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Zidane: Wisest FF Hero.

Posted: 4th July 2017 20:20
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I can't help but feel like you both completely missed the point of who this character is and what he's about. Calling him a trope is about the most shallow reading of him and pretty much ignores the entirety of what he does, how he does it, and what happens to him in the game.

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Posted: 4th July 2017 20:25

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I can't help but feel like you both completely missed the point of who this character is and what he's about. Calling him a trope is about the most shallow reading of him and pretty much ignores the entirety of what he does, how he does it, and what happens to him in the game.

TV Tropes will ruin your life...

Once you start studying writing, you are placing yourself into a different mindset than a beginner who is coming at the game with no knowledge of how stories are written. If you don't remember that when analyzing characters, you are meandering in useless dry academia.

Zidane is a hero, who, for once in a FF game, has the answers to what the other characters are going through. He kind of has it together for most of the game. The conflict he experiences at the end is not meant to be the sum total of his character development, but meant to generate cognitive dissonance with what came before.

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Posted: 4th July 2017 23:01

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Zidane is a hero, who, for once in a FF game, has the answers to what the other characters are going through. He kind of has it together for most of the game. The conflict he experiences at the end is not meant to be the sum total of his character development, but meant to generate cognitive dissonance with what came before.

Bravo spoony. Z-man doesn't really have it together when it comes to the Dagger Princess but I suppose they needed that pay off for the ending. I'm with you otherwise.

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I can't help but feel like you both completely missed the point of who this character is and what he's about.  Calling him a trope is about the most shallow reading of him and pretty much ignores the entirety of what he does, how he does it, and what happens to him in the game.


I started calling him a lovable rogue as a defence to someone disliking his flirting. I did not mean to say that's all he is, but anyway:

Enlighten us then, oh wise one.

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