The Terranort Report
NOT A SPOILER FRIENDLY BLOG.
While I’m here i might as well give you Traverse Town Tidus, though most of you should have already known about him.
Anyone know if there’s a Selphie recolored NPC running around KH1?
Ladies and gentlemen and whatever else of the dash, allow me to present to you….
You can encounter him in the brief period of time when there are no Heartless in Aggrabah after defeating Jafar.
“I’ve always liked Riku. No doubt it has a little to do with how good looking he is, but it’s more than that: it’s his character. In the first game, he was motivated by his curiosity, and it caused him to make a few wrong decisions. But even so, he was able to resist when it mattered, and he then ended up prepared to sacrifice everything for Sora. Even his keyblade changed with him, and I like that it all concludes with him receiving the Mark of Mastery. I don’t know what I’d do if he had failed”
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I’m totally not tearing up in the corner. Nope. IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP ;A;
Friends 5ever ;A;
“Watching any of the KH intros always make me feel so happy and peaceful inside, like everything is okay.”
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I always thought it was a little tragic when he threw the paopu away so nonchalantly. I guess Riku meant the fruit was meant to be used with undertones of love and was poking fun at it, but technically his description would fit with the theme of friendship, too - and Sora just threw it away. Back before I knew there would be a gazillion other KH sequels, it seemed sort of sad that it was always about one of them sharing a paopu with Kairi and not about all three of them sharing one as friends, meaning one of them was always destined to be lost. But that’s romantic rivalry, I suppose. :P
whoa whoa wait wait. I absolutely agree. But I think it’s because of that very reason that Sora threw it away so easily. He didn’t seem to care too much actually about sharing the fruit with Kairi. I think Sora may have unconsciously known that it would have meant leaving Riku out of the group if he had shared the paopu with Kairi. Instead of doing such a romantic thing, I’m pretty sure all that Sora cared about was friendship, plus the fact was that Riku was once again sort of teasing him. This scene was a plot device to sort of establish that Sora wasn’t much of a romantic, but certainly had a relationship with Riku in which he was teased constantly by him to try and be one. Besides. Those things are clearly in abundance on that Island :p It would not be difficult to go get another one!
That is a good point, but I left out certain dialogue in this photoset - Riku’s exact words were “You wanted one, didn’t you?” It seems more plausible that he said it because at some point Sora might have expressed the desire for a Paopu already. I also liked the point another commenter brought up about the teasing - Riku probably already knew about Sora’s feelings towards Kairi and was poking fun at Sora in that sort of cool teenage nonchalant way, but possibly did so to disguise his own desire to be the one to share such a bond with her. There’s also that scene where Sora draws himself giving a Paopu to Kairi on their childhood cave painting, which Kairi later reciprocates - it seems more like he might be more of a romantic than you think, but didn’t want to take the paopu from Riku while being teased.
You have a good point there as well, but the original point of the post (oh gosh sorry I’m nit picking here, I really liked the post! I’m usually not argumentative, I swear!) was that you felt that paopu’s in general represented friendship as well as romance. However, in this instance it seems as though there only appears to be a romantic undertone. This might be setting up for character development. After all, Sora was depicted as a very childish character in the beginning, with his sense of justice progressively showing throughout the game as he soon realizes not everything can be black and white, especially when it came to Riku and friendship. Maybe when Sora finally sat down on Destiny islands again after kh II, he might have realized that he should share a paopu between all three of them, instead of just him and Kairi. But I’m getting into the hypothetical, and that doesn’t make for a good and valid argument XD So that’s basically all I wanted to say here lol Thanks for responding :D I love Kingdom Hearts discussion!
Oh it’s no problem! I don’t think I’ve ever talked about Kingdom Hearts much till now to be honest; back then it was more personal thinking for me, heheh. So it’s refreshing to be able to discuss it. :D Actually, my original point was that although Riku meant the paopu to be used romantically, I was sad because the way he described intertwining destinies also could be applied to friendship - but it wasn’t. The paopu in Kingdom Hearts always has represented strictly romantic intentions, I believe, and I was lamenting the fact that there was never the choice to share the paopu between all three of them instead of just between two of them. The sequels, to be sure, have shown that the destinies of all three of them are already intertwined, paopu or not - but I was reminiscing about the fact that I had not known about the future of the three beyond what was presented to me in the first game and that this scene, at the time, was saddening to me. Thanks for responding as well C: