You’ve just caused some more thoughts on female roles, but I’d better open another thread for that.
As for Chaco, it seems to me that after he stole all the money, people already hate him and perceive all his actions correspondingly.
- If it was Kyle who called the hero small fry (or small frey… ok, that was a bad one), nobody would care or they would even find it funny. By the way, here’s the complete sentence:”At first I worried that a small fry like you couldn't protect us. But you've become a great leader, Riou. We know that fighting alongside you means protecting our city.” Sounds nice actually, unless you’re harping on the small fry thing.
- Somebody said even in Two River nobody likes Chaco. There is a human boy in the human district saying ”I got a letter from my friend Chaco! He's become a great hero in the Dunan Army!!!” A winger says ”Hey, what happened? Ha ha, Chaco got you, didn't he? I'm right, aren't I?” This doesn’t really sound like they don’t like him. Susu apologizes for him because she’s courteous and feels responsible as his grandma, but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t love him. Were there others who mentioned Chaco? I only remember there were some citizens generally complaining about wingers.
On a side note: If you enter the winger district from the south and enter the house to the left, a mother will ask you if you’ve seen her boy. If you go to the basement and examine the bookshelf it says “pornographic books”. I guess it’s the room of a winger boy in puberty, but I only know one…
- I don’t like all these questions where Riou must choose but actually has no choice in the end. Chaco as a story character (of a particular area) should just join automatically, like Freed, Nina etc. In other words, he should be either forced into the army like all other story characters, or treated as an optional character. I can remember only 1 quest where Chaco is forced into the party, I think in Muse, but I forgot if you have the option to put him in the convoy. Other story characters are forced into the party more often.
Whatever… Chaco, I tried my best, but people hate you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. You’re worth less than a failure urn to them, and they would even pay maximum potch to get rid of you. Conclusion closed.
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