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Wolf Kanno
05-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Since the game never really elaborates on this point, why do you think Garland kidnapped Princess Sarah besides plot convenience? Was he in-love with her in a one-sides relationship? Was it revenge for not getting the recognition he felt he deserved? Was he using it as a ploy to take over the kingdom?

What are your thoughts?

Colonel Angus
05-18-2014, 06:37 AM
I used to think he was a jilted lover. There's a scholar in the Castle that mentions Garland being a good knight until "..." They never elaborate beyond that.

Afterwards, I think he kidnapped her in search of the lute.

NeoCracker
05-18-2014, 12:11 PM
I like to think the 'until' was until he sobered up.

Turns out Sober Garland is just a dick.

Mirage
05-18-2014, 12:29 PM
I don't even think it was plot convenient.

maybee
05-18-2014, 12:35 PM
I started up a new game last night and the King says [ PSP ver ] that the King and Garland used to be good friends, until he stole away his daughter Sarah.


Guessing that he was that second-in-command guy, that wanted more power and more control.

Mirage
05-18-2014, 12:49 PM
So he was a good guy until he did something bad. My, what a complex character.

Rez09
05-18-2014, 05:04 PM
FF1, what a complex game. :roll2

I generally assumed he kidnapped the princess for a ransom of some kind, though exactly what he demanded is never explored or explained; I like to think he wanted the king to build that bridge so people could finally leave the damn kingdom. >: |

It would also explain how said bridge was built/finished so quickly when you return the princess -- the king totally cheats you out of a legitimate reward.

Sephiroth
05-18-2014, 05:29 PM
So he was a good guy until he did something bad. My, what a complex character.

Lol.

Colonel Angus
05-18-2014, 06:25 PM
He being in love w/ her or wanting more power/ransom doesn't seem to fit in w/ his role as being Chaos.

Pumpkin
05-18-2014, 06:27 PM
He was lonely

Colonel Angus
05-18-2014, 06:37 PM
He was lonelyNow it all makes sense.UEaKX9YYHiQ

Rez09
05-18-2014, 08:55 PM
He being in love w/ her or wanting more power/ransom doesn't seem to fit in w/ his role as being Chaos.

I don't believe he is Chaos at the start, but rather is destined to become Chaos due to the fiends pulling him back after his defeat. If he just needed to die in order to fulfill his role and be pulled back, he probably would just off himself without giving the Light Warriors free experience, the Lute, the king's respect, and the bridge they need to begin their adventure.

black orb
05-29-2014, 03:55 AM
>>> Chaos/4 Fiends played tricks with his mind and made him evil, otherwise why he would shut himself at the temple of fiends?..:luca:

Dat Matt
05-29-2014, 11:55 PM
Garland was bored and wanted some royal boo-tay.

Freya
06-01-2014, 08:54 PM
I bet he was like the ice king and just really wanted a princess as a girlfriend.

Ayen
06-03-2014, 12:41 PM
I never really thought about it. I want to say in order to set up the paradox, but that seems like a long way to go and kind of stupid to help send the Light Warriors on their way.

Sephex
06-10-2014, 08:15 AM
He thought the princess had priceless loot, not a priceless lute.