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  • Terra Branford

    15 44.12%
  • Locke Cole

    6 17.65%
  • Celes Chere

    4 11.76%
  • Edgar Roni Figaro

    0 0%
  • Sabin Rene Figaro

    0 0%
  • Cyan Garamonde

    0 0%
  • Setzer Gabbiani

    0 0%
  • Gau

    1 2.94%
  • Shadow

    0 0%
  • Relm Arrowny

    0 0%
  • Strago Magus

    0 0%
  • Mog

    1 2.94%
  • Umaro

    0 0%
  • Gogo

    1 2.94%
  • Interceptor

    2 5.88%
  • Kefka Palazzo

    0 0%
  • Emperor Gestahl

    0 0%
  • Leo Cristophe

    0 0%
  • Banon

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  • Ultros

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Thread: Who do you regard as the protagonist?

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    Default Who do you regard as the protagonist?

    VI has a lot of characters and often changes who you are playing as. As the game progresses there are fewer and fewer restrictions on which members are obligatory, and eventually you can make a part of whoever you see fit. This is in contrast to most other FFs and RPGs in general, where there's a central character who is always, or almost always, present, like Cloud or Squall.

    The game also has a lot of character arcs and stories going on, and putting aside whether and how successful those are, most of the characters take center stage for at least a time. So it's a little harder than usual to pin down the protagonist. Is it Terra? You start as her and she plays a vital role, but she's absent for considerable portions of the game, and in the World of Ruin takes her time rejoining you. Celes doesn't show up for awhile and isn't fully trusted for a lot longer, but she's the one who reunites the party in the World of Ruin, and I think both need the other for their own arcs to be fully realized. Locke is vital at first, but takes a bit more of a back seat as time passes.

    So, who would you consider the protagonist of this game? Deuteragonist? Tritagonist?

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    :monster:

    Basically, Terra is the protagonist for the first half, and Celes is the protagonist for the second half. It's kind of a cop-out answer because it means there is no one protagonist, but it's also closest to the truth. Celes is the only character you have to have in your party for the entire second half, and the world map in the first half even uses Terra's theme.

    That said, for the purposes of the poll I'm voting Terra.
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    Honestly I always considered Locke to be the protagonist; I feel like he's "active" more often than anyone else. However most other people I've talked to say they consider Terra to be the protagonist, and that got me kind of thinking. Maybe they're co-protagonists.

    If we're going to rank by protagonist, deuterwhatever-ist, tri-fancy-words-I-hadn't-heard-before-this-thread-and-had-to-look-up-ist, I'd probably say Locke -> Terra -> Celes myself. Although I can certainly see the case for swapping Locke and Terra.

    To be honest it's been almost a decade since I played this game so I miiiight be off a little.

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    if the end was only at the death of the first world . then Ultros because he is an octopus.

    in all seriousness i always thought terra was. first time playing. more times i play it i realize, there isnt a main oone, though i still say terra ( i voted ultros)
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    I can respect someone who votes for Ultros.

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    There simply isn't one! One of the many qualities that makes this game so unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necronopticous View Post
    There simply isn't one! One of the many qualities that makes this game so unique.
    ah that means Ultros is the Protagonist. lol jokes i still like ultros though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necronopticous View Post
    There simply isn't one! One of the many qualities that makes this game so unique.
    This is probably the answer I've ultimately settled on, the 'protagonist' as such changes from area to area and even scene to scene, and there aren't many occasions where someone takes center stage for an extended period of time. However, overall I think I feel that Celes is the most protagonist-y of the party, even though she doesn't really warrant that title until the World of Ruin. After that, to me at least, it feels right to have her in and leading my party at all times.

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    ~*~Gau~*~

    It is the story of a young boy, abandoned by his father and raised by monsters. One day some beefy dude and Mr. Thou show up and together they embark on an epic quest against an evil mentally unstable clown

    There's some other people too I guess

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    Before I played more of the game I would have said Terra, but now I agree with Necronopticous and Mister Adequate that there simply isn't one main protagonist. They're all protagonists and are weighed equally. Terra may have had more relevance to the plot in her backstory, but that's only really relevant around the first half like The Man mentioned. FFVI is a more character driven story anyway.

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    I voted for Terra because I think she is the most iconic character of the game and we can only vote for one character, but I think that Locke, Celes and Terra are the main protagonists.

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    I don't think Square randomly chose Terra to represent six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Adequate View Post
    I can respect someone who votes for Ultros.
    GOD DAMMIT NOW I WANT TO CHANGE MY VOTE! ;_;


    But yeah, I don't think you can really say this game has one. Terra comes the closest, being a catalyst for many events, but I'm going with Necro on this one.

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    I'm gonna say Locke.

    Who rescued and put Terra's plot into potion in the first half of the game? Locke

    Who is the face of the returners? Locke

    Who did Celes consider her hero and his absence is the reason she attempted suicide? Locke

    Who's bandana was it that motivated Celes to move on from her depression and sprang forward the story in the 2nd half? Locke

    Who had most, if not, quite a chunk of the action in the game? Locke

    Who's a sexy beast who gets all the ladies? Gau...I mean Locke

    I rest my case.

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