View Full Version : Whose story tugged on your heartstrings the most?

12-31-2013, 05:42 PM
I think it's fair to say that almost every character in FFVI has a sad and/or deeply touching moment. From Terra learning of her past, and how to love with Leo and the kids, to Cyan seeing everything he loved destroyed and trying to cope with loneliness. I even found Edgar rigging the coin flip to sacrifice his own happiness for his brother's sake to be a somewhat emotional moment.

I also would've liked to have seen a little more development for Mog. When you find him in the World of Ruin, all of the other Moogles have vanished without a trace and it would've been good to see how he dealt with being the last Moogle. (if indeed he was)

That's just the tip of the iceberg - I haven't even mentioned the likes of Celes, Locke or Shadow, all of whom had some really sad stories. Whose story touched you the most?

12-31-2013, 05:47 PM
Terra and how she saved the kids and then they all survived and saw the falchion soar through the skies in the ending movie and now i'm crying fuck you psy

12-31-2013, 07:03 PM
Lock and Rachel and Setzer and Daryll as they are dead/about to die.

Loony BoB
12-31-2013, 07:11 PM
I didn't feel Cyan's story well because I got annoyed at his speech patterns, it took away the 'reality' in his situation and made it all feel very fictional. If he spoke normally I think his situation would have been the worst.

However, because things didn't hit the feels for me with Cyan, I'll go with Celes or Gau.

01-01-2014, 12:05 AM
I think how subtle and underplayed Gau's situation was -- and the fact that even he himself didn't quite grasp it -- made it pretty powerful for me. Setzer and Locke (and Cyan too I guess) have traditionally upsetting sorts of tales -- oh no dead loved ones -- but I wouldn't say they leapt out at me. Cyan's letter writing in the WoR was pretty fucking heart breaking though. I don't know. I'm gonna play through again so I can get the feels, it's been too long.

01-01-2014, 12:10 AM
Didn't get far enough to really see anyone's story come around full circle, but from what I did play I was invested in Terra for the most part from what I remember. Haven't played VI since I was a kid.

01-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Cyan, Gau, Locke, Sabin & Edgar, Setzer, Celes and Terra

01-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Shadow's, actually.

01-02-2014, 07:05 PM
Umaro. Because I named him Assrag.

01-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Cles, Locke, and Gau were the best for me.

01-03-2014, 03:28 AM
They nearly all had some deep dark crap that made you feel for them, but on my first play through the one thing that struck me hardest was General Leo when that thing happens. I really had grown to like him and then BAM. Right afterward I had to go somewhere and I could not get it off my mind for the rest of the evening. There were a few others in there, and some really tragic epic music helped build the drama on the Setzer and Locke flashbacks and Celes in the start of the WoR, but Leo was the big bang moment that struck a cord with me when I first played FFVI.

Who had the saddest story though? Damn, probably Terra if you take in consideration her entire life, but most of them had some deep dark stories behind them. It would have been great to have a bit more depth behind Mog. Umaro isn't really needed, you can just base his story around being Mog's big ole buddy. I suppose Cyan should be the second heart pulling character, but I never felt for him as the story intended the audience to. Maybe it was his speech...no clue, but something kept me from caring as much as I probably should for the guy.

01-09-2014, 11:46 PM
I think Locke's was the one that I found the most emotional. He comes across as reasonably happy go-lucky, positive, and strong throughout the game. An almost stereotypical all-round slightly cheeky good guy. Then you find out the reason why he's fighting the Empire, and the slim sliver of hope that he holds onto to try and revive Rachel. It's not helped by Forever Rachel, which is a lovely piece of music.

I think a number of the other stories - Celes, Terra, Leo, Cyan, Gau, etc - are all very good, but it was always Locke's which I found the most moving. Gau's relationship with his father is another one, which was one of the few things about Gau I liked.

Del Murder
01-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Cyan for sure. Guy lost his family! :crying2:

Flying Mullet
01-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Mr. Thou and The Treasure Hunter. A lot of the stories have a way to get back what you lost, but not these two.

01-17-2014, 04:04 AM


Don't cry, damn it

03-06-2014, 12:26 PM
CYAN'S!! Think about it. He dealt with the death of his wife and child by being surrounded by death on a train of death. Kind of reality slapping him hard as hell, and then missed the opportunity to spend eternity with them. Slipped right through his fingers..

03-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Probably Gau, but after visiting his dad all I could think was that it wouldve been nice to get a trinket or magicite of some sort after we got closure on his story.

Though most of the stories gave me feels. Especially at the ending.

edit: 7000th posts! woooh

03-23-2014, 12:42 AM
In this world are many like me who've chosen to abandon all emotion...after playing it 400,000 times, I fail to feel anything when playing it...I skip things like Gau's sidequest that have no tangible rewards in battle...

Wolf Kanno
03-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Cyan, Shadow, Locke, and Celes are the obvious ones but later on I feel my favorite are Terra and Setzer's. I kind of glossed over Terra in the past but in more recent playthroughs, once I really thought about her situation I realize the poor girl really has it pretty rough compared to the rest of the cast as her whole life has been taken away from her. The others have had happy moments but what does Terra have? She has no happy childhood memories, she has no loving family, she has no friends and everyone treats her like an object rather than a person. Terra's life sucks, no wonder she's not glum all the time she doesn't even know how to be happy which is why when she found the orphans in Mobliz, she was so utterly confused. It must have been like being born blind and then seeing the world for the first time.