Favorite relationship(s)?

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Uzuki!!!

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Hi, in a platonic sense (clearly) the Ziggy / Momo relationship is just so well done in the games themselves. On the romantic side, Shion / Allen has the great payoff at the end but I kind of think it could have been paced out better .... Allen's arc sort of goes from insipid, insipid, insipid to ABSOLUTE BOSS. Just my five cents of course! Thanks for starting a fun thread.
 

Uzuki!!!

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Same. Allen is a great guy, but I think it might be healthier for him to find someone more his speed. Shion's always gonna put Kossy at #1, they have that spiritual connection.
Couldn't agree more. Even after all the crazy stuff goes down at the end of Episode III its just seems kind of hard to imagine Shion "settling down" to the extent that it seems Allen is probably hoping for ......
 

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Hi, in a platonic sense (clearly) the Ziggy / Momo relationship is just so well done in the games themselves.
I love them so much, particularly their interactions in XS1 and 2 (they didn't get much screen time in 3, but I always put both of them in my party whenever the game let me do that). I also love the family dynamic between the two of them and Juli, how they all kind of bring out the good in each other and inspire each other to live.
 

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I love them so much, particularly their interactions in XS1 and 2 (they didn't get much screen time in 3, but I always put both of them in my party whenever the game let me do that). I also love the family dynamic between the two of them and Juli, how they all kind of bring out the good in each other and inspire each other to live.
Absolutely, that's really nicely put! So often positive relationship portrayal in games seems kind of tropey (e.g. classic romance, rivalry -> bromance, they were siblings all along!, etc etc) but XS manages it so well with these three - and you are quite right to bring in Juli too - in that they are complex in their own rights and you can also kind of imagine how badly stuff might have gone for each of them emotionally if they hadn't been interacting with the others. I also totally agree re Episode III - pretty much my only regret of that game, which is otherwise SOOOOO good is that there wasn't a little bit more of these three's relationship in it, even if only at the very end. Still though, its funny, when I'm replaying the game I often focus more on how much I enjoy Shion's character, but between times its really always the Ziggy/Momo dynamic that comes to mind (and you just think "awwwww").
 
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