I can’t stop thinking about what must have happened in the fight between Hanzo and Genji. More specifically, I can’t stop thinking about how obscenely, totally one-sided it must have been.
Like, we know that Genji was at the brink of death afterwards and Hanzo walked away, but it’s more than that.
Genji’s body was absolutely destroyed. His limbs are all prosthetic. His face is covered in scars. He mentions how he can no longer eat regular food in one of his voice lines. We only see his eyes when he removes his mask in the Dragons short, but even with the mask removed, there’s still metal visible on much of the lower half of his face, which might imply that he needed portions of his skull/jaw replaced as well.
And then there’s Hanzo–who doesn’t have so much as a single visible scar. And if he does have scars, they’re certainly not anywhere on his body where you’d expect to see them if someone had tried to kill you, like his head, neck, and chest. I’m also working under the assumption that he doesn’t have prosthetic legs and just wears futuristic boots, based on the fact that his pants are tucked into them, they go over his knee but possess a normal, organic joint at the back, and his ‘ick’ reaction to finding out that so much of Genji’s body is now robotic.
Like, Hanzo walked away from their fight completely unscathed, but Genji was mutilated. Mutilated, but not killed–which probably means Hanzo wasn’t just carrying it out like a normal assassination, quick and to the point. He was angry. It wasn’t enough just to kill him–he wanted to make Genji suffer for what (in Hanzo’s mind) he was making him do. He might have even deliberately made it so Genji’s death would be long and drawn out–something which ultimately allowed time to save him.
And Genji, in turn, barely fought back. In fact, he probably only made attempts to defend himself. The chipped sword is likely a direct result of that, since swords are not generally designed to block one another and are meant to simply cut through flesh. The aim is to kill your opponent fast, or at least hurt them enough to incapacitate them. As a trained assassin, Genji would have known that as well as anyone. But if you can’t (or won’t) do that, and you’re not fast enough to outright avoid a hit (Hanzo was a better swordsman, after all), then you block–and that’s what Genji did. He didn’t want to die–but more than that, he didn’t want to kill Hanzo. Didn’t want to hurt him at all. Was more content to let himself get chopped practically to pieces than to raise his sword against his brother.
That’s probably what motivated Hanzo’s guilt, as much as anything. If he’d given his brother an easy death–made it an honorable kill–he probably would have returned to his life as the heir feeling saddened but justified. But he fought Genji with the intent to crush him, to stomp him out like a cigarette butt, and Genji hardly did anything to stop it. He simply could not bring himself to fight back with everything he was capable of–not when he loved Hanzo so much. It’s no wonder Hanzo could barely live with himself afterwards. He had done such a monstrous, unforgivable thing to the only family he had left after the death of their father. And why? For what?
So, realizing what the Shimada Clan was doing to him–what he would turn into if he stayed with them–he left. But, I’m sure he knows as well as any that that doesn’t quite erase what he did. Which may be part of why he reacts so angrily towards Genji when they reunite.
Genji’s been alive all this time, and yet he never came for Hanzo. He could have settled the score, but instead he went after the Shimada clan itself, the ones who put him and his brother at odds to begin with, who made it so they had to fight. And there’s Hanzo, realizing all this and being so upset about it. Because after everything Hanzo has done to atone on his own, it’s Genji once again who forgives him. It’s Genji once again who loves him more–would probably have loved him just the same even if he hadn’t spent the last 10 years trying to make things right. And that must have been so frustrating for Hanzo to know that he’d abandoned everything, done so much to make things up to someone who never, ever even blamed him. All this time, he’s been carrying a burden which he inflicted upon himself. And once again, he has to ask himself, why? For what?
But by the end of Dragons, when he lays down his bow and returns to pray at the little shrine he’s made, he finally figures it out: for Genji.
And that annoying shrinking thing in the Meltokio Sewers. And the Lightning Temple. Oh, ugh, and running back and forth in the Water Temple. That goddamn Blue Wind Princess I can never remember the pattern for. The sliding puzzles in the Ice Temple AND Welgaia, going back and forth to light the lanterns in the Fire Temple, the frustrating floor puzzles in Rodyle's ranch...
I 100% understand why Esteban wanted to be young again in Island of Youth like literally his entire family is still the same age but he’s old now. He’s like 10 years younger than his grandparents. It’s like his life has passed him by while theirs gets to pick up right where it left off. His cousin who was about the same age as him is just beginning her reign of power and glory while his prime has long passed. Not to mention Esteban’s last 41 years weren’t exactly pleasant. I’m sure he doesn’t feel like he’s lived his life to the fullest at all
Here in Alphabetical order are some of the words used in Undertale that people may not know, especially if they are not native English speakers.
Usage in Undertale: used as the name for the fused monsters in the true lab Meaning: verb, combine or unite to form one organization or structure.
Usage in Undertale: name of the end game monster version of Loox. Meaning: noun, a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, which results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus.
Usage in Undertale: I JUST WANT TO HAVE HANDSOME, BISHONEN EYES. LIKE METTATON…SIGH… Meaning: adjective, a Japanese term literally meaning “beautiful youth (boy)” and describes an aesthetic that can be found in disparate areas in East Asia: a young man whose beauty (and sexual appeal) transcends the boundary of gender or sexual orientation.
Usage in Undertale: I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M FRIENDS…WITH A BONE-A-FIDE OPERA STAR!!! Meaning: authentic, true.
Usage in Undertale: PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU ESCAPE!!! WHEN YOU WENT MISSING I GOT WORRIED SICK!!! - SLIGHTLY BONETROUSLED, PAPYRUS Meaning: “tousle” means to make something untidy, like hair, “trousle is not a real word, nor is bonetrousle. It appears to be a made up word for being flustered.
Usage in Undertale: “ALL YOU DO IS SIT AND BOONDOGGLE” Meaning: waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects.
Usage in Undertale: AHEM!! HUMAN!! PREPARE YOURSELF!! FOR HIGH JINKS! FOR LOW JINKS! DANGERS! PUZZLES! CAPERS! JAPERS! BEING CAPTURED! AND OTHER SORTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES. Meaning: to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner; a prank or trick; harebrained escapade; a frivolous, carefree episode or activity.
Usage in Undertale: SILKEN SPAGHETTI FINELY AGED IN AN OAKEN CASK… Meaning: wooden barrel.
Usage in Undertale: I wouldn’t buy your chitzy garbage at knifepoint. Meaning: actually a misspelling, the real word is “chintzy” and it means cheap, gaudy, or inferior.
Usage in Undertale: our reports showed a massive anomaly in the timespace continuum. Meaning: a continuous extent, series, or whole.
Usage in Undertale: THAT’S UNDYNE’S DRAMATIC CRAG. SHE’S ALWAYS POSING ATOP IT. Meaning: sharp rocky mountaintop or outcropping.
Usage in Undertale: That is your SOUL, the very culmination of your being! Meaning: climax, bringing to a final stage, sum.
Usage in Undertale: Stereotypical: Curvaceously attractive, but no brains… Meaning: having a lot of curves, shapely body.
Usage in Undertale: character name Meaning: The name Dogamy is a wordplay on the suffix -gamy used to describe different forms of marriage (endogamy, monogamy, etc) and ties in with the pair’s marriage theme and the sign near their area that reads “Warning: Dog Marriage”.
Usage in Undertale: character name Meaning: Dogaressa is the term used for the wife of a doge, the title used by the rulers of the Renaissance-era Republic of Venice (now part of Italy), which ties into the Dogi’s marriage theme
Usage in Undertale: Character name Meaning: remain motionless and quiet to escape detection.
Usage in Undertale: Toriels pun about her favorite vegetable is “Eda-MOM-e” Meaning: Edamame is actually a way of preparing immature soybeans in their pods, not a type of bean.
• EM Tether
Usage in Undertale: WARNING! WARNING! ELEVATOR LOSING POWER! EM TETHER STABILITY LOST! ALTITUDE DROPPING! Meaning: EM stands for electromagnetic, an electromagnetic tether is the use of electromagnets to support and propel something without touching it, like magnetic hover disks and magnetic levitation (Maglev) bullet trains. This means the elevators in undertale act like 6 directional levitating boxes, explaining how some elevators can go left and right as well as up and down. When you don’t have the power to activate the electromagnets the magnetic force weakens and the elevator falls down much faster and can not move without the power being restored.
Usage in Undertale: Amalgamate name. Meaning: Endogenous substances and processes are those that originate from within an organism, tissue, or cell.
Usage in Undertale: You ran away…. And broke their little ethereal heart. (Talking about the ghost inhabiting the tutorial dummy) Meaning: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
Usage in Undertale: Migospel’s facade is broken. (used when you defeat all the other monsters in the battle) Meaning: ruse; act; false behavior to pretend to feel or be something you aren’t.
Usage in Undertale: It’s a platoon of ficuses. Meaning: Also know as fig trees, is a genus of plants, some of which are used as potted plants.
Usage in Undertale: * Glyde is thinking of new slang for the word “cool.” * Like “freakadacious.” Meaning: not a real word.
Usage in Undertale: (Futility setting in.) used when the slime janitor realizes he is constantly mopping up his own slime every time he turns around. Meaning: pointless, self defeating, vain, losing battle, resistance is futile.
Usage in Undertale: It symbolizes my inner torment, trapped here by my hyphae. Meaning: root-like thin structures fungi use to invade, leach nutrients from an organism, and anchor themselves.
Usage in Undertale: I was merely infatuated with the CONCEPT of love. Meaning: obsessed with, in love with, blinded by desire for.
Usage in Undertale: EVERYONE LIKES JAPES!!! * what about undyne? doesn’t she hate puzzles? SHE HATES PUZZLES. BUT SHE LOVES JAPES. Meaning: a practical joke; mockery.
Usage in Undertale: HE LOOKS A BIT LIKE A CERTAIN DOG I DON’T LIKE. BUT GREATERDOG DOESN’T COLLECT ANYTHING. HE’S ONLY A KLEPTOMANIAC FOR AFFECTION! Meaning: An impulse control disorder that results in an irresistible urge to steal.
Usage in Undertale: Admittedly, I may have had limerent feelings for you before. Meaning: involuntary romantic attraction, loving.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus describes Undyne’s plan to cross the barrier and beat you up as being “ludicrous” Meaning: crazy, unbelievable, unreasonable, foolhardy.
Usage in Undertale: used when the Nacarat Jester discusses how there is no point in being morose about the situation of the monsters as there is nothing they can do about it. Meaning: sad, depressed.
Usage in Undertale: If you haven’t noticed, my mycelium have bound me to the ground. Meaning: mats of interwoven hyphae, network of fungi “roots”.
Usage in Undertale: not actually used in Undertale, but the name given to the orange monster in the jester mask, who is known as reddemon in the files. It is unknown who created him and who came up with the name of “Nacarat Jester” Meaning: color that is a reddy orange, comes from “nacre”, the word for the pearly substance on the inside of shells.
Usage in Undertale: part of the joke of Undyne quoting Shakespeare “theres the rub” something that you say when you are explaining what the difficulty is in a particular situation, and Papyrus mistaking it for her pointing out a literal rub, causing him to search for it. Papyrus: I’LL DO MY BEST TO FIND THE RUB. Undyne: Hey, I think I found something! Papyrus: OOH, WHERE? AND WHAT’S THIS HORRIBLE NOOGIE? Undyne: It’s the rub!!! Meaning: the act of rubbing and grinding your knuckles on someone’s head to cause them slight pain.
Usage in Undertale: Mettaton discussing how Frisk, playing the role of the forbidden lover, is going to die in the dungeon. Meaning: lover, crush, significant other.
Usage in Undertale: * The faint odor of ectoplasm permeates the vicinity. Meaning: diffuse, spread, pass through, invade slowly and evenly.
Usage in Undertale: used by Papyrus to describe the annoying dog, added in the patch. Meaning: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
Usage in Undertale: PLEASE PERUSE MY CULINARY ART SHOW. Meaning: examine carefully or at length.
Usage in Undertale: It’s a platoon of ficuses. Meaning: A military group of 15 to 30 soldiers, In reality it would be closer to a fireteam or half a squad of ficuses.
Usage in Undertale: CAREFUL!! THE ICE IS SLPPERY. BUT IF YOU SLIDE ON THE ICE, NO ONE WILL ATTACK YOU. NO ONE WANTS TO PRATFALL DURING A COOL TECHNIQUE. Meaning: fall on your buttocks, ironically happens to Sans when you hit him after his “special attack”.
Usage in Undertale: GRILLBY’S… IT’S DARK AND FULL OF GREASE. PURGATORY OF FRIES… HAMBURGER ABYSS… Meaning: (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus yells at Sans for not recalibrating his puzzles. Sans’s puzzle is later revealed to be a word search from the newspaper he left on the ground. Meaning: resetting, restarting and adjusting to work accurately, adjusting the range of a weapon.
Usage in Undertale: Flowey ”I am the prince of this world’s future. Don’t worry, my little monarch, my plan isn’t regicide.” Ironically his plan does end in regicide. Meaning: murder of royalty, for example, King Asgore. Comes from regi, royalty, and cide, kill.
Usage in Undertale: * Vulkin is wiggling its weird rump. * You tell Vulkin that its rump looks like a sack of trash. *“Trash…rump…Ahh…” * Little streams of lava come from Vulkin’s eyes. Meaning: butt.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne speaking to Frisk: “At first, I hated your stupid saccharine schtick, but…” Meaning: sickly sweet, sugary, too nice.
Usage in Undertale: Puzzle Elder: “* There’s no ART in that actiony, mindless schlock! It’s just timing-based drivel!” Meaning: cheap or inferior goods or material; trash.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus: HUH!? ARE YOU SERENADING ME!? OH NO!!! YOU’RE MAKING ME BLUSH!!! LET’S WRITE A MUSICAL ABOUT OUR ADVENTURES!!! Meaning: playing a song for someone, either on instruments or by singing, or both, normally a personal song or romantic.
Usage in Undertale: What do skeletons tile his roof with? Shin-gles! Meaning: a slate or pottery plate used in overlapping patterns to cover a roof and keep off water.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne speaking to Frisk: “At first, I hated your stupid saccharine schtick, but…” Meaning: act, performance, character.
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus discusses kabobs and kabones, saying that bones are used as the skewers Meaning: rod or stick used to impale something with, such as meat to make a kabob.
Usage in Undertale: used by Papyrus to describe his friend quantity, and later his knowledge quantity.. Meaning: still, unchanging; undisturbed.
Usage in Undertale: Undyne suplexes a boulder, just because she can. Meaning: a wrestling throw used to pick up and slam an opponent onto their back or head.
Usage in Undertale: Mad Dummy turns into Glad Dummy after experiencing unbridled emotions from your actions in the genocide route. Meaning: unlimited, unrestrained.
Usage in Undertale: Napstablook: “my life is pretty boring… but… seeing you on the screen… Brought excitement to my life…vicariously” Meaning: felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others:
Usage in Undertale: Papyrus: UNDYNE, DID YOU REALLY HAVE AN OFFICE JOB? Undyne: Well, it was more of a, uh, community service thing. Papyrus: THAT’S UNDYNE!! ALWAYS HELPING OUT THE COMMUNITY! Undyne: Uh, yep! Totally of my own volition there! Meaning: willfully, by choice, without influence of others.
1: an evil non-corporeal entity born from a solar flare that corrupts people. Its goal to just basically consume and destroy.
2: an entire planet possessed by a vengeful spirit that uses a Skeleton as a mouth-piece to infiltrate and corrupt others. It preaches what I can only call a kind of “Death Gospel”
3: a Giant Eldritch Lovecraft Monster summoned from deep space…. as is the wont of Lovecraft monsters.
4: A vampiric alien queen that literally feeds off the youth of others to keep herself young and beautiful and also has a “Portrait of Dorian Gray” thing going on as she’s caught somewhere between reality and her own mirror image.
5: The amalgamation of all evil in the galaxy congealed into one incorporeal entity which went on to try and spread itself as wildfire into all living things to destroy them; referred to as “Chaos”. it’s a living embodiment of the abstract idea of chaos as an active destructive force.
(It doesn’t have a physical form so there’s no real images of it at all. This is the best that I could do; )
Basically imagine Giygas. Although even Giygas you KINDA have a visual representation for it. But yeah… it’s kinda like that.