Oh my god. I am so sorry guys but you are going to get a massive post and know how much of a loser I really am ahhhh. DAMN IT PAN. /sob/
1. The first character I first fell in love with
JADE. FUCKEN JADE CURTISS. HANDS DOWN NO QUESTION. I LITERALLY PICK UP THE DAMN GAME, POINT TO HIM AND BE LIKE. I BET I’LL LOVE THIS DICK. AND GUESS WHAT? HE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. And holy shit he has one of the BEST. THE BEST. interaction with Luke. LIKE THEY HELP EACH OTHER OUT SO MUCH AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND THEY CARE, (ikr? Jade? Care? HA.) FOR EACH OTHER. AND JADE IS MY IDOL. HIs ability to admit he made a mistake and actually TRY (and struggle) with it WIN SO MUCH POINTS FROM ME. HUFFHUFF. Jade is the best hands down.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
Anise. Like when I first play the game I really dislike her because of how insensitive she was towards other people. But by the end of the game she was one of the most developed characters out of the female cast. She had a tough life, and being independent like that can make you pretty fucked up. She was between a hard rock and a plate, her mistake was the result of a terrible situation and fear.
And I’m going to stick with another character here because I believe Arietta also deserves a mention. I feel that the only reason she was a ‘bad’ person was because she was constantly lied to. No one told her the Ion she knew was dead, and she died not knowing the truth. I firmly believe that if someone told her (Ion) , and give her an ample amount of time, she would have gotten over it and may even work with the main cast to take Van down. (Can’t see her as forgiving when Van didn’t even mention the death of Ion and the only reason she trusted Van was because Ion told her to trust him.) She had a lot of ‘what if’ going on and that’s why I love her.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t
Natalia. Because she really need to get over Asch. I get it, Asch was the person you’re suppose to marry. You two are in LOVE. But sweetie, Asch also killed a shit ton of people, refuse to treat Luke right even when asked, and he pretty much flat out reject to work together on anything. You need to realize that there is a problem with Asch and you two (or everyone) need to sit down and sort it out before anything can go anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, Natalia is a godsend as Queen. But her insistent on Asch (even when she knows Asch treats everyone in a hostile manner) gets a tad bit on my nerves.
I’m also going to say Asch because while being manipulated by Van, have yourself get replaced, basicity lost everything SUCKS; he still don’t get the right to treat everyone like a dick. Especially since Asch knew that his replica is going to be a perfect replication of himself. Of course no one notice. It’s not suppose to exist and with the score around, why would anyone would think anyone is just a clone? Also I dislike the way he treats Natalia. Yes, Asch treat her real nice, but he also keep her at an arm’s length even when she tires so hard to reach out to Asch. But because Asch don’t want to let Natalia go, he also be sweet to her, basically manipulating Natalia so she won’t leave. Also he was a dick to my baby Luke and yeah. No.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
I can’t really think of one only because I am probably the one that hates the characters everyone likes. I’m really picky like that.
5. The character I used to love but don’t any longer
Tear. Only because Tear’s last third of the game got reduced to a love interest and she is if anything but a lover interest. Give me back my big sister Tear plz. Also I was totally waiting on her absolute break down when she kills Van but that never came and that really disappointed me. The I must do this so I do it can only get you so far. And since that’s what she keep telling herself, when the emotion hits I expected her to break. But she didn’t (or did it off screen and we didn’t see it) makes me sad.
6. The character I would totally smooch
JADE FUCKEN CURTISS.
7. The character I’d want to be like
Jade Curtiss. For his smarts and his humble abilities to realize his weakness and trying to fix it. Also his badassary and sassiness.
8. The character I’d slap
Duke Fabre for being a terrible father.
A runner up is Jade (le gasp!) for not tell Luke what he is when he suspect it because he could have single handily prevent most of the game from happening.
9. A pairing that I love
I sees the Abyss cast as a big dysfunctional family (all platonic) so I really don’t ship anything. BUT MY WEAKNESS AND SOFTSPOT is Jade x Luke. The major reason is because Jade admit Luke as a friend. That, like himself admits a few lines later, is not a title he has given out freely. Remember that Jade’s only friend is Peony, and even then Jade probably won’t show Peony everything if he can help it. Since Luke had trigger the Akzeriuth, I suspect that Jade knew exactly what Luke went through because of Nebilim. And because of this, this would bond Jade and Luke closer. Peony and Dist might be present at the event, but no one had truly understand Jade’s devastation until Luke came along. But that’s not all, two actually learn from each other through out the journey. Jade taught Luke the resolution of change, and Luke shared with Jade the meaning of life. And if anything, Jade damn well respected Luke by end game with that handshake. Jade had physically readjust himself so he can shake Luke’s dominate hand. Jade never go by anyone’s pace but for once in his life, he adjust himself for someone else. THAT IS A HELL OF A BIG DEAL. And even if you don’t ship, that is one hell of a bro moment right there. So there. Don’t judge me. Or do. Either way I’m going down with this ship.
10. A pairing that I despise
JADE WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT LUKE. Because if Peony slept with Jade, it sure as hell wasn’t because he love Jade. (Nephry anyone?) Jade might sleep with Dist, but he will be so abusive towards Dist that I truly fear for Dist’s life.
And both Anise and Guy are good choices but I rather have them as bros then gf/bf respectively.
Also Raine doesn’t even belong in Abyss but it’s a worthy mention and I just don’t see them work? They make great partner in research, but Raine would find Jade too ‘insane’ to date, and Jade would probably can’t even relate to Raine. Remember Jade left Nephry behind to go to the Curtiss household. Raine would rather die then leaving Genis behind.