Poll: Week 24: With the first couple of matches already coming with a surprise turnaround, we move onwards as more contestants make their names known! Match number three marks the entrance of two fan-favorites! On one side we have one of the most recurring stars in our cast, Shin Verus. On the other side, a strange mix of cuteness, innocence and cold knowledge, it's our very own Cuore Mist! Finally, out halfway point is reached when two underdogs clash. Who will win? Kaiser Verus, the twin doomed to be in the shadow of Shin or Xion, the girl who somehow managed to pull off a win as the most popular secondary cast member in Normalcy? Vote Now!
Author has written 7 stories for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, Super Smash Brothers, Monster Hunter, and Pokémon.
Hobbies: Video Games, Swimming, hanging out in general.
Studying for: Veterinarian.
Personality: Friendly, a bit stubborn sometimes though, too shy for my own good, energetic and very competitive.
Things about my stories: Okay then, let's get some things straight here.
One) no matter what fic I make, it's gonna have Terra in it, now that's NOT to say she'll always be the main character, no, infact, my third fic is about Kingdom Hearts, and I'm going to be TOTALLY ORIGINAL and make Sora and Kairi the mains. Nobody has ever done that before, huh?
Two) I'll probably find a way to fit in Shin aswell, if I can't fit the *SPOILER* giant dragon there *END OF SPOILER* then he ends up as an OC, still, this can change with my mood.
Three) I. don't. do. short.stories. I have to make this clear. If I start a story, there's a 90% chance it'll go past the 100K mark. I fell like short stories can only expand on the plots, while the long ones may have an identity of it's own you know? Enough ranting for now, get down and read my stories, it's not lke you're here to read the profile and go... or are you?
An Unending Struggle: My first fic and my "baby". Even though I can SEE how the earlier chapters show it's my first, I don't have time to go around and clean up AND I do believe that the more it advances, the better it becomes, to the point that I believe it completely makes up for it.Writer's Block over. Next chapter Soon (TM).
Main Characters: Terra, Shin.
Recurring Characters: Zack, Cloud, Squall, Bartz, Zidane, Vaan, Edge,Rydia, Cuore, Chuck No- I mean Jecht, Aqua, The OTHER Terra, Sora and, as much as I hate to do it, Lightning.
Main Vilains: Kefka, Sephiroth and the three others is for me to know and you to find out.
Radiant Fantasy: My first crossover and my second fic. What can I say about this one? The beggining is obviously a lot better than my first, but since FE isn't exactly the most well known series, it's not for everyone. Why did I do it? Well, maybe because Fire Emblem is severely underappreciated and also because the cultural shock will be awesome to write... when I actually get there. Also, screw you Geoffrey, you ain't getting that green hair.
Main Characters: Ike, Terra, Elincia, Shinryu, Robin, Tiki.
Recurring Characters:Priam, Priscilla, Morgan, Lucina, Chrom, Marth, Roy, Lyn, Eliwood, Mist, Stefan, Mia, Tibarn, Naesala, Rydia, Edge, Cuore, Zack, Celes, Balthier, Vaan, Bartz, Zidane and Squall.
Main Vilains: Emperor Mateus and that one guy who I only call "The White Raven" and you get to find out later..
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Third fic and written on a whim. Well, not a whim, I actually had been planning on putting this one up when I finished my first one, but well, got impatient after waiting for almost a year. This and Radiant Fantasy share a two week update, three at worst, one at best. Depends on my mood.
Main Characters: Sora, Kairi, Terra Branford, Shin.
Recurring Characters: Roxas, Naminé, Riku, Xion, Aqua, Zack, KH Terra, Rydia, Edge, Cuore, Sephiroth (yes, not a vilain), Cloud, Squall/Leon, and a LOT more.
Main Vilains (For now): Xemnas, Kefka.
Knights of the Dragon: Second crossover, fourth fic. THIS is what a whim is all about! I mean... if it weren't for the fact that I could NOT get this idea out of my mind, I would never do this, four fics, long ones at that, is just insane. Because of that, this one will get updated when I feel like it. I do enjoy writing it, but I can schedule a constant stream of content on four fics. When one of the other ends, then this one gets a stable release schedule.
Main Characters: Ike, Terra, Link, Snake, Roy, Red, Samus, Isaac, Zack, Cloud, Bartz, Zidane, Squall, Vaan.
Recurring Characters: About 90 more so I won't even bother listing.
Main Vilain: Shinryu.
Beyond the Masses: A Hunt for One's Self:Third Crossover, fifth fic. I wanted something different. This is why this exists in a nutshell. To take the cast from Final Fantasy and to put them in a magicless world that is unlike every world they have gone to, along with a "Guild" atmosphere, to have a less prevalent "Good Versus Evil" and more of a character study. To make a story that is more of the heroes living and discovering the world than it is to twart an evil empire. These are the reasons I wrote this. A different take from the type of worlds and stories I used to write. Hope ou enjoy it as much as I do writting.
Main Characters: Terra, Shin.
Recurring Characters: Bartz, Vaan, Cloud and less proeminently, the rest of the Final Fantasy cast. Plus Rex, Merlina and everything that comes with them.
1- An Extremely Normal Trilogy... I Swear!: First and foremost, Normalcy will be triology consisting of "Light, Darkness and You" and "Once More, With Feeling!" (Tentative names). Take your bets at what is happening in those stories, I'll only say LDaY happens during "College" and that OMWF happens during adulthood and that shit does infact go down in both of them.
2- An Uneding War Project: Then we have a little side project of mine and a friend's. Around the time Chapter 67 of AUS was published, Michael Mario and I have been getting into some discussions about plans regard our first "children", An Unending Struggle and the Neo Dissidia series... we're both huge Terra fans and we've found we think alike (Besides who to pair her with. We've avoided killing eachother as of now), we even mixed and matched some ideas for use in ND: ANW, ANW, Radiant Fantasy, and Knights of the Dragon. And now we're fiddling with something more... "tangible" to the readers. That is either a recipe for something good, or a complete disaster; take your pick. If you must know though, it's going to be a disaster... the good kind of disaster.
3-The Fun They Had Without Me!: A compilation of two/three-shots of what happens in-between Normalcy and LDaY. Since Sora gets a solo arc at the start of LDaY, he ain't getting crap from these. They include:
A Hunter, an Esper and a Dragon: Set one week after the end of Normalcy. After being offered a chance long distance course, Shin returns to Minegarde for the rest of the year to care for his injured family member. Through some “conspiracy”, and by conspiracy I mean Cuore & Co., he finds Terra knocked out on the airship when he arrives and, due to the sealing stone and how Caelum now sees the girl as his full-fledged mother, Rex just decides to wing it and have her stay with them for the next half-year. However, not every hunter sees friendship with or even more so parenthood towards monsters as moral… much less profitable. A three-shot full of fluff, so be warned.
Main Characters: Terra Branford, Shin.
Recurring Characters: Rex, Merlina, Sol, Luna, Mika, Marcus, Caelum.
Villains: The Minegardian Council. Sorta.
Crimson Jetstream: A story about how Kairi deals with the traumatic events after the end of Normalcy and a trip into her past to shed a light on it all. Should be the least action-focused fic I do, so it’s a gamble.
Main Character: Kairi.
Recurring Characters (Warning, some of them are flashback only): "Jetstream" Samuel Rodrigues (No one would've guessed, huh?), Naminé, her father and mother (Aha, ain’t gonna tell you THAT easily), Vincent, Bladewolf and her master (Aha, again.)
Villains: HER SOUL! 2 Edgy 4 U! Kidding, kidding, no villains. That or DmC Donte and Vorgil. She needs a punching bag.
Something about Two Towers: Riku, Roxas and Xion’s return to Middle Earth as part of their summer mission. Now alone, Roxas must face his past and either crack under it or face the burden as he travels with Frodo while Riku follows Aragorn by Boromir’s wish and Xion has an encounter with a certain wizard long thought dead.
Main Characters: Riku, Roxas, Xion.
Recurring Characters: Luriel, *Insert Lord of the Rings cast here*
Villain: Look me dead in the eye and ask me that again.
Hail to the Lich King: Follows Zack's 1st Class Squadron as they are sent on a scouting mission to the Realm of Darkness. They end up finding a new world all together… or is it new? As they do arrive, they quickly find that they may have just bitten more than they can chew. You know, a God of Death and someone who rules over it is a bit large of a sandwich.
Main Characters: Zack, Aqua, KH Terra.
Recurring Characters: Ven, Vanitas, Jack, a cast of ten heroes so crazy you won't believe it, Rhonin, Varian Wrynn, Thrall, Jaina and Tirion.
Villains: Kel'thuzad ,Yogg-Saron, Arthas the Lich King.
4-Not Your Average Prequel: The story of the various happenings that lead to Normalcy, including, but not limited to: Merlina’s sketchy past, Eraqus and Xehanort’s leadership of the school in the war and Laguna's rise to Presidency with it, Shinryu’s sealing and the formation of Organization XIII.
Main Characters: Merlina, Rex, Eraqus, Laguna.
Recurring Characters: The entire non-kid cast of Normalcy with the exception of 13 year old genius Frimelda and more to come.
Harbinger of Light: The Shattering: Here's an entirely new story brought to you by yours truly and by a friend of mine, TorNathan. It's Kingdom Hearts based, and mostly canon. I'd advise you to check it out of course and leave your thoughts!
"AUS Movie 1" A Draconian Light: A Clash that was never meant to be: Part One: What happens when I'm full of writer's blocks? Why I work on crossovers of course! Me and TerraKH did this out of a whim, and decided one should writepart one, that being him, the other should write part 2, that being me. Now, consider this as a movie for AUS. As in, it's in canon, and happens between chapter 69 and 70, but it's not needed to understand what happens later on in the story, think One Piece. If you like Shin... you'll probably enjoy this small escapade!
Hardships of the Heart:And this is my entry into TheJadeDragon37's now year-old fic series. It may take a while to catch up, but as I already told many, it's a series I recomend fully, as all of his fics, especially The Moonless Child, just get past his rocky start on his first fic, like it did! Anyway, I have a hand on this, so expect to see the Herald-ness showing! As in... her.
SPOILER CORNER. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ANY OF MY STORIES, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Shinryu "Shin" Verus:
Appearance: Shoulder-length spiky brown hair, slightly above average height (1.82 meters), Caucasian, brown eyes. He wears an un-zipped black over-jacket with a golden dragon wing on his back, a matching shirt trousers and shoes, all of them with golden linings to them. While synchronized with Shinryu his hair becomes bright red and his eyes turn gold, his clothing also turns from black to silver because of the dragon’s pride on his color.
An Unending Struggle: Starts of as bright, cheery with idealistic views on the world but slowly becomes more rational about it, so rational he is on the battlefield one could call him cold and dark. He also starts using sarcasm a lot more often. When in peace though, he does not display any of the dark tones he does on the battlefield and actually reverts to his original persona.
Radiant Fantasy: Fiercely loyal to those he calls friends, his biggest quality can also turn against him. He prioritizes Terra’s safety to just about anything, even victory on the battlefield, something even he admits to be a massive flaw. He still is ultimately rational when designing strategies. He lightens up only when close to those that are closest to him.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: He starts of as a genius in all that interests him and a lazy ass on all else. The way he rationalizes all information when alone makes it difficult for him to trust humans as much as he does animals. However, he still maintains social interaction, albeit only truly being open to whom he thinks he can trust like the people in his dorm, the rest is a façade. He has a firm belief everyone and everything can be redeemed and, as such, never kills unless the enemy is already mortally wounded, to ease their suffering.
Hearts Series: In this, Shin is the textbook example of a workaholic. He takes any and all requests that will leave him climbing upwards on his life, if only for the end prize. He tends to have difficulty when making friends, as he’s awkward around new people, masked by a cold façade. He’s an extremely warm person, however, to his one childhood friend, maybe even warming up to his new group of friends, who knows?
Legend of the Dragoon: The Moonless Child: Justice. His vision of it. That is Shin’s highest and most tempered value in this incarnation. He’s warm, trusting and overall a people’s person, unlike the others, he has no problems in meeting new people and forging bounds with them. Ironically, this also makes him the most indecisive of them all, as justice is subjective and you cannot please everyone.
Beyond the Masses: A Hunt for One's Self: Perhaps the most sociable incarnation of Shin. He’s insecure and suffers from a massive inferiority complex towards his father, but he believes that the way of a true hunter is to make companions that will live and die with you, cover your flaws as you cover theirs, all in the way of friendship, not usage.
Age: Appears to be 20 (AUS), 19 (RF), 16 (N?EO), 18 (Hearts series), 22 (MC)
Spellblade, proficient two-handed blade wielding (RF, N?EO, Master level for AUS), motorcycle and Rheiard driving, peak human condition (RF, Superhuman with Shinryu's power in AUS), running on walls (AUS, RF, limited in N?EO), flight (AUS), resolve to unsheathe the Claíomh Solais (AUS), theoretical endless supply of energy as long as his body holds (AUS).
Weapons: Claymore (beginning of AUS), Lightbringer (Most of AUS, RF), Apocalypse (Lent to him by Terra in AUS), Claíomh Solais (Used against Terra AUS), Silver Sol Firesword (N?EO, Hearts series), The Final Fantasy (Currently in AUS).
People closest to him:
AUS: Terra, Zack, Aqua, Rydia, Edge, Bartz, Cloud, Celes, Locke.
RF: Terra, Vaan, Celes, Locke, Reks, Ramza, Tietra, Alma, Ike.
N?EO: Terra, Sora, Zack, Riku, Xion, Merlina, Rex, Marcus.
AHfOS: Terra, Bartz, Vaan, soon to be more.
Radiant Fantasy: One of the several orphans taken in by Lord Zalbaag Beoulve, he has no memories of what happened before the adoption. He spent most of his childhood easing the obviously fragile Terra into society. When Zalbaag was murdered and Terra taken into the army, he joined the Empyreal army together with Celes, Ramza and Delita to try and protect her. After Ike got her out of the Slave Crown’s control, he simply rebelled against the army together with Ramza, eventually taking Celes as well. All of this leads to a not-so-subtle infatuation with Terra, which for once, is mutual.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Son of legendary Hunter Rex Verus and equally legendary mage Merlina Magus, he really is strays from what would people believe to be his “legacy”. He hates the concept of the “Hunter’s Guild” and positively sucks at controlling magic, even if the power of said spells is above average. Even his enrolment was forced by his mother. Displaying surprisingly good in-combat analytical skills, he was allowed entry into SOLDIER where he now follows his beliefs into his own path.
An Unending Struggle: Initially unaware of his identity he meets up with Terra Branford's adopted children who sent him to find their mother. This triggers a series of events that will affect the fate all worlds. Initially nothing more than a liability to the group, he finds his own strength as his memories finally come back to him. Discovering that he is incarnation of Shinryu, he is able to harness the powers of the dragon to some extent, slowly cementing himself into a major piece on the war that is engulfing the world.
Most Memorable Quotes:
“Good… Evil… Right… Wrong… People like to spout all this self-righteous crap all the time, don’t they? Here’s the truth: We all believe in something, when that belief is contradicted by another’s, we dub the other’s belief “wrong” or “evil”. In the end, whoever wins will have its belief wrote as “Good” or “Right” in history. Humans are flawed like that… and we must embrace that because the moment we run out of flaws we stop evolving, we become stale. Like you did the moment you proclaimed yourself superior…”
“Jenova… when I'm done saving Terra from this pitiful excuse for a life you have concocted from her… you can run. You can hide. You can beg. But I am going to make you go through hell one thousand times harsher, crueler than what any of the cycles were. You will beg for me to kill you, but I won't give you that satisfaction… you didn't give Terra that. No, you will be sentenced to a fate far worse. Until reckoning comes you will fight for my amusement and I will enjoy every second you waste either it'd be fighting or when you finally accept how useless your efforts are, repeatedly dying for the sins you committed here. And believe me, I won't feel a single ounce of regret if I am made to kill the one person that has kept me wanting to live up until now.”
An Unending Struggle, Normalcy? Extremely Overrated, Radiant Fantasy, Draconian Light, Knights of the Dragon, Beyond the Masses: A Hunt for One's Self, Hearts Series (TheJadeDragon37), The Legend of the Dragoon: The Moonless Child (Same), Harbinger of Light: The Shattering (Me and TorNathan), A New Path, A New Wanderer (TerraKH).
Appearance: A tall Caucasian man of about 1.90, dirty blonde hair that he leaves unkempt, only trimming after it passes his shoulders, he is the one who gave his son his brown eyes. Rex is part Wyverian, and, as such, possess pointy, elf-like ears and his eyes are slit like reptiles. He is rarely seen in any formal attire, preferring a black leather jacket and matching trousers when he’s going casual and switching to an Akantor Set of armor when he goes hunting or battling.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: He comes off as a happy-go-lucky, lazy-ass, cocky, good for nothin’… and that’s how his WIFE described him. However, he knows when to drop that attitude and work, albeit only when extremely necessary, like precarious business in the Guild, dangerous hunts and such. He shows extreme restraint in killing humans, even he has no such problem with monsters, something that annoys his firstborn.
Age: 37 (N?EO), 41 (???)
Perfection itself when it comes to observation of his opponents skills and how to use his skills, tools and the environment and even his own skills against them, Master-level Greatsword wielding, proficient bow and Dual-Sword wielding, trap and tools expert, Dragon-Voice.
Weapons: Akantor Kingsword, Akantor Chaos Bow, Eternal Schism (Normal usage). Black Fatalis Blade, Dragon Bow “Chaos”, Ultimus Heaven and Earth(Extreme situations, coupled with Crimson Fatalis Armor).
People Closest to him:
N?EO: Shin, Marcus, Merlina, Sol, Luna, Mika, Eraqus, Laguna, Terra (soon), (formerly) Madeline and Maduin.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Leader of the Minegarde Hunter’s Guild, effectively making him the de facto leader for said world. Long ago he was an average hunter who rose to the top by his own cunning and skills, eventually hailed as a hero after his victory against the Akantor. He was called to Radiant Garden soon after, where he helped SOLDIER on the Dalamud battle that sparked the Great War, in which he fought, eventually marrying Merlina and fathering Shin and Marcus. He then returned to Minegarde, where he was given the Hunter’s Guild after saving the world from the brink of destruction in the "Scourge of Schrade, Legendary Black Dragon" and "The End Times" incidents that happened mere months afterwards. He now enjoys a somewhat quiet life tending to the Guild and teaching his son Marcus, treasuring every visit Merlina has time to do with Shin. However, he has been showing extra care for ancient scrolls.
Kaiser “Kai” Verus:
As Shin’s twin brother, he shares all features with him outside of his hair, clothing and eye color. His eyes are blue, taking from his mother and father, while his hair is a vivid red, stylized in short, unkempt spiky hair. His attire depends on fic, but he prefers a more practical, armored version of Shin’s outfit, the lines being crimson instead of golden. He usually carries a scar over his right eye.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Due to his birth and upbringing, Kai is extremely vengeful towards his family. However, he is still a risk taker and quite independent of orders, while also maintain his own ideals. Not many people get to see it… but he values honor.
Legend of the Dragoon: The Moonless Child: Heard-headed, brash, direct, somewhat rude, but underneath that entire headstrong childish attitude lies a heart of gold. He truly cares for his family and will do anything to see it safe. Anything.
Hearts Series: As Shin’s little brother, he’s a upbeat, rebellious and snarky kid that secretly admires his big brother.
Age: 16 (N?EO), 18 (MC), 12 (Hearts series)
Extremely advanced control of Shinryu (N?EO only), Master-Level Switch-Axe/Dual-Blade skills (Proficient in MC), Flight, Commanding Presence, Dragon Voice.
Schwartz Regel (N?EO), TBA (MC)
People Closest to Him:
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Magus, Garland… sadly not much more.
Legend of the Dragoon: The Moonless Child: Shin, Rex, Merlina.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: The twin to Shin, he too was imbued with the power of Shinryu. Fearful of the full power of Shinryu being unleashed upon the world, he was sealed away, as to keep him as a liability for any seeking it. Magus however, broke the seal and brought him up under Chaos’ instructions. He has since gained a massive revenge drive and wishes nothing more than to “bring his family to his justice”.
“Poor Lighty-boy. You'll get it someday. Let me tell you a secret. Freedom comes to those who bend their will.”
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated, Hearts series (TheJadeDragon37), Legend of the Dragoon: The Moonless Child (Also Jade)
End of Spoilers.
My Top 5 Video Games:
1-Final Fantasy VI
2- Kingdom Hearts II
3-Tales of Symphonia
4-Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn
5-Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate/Valkyrie Profile 2
Honorable Mentions:Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Tales of Vesperia/Tales of Phantasia/Tales of Graces F, Devil May Cry 3/4, Final Fantasy IV/ The after years/IX, Super Smash Bros series, Blazblue series, Crisis Core: Final fantasy VII, Resident Evil 4/5(sue me, I actually liked this one... okay I liked Wesker)/Code Veronica, Monster Hunter series, Metal Gear Solid series, and every single Kingdom Hearts.
Top 5 Characters:
1-Terra Branford (No contest here.)
2- Zack Fair/ Dante Sparda (DMC only. A curse upon DmC.)
3-Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)
4-Arthas Menethil (Warcraft 3/WoW)
5-Sora/Lezard Valeth (VP2)/Kratos Aurion (TOS)
Top 5 Male Characters:
3-Big Boss/Solid Snake
Top 5 Female Characters:
3-Tiki (Fire Emblem)
Top 5 Villains:
5-Liquid Ocelot (More like Ocelot in general, but this was the best rendition of the man)/Wesker
Favourite Manga/Anime: Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Hajime no Ippo, Cage of Eden and Jojo's Bizzarre Adventure.
Favorite pairings in no particular order:
Final Fantasy: EdgexRydia (Favorite. Pairing. Ever. Easily.),CloudxAerith, LightningxFiron (Yes, I went there, Cecil’s the man in deciding pairings...), VaanxAshe, ZackxAerith, ZackxCissnei CloudxTerra (I'm critic as hell when it comes to Terra pairings, you have been warned.) and LockexCeles.
Kingdom Hearts: SoraxKairi, RoxasxNamine, XionxRiku, ZackxAqua.
Fire Emblem: IkexElincia and RobinxTiki (I'm going hardcore shipper on these two pairings). EliwoodxNinian, EliwoodxLyn, HectorxFlorina (Damn it Hector, why are you so dead?!), RoyxLilina, MarthxShiida, SigrudxDiadora, Miax??? (read it to know *Insert Evil Laugh Here*), NinoxJaffar, EirikaxSeth, EphraimxTana and MicaiahxSothe.
Misc: LloydxCollete, AliciaxRufus, RagnaxNoel, AsbelxCheria, YurixEstelle, LennethxLezard... somewhat, has to be very well handled.
Yaoi/Yuri: Not my thing. I don’t rage over it but I do dislike it.
Favourite Videogame Music:
1-Terra's Theme (FFVI. I actually listen to this when I can't sleep ever since I was like 6. The more you know.)
2-Dancing Mad (FFVI)
3-"Final Fantasy" (Every good Final Fantasy minus X and Crisis Core. Yes, that was a jab at the one you know it was.)
4-Invincible (Arthas' and his horse's theme. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)
5- You Are Not Alone (FFIX)
3- Kratos' Theme (TOS)
4- The Black Knight/The Black Knight Lives...(Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn respectively.)/Zelos' Theme Serious Arrange (ToS, optional theme if you take the Kratos route at Flanoir.)
5-Terra's Theme (KH)/Frog's Theme (Chrono Trigger)/Old Snake (Metal Gear Solid 4)
Honourable Mentions: Shadow's Theme (FFVI), Locke's Theme (FFVI), Setzer's Theme (FFVI... last one I promise), Aerith's Theme (FFVII).
Final Boss Theme:
2-It Has To Be This Way (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance... Nanomachines, son!)
3-God in Fire (Dissidia 012)
4-King of Disaster (White Fatalis' Theme. Monster Hunter Freedom 2/Unite)
5-Vergil Battle 3 (Devil May Cry 3)/Fragments of Sorrow (KH)
Honourable Mentions: Overworld (FFX. No, that sorry excuse for a final boss doesn't count.), Shaman in the Dark (Fire Emblem: The Sword of Seals), The Destroyer (Guran-Miraosu's theme, Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate).
1-You Will Know Our Names (Xenoblade Chronicles)/The Decisive Battle (FFVI. Yeah, it's a tie, can't decide.)
2-Battle with the Four Fiends (FFIV)
3-Fighting of the Spirit (ToS/ToP Summon Spirit's theme)
4-Lao Shan Lung-The Finale! (Monster Hunter)
5-The Only Thing I Know For Real (MGR:R Vs Jetstream Sam)
Honourable Mentions: Fury Sparks (Tales of Vesperia), The Meaning of Birth (Tales of the Abyss), Battle to the Death (FFVI), The End of a Thought (Tales of Symphonia), I Will Face Myself (Persona 4).
2- You Are Not Alone
3-The Price of Freedom (FFVII: CC)
4- To Zanarkand (FFX)
5-Devils Never Cry/Shall Never Surrender/Snake Eater/Heavens Divide (DMC3,4,MGS3,Peace Walker)
Top 10 Favourite Chapters to write (Considering how one of my stories has like, 60 plus chapters, give me a break on the selection, okay?):
1-Of Dreams and Miracles (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 69), Wilderness of Sadness: Shinryu Vs Terra (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 62)
2-J-E-N-O-V-A.G-A-I-A (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 64)
3-Black God, Blood Angel (Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Chapter 10)
4-The Final Fantasy (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 67)
5-Ashe or Ashelia? (Radiant Fantasy: Chapter 11)
6-Thunder God (Radiant Fantasy: Chapter 8)
7-Way to Fall (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 58)
8-The Darkest Hour (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 43)
9-Shadows of the Past (Normalcy? Extremely Overrated: Chapter 7)
10-Through the Eyes of a Warrior (An Unending Struggle: Chapter 24-26)
Quotes? Why not? Adding them as they come.
"Kratos! Why do you help these inferior beings?! We are... not like them!"; "Feel the pain... *slash* of those inferior beings... *slash*... as you burn in hell."- Kratos executing Kvar in Tales of Symphonia. One of the best moments in voice acting.
"Sacred Powers! Cast your purifying light upon these corrupt souls! Rest in peace sinners! Judgment!" Kratos casting his ultimate spell and annihilating an army. Tales of Symphonia.
"Don't you DARE spew the word justice!" Lloyd Irving to corrupt politicians. Tales of Symphonia 1 and 2.
"Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality." Richter to Emil and Emil to Lloyd. Tales of Symphonia 2.
"I may not be my own person. I don't even have a past to lose. But I've decided that I'm me! If that's the strenght you spoke about then I won't lose!"; "Well said... I'll make those words your last... REPLICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" -Luke Vs Asch. Tales of the Abyss.
"Turn from destroyer to angel of hope!" Golbez to Terra Branford. Dissidia 012.
"Power without control is worthless." Gabranth to Terra. Dissidia.
"I will end this cycle of sadness and grief!" Terra Branford to Chaos. Dissidia 012.
"Life... hope... dreams... Where do they come from and where do they go? None of that is enough to fulfil your hearts! Destruction! Destruction is what makes life worth living!"-Kefka to Terra. FFVI and Dissidia.
"You're like a big teddy bear!" Terra destroying Jecht's masculinity. Dissidia 012.
"Come back tomorrow? There's no tomorrow for me... unless I beat you today!" Tidus to Jecht. Final Fantasy Dissidia.
"Do you really need a reason... to help someone?" Zidane Tribal to the populace in general. FFIX and Dissidia.
"Boy oh boy... the price of freedom sure is steep." Zack during his last stand. Crisis Core.
"Hey! How about one date?!" Zack getting any girl he wants.
"My life is but a chip in your pile. Ante up!" Setzer to Celes. FFVI.
"Thief?! I'm no thief! I prefer Treasure Hunter!" Locke to Terra. FFVI.
"I'm no hero... never was... never will be. I'm just an old killer... hired to do some wet work." -Solid Snake to Meryl in MGS4.
"You're... pretty good." -Big Boss to Ocelot and Ocelot to Snake. MGS1, 3 and 4.
“This is good, isn’t it?” Big Boss’ last words to Solid Snake. MGS4.
"Bow to me! Worship me! Honour my name! Lezard Valeth!" -Lezard Valeth to the party. Valkyrie Profile 2. Single best moment in voice acting.
"When you're forced to play your trump card, the game's already lost." -Lezard Valeth before he goes completely insane. VP2.
"I grant you the rights accorded to an enemy of the gods. You will live now and forever, in an endless cycle of rebirth; condemned in each life to be hated, feared, scorned, punished, and obliterated!" -Again, Lezard. This time it's if he causes your game over in the final battle.
"Omnipotence and omniscience... Possessing them is less exciting than you would imagine!" -Last Lezard one, I promise.
"A Wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to." Gandalf the Grey, Lord of the Rings.
“Good Morning!"; ""What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"; "All of them at once." Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf's exchange of words. The Hobbit.
"Hold your ground! Hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!" The best speech ever. Aragorn at the Black Gates. LotR.
"The nomads of the plains do not abandon their fellow tribespeople. Eliwood and Hector are my dear friends... Their sorrow is my sorrow! Their anger is my anger! Nergal! In my friends' names, I will cut you down!" Lyn to Nergal. Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword.
"I am vengeance! I am the night! I. AM. BATMAN!"- The Goddamn Batman.
"No more! All the people I've murdered... by letting you live!"- The Goddamn Batman to The Joker. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2.
Insert anything Dante says here.* -Dante Sparda. DMC 1,3 and 4. JUST those.
"You forgot this!"; "Keep it."; "What? I thought this meant a lot to you...?"; "That's the only kind of gift worth giving... I wanna entrust it to you, so I am. What you do from here is your call."; "Hey Dante... will we meet again?" *Thumbs up* Dante's last lines, letting Nero keep the Yamato. I just hope we will REALLY be able to meet him again.
"Witness the birth of a God!" Albert Wesker. Resident Evil 5.
"Nanomachines, Son." Senator Armstrong describing all of Metal Gear's plotpoints.
"Don't fuck with THIS Senator!" Armstrong proving everyone that doubted his capability to be a boss that they were full of crap.
"Maybe... I was wrong about you... You're not greedy." "Am I finally gettting through?!" *Helps Raiden up, who pulls him into a hug.* "YOU'RE BATSHIT INSANE!" *Throws Armstrong against the ground.* Raiden and Armstrong's pre-battle conversation.
"You know what? Fuck this war. I just want you dead!" Armstrong versus Raiden.
Frostmourne hungers!" Arthas Menethil, The Lich King.
"What are you doing Arthas?"; "Succeding you... father." Arthas and Terenas' conversation before Arthas ends his life with Frostmourne.
"ARTHAS! The blood of your father, of your people, demands JUSTICE! Come forth, coward, and answer for your crimes!";You speak of justice? Of cowardice? I will show you the justice of the grave, and the true meaning... of FEAR!" Arthas as he stands infront of Bolvar Fordragon and the Aliance's Vanguard at the Wrathgate.
"Here I stand... the lion before the lambs... and they do not fear... they cannot fear..."The Lich King while he's trapped in a torrent of broken Frostmourne's released and vengeful souls, being wailed upon by the players and Tirion Fordring.
"Father! Is it... over?"; "At long last... No king rules forever my son."; "I see... only darkness... before me..."Arthas' last words to the ghostly Terenas Menethil in the few moments he had of sanity before his death.
"Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!” Donquixote Doflamingo exclaiming the true colors of war at Marineford.
Unrelated to my Writting
Currently Watching: Rurouni Kenshin again.
Currently Playing: Bravely Default.
Currently Reading (Fanfiction): Legend of Dragoon: The Moonless Child by TheJadeDragon37. It's probably my single favorite fic on this site, so give it a try! Even if you don't know Legend of Dragoon, a passing knowledge of Final Fantasy is more than enough.
Currently Reading (Books): Wheel of Time, because Wood Dog lent me the first book.
Currently Excited For: Nothing really.
Wishlist: FFVI 3DS. That. Just. That. More info on Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. Ike getting anounced as a returner for SSB4 and Lloyd Irving as a newcomer.
Week One: "So guys, here's what may be a tough question. What are your favorite characters in "Normalcy? Extremely Overrated"?"
Winner: Dante Sparda
Runner-Ups: Sora Leonhart, Kairi Strife,Terra Branford, Merlina Magus, Cuore Mist
Week Two: "Your favorite arc for "An Unending Struggle"?
Winner: Part 5: The Dark Queen (I'm shocked this won only by a thread really).
Runner-Ups: Part 3: The Lion's Kingdom (Expected), Part 2-1: Through the Eyes of a Warrior (Not... so expected).
Week Three to Five: This one'll stay here for a while, at least until all of my stories update once. Let's do a bit of recon work, shall we? Which of my stories is your favorite?
Winner: I've only read "Normalcy? Extremely Overrated" so it's my favorite by default.
Runner-Ups: I've read all of the others and it's "An Unending Struggle", I've read the others and it's "Normalcy? Extremely Overrated".
Week Six: Okay, this one is for you shippers out there... What should I call my Terra ship? I'm giving you the chance to influence my opinion here, don't waste it. :P
Winners: Phantasmal Dragon Shipping and Beast Within Shipping. By word of God, AKA, me, PDS wins.
Runner-Ups: Magic Dragon Shipping and Twin Spirit Shipping.
Week 7: A simple poll for once! Teryu. Yay or Nay?
Winner: YAY! Absolute victory.
Week 8: What do you think is the strong point in my writting?
Winner: The Plot connecting all of it together.
Runner-Up: The Characters and the Development.
Week 9: Out of the main cast in Normalcy, what is your favourite character?
Winner: Terra Branford, since Tor cheated by voting on Sora twice.
Runner-Ups: Sora Leonhart, Shin Verus and Xion Fair (I... this one was a surprise).
Week 10: And now, the opposite! Out of the main cast of Normalcy...what is your LEAST favourite character? Winners and Runner-Ups for the last poll escape this one.
"Winner": Roxas Leonhart. Poor Roxie.
"Runner-Up": Riku Farron. Fangirls weep.
Week 11: Out of all the Teryu I wrote... which one do you feel turned out best?
Winner: The Mind-Link from Normalcy.
Runner-Up: The Slow N' Steady pace of AUS.
Week 12-14: Alrighty then, I did this for the main cast, and I'll be doing it again for the supporting with a slight twist. Which of these characters would like to KNOW more of?
Winners: Merlina Magus, Cuore Mist.
Runner-Ups: Rex Verus, Dante Sparda, Gilgamesh, Yen Sid's apprentices, The rest of Squall's dorm.
Week 15: Out of all these happenings, which ones are you looking foward to the most? One vote per fic and one for the extras if you can. If not, vote on what you can and use the remaining votes however you please.
Winners: Normalcy: The New Worlds, Extra: Finish Unending to get the others to have more regular updates, you Slowbro.
Runner-Ups: Unending: The Ending, Normalcy: Merlina's Past.
Week 16: For this year's Normalcy special, what do you want me to do? PS: Don't worry, it will be Cuhrazee eitherway... especially since Merlina is part of the cast now. Yeah...
Winner:All I want for Christmas is Normalcy! By a landslide.
Runner-Up:Return of the Halloween!
Week 17:Two and a half years later, which of my OCs has touched you the most? Vote for your TWO known favorites and see them rise to the top or die trying! Let the battle for the ages comence!
Winner: Shin Verus
Runner-Ups: Merlina Magus, Caelum.
Week 18: After months in one of the most challenging (and most pressure inducing) arcs I had to do, what did you think of Normalcy's Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring arc?
Winner:You had a wobbling start, but you managed to get into the reigns nicely. The ending chapters alone made it worth it!
Runner-Ups:Easily the best arc of the fic! It was perfect!;It was okay throughout.
Week 19: Due to me forgeting the fact that the ENTIRE main cast on the Unending sequel but one person was not shown yet... I've decided to withhold that poll until the Epilogue has been posted. So, for now, I'll give you another one. Alright, the true poll for this week will be: Why do you enjoy Shin as a character? Pick TWO reasons.
Winner: His romance with Terra.
Runner-Ups: His powers/fighting style; His development as a character.
Week 20: Now that we finally turned the page on Normalcy and we enter the meat of the plot, let's have a poll, shall we? What has gotten you most excited for the next arc of Normalcy?
Winners: Thanatos, the God of Death, The new world where it all happens.
Runner-Up: The truth about Kairi's dreams.
Week 21: After having a shred of Merlina's past revealed, how did the fact that she once was a deranged mass murderer before becoming the wizard we all know and hopefully love affect your view on her as a character?
Winner: I liked her before and this only made me appreciate her even more!
Runner-Up: I liked her before and that hasn't changed.
Week 22: Due to the small slowdown on my updates, we are tackling a broader subject in my stories. So, everyone, why do you enjoy Teryu? As usual, you get two choices, so make use of 'em!
Winner: Their mutual support and how they complement each other's development.
Runner-Up: How their relationship blossomed and grew.
Normalcy? Extremely Overrated Chapter 32: Ad Libitum
Radiant Fantasy Chapter 20: Under the Hood.
An Unending Struggle Chapter 75: In Order to Acquire the Light in That Hand
Come one come all! With the looming third year anniversary of me as an author, I have called forth a tournament! I have summoned the heavyweights of my stories, both main characters and the ones who have consistently ranked high in polls! All shall be made to compete for the mysterious reward! So this is your shot! Make your favourites out of these sixteen characters reach stardom on these non-stop heats! And now, for the Top 16's first clash!
Match 1: Starting off! Fate has put them together for their entire lives, it is only fitting that Lady Luck would have done the same! Yes, it is indeed: Merlina vs Rex!
Winner: As one would expect, it was Merlina Magus.
Match 2: On the second match of this tournament, we have the maddened alchemist that manipulates everyone from the shadows againt the Keybearer himself! Let's give it up for: Lezard vs Sora!
Winner: Pulling off this tournament's first turnaround, Lezard Valeth climbs onward!
Match 3: Match number three marks the entrance of two fan-favorites! On one side we have one of the most recurring stars in our cast, Shin Verus. On the other side, a strange mix of cuteness, innocence and cold knowledge, it's our very own Cuore Mist!
Match 4: Finally, out halfway point is reached when two underdogs clash. Who will win? Kaiser Verus, the twin doomed to be in the shadow of Shin or Xion, the girl who somehow managed to pull off a win as the most popular secondary cast member in Normalcy?
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