You know how sometimes in FFXV when you’re out in the woods next to animals that won’t attack you, you end up hitting one by accident while you’re fending off MTs?
SORA DOES THIS AND IT RUINS HIS LIFE
HE HITS AN ANAK.
NOT JUST AN ANAK
AN ANAK CALF
He uses a Megalixir on it… Gladio is ready to End Him for wasting that on a stupid-looking giraffe cow!!!!
(Ignis: “Prompto, Noctis, go distract Sora while I take some of the mother’s meat to cook for dinner. I’ve come up with a new recipe, and the secret ingredient is ATTEMPTED INFANTICIDE.”)
While we’re talking about Sora and killing things– he doesn’t like to kill bugs. That puts him at odds with Noct and Prom on multiple occasions. Those two are the embodiment of those Internet memes depicting people burning their houses down to kill a single crazy-looking insect. Meanwhile Sora is over there feeling guilty about accidentally stepping on a snail
A talking cricket capable of reading and writing lived in Sora’s hoodie for like two years okay HE HAS A SOFT SPOT
Yes Sora is that guy to catch a spider and let it outside
Yes Gladio has killed bugs that Sora wanted to save while he scrambled around trying to find a paper towel… because yeah. He doesn’t want to touch that creepy crawly with his bare hands, even if his motives are Pure
“BORIS THE SPIDER! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”
Sora is able to see Gentiana and Carbuncle without the use of a camera
Cue the bros using Sora’s Actual Sixth Sense to their advantage by having him guide them to make silly poses with the invisible deities
Noctis can’t believe Gentiana plays along. What a good sport.
Sora checking his phone during one of Carbuncle’s visits and beginning to giggle uncontrollably
THIS LITTLE FLUFF BALL HAS THE DIRT ON EMBARRASSING CHILD NOCT STORIES
Noct: “How tf did he get your number”
Since Sora is a couple of years younger than everyone else (I headcanon him as 17/18 when he first comes to Eos), Ignis and Gladio are Very Protective of him
Honestly it’s like Sora has four big brothers
Gladio is floored by the fact that Sora is more or less a self-taught swordsman
He still helps train Sora because technique is important
He swells up with So Much Pride when he catches Sora using a move he’d taught him during training on an MT
Gladio is so excited to take Sora to try his first meal of Cup Noodles
Sora ends up being a bit of a purist; he doesn’t like meat or veggies– just ramen and broth.
Ignis is baffled by nearly everything Sora does and how nonchalantly he does it
This kid can jump nine feet in the air and even executes a fussy little flip when he does it wtf
Oh, well. At least Sora can pick those fruit over there by jumping and reaching so no one has to climb the tree and risk a broken neck
(Noctis: “I didn’t break my neck, Specs– I sprained my wrist!!”
Ignis: “Which wouldn’t have happened if you’d been more careful.”)
Sora is dared (hmm by whom?? I wonder…….) to prank Ignis by putting a rogue ingredient into the stew one night.
He and his cohorts (you know who they are) watch Ignis do a taste-test nonchalantly
Who am I kidding they are totally obvious as they try to stop themselves from laughing
Ignis is obviously disgusted by what he tastes. He stands there for a moment… and then he fumbles around in his pack for new ingredients
You bet your ass Ignis salvages the stew. In fact, it actually tastes better than before?? “I’ve come up with a new recipe, and the secret ingredient is ATTEMPTED SABOTAGE.”
Don’t ask Sora what the rogue ingredient was, Ignis. He’s not from around here and wouldn’t really know a Lieden pepper from a Duscaean potato
Prompto caves and tells him
The next day… how strange… it seems that Ignis only made enough dinner for himself and Gladio to enjoy… looks like it’s time for Toast for the Culinary Saboteurs
Ignis drags it out for a bit before giving the boys their share.
Noctis reminds Sora of Riku a lot.
Yes, by that I mean he tries to have a cool exterior but is actually a Giant Goober
Noct fishing while sitting at the end of the pier with Sora, long after the other bros have lost interest and wandered elsewhere
Long talks about friends and hopes for the future
Noctis feeling a little guilty because Sora seems so… comfortable with the burden of protecting not just one world, but a whole bunch.
Meanwhile, Noctis is reluctant to accept a king’s responsibility. He never asked for this. He just wants to be… normal.
Sora eventually admitting to having doubts about why the Keyblade stayed with him, and quietly wishing for the day to come that the worlds won’t need a single Keyblade master.
Turns out the two of them have more in common than Noct first thought.
Noctis trying to reel in the DEMON FISH from the VR game and Sora is in such a panic and so desperate to help that he PUNCHES THE MONSTER FISH IN THE FACE and BREAKS EVERY KNUCKLE IN HIS RIGHT HAND
Prompto and Sora are BEST FRIENDS and honestly IT HAPPENS SO FAST
Prom gives Sora some photography lessons and lets him loose in Galdin Quay
He ends up with a memory card full of cat photos of various angles and degrees of blurriness
Somehow a local reporter overhears Sora talking with Prompto about his intention to take a photo with every single Kenny Crow statue in Lucis and ends up having a little article published about him. Just seems like one of those slice-of-life stories that the media would eat up
They use one of Prompto’s photos of Sora and Kenny for the newspaper!!! It’s on like the 85th page nestled into a corner, but he’s!!! Officially!! A published photographer!!!
In the long night, there are several instances that find Prom and Sora on a hunt near a Crow’s Nest they never had a chance to visit during their road trip. Taking a photo is a matter of obligation at this point
Prompto scrolling through the Caw, Kids! It’s Sora Crow! folder and tearing up as he starts from the first photo and scrolls forward. By year seven of the long night, Sora’s smile as he stands under Kenny’s wing doesn’t reach his eyes
Starscourge!Sora headcanons that aren’t completely miserable??? Look at them, hanging out above the angst cut????
It eventually gets to the point that Sora’s left eye glows in the dark like a nightlight
Prompto finds himself using the glow of Sora’s fuckin’ daemon eye to try and read the map after his flashlight’s battery dies
It’s just so absurd that the two of them burst out laughing
It’s the first time either of them had laughed in a while. It felt… nice…
Gladio pressing a hand over Sora’s eye when they’re trying to sneak up on a daemon because it will give them away
Prompto’s response is to give Sora an eyepatch he swiped from the clinic for their next hunt
Sora: “I always wanted to be a pirate as a kid. Who says dreams don’t come true, even in this horrific post-apocalyptic hellscape”
Also Sora: “Srsly Gladio I can see better in the dark with this eye maybe don’t”
Head into the misery dojo if you dare under the cut
Uh-oh. It is.
Pls don’t think about Sora desperately trying to break into the Crystal after he discovers that it’s dragged Noctis inside of it.
The Keyblade’s strength depends on the heart of its wielder. He should be able to cut through this! He can cut through anything!!!!
It takes a very long time before Sora or any of the Chocobros leave that chamber.
Yes they stay there for days hoping beyond hope that Noct will come out
During the long night, Sora becomes a daemon hunter and a team leader for a group of search and rescue teams
His first retrieval mission ends… badly. The people who’d sent the distress signal were long gone by the time Sora and his team got there
One of the kids was in mid-transformation after being afflicted with the Starscourge…
Sora can’t land the fatal blow. He goes outside and throws up while Dave finishes the job
Search and rescue missions are a source of extreme anxiety for Sora after that… but he has to try and save as many people as he can
Sora tries not to think about Riku, Kairi, or any of his friends beyond Eos. It hurts too much. He tries to put his Wayfinder in a shoebox in his apartment to avoid its constant reminder of what he’s lost… but he just can’t bring himself to part with it
He wishes he did when he takes a nasty spill into a ravine during a solo mission two years into the long night. Smashes his Wayfinder into pieces.
He’s too injured to climb out of the ravine, too. He gives up after a couple of attempts and just gathers up the pieces of the good luck charm that he can. He just lay there in a heap and watches the stars
Prompto, Ignis, and Gladio hear about Sora’s disappearance and team up for the first time in almost a year to find him
They make it in time. Lots of potions and a piggyback ride to safety courtesy of Gladio see our dorkupine boy right
Prompto notices Sora throw something in the trash before leaving the clinic and finds the Wayfinder pieces. He knows what the charm represents and how devastated Sora must be that it’s been irreparably destroyed.
He gathers up the pieces, puts them in a pouch, and leaves it on the table in the kitchen of Sora’s tiny apartment. He leaves a note, too: I know they haven’t given up on you. So don’t give up on them.
A few days later, Sora gives Prompto, Ignis, and Gladio each a piece of the charm. So that all of us will find each other, in the end
Noctis takes a piece of the charm with him to the throne
You made made me remember how much I hated Riku in KH1...
I know as a kid I fucking loved Sora and hated Riku’s parachute pants wearing ass, but I had no idea why for the longest time because I haven’t been able to replay KH1 since the days of the PS2. I couldn’t even really remember if there even was a specific, valid reason why I didn’t like him. Fast forward from 2002 to 2017, with the 1.5+2.5 game release and I finally got to replay it…within like two minutes of listening to Riku talk I was like “No, yeah, right. Total dickhole. Now I get it.”
And then now he’s our angsty angel sweet boy who just wants reparation and a blanket and some hugs? That’s how you do character development.
There will be no angst in this post because it it Prompto’s birthday and he deserves every happiness today and all days but especially today
Gonna talk about some Status Effect ideas today:
So Prompto gets turned into a frog, and the curse doesn’t wear off even after the daemon who’d inflicted it has been slain… and the party has run out of remedies and they’re too dirt poor to buy new supplies
Cue Sora, Friend of Actual Fairy Tale Princesses, suggesting that Noctis try to give him a kiss.
Sora: “IT WORKED FOR MY FRIEND TIANA, OK”
Also Sora: “Stop looking at me like that!!! I’m telling you, it worked!!”
Also Sora: “…Eventually.”
They’re getting close to the hour mark since Prompto was cursed and the boys are getting a little Impatient. Prom’s obviously not too happy either.
FREE THE BOY
Noctis: “I’m not kissing a frog, Sora.”
Sora: “That’s your best friend, Noctis. He might be a frog FOREVER because you are a COWARD”
Noctis: “I’m not doing it in front of Gladio”
Five minutes later:
Sora: “Hey, Gladio, can you get something for me? It’s over there. Far away. Yeah, bring Specs with ya. Go for it. Byeeeee.”
Sora: “OKAY HE’S GONE DO IT”
Noctis does it
It doesn’t work
Sora: “Well now I’m just disillusioned. There’s no magic in this world.”
GLADIO AND IGNIS SAW EVERYTHING AND VIDEO EVIDENCE OF NOCTIS KISSING A FROG NOW EXISTS
The spell wears off at random while the party is in the middle of taking on a hunt so they can actually afford to buy a remedy for froggy Prom
So the boys are in a cave somewhere fighting Mindflayers and
Coeurls– a lot of them
Sora is getting pretty overwhelmed by a bunch of daemons attacking him at once– too busy to notice the Mindflayer about to cast a spell on him from behind
Gladio: “MOVE IT, KID!”
Gladio grabs Sora by the wrist and yanks him up and out of the way– lifts the spiky boy right off his feet
The Mindflayer’s spell hits Gladio instead
Surprise, kids. It’s Petrification!
GLADIO TURNS TO STONE WITH HIS HAND WRAPPED AROUND SORA’S WRIST
Our little dorkupine boy is now dangling by the wrist a foot in the air with a bunch of daemons swarming around while Gladio’s stone statue body holds him up
Cue the other boys having to step up and protect Sora, who can’t really defend himself in his position
Prompto tries to toss Sora a remedy, but a Coeurl gets in the way at the exact wrong moment and it smashes on the floor
Sora: “WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS I AM A GOOD PERSON”
Prompto takes a photo before the Gold Needle is distributed and Sora is freed with a Very Sore wrist from the grip of a Very Confused Gladio
Tbh sometimes the boys think Sora is confused at times when he’s not
This kid can talk to animals
Like straight up he can.
Like Prompto and Noctis are watching him talk to a chocobo at length about which accessories look best on its saddle and they’re wondering if they need to Intervene
They may slip a remedy in Sora’s smoothie at Wiz’s cafe
After lunch, they follow Sora back to the chocobo and… Nope. It’s not confusion. Sora’s just an Animal Whisperer
Sora: “Chichiri doesn’t like to eat that brand of feed because he says it dulls the color of his feathers”
Noctis: “Did he now”
The boys are on a mission to find a dog tag and they find it… but it’s wedged in a very small crevice between two rocks. There’s no way any of them can reach it
Sora: “I can probably reach it if I turn into a toy”
Gladio: “Sora, what, literally, the fuck”
Ignis: “Perhaps you’d like to lie down for a moment”
CUE SORA SHRINKING DOWN SO HE CAN GET THE DOG TAG
THE BOYS ARE LITERALLY SCREECHING AS HE DOES THIS
I just love the idea of Sora having every single one of his abilities at his disposal and USING THEM
Remember when people thougt we were getting a “love triangle” in Chapter 4? Well, that didn’t last long. What we did get, though, is far more interesting.
@skuag asked me to write about the parallels between Soushitsu and Episode 26 of Digimon Adventure, and so here’s a brief analysis of the Taichi/Sora/Yamato scenes in both of them. Beware of tri. spoilers.
It’s like Nomura personally met with John Lasseter and had an elaborated talk with him about his humongous Disney fanfic
Nomura: Hi thank you so much for coming.
John: No problem. Let’s get down to business. Nomura: Okay so I have this Disney crossover game coming along about a chosen boy who wields the keyblade (a blade but shaped as a key) to keep the darkness at bay and protect other worlds from falling into it and save his friends oh but get this he isn’t really the chosen wielder of the keyblade because other people can wield keyblades too even his friends and so the kid is up against these 13 bad guys who at first thinks is Organization XIII who are basically people that have no hearts or existence in the world but in actuality the boy finds out that the true bad guys are these 13 Darknesses that’s ruled by an elderly psychopath man and when I mean elderly I mean really old like an old coot who kinda splits himself into those 13 Darknesses and time travels to conquer the one thing every world dominator wants: Kingdom Hearts (my title for the game, clever huh) and Sora, the kid, has to make his way to meet with 7 Lights in order to stop the old man but in order to do that he’s got to free some of those Lights from their fated dooms in the past and everyone counts that he will
And I would like feature Toy Story into this universe John: John: Sounds enticing. I love it
Yo, I know we all hate Atlantica, especially in Kh2 but I honestly gotta appreciate and love how Sora most likely feels about it in Kh2. Like I imagine him really happy going to another world besides 100 acre wood where he can finally have a break from fighting heartless, nobodies, the organization, etc. Plus, just look how happy he is swimming around and swimming like a little kid.
Sora was suddenly pulled away from his home, his friends got pulled away from him, shit is constantly going after him and his friends, honestly has really big shoes to fill, lost a whole year of growing up. Then in 100 acre wood, get to play with no violence and relax, and in Atlantica he can dance around as a merman with a dolphin tail, sing and laugh. Like seriously, during Under the Sea, he laughs at one point and oh my heart when I heart honestly gets so happy hearing that from him, fite me. Yes, there’s Ursala, but that doesn’t last as long and with 100 acre wood, Pooh remembers him However, those problems are so much smaller tbh compared to all the other shit he probably feels relieved about how small they are too.
Honestly, I just felt like ranting on how I am happy those worlds give Sora a break. This poor boy goes through so much. Tbh, I really hope he had a long break before Mickey sent that message and get left, and that he gets a break in KH3 somehow, just have it executed better so everyone can enjoy a break with Sora.