So you’re that older brother. You really do look alike! I heard a lot about you. Then sunbae is … ah … right. That’s right. I killed him. It was so nice to meet [you] that I forgot.
No. 1 is someone who saw his younger brother change before his very eyes. That brother, once a doctor with their household healing ability, returned one day with a crippling fear of blood and was never the same.
Faced against the man who destroyed his brother as a person, No. 1, the kind neighborhood florist, loses his composure and brandishes a gun.
There’s nothing I don’t like about No. 1 and how he looks after No 2. It’s just a shame translations never went past chapter 15.
Wingul plays with words. Agria doesn’t have the patience.
I am slowly getting to all of the prompts. Very, very slowly.
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yume-x-hanabi replied to your post: Wonderfully put! And I agree with your unpopular opinion. If you don’t mind me asking, what did X2 do with Elise that you did not like?
Glad to hear! Admittedly, I haven’t yet seen the rationale for it (I skipped around in X2), but it seems counterproductive to bring Tipo back, even if he’s necessary for gameplay. It just struck me as bizarre. I would have liked to see Elise functioning more independently, too.
I'm gonna be super original and ask Wingul for the meme =P And Elise too, for a change x3
Ye asked Wingul and ye received. Elise!
fyi to other readers, I refer to Elize as “Elise” here in deference to the asker’s preference. I also omitted parts to which I had no answers.
- Why I like them - Elise is a particular child. She isn’t wise so much as perceptive in the way children are, and the distinction is important when portraying someone as young as her. Children are challenging, and Elise is complicated. She’s cute, of course. But she’s also vengeful and deprived, and how she wrestles with the reality of her situation is full of feeling. She’s far above and beyond the cute little girl trope. However, the story never forgets that she is, in fact, a cute little girl, and she has her moments. Elise is well-rounded and comes out with more heart than some may expect of her with her initial personality. Of the cast, she brought me the most pleasant surprises in characterization.
- Why I don’t - It’s not the character herself, but I didn’t enjoy how her problem was addressed by the party at Kanbalar. While her aggression toward Leia wasn’t warranted, Elise was scolded after little to no attempts were made to console her on her loss. Other matters required precedence, so they put her on the back burner, then rebuked her for acting out. She shouldn’t have been babied, but she shouldn’t have been isolated and treated like a loose, frail cannon, either. Leia was the one who actively tried anything, and for that she did well; however, Elise bit back precisely because only Leia would approach her. There was nobody else unto whom she could unload.
- Favorite scene - With Alvin near endgame. Elise has experienced far more in the events of the game than the recent stretch of her life, and she’s learned. She used to be hung up over many things, never able to articulate herself and never able to let go as she clung to herself. With time, she learns to let go, and she comes to accept Alvin for what he is. She extends a hand with a strength she couldn’t afford in the beginning. This is the point where Elise is confident enough in her judgment to state her claims and put her trust in someone as shady as Alvin.
- Favorite outfit - Mint. The design is elegant and simple to begin with, and Elise wears it well. Otherwise, I’d pick the recoloring of her default outfit. Because I like green, and because it doesn’t come as strongly as the purples and pinks.
- Brotp - Elise has a fascinating relationship with Alvin, but what she shares with Leia is more founded on trust and understanding – natural. Leia was the one who came to Elise and worried over her when nobody else would, because they were so focused on Milla’s mission. Leia never forgot the small things, and for someone as lonely as Elise, that was the perfect remedy. Through “average” Leia (and Driselle), Elise is able to experience an ordinary life, which she so desperately deserves and needs.
- Unpopular opinion - She’s the weakest voice for the main cast in the localization. Elise is someone who had difficulty with even the most basic social interaction. Speaking in and of itself was a challenge for her, and it showed. But aside from the occasional filler words, she just sounded awkward in the localization, which I felt didn’t cover the weight of her issues sufficiently. For a character like Elise, her voice is one of the most pivotal aspects of her development. In terms of acting, she’s fine. It’s the direction with which I don’t agree.
- A wish - I want her to have a conversation or two with Wingul about themselves and not somebody else. Think of how rich that interaction would be past the awkwardness. They knew each other at a vulnerable time only they can understand between themselves. For pity’s sake, just give me anything with them. I’ll even run with something between Elise and Nils.
- An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen - Xillia 2 already did it.
- 5 words to best describe them - Child, doll, heart, feeling, self
- Why I like them - Wingul represents a lot of what is hidden from the younger audience: age, corruption, pragmatism – generally the type of extremism that doesn’t paint a happy picture of sunshine and daisies, without going overboard. He’s meant for a maturer demographic and thus untouched by childish ideation, which is lately the most appealing aspect of a character for me. What we see is very real and very complicated as well. All of Wingul’s qualities come in varying degrees of moderation: Loyalty with judgment, strength with doubt, talent with humility, sound intention with pettiness. Even his calculative disposition is swayed by his emotions. He’s much more than the typical genius strategist, and he’s riddled with flaws unbecoming of his role. Wingul is a young perfectionist, and he struggles to achieve perfection by a long shot, but he never stops pushing himself. Xillia makes it clear that prodigies are no exceptions to hardship. Wingul, too, has led a hard life. He’s also made incredible achievements by real world standards, but those records don’t stop him from being a real person.
- Why I don’t - I actually like everything about Wingul in that none of his qualities grate on me, and they create a cohesive image of a complex, well-rounded character. So there you have it.
- Favorite scene - The two scenes where he talks about Jiao after the war, especially when he interprets Jiao’s wishes to Elize. Wingul is great as a complementary character to Gaius, but what really makes his camaraderie shine is how he treats Jiao. Previously having been seen catering to only Gaius’ needs as a king’s trusted right hand, Wingul steps out of his public boundaries to show a more vulnerable side, which he usually shields from outsiders, for the sake of Jiao’s closure. By explaining Jiao’s intentions toward Elize and his value as a fighter on separate occasions, Wingul demonstrates that he understands human feeling as intimately as he does strategies and tactics.
- Favorite line - Gaius is worthy of the throne. That is undeniable. So I was left with only two options. Resist or submit. He says “or,” but he ran with both options: With the booster, he can veto or support Gaius. That he would play both extremes speaks volumes about his nature. Wingul is usually deliberate to the extent he places 99% of a battle’s outcome on his plans beforehand. Not all battles are straightforward and require a hefty analysis of divergent results to construct the most infallible course of action, and the same applies for everyday politics. Gaius has earned the right to sit upon the throne, but there’s no telling for certain what his decisions will bring. Understanding this and submitting while, at the same time, placing importance on his close position, Wingul strives for what is expected of a loyal, responsible subordinate with a sense of duty for the country and the ruler. He watches the man worthy enough to reign, because Wingul loves both the king and the country.
- OTP - I approach it more from a platonic perspective, but the closest thing to romantic inclination Wingul has is toward Gaius. Anyway, their relationship is a hot mess. Their ability to complement one another aside, they share a complicated history that makes Wingul’s side of the story questionable. For Wingul, Gaius is something of a personal savior to whom undying fealty is owed, as well as somebody to use for personal ambitions tied to the country’s (perhaps even the world’s) prosperity. In many ways, Gaius is Wingul’s first, as an enemy, a friend, and a commander. Wingul has lost sight of where the line between them blurs insofar that he sees all in Gaius at the same time. It was never an easy relationship, being born from loss and the uphill journey for gain. But Gaius gives Wingul strength.
- Brotp - Forever and always.
- Head Canon - This is more extrapolation based on his behavior, but I believe that Wingul is insecure as to where he stands with Gaius, hence his fits when someone else comes into the picture. He gives and gives, and is yet of the constant thought that he falls short always. It’s because Gaius is so remarkable a character that he seems unreachable, despite his being entirely approachable to Wingul. Also, given that his conversation with Rowen at Kanbalar is still accessible near endgame, I suspect he wasn’t meant to be where he was and had moved of his own accord (oh, the drama).
- Unpopular opinion - I’m not fond of the trite wingull jokes.
- A wish - I would like some form of Side Gaius to see more of the interactions between Gaius and the Chimeriad, including, of course, Wingul. I hunger for more. I thirst for the opportunity. Please.
- An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen - Don’t ever change a thing.
- 5 words to best describe them - Former, gray, paradox, prodigy, youth
- My nickname for them - Pokémon (I used to be so embarrassed by his name that I couldn’t write it without making fun of him.)