okay so like i mentioned earlier my english teacher has Connections™ and she was able to bring in the guy who worked on the original deadpool comics, joe kelly. while he was here some kid asked him how the “bromance” would develop between spiderman and deadpool in the spiderman/deadpool comic series (where they’re the same age and are budding friends) and mr. kelly just laughed nervously and said “deadpool has a total crush on spiderman”
“Reclaim your throne” slogan is just big cruel joke.
A lot of people (including me) expected an epic journey about Prince Noctis, who is gonna fight evil Empire and take back his Kingdom. Common fantasy plot
that involves restoring the rightful heir to the throne (”Lord of The Rings”, “Lion King”, “King Arthur“, thosands novels and films). Well, we all know how it actually ended.
Final Fantasy XV is Japanese game.
So, let me tell a short story about another Japanese game - Dark Souls.
Dark Souls is video game series about repeating cycles of Fire and Dark. The Age of Fire is completely dependent on the First Flame. When the Flame starts fading, people start becoming Undead, because humanity in Dark Souls cursed with Starscourge Curse of the Undead. Eventually Undead lose their mind and go Hollow (mindless zombies… as I remember correctly “daemon” on Japanese is pretty similar to “corpses”).
Lord of Cinder in Dark Souls 3 is a title given to those who once were mighty enough to Link the Flame. If Undead tried to link the Fire, but weren’t powerful enough and failed, it just burned them to ash, which called Unkindled.
Anyway, even successful Lords should… take their Throne and sacrifice themselves for Fire.
“Reclaim your throne” was never supposed to be “Marry Lunafreya, defeat Nifflheim, restore Insomnia, live long and happy”. It was about “Go and kill yourself, Noctis” all along.