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Because Light isn't always the answer

When the KHII and FM+ secret endings came, and we first saw her, we all had such high, high hopes.
We wanted to see her fight, to see her shine, to see her at her best and at her worst, and see her climbing up from the depths of hell and to glory. And we waited for many, many years for that to come.

It didn't. At least... not as well as it could've been.
Because there could've been more depth and insight, and more progression.
There could've been a better concept, or a better presentation of the idea that no, light isn't always the answer.
And she could've kept Ven around instead of telling him to go home when Vanitas was out on the loose.

Aqua.
My dear.
I am disappoint.


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Joinage and request to be Co-Owner. :D

Love ya Aqua, but I do think you need to progress in character development. <3

Also, Subtitle is EPIC. xD
 

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That's almost exactly what she told her. That fighting Darkness with too pure a Light was even disastrous.
Flash forward to Radiant Garden and her confrontation with Terra and what do we get, hm?
Bingo. And who do we blame for both sides of the spectrum being so ignorant of Light and Darkness?

MASTER ERAQUS!!!

xD Seriously, the dude is like a Right-Wing Extremist Keyblade Master (which makes MX a Left-Wing Extremist Keyblade Master) Oh how thy teachings f*cked up thy pupils...
 

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That's actually part of why I love Eraqus so much. Even though he's a really minor character, you really feel his teachings reached his pupils. HOW the game presented those pupils is another issue which is why both now have CCs >3> but he's still felt through them.
That isn't quite the case with Yen Sid since I really doubt Mickey'd have had most of his views had he been a better pupil o3o at the very least Yen Sid seemed to be a lot more tolerant towards Darkness so long as it didn't cause havok.
 

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That's actually part of why I love Eraqus so much. Even though he's a really minor character, you really feel his teachings reached his pupils. HOW the game presented those pupils is another issue which is why both now have CCs >3> but he's still felt through them.
Same. Plus, the epic voice of Mark Hamill is an added bonus. <3

That isn't quite the case with Yen Sid since I really doubt Mickey'd have had most of his views had he been a better pupil o3o at the very least Yen Sid seemed to be a lot more tolerant towards Darkness so long as it didn't cause havok.
Indeed. I'm personally hoping to see Yen Sid come out of retirement at some point and KICK SOME ASS. <3
 

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Im not joining but I request affiliation between the bbs critics club and this club.


I will say that even though I like Aqua, she gains a misaimed fandom, who only like her because she is strong.
 

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Now this I can join. I love you Aqua, really I do, but your actions hurt everyone around you. :(

I can seriously rant about the entire BBS trio. I think they were given character flaws on purpose because they were the actual 'heroes' in the series. the trio that were meant to do the right thing and save the day instead of accidentally stumbling upon it (like Sora, Riku, and Kairi) or just having to end up making decisions to better the universe (Axel, Roxas, and Xion).

Lol anyway back to Aqua. Where do I start? lmao From the start I knew there was some sort of overprotectiveness about her, when she told Ven to go to his room when the orbs became hostile. But that was understandable. But when she goes out of her way to tell a teenage boy, who ran away from home, to go home on his own instead of escorting him or even better, allowing him to travel with you, that was a wrong move on so many levels. And that happened right after she fought Vanitas knowing that Vanitas was after Ven. Tsk Tsk Tsk.

Radiant Garden was Aqua at her worst to be honest when she went high and mighty on Terra. That was ridiculous. She didn't approach that situation in her finest state of mind, especially when she's the one who told Eraqus that Terra wasn't 'as weak as [he] think.' Terra needed the support of his friends or even some positive pep talk thrown his way, but Aqua did not only judge him but she condemned him. THEN she has the balls to go around the worlds and say to herself, "Terra please be alright" and what not. Uhmmmmm, Aqua, he would have been alright if you hadn't kicked him in the balls.

Ven, a boy who's been in the wrong for awhile now in this game, even points out to her that her actions are not only hurtful but awful. They only have each other in the entire universe now imagine alienating Terra out of the group the way she did. She may not have put him on the path of self-destruction but she cleaned the street for him to make the path easier to walk down.

And in the end of the game it shows no evidence that she changed or learned something, or even had the slightest hint of rethinking her actions. She doesn't believe she's at fault whatsoever and she thinks that she has to fix the other two's problems. She's in need of some serious character development that will give her a wake up call.

I understand that she doesn't do any of this on purpose but she doesn't realize that she's made a mistake or that she's screwed up and that is where the problem is. At least Terra and Ven can recognize when they messed up big time or even small time in Terra's case. but Aqua admitted to doing nothing wrong.

She not only needs to learn that light isn't always right, but that she isn't always right.
 
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Awesome. I love these guys to death but come on xD
 

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Awesome. I love these guys to death but come on xD
I don't know if I want to join this, because I did ask for joinage to the Aqua fan club (I think?).

But I just wanted to say that this is actually why I love Aqua so much as a character. Her blind following to light makes her a genuinely flawed human being, and I feel the only genuinely flawed female in the entire series. That's what makes her character so strong to me.

That obviously doesn't mean her devotion to light is right - it's not. But one of the ways I judge a well written character if I can detect actions that they make that negatively affect the people around them as well as themselves, and they either take a long time in understanding it was their fault, or they just don't get it and someone has to slam them over the head with a mallet. And Aqua falls into this category. Like I said, it's why I love her so much.


It's also why I am really excited for her to meet Riku. If there were ever two people who are going to be clashing in the future, it is going to be them. Their keyblade philosophies are going to be having them butt heads magnificently, and Aqua does exude an authoritarian-esque figure in her persona sometimes. Riku has issues with authority when he's not being brainwashed by them, and I don't know how well he's going to be appreciating the unavoidable Terra comparisons that are going to come from Aqua. Riku has always struck me as someone who wants to be seen for who he is, and wouldn't appreciate being compared to someone else sentimentally that he can barely remember.
 

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On second thought maybe I will join. As long as it's not flat out bashing.

I am a fan but she does have flaws.
 

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Note that this isn't a Hate club, so joining both here and the FC don't contradict each other.
And that's before we have people joining FCs and HCs for the same thing xD;;;

Personally, I do like Aqua's concept as well, how she's supposed to show the Light isn't all that right and all that. But the way she was written and handled was done poorly, imo, and that's before the whole Ven-fiasco in Radiant Garden. RG as a whole could've sat a lot better with me had the build-up prior to it would've been done better, and without useless worlds like the Dwarf Woodlands. It's like they gave her scenes like thinking it was finally time for Ven to spread his wings to say they did, only to do NOTHING with it and spit in that concept's face 30 minutes later.

If Aqua and Riku do butt heads, I see it a lot more as being Aqua's fault. Riku felt comfortable enough around Mickey during R-R because Mickey gave him the benefit of the doubt and was willing to hear him out. Aqua seems to be less the type of person to have such open-mindness, unless she'll try to make amends for her attitude towards Terra through Riku.


EDIT: Welcome, Roku x3
 

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Oh Aqua, Aqua, Aqua. You need not be blinded by the light. The Light is just as corruptible as the Darkness, and both can mislead your belief in your friends.
 
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