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    Path of Radiance


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  1. I didn't screenshot my votes, but I think my choices were Xane, Lewyn, Lethe, Jill, Ranulf, Maribelle and Orochi. 2 out of 7... could be worse, but it if was a test score, FEH would be failing. (I'm still surprised that my Jugdral pick made it in but not my Fates one. Sure, plot relevance, but considering IS's biases, I'd have thought Orochi was a shoe-in.)
  2. What got you into Fire Emblem?

    I saw some nice fanart of Awakening (part of Ticcy's Very Chrobin Comic, to be exact), got curious about what it was from because I liked its aesthetic a lot, and since I vaguely remembered a friend mentioning Fire Emblem, I bought the game because I trusted her taste and the artist's. (In hindsight, that's not always the most reliable method to decide what to play, I'd do more research before buying a game nowadays, but it worked out.) I got hooked pretty much instantly, finished it in a few days and immediately started a new playthrough. It came up in conversation with said friend, and I didn't get her into Awakening but she got me into Tellius, then there was the Fates hype, so I started slowly discovering the rest of the series though LPs and emulators. I'll probably always be fond of Awakening, but I recently found an used copy of Blazing Sword (in english even though it was in a french shop, funnily enough), and though I'm not that far in the story yet and keep having to restart chapters, I can see why it got so many people into FE. I just regret that I didn't know about this franchise at a time where I could have acquired the games I like the normal way, now that emulation websites are being attacked and Tellius games cost an arm and a leg. (Put them on the switch, nintendo, I want to give you money for them but you're not making it easy.)
  3. @Michelaar You're welcome, I saw other people suggest it and I didn't mean to single you out or criticize your take, but figured it might be worth saying because this comes from the DLC that wasn't localized (fan translation here if you're interested).
  4. Camilla and Azura never interacted during Azura's time in Nohr (concubines war yo). Azura saw her from afar once and wished they could be friends, which I guess is as good an explanation for her inclusion in the banner as any (we all know it wasn't the main reason, but it's something at least), but she certainly wasn't anything close to a mother for the young Azura in this paralogue.
  5. M!Corrin's clothes are now my favorite version of Azura's outfit/Vallite fashion in general. He looks fantastic in it, but I wish Azura and this version of F!Corrin could have worn it too - it's still got the same elegant and flowy aesthetic, but with the bonus of letting them be, you know, actually clothed. Interesting concept for a banner, Camilla doesn't fit the theme but what else is new, curious to see what they will do with Azura.
  6. Gen 1: Say'ri (would probably need the Karla treatment to get in, but I'm biased and wouldn't mind in her case), Flavia, Basilio (not sure which weapons these two would come with, it would depend on whether IS wants to double on reds, greens, or not at all). A Walhart GHB would have been perfect for this banner, but we already have it, so no GHB (or a rerun) and maybe Yen'fay as TT reward. I want Miriel in the game, too, but can't think of a banner for her except for the rest of the Shepherds, which at this point is just Vaike, Kellam and Ricken, and doesn't interests me much. Gen 2: Noire (bow infantry), Nah (probably blue; I do like her and hate to think about the kind of audience her art and presentation would be geared towards, but gotta sell this banner), Laurent (red tome infantry, soon to be demoted). Brady for the TT reward to avoid double colorless on the banner and because I want him.
  7. Hoshido banner: Orochi (I'd prefer blue tome infantry, though she could be green too, just not red because we have enough powerful-but-slow red mages), Rinkah (axe infantry, hopefully with a personal club), Reina... Izana, maybe? It feels like he should get in, and there aren't enough first gen Hoshido characters left for more than two banners, iirc. TT: Mozu, but I could see us getting Hayato instead. Really, I just want Orochi. With good stats if possible, but if being mediocre is the price for not having the kind of art Kagerou ou Ishtar are saddled with, so be it.
  8. What I'd like: Kliff (blue infantry mage), Silque, Forsyth (preferably infantry lance since Lukas wasn't armored), Python (infantry archer because they're not gonna use some minor character (much as I like him) for a rare and useful class like bow cavalry). Rudolf GHB, Mycen for TT reward. What I expect: Tatiana, Zeke, Rinea (she's a pretty girl reduced to a soulless tool who attacks you naked, if she makes it in as a free unit I'll eat a bunny hat). Rudold GHB could still make it, unless they go for Fernand (underwhelming but fitting as a GHB, I guess), Duma (might be too good for a GHB but I'd have said the same about Julius), or Nuibaba (doubtful, she has boobs). Not sure who would be a relevant TT reward for this banner.
  9. I'd pull for that. Especially if it means either Lucina or Marth is wearing Chrom's onesie, and one of their castle quotes is something like "please don't ask why I only have one sleeve."
  10. Holy shoulder pads of doom, batman. But I'd love to see an Meric alt with this design, there's something cool about the old school mage look. And poncho+wings Tiki is adorable. Caeda's armor would look weird if it made it into the game now, it looks pretty much like a more simple or lower ranked version of Minerva's... though an outfit swap banner could be fun
  11. New Heroes (Ylissean Travelers)

    Oh, I see. My bad, then. (Though I would argue that one can play FE7 without even seeing Karla, while Maribelle's capture and rescue is part of what starts the war against Plegia in Awakening, so she's not as "obscure" (nothing against Karla) but yes, she certainly doesn't have Elise's level of plot relevance.) Nanna did deserve better. Runesword when.
  12. New Heroes (Ylissean Travelers)

    The point I was trying to make is that the people with whom Nephenee is popular because of her design (I assume that's what you were implying) care little about personality, and that using them as a proof that FE characters have unremarkable personalities doesn't seem like a legit argument to me. I don't deny Tharja is a unique character, but this is definitely not the reason she's a fan favourite either. (As in, I'm sure some fans like her for all of her personality, including the most interesting traits, but her incredible popularity is mostly because "yandere stalker with transparent clothes", which isn't exactly interesting or complex either.) It's like saying Ike isn't a Tellius fan favourite for being a good character: he is a good character, but he's a fan favourite because of the Smash fanbase who doesn't know this, only memes. Basically: characters having features that makes them popular to a shallow fanbase doesn't prove they aren't interesting or complex or remarkable. (Which, again, isn't me saying you have to agree that Maribelle is any of these things, that's personal taste. I think she is, I get it if you don't.)
  13. New Heroes (Ylissean Travelers)

    Looks like we have different definitions of unremarkable, but that's a matter of taste and I can't argue with that. (And there's a reason Camilla/Tharja is a Fates/Awakening fan favourite, so what? Are we using the horny otaku fanbase as a judge for personality, now?)
  14. New Heroes (Ylissean Travelers)

    If reused character traits are enough to qualify, 80% of Fire Emblem characters are literal whos. Maribelle has her own personality besides being a haughty healer (which isn't exactly the most used archetype anyway, it's just Clarine and Serra). She also gets to be plot-relevant in an early chapter.
  15. New Heroes (Ylissean Travelers)

    I'm glad Maribelle is finally in, but I wish they would have chosen another artist for her - her art looks so moe, and of course no pants. u.u I'm just going to pretend it's her regular two toned pants if I get her. (And of course they use her as the example for the friendship feature, even though it's very much out of character for her (and Sumia was right there), like that artstyle didn't already scream "look! a waifu!!!". I like her because she can be haughty and prickly, IS, don't you dare make her into some moe tsun-ish archetype just because we can't have the female characters dislike the player.)