Fire Emblem Fates vs. Siblings Cutscenes Ranked from Least to Most Extra
his cutscene isn’t even that extra it’s just sad
he’s putting on a tough face but it’s obvious he doesn’t truly want to fight you
most people don’t rly want to fight xander at this point either
doesn’t even verbally threaten you or anything (ignore sword)
so the purple wave shit and the ceiling crumbling a lil is p wack but in the context of a big boss fight? pretty tame
the shaky camera angles? wild
the omnious pitter-patter of Hoshidan soldiers? wild
making said Hoshidan soldiers back away so he can slowly inch towards you? wild
“yOU ABANDONED YOUR FAMILY AND HOSHIDO” sudden close up “NOW PAY FOR YOUR BETRAYAL”
however, we, the player, expected this
if anything this is one of the most controlled scenes we have w takumi in conquest bc he does not call us “nohrian scum” even once
the amount of fucking edge in this video? the audacity of your goth wizard brother? breathtaking
it’s a cemetery which is, right off the bat, edgy as hell
weird purple vape shit surrounding the graves
you don’t even hear his footsteps or the horse this is the scene when you truly realize how much power leo has garnered from the goth gods
the pony????? has horns??????
“the sentence…………………………………….IS DEATH”
but using the same reasoning as takumi’s fight cutscene
we expected this
ok so i feel like most people would argue hinoka isn’t that extra
but also consider this: the fucking helicopter
so hinoka rides in w her pegasus and that’s fine that’s expected except there are a million sakura petals just fluttering in the wind for some reason
JUMPS off her pegasus mid air just floats for awhile and then uses her spear?????? as a helicopter????? i????????
gets back on the pegasus ????? ???? ???? somehow ??? ??
hinoka’s english va adds a very. surreal aspect to this scene for me and i’m not sure why
this is the last thing you see right before you die
her footsteps???? her boots??????? her booty??????? big anime tiddy?????????
when i first watched this scene i was torn between a mixture of thirst and dread
“ah! i see you missed your big sister ;)” “you’re sooooo cute”
if you watch this you’re automatically going to hell i’m sorry
for some reason this scene never fails to make my depression skyrocket
somehow ryoma just sitting solemnly while waiting for you is 100x worse than xander sadly turning around
in the general the raijinto is wild as hell but i feel like this cutscene just takes you to the next plane of existence
“you………. have done well so far………………. BUT THAT WAS JUST PRACTICE”
ok so like is ryoma sad that he has to fight you??? probably
but he’s so fucking ready and i feel like nintendo is just. trying very hard to convince us, the players, that ryoma doesn’t want to hurt us but it’s also kind of hard to believe when he gets this into it
he’s got his arms out just begging you to try it and you think he’s done but nope
ryoma goes on and starts to pose while the room just sets on fire which i feel is the highlight of this scene
as a big boss cutscene it’s not the worst thing in the world but it’s. definitely up there
harry potter, aged 23, visiting teddy and andromeda for his normal weekly cup of tea and w/e, and andromeda is in the kitchen and teddy’s run upstairs to fetch harry the latest game he’s obsessed with, and harry notices a leatherbound photo album half-sticking out of the bookshelf in the living room that he’s never seen before, and sort of idly takes it down, and it’s full of photos of the malfoys
photos of narcissa: standing stiffly next to andromeda, the two of them not touching, looking very dubious, and teddy’s ruffled head in the bottom left corner of the picture as he tries uselessly to leap up and wave; sitting very still in a high-backed armchair looking quietly pleased and possessive with teddy six months old and asleep in the crook of her arm; frowning intensely as she pushes rune cards towards a blithely chattering 3 year old teddy.
but most of the photos are of draco. draco asleep on the sofa with teddy curled up and asleep on his chest – there are deep grey circles under draco’s eyes and he’s waxy pale with exhaustion even in sleep, and teddy can’t be more than a couple of months old. draco looking horrified and holding a squirming pudgy teddy at arms length as teddy gleefully spits up what looks like some of his first solids on draco’s crisp white shirt. draco reading a copy of the daily prophet with a 2001 date while teddy crawls up over his back and hangs off around draco’s neck and blows spitballs in his ear. draco and teddy posed solemnly in andromeda’s back garden, draco straddling a broom, teddy next to him and almost beside himself with excitement on the toy broom harry got him for his fourth birthday. draco and teddy playing exploding snap. draco walking in a park next to andromeda with a fast asleep four year old teddy scooped up easily in his arms, snoring on his shoulder. draco in dark jeans and a soft, worn thin looking t-shirt laughing up at the camera while teddy advances on him with hands covered in brightly coloured paint.
harry had no idea narcissa and andromeda were in touch, let alone draco. when he hears teddy thundering back downstairs, he quietly closes the book and replaces it in the cupboard. it doesn’t have to mean anything. he testified at both of the malfoys’ trials. he doesn’t care about them anymore. he’s not even angry.
only that monday at the ministry, when he’s heading for auror hq, draco malfoy wanders past in his buttoned up formal robes clasped tight around his neck, frowning and haughty as ever over a file, shooting harry a swift venomous look as is his habit, and harry’s heart suddenly kicks into high gear.
ok auston and jvr can choke on their first round picks bc mitch’s lucky charms and mo’s frosted flakes are clearly superior cereals but auston did come in clutch with the reeses puffs and jvr never redeemed himself and he’s kicked off the team like who tf picks corn pops i’m sorry but he’s voted off the island