The Bro’s Opinions on Each Other (Noctis)
Alright so I have been thinking on this since day 1 of playing the game. I’m disregarding any bias toward ships or anything for this post just to give you what I really think the boys think of each other.
Not only was I interested in this aspect since the second I began playing the game, but my curiosity was struck further when Talcott mentioned that the guys went their separate ways during the 10 years of darkness.
This is going to be a long ass post. So I decided to separate the post for each of the bros. Hope that’s chill.
Lemme know if you agree or disagree with any of my speculations. This post can spark some interesting conversations <3
Also hi I’m back
Noctis Lucis Caelum
Noctis is the glue of the group, obviously. With him gone, the boys really don’t have a reason to hangout. If Noctis was never born, Ignis, Gladio, and Prompto would more than likely never associate themselves with each other. They might have come to known one another in some way, shape, or form, but I don’t see them seeking out a friendship with one another without Noctis as a mutual.
Let’s start of with how Noctis see’s Prompto.
During school, Noctis was a loner. He was a loner until Prompto decided he was ready to present himself to the Prince. It’s easy to assume Noctis hated when people tried to be his friend just because of his title. It happened each and every year. Noctis would prefer to just be alone.
He’s known Prompto since elementary school, we know that much. They interacted once, when Noctis helped Prompto off the ground. Prompto got scared, and didn’t talk to him again until he worked up the motivation and courage to. Of course, Prompto acted like he didn’t know the Prince, when obviously, Noctis well knew who Prompto was.
My opinion is that Noctis saw himself forming a friendship with Prompto on the day of their fated meeting in elementary school. Prompto never went out of his way to fawn over the Prince. Prompto kept to himself and minded his own business. Of course, Noctis noticed that and greatly respected that. He saw that Prompto would make an ideal friend for him, but wanted to respect his distance.
Noctis was more than pleased when Prompto finally stepped forward at the beginning of high school. His friendship with Prompto just started completely… nonchalantly. Is that the appropriate word here? I guess so.
Noctis really, really adores Prompto’s friendship. I definitely think Noctis would do anything for the boy, really. Of course, showing affection toward friends is really something guys don’t do (from my knowledge and experience, anyway).
Noctis brought Prompto along on his journey.
Okay. Yeah, we know this.
THIS BOY HAD NO ADVANCED TRAINING IN THE CROWNSGUARD PRIOR TO BEFRIENDING NOCTIS.
(As far as we know. Our MT boy has some tricks up his sleeves)
I can only assume Prompto only had some knowledge of firearms prior to befriending the Prince. Only when Noctis announced he would prefer if Prompto would join the journey to Altissia, Prompto realized “oh crap I better figure this gun thing out.” I don’t know. I’m only just assuming.
But Noctis must thing very highly of Prompto to allow him into his group of bodyguard and brothers. Ignis and Gladiolus have been training their entire lives to protect the Prince. Prompto… A few years maybe at the most?
It’s obvious Noctis really thinks the world of Prompto. He sees him not only as a great, kind person, but as a friend who’s loyalty is never ending. That’s a proven fact when we finally discover his barcode.
He had every opportunity to be cowardly and flee from Noctis’s group and join up with Niflheim. I mean, Niflheim was the winning side during this War. Anyone could see that. But, Prompto remained loyal no matter how much he feared death.
Gladio and Noctis’s friendship is…. messy, obviously. More so on Gladio’s side, but we will get into that later. Noctis had a much better first impression of the Amicitia lad. We’ll get into Gladio’s opinion during his post… that’s gonna be messy as you all could very well assume.
At first meeting, Noctis was very intimidated by Gladio, for obvious reasons. The guy is 6′6 for gods sake (roughly 200 centimeters according to google. Lol American measurement system). There’s no doubt in my mind he was even abnormally tall even as a child.
Noctis stayed clear of Gladiolus whenever he could, knowing deep down the boy held some unknown source of animosity toward the Prince. Noctis had not a single idea as to why Gladio was so against him as a person, but didn’t have a significant wish to prove him otherwise.
Gladiolus was always particularly rough on Noctis during their training sessions Noctis noticed it and was rather hurt by it from time to time. More so emotionally than physically. He didn’t know what he did to make Gladio dislike him so much. It was frustrating for him at such a young age. He took comfort in his father.
Regis would simply smile and assure him that Gladio would come around eventually. Perhaps Clarus and he had a similar problem growing up? Hmm… Something to ponder on further.
We witnessed the turning point in Noctis and Gladio’s relationship over the even of Gladio’s episode of Brotherhood. Noctis took the blame for Iris fleeing through the Citadel, and Gladio’s opinion of Noctis soon changed for the better.
The continued to grow up with a pleasant relationship. I could definitely describe it as your “average” sibling relationship. Meaning, there are ups and downs… more so than just in a regular friendship.
Noctis knows Gladio gets frustrated with him often, though he tries to avoid it. Just as Noctis gets frustrated with his temper. Low key, Noctis really appreciates the big guy for being hard on him from time to time. Gladiolus isn’t afraid to tell Noctis the truth… no matter how harsh it is. Gladio will never lie to the Prince and that’s greatly appreciated.
When in a political position such as Noctis’s, you never know when someone is telling the truth or lying. Noctis greatly appreciates that Gladio is the one he knows will always tell the truth and be forever loyal to him.
Ignis and the Crown Prince have a very special relationship. A relationship even more defined than a friendship. It’s very complicated, as you could imagine.
Ignis and Noctis have known each other since… well, since anyone can really remember. Noctis really sees Ignis as a family member and an unwavering person in his life. Noctis know Ignis will forever stay by his side no matter what happens. Even if Noctis wishes Ignis wasn’t by his side…
Noctis definitely sees Ignis as a mother figure. After his mother passed away, something in Noctis’s mind just connected Ignis to that roll that had been left completely empty. Like his mother, Ignis was the one to pick after his messes, scold him for not eating his vegetables, waking him up from naps, and numerous other chores that are too plentiful to mention.
Like any stubborn child, Noctis wasn’t too fond of Ignis for quite sometime. He saw him as only a downer. Someone who only put an end to his mischievous fun. Noctis never saw Ignis as someone who is technically the same age as he. Though they are in the same age group, Noctis saw the Royal Advisor as a grown man. Perhaps as a man just as old as his father.
It wasn’t until Noctis’s teenaged years that he began to see Ignis as a friend. Ignis became his number one confidant about everything that was on his mind. School crushes, school stresses, family stresses, royal stresses… memes. Literally Noctis trusts Ignis with everything.
Weird rashes? Yup. They’re relationship is the definition of TMI.
Honestly, the two are mutually fine with that. Everyone needs that kind of friend.
Noctis holds the upmost respect for Ignis once they get on the road. Sure, from time to time, Noctis seems like a ungrateful little loser, but at the end of the day, Noctis is very thankful for Ignis.
He drives them all around.
He cooks for them.
He tends to the laundry.
He comes up with strategizes.
He does everything, pretty much.
I can definitely seeing Noctis coming up to Ignis right before retiring into the tent and saying, “Hey Specs. Thanks for… everything.” And he just goes inside the tent.
Iggy may or may not tear up.
Noctis’s respect of course only grows for Ignis when he goes blind. THEY GUY IS STILL BADASS EVEN WITH SUCH A HANDICAP. HECK, HE’S EVEN MORE OF A BADASS.
And Noctis is so proud of him.
Proud of his mommy.