My thoughts on the episode Prompto teaser, AKA WHY IS SUNSHINE BOY CRYING?!
(with intentional vagueness to prevent spoilers for those still playing/planning on playing)
First, I wanna start off with this: Prompto in that outfit is AMAZING. Warm floofy chocobo head, 10/10 would cuddle.
Now, for the actual analysis… I think the reason Prompto is so emotional over his ‘encounter’ is that he’s facing what he could have become. Head things turned out differently and had he not grown up in the environment that he did, he probably would had either dead or… Completely different (if you finished the game you know exactly what I’m talking about). I think that he’s come face-to-face with a giant “what could have been” and he’s hurting and is sympathetic to what he’s facing.
It easily could have been him staring down the barrel of a gun. Had anything gone differently, it probably would have turned out that way.
I think Prompto feels pain for those that weren’t as fortunate as him–those that didn’t manage to avoid that fate. I feel like he takes it upon himself to maybe give those souls peace… Or at least put them out of their misery. Perhaps that’s what the entire episode is about: his personal mission, while also settling some issues about his past. Of course, he feels bad for doing it, but he knows that there’s no going back–those unlucky beings have no chance of returning to how they once were.
PS: I could be totally wrong and Prompto is just crying over how cold it is and how he wants to go home. Who knows?? *shrug*