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Imperia
04-25-2003, 03:12 AM
For those who love FFIV: who do you think is the better heroine? I love Rydia, and I guess you all can assume what my opinion is, but what are your opinions? Who's better-Rosa or Rydia?

Dignified Pauper
04-25-2003, 03:29 AM
Wow, i've never really thought about it, but its a good question...

I guess I'd have to say Rosa, although Rydia and her summons and black magic are strong, i would have never survived the final battle without Rosa's white magic. She kept my party alive and semi-functional while Cecil, Kain, and Edge whailed away at Zeromous...

BobDarkavenger
04-25-2003, 04:10 AM
Rosa was all "Save me Cecil" through the whole game. I'm going with Rydia.

Pancaek
04-25-2003, 04:51 AM
Rosa's more useful in battle, but I liked Rydia's personality better. Rosa was too prone to being sick and/or kidnapped. Sure, Rydia was kind of weak too, but she was a little kid, so it was acceptable. After she grows up, she's a lot more independent and whatnot than Rosa.

Psychotic
04-25-2003, 07:35 PM
Rosa. Because although she probably was a whiny little 5-year old, we never got to see it.

Strider
04-25-2003, 09:20 PM
Maybe Rosa just had no immune system. . .maybe all she needed was to be placed in a plastic bubble to keep germs out.

Anyway, Rydia kicks ass. I choose her.

chadmonkey
04-25-2003, 09:28 PM
I though Edge was the best Heroine.

Sephex
04-25-2003, 09:58 PM
I say in battle they work very well together. Your party isn't truly complete with only one of them active!

Story wise, I found Rydia a lot more interesting.

Lexy
04-25-2003, 11:43 PM
I agree that both of them are essential to the party, but Rydia shows women in a more positive light...am I right here..? She's so cool and independent. Also...she may have like, the lowest hp, but she kicks arse.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
04-26-2003, 01:56 AM
One word: whips (http://www.eyesonff.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=32410).

Imperia
04-26-2003, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by chadmonkey
I though Edge was the best Heroine.


Edge is a cissy? Never thought of that. He's just a goof-ball.:D That's what I think.

Meuterei
04-26-2003, 07:48 PM
Rydia has way more guts, and green-haired girls generally rule all anyway...

Moose Knight
04-27-2003, 04:40 PM
Can Rosa use Meteo? NO.

Mattokenzi
04-27-2003, 07:13 PM
Rosa: White Mage
Rydia: Summoner

there is a big difference between them but I like the summon monsters so Rydia got my vote

RydiaOfMist
04-27-2003, 11:14 PM
I'm obviously biased when I say this, but I think Rydia is the better of the two because her offensive magic is effective in battle. I also like her personality and her sad past makes her a well-rounded character.

Imperia
04-28-2003, 02:05 AM
"I also like her personality and her sad past makes her a wel-rounded character" -Rydia of Mist.


Yes. Rydia's past was sad. Her poor mom died, and as you think about it, Rosa had a pretty easy-going life; and because Rydia's was sad, you can't help but love her more.

Oh, and Rydia of Mist, your avatar is beautiful!

chadmonkey
04-28-2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Moose Knight
Can Rosa use Meteo? NO.

To counter...Can Rydia use Life2 and Cure4? NO.

Miyamashi
05-04-2003, 07:51 AM
Rydia rules. Rosa lacked personality. Plus, My two favorite fighting techniques are Black Magic and Summoning, so it's obvious who I think is better.

chibijuhachigou
05-16-2003, 07:39 PM
I like Rosa better because if everyone else is dead/dying and the boss is about to do another crazily powerful attack you can have Rosa cast Life2/Cure4 and your party will be able to keep fighting and you can do that last 6000 damage.

If Rydia was in that same situation the best she could do for the party would be to cast Sylph or Drain, which only restore a small amount of HP. Everyone would be dead before she could finish casting any of her strong spells.

Book
05-17-2003, 08:46 AM
Game wise I think it would be hard to play without Rosa as she is the main healer and reviver, but character wise Rydia has got the best personallity.

Rufus Shinra
02-15-2006, 05:38 AM
I personally like Rydia better. She has more character depth, in my opinion, due to ...

SPOILER ALERT:


... (her mother dying, not wanting to cast fire because her village was destroyed by fire, etc.) Besides, she's quite powerful with all of her summons, and I think the green hair is hot! ;)

Slade
02-15-2006, 06:59 AM
Rydia by far. She was just a much better character than Rosa, Rosa was much too stereotypical.

Behold the Void
02-15-2006, 07:05 AM
Old thread revival.