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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, '08, 7:18 pm 
Which character in the series, in your opinion, had the most touching death scene? This includes anyone that died in the games - from the obvious like Nei and Alys to the less talked about like Ayn and Thea. Even the bad guys, like Zio or Lashiec, who had unusual farewells.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, '08, 10:51 pm 
I can't say for sure, since I didn't finish most of the games; but I'll go with Nei's death. She never quite got the chance to live a happy, unprejudiced life, did she? I guess that's what provokes my sympathy to her, even if the death scene itself is simple.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 1, '08, 2:02 am 
Most touching or emotional is hard to nail down, but I'd say the most significant death is Alys, easily. She's pretty much the main character up until that point, so it's surprising when she's offed rather abruptly. Up until then, she's the dominant personality in all of the cutscenes and is calling all of the shots. She's the one with the established reputation, and she has this history with Rune that you expect to see elaborated on at some point in the game, but it never comes to pass. There's also the curious details of having an unknown age and sharing a near-identical name with PS1's main character, even if that is only an artifact of the localization.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 1, '08, 4:28 am 
I'm going to have to agree with Sixfortyfive. I couldn't have said it better, but I'm going to add that Alys also seems to be a parental figure to Chaz and Rika. So that adds additional impact because suddenly these two have their only parental figure taken from them. I just think Alys' death has the most significance. I think this also makes it quite emotional.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 1, '08, 3:02 pm 
I'm going to have to agree with Caged Wolf on agreeing with Sixfortyfive.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 3, '08, 10:08 am 
As for me I have to agree with Heikabuchi who agrees with Caged Wolf on agreeing with Sixfortyfive.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 3, '08, 10:14 am 
Quote:I can't say for sure, since I didn't finish most of the games; but I'll go with Nei's death. She never quite got the chance to live a happy, unprejudiced life, did she? I guess that's what provokes my sympathy to her, even if the death scene itself is simple.


That's true. She had maybe six-eight months of living happily in just two years of life. Poor Nei just never got a fair shake at the world.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, '08, 5:52 pm 
For me it was Nei's death because it was unpredictable and it was very bitter, because it was like no one outside of the group cared about her and were even glad that she'd gone.

About Alys' death, for me, was predictable and unnecessarely "emotional". These exaggerated things don't please me.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, '08, 4:31 am 
bah, i couldn't give a stuff about Nei.
No, seriously i didn't feel much from it, didn't read into it to see any implications like "oh, she was so young and innocent and devoted to Rolf".
Seems my way of thinking is at odds with some of the people here, who like to have storylines that you have to kind read into to get something out of them. At this point in my life, I can't be stuffed with a game that makes you have to work really hard in order to connect with it. PS 4 obviously helps you along in term of gameplay and storyline. You don't need to go over the story twice in order to enjoy it and understand the implications of it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, '08, 8:05 am 
I'd have to say I found Nei's death more sad because PSII is a hard game so you spend more time with your characters building them up and buying them the strongest items so they can stand a chance in the hard dungeons.

So yeah I spent around proabaly 15-17 hours in total with Nei. and like 2-4 hours with Alys in total. Not to metion Alys died quite early into PSIV so I never felt attached to her like I did with Nei.


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