wealth of experience, it is a solemn knowledge that arises from one place: his own story, where he acted as the young hero and ultimately fell. He then returns as the Failed Hero, helping and guiding the next generation to do what he could not—but with a hint of something less solemn to him. Prominent characters in this archetype are Vincent Valentine (FFVII), Auron (FFX), and Basch fon Rosenburg (XII). Other notable examples include Galuf Baldesion (FFV); Cyan Garamonde (FFVI); the non-playable Cid Kramer (FFVIII); and Sazh Katzroy (FFXIII), who shares similarities with the Failed Hero but better fits the Sad Clown archetype.