Yeah, that whole end scene just bugged the hell out of me. I mean, Ferid & Arshtat, sure, makes perfect sense. Even Marscal, since he really believed that what he was doing was for the good of Falena, and really, his intentions were good. But Alenia, Zahhak and Gizel? Really? Alenia wasn't doing diddly crap for Falena, she was doing everything for the Godwins, and purely the Godwins. Zahhak...maybe, if he too believed thier actions for the good of the land, but the guy's so robotic, who knows what he's thinking.
And Gizel? Gizel is a bad person, pure and simple. Never once, until he was dying, did he do anything to even hint he cared a lick for the greater good, and he spends the entire game manipulating everyone around him. Sometimes, yeah for profit and personal gain, but there are plenty of moments where he's just bored and decides to mess with people. Unleashing deadly lizards to "greet" Sialeeds and the Prince outside Stormfist, threatening Miakis just to freak out Lym, even letting Lym try to bear the Sun Rune; dude just wanted to get her hopes up, even for a second, just to crush her even further. The man is evil, but Konami just couldn't let him be evil, they had to do a whole last second redemption bull session for no real reason. If Luca & Windy can be unapologetically evil, why not Gizel? Why spend all that time with those endless "Meanwhile, at the bad guys' place" scenes if a few dying words are supposed to make us not hate him?
I didn't get it. It was a weird and awkward scene that really hurt an otherwise satisfying ending.
Oh, and Viki jumps through time, so nothing she says in her confusion can be taken too seriously. Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, so Viki could have recently been at any point in the future where Falena is but a memory; in fact, she could even conceivably end up in a time where even Harmonia is long gone. Just because a place is no longer there in the future doesn't mean it was wiped out by a rune, there are hundreds of explanations for why that particular piece of land is not called The Queendom of Falena at some indeterminate time in the future. Or, Viki could just be a space cadet who forgets the existance of entire countries. Wouldn't surprise me.
"Death is for NPCs." ~ Red Mage
"Sometimes, justice is just a pretty word. Other times, justice is three feet of steel hittin' you in the face!" ~ Boz Wilde, philosopher
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