I finished all endings of Nier: Automata and I’d love to give some opinions or thoughts, but my brain is just empty right now and I need some time to process everything. All I can say is that it’s one of the best games I’ve played and that I strongly recommend it. I haven’t been this moved by a game in a long time
Retrospective of everyone's dreams in Eternal Tsukuyomi (chapter 678)
Not counting Gaiden, novels, Boruto etcetera, chapter 678 is officially
the very last chapter in which the following characters got some sort of
introspection and developement by Kishimoto. Did they live up to their
dreams? Did they got stronger or weaker as individuals? Let’s find out.
-to clarify, I’m going to list the dreams from the least likely to came true, to the most likely to came true-
Let’s start with the two dreams that show the life of their dreamers
re-written from scratch. And it’s interesting to know that both of them
came from two Kages:
Just like other people caught in the Tsukuyomi, Tsunade’s deepest desire
is to have all of his loved ones alive and at their best (even
Orochimaru). But not only that: we also have the confirmation that,
despite embracing her role as Hokage, deep down Tsunade doesn’t like to
be one. Purely, because being Hokage is a direct consequence of Dan’s
and Hiruzen’s death and Orochimaru’s deviation to the evil side.
This bit adds a tragic shade to Tsunade’s character, as being Hokage is what constantly reminds her of her lost loved ones.
Did her dream come true?
She’s no longer the Hokage and Orochimaru is somewhat on the side of good again. So… partially.
Despite having a closure with his father and the confirmation that
everyone actually loved him when he was a baby, Gaara still dreams of
having a completely different childhood, in which he was never forced to
suffer and overcome hatred, and he can enjoy the love of his parents
and his uncle, in addition to having Naruto, Temari and Kankuro’s
affection from the very beginning.
This adds even more humanity in Gaara’s character. Did his dream come true?
Obviously the past wasn’t re-written, but Gaara now lives with the
knowledge that he was loved all along, and the sureness that Naruto,
Temari and Kankuro deeply care about him, as good friends and siblings
Those two were dreams in which the past was changed, now let’s look at dreams in which the present is slightly altered:
Shikamaru’s secret wish can be explained with the sentence “live and let
live”. He obviously wants both of his father figures to be alive and
kicking… But, he also dreams of a future with no responsabilties. He
knows he and Temari are meant to each other, but deep down he prefers to
NOT being forced into something that involves responsability (in this
case marriage but the concept can be applied to other tasks, such has
being leader of the Sasuke Retreaving Squad back in part 1). Nothing new
about Shikamaru’s character. Did his dream come true?
Nope,Shikaku and Asuma are still dead and he got married. We can say that it was his nightmare that came true
Tenten is sadly a parody of herself at this point (if she had a self to
begin with lol). Her better known trait is to be only sane woman of her
team, who always comments their antics with frustration. Something that
was invented in the sping off Rock Lee: Springtime of Youth and was not
present at all in the main manga.
Many said that Tenten’s dream is adorable because “she’s happy with what
she already has, minus some changes”… Well I disagree. She knew Rock
Lee and Guy for a very long time, but despite all those years she never
came to accept them for what they are? Her deepest dream is for them to
change into completely different people that are more alligned with her
tastes? That’s horrible!
At least Neji is there and pretty much the same, but it’s not a redeemable aspect of Tenten’s dream. Did her dream come true?
No, thankfully. And Neji is still dead.
Ino’s dream is a mixed bag. She wishes to have the affection of her two
crushes… I can understand her thinking about Sai, but why Sasuke? He
never cared about her or even looked at her. Ino’s crush for the Uchiha
is just pathetic, as well as her secret wish of being “popular with
boys”, which is the lowest way to portray a woman.
At least, she also wants her father alive and proud of her, so it’s a
redeeming point (half of a point, since in his last words Inoichi
already stated he’s proud of her for other reasons) Did her dream come true?
Actually, better than expected, since Ino IS the one who took action and
won Sai’s affection (in Shikamaru Hiden) and eventually marry him.
Sadly, Inoichi is still dead.
…I don’t know what to think about Lee’s dream. It basically shows
everything we already knew about him, but in such a way that it looks
like a parody of himself. Or maybe, this dream is Lee’s way to vent his
“evil side”: we all knew him for his humbleness, and the fact that he
bears no grudge if Naruto pretty much surpasses him in every aspects,
but here Lee dreams of beating the crap out of him (and Neji, since he
was his rival and they never had a rematch…).
Also, his crush for Sakura is back in full display despite never being one of Lee’s most famous traits.
One thing for sure: since there was already the spin off, Kishimoto never cared or bothered to expand Lee’s character. Sadly. Did his dream come true?
Nope, but he still works hard to promote and pass the power of Youth to the next generation.
Nothing new here. Hinata sees herself leaning on Naruto’s shoulder in a
romantic way, all while Neji and her sister are peeping (why, if they
have the Byakugan?)
I appreciate Neji’s presence here, since it fixes Hinata’s allegedly
insensitive comment about Naruto’s big and warm hand while Neji’s freash
body was still at her feet… In the end, Hinata DOES care about his
I have a small nitpick though: it looks like Hinata is still too shy to
see herself with Naruto, because her dream is more focused on what’s
behind her instead of her main goal… Did her dream come true?
She married Naruto, but Neji is still dead.
And now, the four dreams (and the four characters) that don’t consist of
some sort of reality alterations, and instead just look at the future.
…well, it’s still a future than can happen, if Kiba decided to work hard.
Sadly, it also shows that Kishimoto didn’t care in the slightest about
Kiba as a character or human being, so he just took the two most
memorable traits (or should I say his two traits, period?) and voilà,
here’s Kiba in a nutshell. Did his dream come true?
No, and he’s still delusional about being worthy of the Hokage title.
I’m not going to bash this dream like Kiba’s. Yes, bugs are the only
traits of Shino’s character, but unlike the dogs for Kiba, Shino doesn’t
wish to force his love for bugs into everyone else’s life. Shino just
wants to be a proud member of Aburame’s clan, and to contribute in
improving the clan’s reputation with new bugs (which means new and more
powerful assets to fight with).
While Shino really needs to get a life outside of his ninja job, his dedication to it is still admirable. Did his dream come true?
We don’t know, sadly.
Unlike Ino’s, Mei’s dream about men and love is more mature. I mean, Mei
doesn’t just wish a man, she also wishes to make up her mind and settle
down for good, which is better than just being contested as a prize.
Mei also wishes for the ninja alliance to last forever, as confirmed by all the other kages attending her wedding.
(One can guess she also wants to be the fairest of the land, looking by
Tsunade’s look of envy on her face, but I can’t say for sure) Did her dream come true?
Yes, the alliance between the kages and the nation is as united as ever.
No, she doesn’t get married (or at least she’s not the fairest in the
land anymore, in chapter 700 she looks like she really let herself
Choji’s dream is the most down to earth and humble of the bunch. He
dreams of his life being pretty much the same, but with the addiction of
a girl who loves him inside and (especially) out. We can say that even
in his own dream world Choji still has insecurities, since the only girl
who finds him attractive is a fetishist and, despite being happy and
proud, Choza still has something to say about her. Did his dream come true?
As for the ability to eat as much food as he wants, it was already fulfilled.
As for the girl, things worked out even better since he scored with a
woman who’s perfectly sane and married him without caring that much
about his monstrous appetite.
i’m exploding right now i’m sorry i’ve been so mislead, how is the letter even a sasusaku moment?? how???
sorry but that’s insulting to us sasusaku shippers, i thought that was an actual moment because sakura was the one left out around all the couples at her best friends wedding and i cried happy tears seeing those edits/gifs but now i’m fuming having it confirmed that letter was meant to go to naruto
the letter oh god that’s definitely meant for naruto, i legit thought sasuke actually sent something to sakura
seriously SP what the fuck was that, seriously what the fuck, i would’ve loved that letter even more if it actually reached naruto himself like it was meant to, imagine the look on naruto uzumaki’s face when he sees sasuke has been keeping tabs on home and his friends! he wouldve been like “holy fucking shit sasuke is aware i’m getting married today!”
it makes sense for sakura to be happy but come on if it was meant for naruto let the letter reach him first!
it would’ve made us all still cry tears of joy seeing naruto smile because his brother/best friend acknowledged his wedding day
regardless i’m sick of the bias treatment sasusaku gets from those fucking animators, but from what i’ve seen, the wedding actually looked well done so now for me to wait 2.5 years for it to be dubbed and once again lose my shit then
how did Caroline have the best ending?? she watched all her loved ones grow old and die including her kids.
She got to have kids, she got a letter from a dude who is obsessed with her, she got to marry Stefan, she got to be a broadcast journalist while opening a school for magic children, she got a full life. The fact that people die around her is what happens when you’re a vampire and she never regretted being one. She got to have everything you have in a human life plus immortality.
As much as I like your blog and how you approach debates, issues, and people. I have to unfollow due to your seemingly increasing hatred of Americans as a whole. I'm not telling you to change how you think because that's just hypocritical. I wish you the best in all your endeavors to come.
The US is one of the main problems in the world today. The American regressive left is more of a cancer on Western society and global peace than even radical Islam.
But, truly, I don’t hate Americans as a whole. There’s plenty of Americans here that I follow and/or appreciate. I’ve no difficulty distinguishing between good Americans and those who support and make up the America I despise.
Still, thank you for having enjoyed my posts, take care.
i feel like the writers are testing all these apocalypse solutions to see which ones the audience likes best and then they’re gonna leave us on a cliffhanger and choose next season… like let’s count the number we’ve withstood
I'm so mad b/c Shailene said that she liked tris's character so much, but that she doesn't like what the producers have done with the movies. ( b/c they royal massed it up and didn't stick to the book at all ) So she may not do the TV movie or series but I'm also glad that she's taking a stand
This sucks. I believe Shai did really like the first one, Divergent. And in truth, the first movie was the best one of all. But then the producers got their head stuck in the clouds and it ruined the last two. I don’t blame her. But no one can replace her or Theo. They were the perfect fourtris <4
Concept: We go to a small bookstore. You lead me to the sections of all your favourite books, and explain the plots. You are excited, and I am just as happy because you’re sharing a part of yourself with me.
Tyler Joseph / Twenty One Pilots Albums in Feelings
No Phun Intended:
Wrapped under the covers in your bed in the dark. Others would hear silence, you hear voices. Criticizing, somber voices. Sleepless nights. Being alone. Longing. Shame.
Twenty One Pilots:
Breaking down in front of someone. Pencil drawings during history class. Helping someone who has it just as bad. Dim, orange light peeking through your curtains as the sun sets. Promises. Honesty. Wanting faith.
Regional at Best:
Walking down a sidewalk at noon on a sunny day. Unintended snapping. Acting like you're great all the time when you're great half the time. Monotone ramblings. Begging. Lonely summer days.
Winter. Optimism. Alone, but not completely. Coming of age. Writing in an old notebook. Snow. Moonlight coming in through a window. Smiles without the teeth. Old hoodies. Bursts of light.
Growing confidence. Finding a real friend. Driving at night, driving fast. Wisdom. Been there, done that. Sympathy. Giving better advice than when you were young. Faking it sometimes. Still having some doubts. A lot of doubts some days. Forgetting. Remembering. Making good memories to always remember and never forget. Constants. Reading a reminiscent letter. Moving on. Helping others. Finishing a long journey. Seeing light at the end of a tunnel.