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Remember that nasty Chocobo Eater boss battle in which the big ugly tries to push your party off the cliff? I usually win it.

But if you lose and go back to the Agency, Elma's there on patrol. She says in her most chipper Utena voice, "Hi! I took care of that fiend for you!"

DUDE. Like, the fiend that can knock the ENTIRE PARTY off the cliff!? Which would make short work of Auron were he alone? Which DID make short work of Auron, Jecht and Braska back in the day?

Apparently Elma has Tifa-like badassitude under those pink rosy cheeks and puppy-dog disposition.

Also, if you keep poking Elma, she'll eventually break out of professional mode and start whispering things like, "Don't tell anyone, but this is a really boring job," or "Do you think Lucil is noticing my efforts?"  [awwww]

Why, yes, I'm having another go at FFX to drown my sorrows after a Dodgers loss. And I must say getting a cheap, used back-compatible PS3 so I'd have blue ray and stuff to go with my shiny new TV is making  old games look brand new. I had a crappy CRT which was so fuzzy I couldn't see characters' faces in regular in-game mode, but the old PS2 was having some issues with the new TV. Now the graphics junkie in me is happy.

Date: 2009-10-20 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sissyhiyah.livejournal.com
Fear the badassitude! Fear it! It's always the chipper bubbly characters that are so much fun anyway--kind of like Selphie talking about fairies and dances one minute, then revenge and WAR!!! the next. I'm convinced she kills and leaves pixie dust on her victims, 'cause, you know, it's totally cute, the way it sticks to the blood. Yikes.

And now I want to play FFX again while I replay FFIX, which means that I'll have to sacrifice some of my Beatrix fangirl time. Talk about Tifa-esque badassery. Beatrix is frightening at times.

(Sorry about your Dodgers!)

Date: 2009-10-20 04:18 pm (UTC)
ext_79737: (lucil)
From: [identity profile] auronlu.livejournal.com
Alas, the good Elma and Lucil moments are few and far between in FFX. There are a few more in the sequel, but not enough.

And I still want to prosecute the localization team for casting a piece of cardboard as Elma in the American dub, when she's utterly adorable in Japanese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g7dlKkX8rg&feature=related).

Date: 2009-10-20 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekqueen.livejournal.com
I remember that scene, the first time I played the Chocobo eater smashed me to bits. So when I went back to play it again, I made it a point of building up everyone. LOL

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