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Edward:Love or Hate him?
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Posted: 4th January 2003 08:53

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Posted: 4th January 2003 15:51

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I always liked the charecter, I don't know why. I'll admit that he is a bit of a sisy, but I think his strong points would have come out more had he been with you longer. I definitly think he was under used.

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Posted: 4th January 2003 21:19

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I didn't really care about Edward. I didn't like him, but I didn't hate him. Sure, he saves your ass with his harp... but he's a Bard. Haha..
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Posted: 4th January 2003 21:31
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Ya, he's cool. I mean, who cares if he has a bad special ability and he can't do good damage... He's a bard, what more do you need?

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Posted: 5th January 2003 04:27
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hate him, everytime i tryed to use a potion on him he runs and hides.

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Posted: 5th January 2003 05:45

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He's a very cool character. Bards are great. However, he was very weak and was lacking a lot (skills, etc). His redeeming factor was his harp, as it usually caused a status change such as charm. Overall, very cool out of battle, and the battle weakness wasn't enough to affect him. Besides, he wasn't in your party permanently.

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Posted: 5th January 2003 21:42

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I would have to vote indifferent. Edward is certainly one of the few Final Fantasy Characters of all time that gets bashed big time. Well as a chracter Edward was unique for the first time we had a coward. I never experienced cowardice in FF5, FF6 or FF7. But cowardice isn't something you should admire, nor was hide and medicine useful. For storyline purposes, lets just say he furfilled his purpose.
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Posted: 6th January 2003 11:45
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let me put my emotion for Edward in this sentence...

When he was thrown from the boat in the Leviathan attack, I was jumping up and down like a school girl with glee that I wouldn't have to have his sorry ass in combat again.  :lol:

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Posted: 6th January 2003 13:01

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All in all, I'm pretty indifferent.

I think he's a pretty lousy fighter, and definitely the weakest playable character in the game.  His ability to do decent damage is practically non-existant, and his defensive capabilities are equally poor.  His only real advantage is his recent ability to Hide, and that's saying a lot about the rest of his talents.

As a character, he doesn't really get much development, and generally comes off as something of a fop.  I never really got into his personality.  I can't say I really hated him, but I can say that I never liked him.

In the end, my feelings towards Edward are mostly negative, though nowhere near enough to justify him as a hated character.  I'll just say that I didn't really care about him, but I'd certainly rather have someone else in my party.

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Posted: 6th January 2003 14:35

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I like Edward actually ^-^ Though sometimes he says or does things that are a little odd...like when Anna died, he showed a lot of emotion about it, then all of a sudden, he was cold about it and wanting to go out and seek revenge. Not even trying to arrange for a proper funeral or anything. (Unless people in the FFIV world don't do that?)

The only thing I didn't like is how when he's low on HP and hides, you can't get him back in the battle long enough to heal him so he can be useful.

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Posted: 8th January 2003 06:42

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Quote (CGChewie @ 4 Jan. 2003, 15:31)
Ya, he's cool. I mean, who cares if he has a bad special ability and he can't do good damage... He's a bard, what more do you need?

well i kind of think like bard-monk (same as Edge).
He has natural high attacks...exept that his weapons are weak...(or was it other around?...)

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Posted: 8th January 2003 09:27

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Ask Spoony_Bard; he'll probably tell you what I'd say.

EDIT: Spoony_Bard, you'll say you like Edward, right?

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Posted: 9th January 2003 01:22
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i found edward quite useless and a pompous prick (pls excuse my lang if that offends anyone)  He was a complete playa and got pissed when his love dies and what not.  And he was weak.  I was always tryin to defend him and heal him but he just kept hiding.  What does that tell you about a character when their special is hide..?  i mean how sad is that?  HE was so weak too. Rydia in my game was stronger than he was. And he is suposed to be a prince.  I would be depressed to have future king like that...  Let alone know the little boy that he acted like.

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Posted: 10th January 2003 06:43

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What can I say about Edward. He's a lover not a fighter.  <3

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Posted: 16th January 2003 23:13
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ahhhhhhhhhhhh! i hate that dumb***! i wanted to take his stupid harp, thun it sideways and shove it up....oops, kids can read this. i'm sorry  >_> i didn't mean it, his just the worst caracter in the game, and that part right after you get him when he fights that thing that comes out of the water. i tryed to beat it, and he kept running away and hiding. stupid dumb***. i lost because of him.

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Posted: 17th January 2003 01:35

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Who cares about Edward he is in the game for like 10 min. of actually fighting and when that is the case your party is so God awful weak it isn't funny. But I guess I could feel sorry for him since his g/f died....nah he is still a worthless baby.

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Posted: 22nd January 2003 23:27

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I  <3 HATE <3  edward. he just sucks. bad attacks, bad weapons, bad ability, fruity, and a weakass story to boot. how can you like this guy?

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Posted: 28th January 2003 17:26

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i hate edward. Ed must Die! please say he dies eventually, i havent gotten by rubicnat yet![sob]
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Posted: 28th January 2003 20:47

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I like Edward.  I actually roleplay him in an FF4 simulation so I may be kind of biased, but I like the situation he has with Anna -- he leaves a lot open for interpretation.  Anna has been revived in our sim and we've actually got Palom and Porom as their children -- we think that could be the way it goes since Tellah seems to be Mysidian and Anna is his daughter.  Who knows, the twins could be their children.  Edward is also a really fun character to write for in FF4 Survivor, so he's always a plus.

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Posted: 28th January 2003 23:52

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I have to like him.What character could run away from a fight(for a little bit).Every character in games is a born fighter. There bold and never run away.Some people are scared of big monsters who come from nowhere.Some people are weaker than others so they nead to do something. I am very much for edward.

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Posted: 31st January 2003 11:10

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I like Ed. Or should I say G(u)ilbert van Muir... I got kinda sick of him getting whipped in Antilon's lair, so I just leveled him up. (Duh!  :lol: ) When he was in my team and DID get so beaten that he had to hide, I just treated him like a corpse. The others got by nicely. And I like his story - anybody who likes Locke's or Setzer's story has to like Ed. =^_^= Kupo! (Damn! I'm getting that moogle mutation again!  x_x )

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Posted: 23rd March 2003 06:36

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I like him
His Medicinal ability gives him a second job title (Now everyone has one! No...two!)
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Posted: 25th March 2003 20:18
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We all gotta love the "spoony bard" :) . And his ability is handy too.

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Posted: 18th April 2004 14:12

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Pointas a shotgun in his face and pulls the friggin trigger. I HATE HIM. HIS HARP SUCKS. IT CANNOT DO DAMAGE. ID GET CECIL AND THROW A DARK SWORD IN HIS EYE. DIE EDWARD!!!!!!
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Posted: 18th April 2004 14:56

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He didn't matter to me. I used him when I had to and was happy when I got rid of him. He's not my favorite but I don't hate him.

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Posted: 18th April 2004 17:04

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I really like Edward. Yeah, he was pretty much useless in battle, and the Japanese version of the game accentuated this fact by giving him a couple of really stupid skills (honestly, I can't imagine a scenario in which dividing up a cure potion to heal everyone by 5 HP could be useful), but I think his character is quite interesting. He's really a lot like Cecil, seeking redemption and trying to get over the ghosts that keep haunting him. I love his story, persevering after Anna and Tellah die, finally realizing what Anna was trying to tell him about himself, finding that inner strength, and helping the heroes at the end. Great story.

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Posted: 18th April 2004 22:16

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I think the main reason people don't like Gilbert/Edward and think he is so weak is that he is a medium-damage attacker, and you get him with your only experience with physical fighters up to that point is two over-levelled knights that were able to take down all the monsters in a single blow.

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Posted: 18th April 2004 22:23

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Sure, Edward had Hide, and his Sing didn't really do much. But at least his attack power was higher than Rydia's (I won't consider that he uses an absurd weapon), and he also hit much more often. Therefore, he was good for more than just killing imps.

Plus, he actually gets more character development than some other characters, like FuSoYa and the twins. He's a dynamic character (although also a flat character), and he changes in the course of the game.

And I haven't mentioned that he did save your party's rear end from the Dark Elf (even though the event felt contrived, admittedly).

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Posted: 19th April 2004 02:41

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maybe the weapon does magical effects, have u ever considered that?, have u ever played lunar, the silver star, well Luna could sing to make her allies heal, or her enemies suffer

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Posted: 19th April 2004 03:28

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Edwards cool i just hate his name so I changed it too Cloud just like the edward on ffVI
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