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Oh EM GEE. (Final Fantasy X EASTER EGG!)

So I decided to replay the last battle of FFX for fanfiction inspiration purposes. I pulled out an old saved file where I'd maxed out the sphere grid.

It occurred to me that I'd never filled out my FFX Combat Quotes page with the "Provoke" and "Threaten" quotes for every character.

Tidus and Auron, as you've probably seen, each have a couple different taunts when you use those abilities. The other characters don't say anything when they "Provoke," but they have special animations.

Sooo. YOUR ASSIGNMENT, oh FFX geeks:

1. Go find your last save file of FFX.
2. Open the sphere grid.
3. Find that Special Sphere you were saving for a rainy day.
4. Activate someone's "Provoke" node.
5. Pick a fight with a monster and Provoke it.
6. Rinse, repeat.

The "Threaten" quotes are not so exciting, but some of the "Provoke" moves are quite amusing.

Rikku "provokes" by slapping her butt and sticking her tongue out (sort of; she puts her hands up to her ears and waggles them). Kimahri does a vaguely obscene gesture with his tail. Wakka's boring, thumping his chest in a macho manner. Auron does the Seifer/Balthier "you wannna a piece of me?" hand-gesture. Tidus has a couple different taunts. Yuna seems to call out something (no quote, Square? Lazy lazy) and waves cutely (sigh). And Lulu?

Did she just make a pass at me that Varuna demon-thingie? YES SHE DID. It's the LeBlanc shimmy and an air-kiss, only less vampy and more elegant.

Alas, most of the "Threaten" quotes are boring. They all say some variant of "Don't move!" or "Stop!" However, Lulu's growled "You move, you die" is satisfying.

Now I wish someone would nab the "Provoke" animations for Lulu, Kimahri, Auron and Rikku and put them up on YouTube. SNERK.


Jul. 5th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yay Datto! He's a sweetie pie. He's another very minor character who has a lot of personality. (He's actually got a bigger role in X-2, where he'll keep coming over to the commsphere and giving you fake news reports on the status of Lulu's baby and Wakka's anxieties).

I've never gotten Tidus' swim-dance; I've only seen it in video caps. He only does it sometimes. I think it helps if the Aurochs score early, but I can't figure out the trigger.

I've gotten the Auron snowmobile ride too, but never Kimahri. I've got a saved game right before the Lulu/Rikku optional scenes and another right before the Al Bhed ambush, so I can go try and get the others.

You just have to have Tidus kill the other characters about ten times, and have him use potions to heal the one you want about 10 times, and that will do it.

Rikku's conversation in Guadosalam (the alternate scene to Lulu's "All you need is determination" scene) is also very revealing. She wants tons of kids, because she's bummed about her Mom dying so young that she only had the one brother. That scene was the inspiration for her "unruly brood" in a few of my fanfics.

And the snowmobile convo with Rikku is great. I imagine she said something similar when she first arrived, and Lulu called a "girls only" meeting to find out who she was. I'm pretty sure she had to tell Lulu she was Yuna's cousin to sweet-talk her way into the group.

Edited at 2010-07-05 08:04 pm (UTC)
Jul. 5th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
But Rikku has -2- brothers. One is 'Brother' of course, but the other is Keikku [not sure of spelling] - blond kid with goggles that Tidus can get 3 potions from on the 'recovering air ship' early part of game.

[And that Tidus can continue to get 3 potions from every time he jumps in the water/climbs back on deck before finishing that scene.]

Keikku is killed in front of Home during the assault on Home segment [where you also meet Cid] and Rikku identifies him as her brother. [And after that scene when you can search the area, Tidus can get a potion from his body.]
Jul. 5th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
I've wondered about Keyakku. He could be a game inconsistency -- there are a very few, especially in the hidden cutscenes. However, when Keyakku dies, Rikku cries over him, but she doesn't actually identify him. Cid comes over and hold him for a moment, but he doesn't say anything about Keyakku either. So Keyakku could be a cousin, Cid's younger brother, or just a family friend.

*digs out script*

Guadosalam optional Rikku cutscene:

Rikku: You an only child?
Tidus: Yeah.
Rikku: I got an older brother, myself.
Tidus: Huh.
Rikku: I wish I had some younger brothers and sisters, though...
Tidus: So ask your parents.
Rikku: Mom died... A machina went on a rampage...
Tidus: I'm sorry.
Rikku: When I get married, I'm gonna have lots of kids! That way they'll all have brothers and sisters!
Arriving at Al Bhed home:

[Rikku runs to the blond spiked-hair guy, who's just collapsed]
Rikku: Keyakku! Who? Who's attacking us?
Keyakku: Yevon... Guado... (Dies)
Rikku: Keyakku? Keyakku!
Lulu: A war? Between Yevon and the Al Bhed?
Cid: (Arriving) That is wrong! Guado go for the summoner.
Rikku: Father...
[Cid strides over, kneels, embraces Keyakku, then clears throat and stands.]
Cid: You Rikku's friends? Well, just don't stand there, come on! Let's go kick those Guado out of our Home!
[Rikku hangs back, looking down]
Tidus: Who...?
Rikku: Cid. Leader of the Al Bhed... He's my dad.
Tidus: Let's go.
Rikku: Yeah. We have to save Yunie

Edit: But wait, you're spelling Keyakku's name Keikku, which looks like a Japanese spelling. Did the English dub localization team leave out some tidbit about him?

Edited at 2010-07-05 10:42 pm (UTC)
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