Something that is really starting to irk me...
Is when I hit topics of the new MMO and see mentions of "yay a new FFIV online!" and such along the lines.
Last I checked they are not making a MMO based off of a DRK unsure of himself and a drg that has some issues and a long journy back home and the drk really realizing he is suppose to be a pld etc etc...
Its a MMO more along the lines of FFXI by the looks (not play, just looks)- so please as you spam topics of FFXIV, do not neglect the X :O
Cause the graphics are moving to "Shiney!" not "16 bit shiney!"
yo, it's not that cecil was unsure of himself
. he was a goodhearted, powerful, loyal man placed in the unfortunate position of realizing that the value of loyalty was conflicting with the value of justice/etc, b/c his king had gone crazy and started stirring sh*t up (or got beat like a chump by a weak ass mob and then usurped by said mob). not too irrelevant to modern day, ay? (wait, it's not that every ff title is an allegory about questioning authority, generally criticizing american imperialism... right?)
speaking of which, the interesting thing about ffiv is: why did king baron raise cecil to wield the dark sword in the first place?
surely that training needs to start early like kain's DRG training... and while it would be interesting if the king was always an imposter, this is plainly not the case given that the 4 fiends wouldn't have put golbez's plans in motion before golbez himself began being controlled by zemus.
so what was baron's plan? he should know (everyone else seems to) that cecil won't be able to do sh*t vs actual evil as a DRK. it couldn't be that baron expects there to be no war, and therefore has cecil train as a DRK instead of, say, a PLD or a DRG, because if there wasn't going to be war, why train him at all? any way you slice it, it looks like king baron had some sinister plans. you don't just train your little adopted son type to wield some sort of evil, ineffectual against evil sword if you don't plan on sending him out to murder some people.
perhaps baron figured the power of the dark sword would be most effective if one of the rival kingdoms got uppity. considering the domination of baron occurred due to the rise of baron's airship technology and likely occurred, again, BEFORE baron was killed by the impostor, it seems clear that king baron wasn't thinking only of self-defense in training cecil. all signs point to: the man to which cecil was loyal was planning similar sh*t to what golbez ended up doing anyway.