I’m not ready. I will never be ready.

It was Blarr who pointed out to me that Yuna’s reply to Dona’s skepticism can essentially be interpreted as Yuna saying that she has more than just one person who will love her unconditionally.

Of course, this is a very calculated put-down, and it’s an indication that Yuna - a seventeen-year-old girl from a backwater island - has more skill at navigating the complexities of Spira’s sociopolitical sphere than one might first assume. Yet although she’s not quite as naïve as people believe her to be, it’s a bit disappointing that the social finesse we see demonstrated here isn’t utilized more often during X’s plot.

Loving all of this Ivalice appreciation making its way into Theatrhythm: Curtain Call.

Ouch.

What makes the dynamic between Wakka and Lulu so intriguing is that they’re two best friends who express their grief in such different (and incompatible) ways. Wakka can’t accept Chappu’s death, while Lulu has become bitter and angry at her loss. Wakka’s “theories” for how Chappu might have survived Sin hurt Lulu just as much as Lulu’s snide and derisive comments hurt Wakka. Their long struggle to overcome their grief and repair their friendship was a great addition to the plot in the first half of the game, although it sadly tapered off closer to the end.

But even Tidus knows not to interfere with whatever’s going on between them here, meaning he’s not completely devoid of tact.

We don’t often see Yuna’s vivacious nature shine through during X’s plot, but this is one of those rare examples. Scenes like this are why I tend to side-eye people who say that Yuna’s change in personality in X-2 was unbelievable, considering there are quite a few moments in X when her playful side is clearly shown.

Poor Yuna suddenly has to explain to her two best friends and Tidus why she wants him on her pilgrimage.