Should Lightning finally romance?
Like that's gonna stop me from shipping them.
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kirusu posted...MysteryVeil posted...Nope!
you must add her to the equation.
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mahroflcopter posted...As others have said at different points, Lightning is about as asexual as they come in terms of portrayal (sexualization of what she wears =/= you know if she is straight or lesbian). She has shown no hints as to what her sexual preference is at any point, nor has she even shown any kind of interest in sex or other kinds of physical stimulation. She's also kind of a loner, though she does appreciate companionship. Really, that's all Lightning has ever really sought out: Friendship and companionship. She's never been shown to gaze lustfully; she's never been shown to be peaking; no sexual innuendo; no playful jabs; and she's never had any of the cliche tell-tale signs of sexual attraction. And I'm pretty sure this was intentional. The writers are basically telling you "She doesn't need romance to make her 'complete'. Romance is not important to her. Saving/protecting those she loves (Serah and arguably Hope in a non-romantic kind of way) and cares about (Sazh, Fang, Vanille, Snow, etc) is what is most important to her. And she's happy playing the role of protector. We don't want you to dwell on her sexuality or her love life as that is not an important aspect of her character".
I never said she shouldn't or couldn't. My point was that it never has been a significant part of her character and to give her a romance for the sake of her having romance NOW would be idiotic and ultimately pandering. And focusing on it when she has the fate of the world, her sister's life, and a **** ton of other stuff to focus on would be ill advised for any character. Especially considering what they've implied about Lighting's emotional state and what her new character development will be.
If it happens, it happens. But from the current writers, I'm expecting cliche bull if they do do it since there is just so little time to develop such a plot thread.
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Still don't agree.
Romance can happen to anyone at any time (so the fact that it wasn't a significant part of her character till now is completely irrelevant) and also romance doesn't have to have any particular reason (so even the act to have romance for the sake of romance is perfectly fine since romance for definition doesn't have a purpose beside its own).
Also like i have always said there is no need for it to have a big focus on the story since she obviously has other things to do, but i don't see why there shouldn't be any time to put a bit of romance in it.
I have seen tons of movies and other videogames where the story happened in far less than 13 days but they still had no problem to put a bit of romance in it.
The first that come to minds (but i could bring TONS of other examples) is MGS.
Snake was not a character inclined to romance judging previous games (in case you don't know), he sure as hell is not a character that needed romance to be great, he sure as hell had to focus on a crazy mission and theretically it was obviously a good time for romance and he sure as hell the game lasted a lot less than 13 days..........but he still fell in love.
I didn't see anyone going around saying that it was stupid or unneccessary, on the contrary........
So yes, i don't know if there will be romance in LR and i would be perfectly ok even if it doesn't happen........but i certainly wouldn't see anything strange if instead there will be a little bit of romance (maybe even only hinted).
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It's hard to imagine her having a love interest.
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There is an attraction and chemistry there, right?
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There should be an option like Persona or WRPG to have a friendship relations or more.