Replaying FFXV and just met Ardyn at Galdin Quay
Do you think he looked out at Angelgard the whole time he was there waiting for Noctis? Assuming the theories are true of it being his tomb/eternal stone prison.
Do you think it hurt him or spurred him on?
I just have a sad image in my head of him standing on the pier - you know the bit past Dino where Noctis sits down - gazing out to the island and having horrendous flashbacks; allowing himself to feel all that pent-up pain and anger for the first time in millenia because he knows Noctis is coming.
Noctis is coming to set him free.