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    Can't talk underwater. Or can you?

    I started a new FFX game (forgot to give Oaka his money on my last playthrough, so have to start over), and I noticed that Tidus says "Whoa" underwater during the sequence with Geosgaeno. Yet everywhere else in the game, characters communicate with gestures and hand signals underwater (and the hilarious soundless underwater laugh). The question is, why, when they can speak underwater with no distortion?
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    It makes their lives seem just a little more exciting, a little more worthwhile.

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    Maybe theres a difference depending on salt water vs fresh water.
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    Maybe over 1000 years people forgot they could speak underwater. Tidus just went along with it.

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    Maybe it was because it was only one syllable, that he could talk unimpeded?

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    it was a short exhalation of air.... it wasn't a speech just whoa..... its like he's a blonde neo
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    I think we may have heard his thoughts, since he is the narrator
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    when he narrates his speech is italicized.... just stick your head underwater and see what words you can say
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    He said "whoa!" and then after the fight in the cutscene when he gets inside the temple he is there gasping also he immediately puts his hands to his mouth it was just an impulsive reaction to declare whoa it was probably more in a closed mouth speaking in your throat thing but that was the first fiend he saw in Spira apart from some minor Sin Scales.

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    I'm pretty sure I can say "Whoa!" underwater. It's not perfectly audible, but we would've complained if we didn't understand what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceglow View Post
    He said "whoa!" and then after the fight in the cutscene when he gets inside the temple he is there gasping also he immediately puts his hands to his mouth it was just an impulsive reaction to declare whoa it was probably more in a closed mouth speaking in your throat thing but that was the first fiend he saw in Spira apart from some minor Sin Scales.

    he'd seen feinds before in zanarkand
    but i think it was because whoa isnt a word somuch as a sound


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    It's just a bit of incongruity, that's all. Nowhere else in the game do characters talk. And not only does he, he does it without distortion. It's not as though it adds a ton to the scene.

    As another note, why is the Sahagin in that scene the only fiend we see who bleeds?
    My friend Delzethin is currently running a GoFundMe account to pay for some extended medical troubles he's had. He's had chronic issues and lifetime troubles that have really crippled his career opportunities, and he's trying to get enough funding to get back to a stable medical situation. If you like his content, please support his GoFundMe, or even just contribute to his Patreon.

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    It's probably to do with the game's rating. If fiends bled every time they were attacked the characters would be wading through pools of monster plasma. I don't think they could have that and get away with an 11+ rating.

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    Yes, but fiends aren't supposed to bleed. They just dissolve into pyreflies when vanquished. So why does that particular one bleed?
    My friend Delzethin is currently running a GoFundMe account to pay for some extended medical troubles he's had. He's had chronic issues and lifetime troubles that have really crippled his career opportunities, and he's trying to get enough funding to get back to a stable medical situation. If you like his content, please support his GoFundMe, or even just contribute to his Patreon.

    He can really use a hand with this, and any support you can offer is appreciated.

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    Maybe it felt special so it decided it would bleed.

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