I’ve gotten a few requests to talk seriously about this, so I decided to just go ahead and do this.
Fire Emblem, as a whole, is among the most self-referential series I’ve ever encountered. There’s a reason we have so much talk of archetypes - both for storyline and characters, they’re what FE runs on.
But a lot of people here on tumblr don’t know anything before FE7, thanks to crappy localization (and a fandom wide hate-on for the one old school remake we got here.) That’s totally okay! Unfortunately, as a result, there are a lot of misconceptions about what’s unique and what’s not, which brings up all kinds of ugly wank about both Tellius and its predecessors. So I figured I’d do a post about where some of Tellius, specifically, pulls from, since it’s the most popular ‘verse around here and I’m a geek like that.
Keep in mind, drawing from an archetype does not make a character or story “bad”, and that is not at all my intention here. If anything, FE excels at taking its own tropes and twisting them to hell and back.
Cut (and apologies, I talk way too much and am sick, so I have plenty of time to ramble) for length!
A++ this is a good post, gold star material right here
Alright people, time to make some magic. And by magic I mean “dogshit”.http://t.co/gT0fk8tw