so, right as our kiddos were about to get murdered, this guy up here saves the gang by deactivating the particle shield and allowing them to open up a wormhole. sadly, we don’t get to know who he is/why he did what he did.
doesn’t stop me from claiming right here and now that that’s alfor up there.
“but,” you say reasonably, “alfor should be dead by now, shouldn’t he? it’s been TEN THOUSAND years!“
well, little pessimist that doesn’t want more Space Daddy™ content, zarkon’s alive after the same amount of time, isn’t he? the quintessence is shown to heal wounds/make lifespans longer. so that solves the whole “it’s been a buttfuck of years” aspect. also, alteans can shapeshift, making it easy for alfor to become a galra soldier and infiltrate their ranks.
in addition, there’s also little bits of dialogue that stick out. most noticeably alfor’s little “if all goes well, i will see you again, soon” right before he knocks out allura and puts her to sleep. that could mean that all did not go well and that’s why she’s asleep for ten thousand years, or that all IS going according to plan and he’s just playing a long game. another bit is shiro’s “it’s been ten thousand years; five inexperienced pilots and one support ship isn’t going to stop zarkon.” if alfor’s alive and well then he’d have a plan to finally take zarkon down. it would still be hard, but they wouldn’t be lost, not completely.
most glaringly, though, is the fact that he wasn’t given an explicit death scene. hell, i don’t even think it’s mentioned that he’s actually confirmed dead. zarkon seems like the type to Gloat, and the fact that he didn’t hold it over allura that he, personally, killed her dad seems…..off, to say the least.
finally, ALLURA DESERVES IT. she had to destroy his memory! his very being! she doesn’t deserve that! let her find her father again and hug him!
yeah, and also, it’d be pretty shitty for alfor to leave all his problems for his very young daughter to deal with. just putting that out there. if this isn’t alfor up there then he’s……kind of a shitty father, imo.
OK GUYS I NEED TO CLARIFY SOMETHING THATS BEEN BOTHERING ME FOR AWHILE ABOUT THE KH3 RENDERS THAT I KEEP HEARING YALL SAY.
OK. lemme get one thing straight. I have been seeing TOO MANY kh fans say how shitty the renders are for the new kh3 and how they look unfinished and stuff like that (just from the looking at the tags for awhile)
FIRST OFF. ITS IN DEVELOPMENT. They can spend 1930843098 hours polishing the shit out of the visuals WHEN THEY HAVE A RELEASE DATE. rn theirs so much pressure for them to pull shit out that they dont have time to make it darn diddly perf. AND THATS OK.
SECOND. what makes people iffy about the physical renders is that they look overall flat, or washed out
idk i personally think they look fine as is, but i guess what people are used to is depth, i dont even know their reasoning myself.
ANYWHO MOVING ON.
what were used to seeing in kh games are ambient occlusion maps compiled with the normal renders. (if you dont know what ambient occlusion is go ahead and google it) but basically its this kind of texture map (and forgive me but i tried my best to manipulate the image so it best suites the render, cuz I DONT HAVE THE FILE)
SO when you compile them together using After Effects or another program similar, you get this soft shaded effect on your renders like this
it adds the extra UMPH to what people think the renders are missing.
SO OVERALL , SQUARE IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT WITH THIS RN SO THEY STILL HAVE TIME TO REALLY WORK THEIR MAGIC ON IT. THEYVE BEEN WORKING THEIR TOUCHIES OFF FOR US TO MAKE NEW CONTENT.