So...who's really this series' villain? (Spoilers)
Brakkis posted...The primary villain throughout the XIII trilogy is Bhunivelze.
Mwynn being alive was just a assumption to explain the Black Haze in FFXIII-2. LR clearly states that this Haze is not Mwynn, as such it can be said that Mwynn simply died back then.
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It's hard to say...
In FFXIII, the first real villain is Barthandalus, who wants to use Cocoon as a sort of slaughter-house so he can bring back the creator of the Fal'Cie. Progeny's role in the story is a bit like some of the previous bosses: hidden from view until the final battle.
In FFXIII-2, you could pin the villain role to Caius, but there's a bit of an odd flaw in that. The reason why he turned bad is because he has grown sick of always seeing Yeul die whenever the stream of time would change. Having Etro's heart has also made him immortal, but that ended up twisting him, as he couldn't bring himself to accept Yeul's fate. In a sense, rather than obey the will of the Gods, he decided to rebel against them and rip time apart to save Yeul from her own fate.
I haven't played the third yet, but my guess is that there isn't an actual villain per-se. In the series, all of the characters have a (somewhat) valid reason for their actions.
GUessing Bhun is evil in this game because he wants humans to devoid of emotions because he thinks it causes too much misery.
Kinda like the movie Equilibrium, he wants to make everyone just a shell of a person with no emotions
For me, it was always Snow being my villain for every damn time he scream "serraahhhh!"
God...seriously my ears bleed, even I'm a deaf dude
Barthandalus and the other fal'cie were victims too. They just aren't sympathetic ones, and ones that turned into antagonists. Because unlike humanity, fal'cie aren't able to have any choice at all. It's also implied that their fal'cie creators (lindzei and pulse) created the instinctual love for a parent in them, and hit so that the fal'cie would become more determined to find a way to them.
Everyone in this game was in some way manipulated and forced into something they had no control over. The villains just chose to manipulate and destroy as a way to escape their fate.
The only person that had any control over themselves in Bhuni, and his issue is that him and humanity simply can't comprehend each other. Even Etros, who is all like "yeay people" can't understand them- so she gives out all these neat gifts and is completely confused when people start getting frustrated with her.
But Bhuni basically created a system of slavery from lindzei and pulse down to the fal'cie, who themselves created "slaves" out of humans. The only break from this was Etros, who gave people free will and souls.
Also, iirc, Yeul was reincarnating long before Caius. She's the first human created and was reincarnated almost immediately. I don't know why she's different from all the other humans that are reincarnated, or if the souls of Yeul before Caius are also part of the unseen chaos, but eh.
Etro gave her eyes to Yuel and Yuel can see the future but with early dying curse. I think Etro gave her eyes to Yuel because Etro wants to observe to living world from unseen realm.
I thought Bhunivelze was a pretty nice guy.
Lightning seemed the evil one to me, she didn't care as long as she saved Serah, she sounds just like Caius.
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In XIII the villain was......the party, seriously.
All they had to do to stop cocoon from falling was to literally do nothing.
The party selfishly kill guards who are trying to protect people (nothing like saying Nazi's were just following orders), they terrorise the citizens of Cocoon on many occasions etc
XIII-2 and this game are basically just the fallout from XIII and would have never had to happen if the party just let themselves be crystallised.
I thought Bhunivelze was a pretty nice guy.
Yes. The deity who decided to casually eradicate millions of souls by sacrificing an innocent person while consistently controlling and manipulating other innocent people towards this goal because he didn't want his "perfect" new world to be tainted is totally a nice guy, while the girl who fought for all of humanity's right to continue living while also trying to save her sister's soul is totally evil. That makes all sorts of sense in that it makes no sense.
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