After a previous post a number of people have asked if I can run a pan-FE fic/art exchange for the holidays. I totally can, but I just want to gauge interest.
If you would be interested in participating in a fic/art exchange, please like and/or reblog this. I’m very willing to tailor matches around what you know and what you like, so even if you only know one game or don’t know a really popular one or only make fan things for the obscure ones, you’re totally welcome to join.
If I get at least ten people who are interested, I’ll set up a comm and organize things!
That’s it that’s the summary of every fire emblem chapter ever
♠ fire emblem capes colours: WHITE [3/6]
♠ fire emblem capes colours: BLUE [2/6]
♠ fire emblem capes colours: RED [1/6]
Fire Emblem class meme: Armorknights
"The weight of a knight’s armor is a symbol of his loyalty."
Fire Emblem class meme: Thieves
"Yes, but I had to at least try to fool you. Being memorable is not the best quality for a spy to have."
And… what would that “good reason” be, exactly? Because I can’t think of any well-reasoned Eliwood hate that I’ve ever seen.
Here’s what I have seen (and why it’s BS):
"bland"/"goody two-shoes": Eliwood might not be bombastic and over the top like some characters, including Hector and arguably Lyn. This doesn’t make him flat — it just means his characterization is a touch more subtle. It’s not spoon-fed to you in over-the-top cartoonishness a la, say, Ashnard. (Or Nergal, for that matter.) You shouldn’t need extremes to be an interesting character, and Eliwood is a perfect example of that.
He’s sharp-tongued at times, a bit naive but with a self-righteous streak, a mediator between two extremes in the other two lords. But he’s not some shiny squishy wide-eyed idealist. He’s willing to take down Nergal and the Fang without mercy, and makes some serious growth over the course of the game. He starts out naive and hoping for no bloodshed or trouble, but finishes off understanding that it’s not always possible to come out with a perfectly morally shiny outcome. He doesn’t flinch away from his duty, or rely heavily on the player-tactician or a knight to temper his decisions. He’s purposefully the most independent lord in FE7.
He’s a “good” character — but um so is every lord ever? (yes, even the ones fandom likes to make “gritty”.) Eliwood grows and matures, in my opinion, more than any other Elibe lord.
"weak": He’s hardly a crappy unit in my experience. Can he take down an army by himself? No — but if he could he’d be broken, and that’s pretty damn boring. Each lord has a strength. Hector’s powerful but kind of slow and inaccurate. Lyn’s fast but flimsy. Eliwood acts as a balance between them, just as he does in the storyline. He’s neither irrationally quick to jump to fighting like Hector, nor inflexible and stubborn about his own idea of “justice” like Lyn is. He’s intelligent and cautious, but not prohibitively so.
Oh yeah, and he’s also the only FE dad to date to live through his kid’s game! And the only FE7 lord who definitely survives FE6, providing considerable insight if you look at what he pulls off in getting Roy where he needs to go. And given how Roy turned out, he’s probably a great dad, too — something that’s relatively rare in the series.
"crybaby": wow, he gets sad after he accidentally murders a helpless woman who he may have been in love with. And when his father, for whom he’s been searching since the outset of his story, dies in his arms. How unreasonable of him, right?
If anything, the repression Hector displays (and that other lords - Marth, Ephraim, Ike, to name a few, engage in) is the unhealthy choice. The other extreme — waiting completely alone in the plains until a self-insert shows up? — is an equally unhealthy coping strategy. Eliwood grieves briefly, both for Ninian and his father, and then does what needs to be done.
So basically we have an exceptional character with clear flaws, growth, and personality who addresses his problems in a reasonable way before growing into a potential political powerhouse who survives and keeps his march intact through a continent-shattering war— and fandom hates him because… something something Pansywood?
Yeah, doesn’t work for me, sorry. Eliwood’s the most underrated Elibe lord, to the point where people seem to forget he’s the main character of FE7. (Yes, he is. Not Lyn. Not Mark. Not Hector, not even in his own route. It’s Eliwood’s story, through and through.)
So if anyone’s got a good reason to “despise” Eliwood, I’m still waiting for it.
Apologies if this is bad tumblr etiquette, but there are things that must be added:
Eliwood appreciates others’ strengths:
Hector: …Me? Don’t worry about me. I’m fine. I’m built tough, you know. …
Eliwood: We’re all weaklings compared to you, Hector. …Thankfully, wars are not won by strength alone, eh? We’ve been sparring once every two months since we were twelve, and of 30 matches, 14 I won, 12 I lost, and 4 were draws.
He made an oath to Hector: (Hector/Eliwood A)
Hector: Well, everyone’s heard the stories. They all know it’s the warriors’ custom. Each cuts his own hands, then shakes hands with his brothers… What man wouldn’t want to do that? Only one had the guts to meet him, tough.
Eliwood: …You know, back then, I’m proud I took your hand. We are friends, sharing a life-dream now, an ambition. When one is in danger, the other risks his life to protect him… That’s why you came, isn’t it? Because you remembered?
Hector: Heh, I’ve got no plans to break my oath. Not now, not ever.
And you better believe he’d have kept it if it was the other way around.
He’s equal-opportunity: Lyn/Eliwood C
Lyn: Sparring, huh? Interested in a new partner?
Eliwood: Who, you? I don’t have a problem with that.
He’s insightful and encouraging:
Eliwood: When I first saw you in Khathelet, I thought, what strength she has in her eyes, that woman. I seem to remember, Lyndis, back then, you didn’t know what to think about your noble Lycian blood, but the Sacae blood in you… for that you had nothing but the purest pride. Remember how you felt. You don’t have to be like anyone else, Lyndis.
Lyn: … … Yes…you’re right. I guess… I guess I lost myself. Thank you, Eliwood. I feel better, somewhat.
Eliwood: No need to thank me.
You learn about who a person is by how they treat their social lessers:
Marcus watched him grow up and is protecting him as his ‘duty’ but Eliwood thanks him like he didn’t have to; Lowen has been concerned he hasn’t eaten enough—something you wouldn’t even notice from Eliwood’s behavior in game.
To support the whole resolve thing: (Eliwood/Harken B)
Eliwood: I thank you, Harken, but still… I have my reasons why I must fight. Until I finish what I have set out to do on my journey, I cannot think of escaping, or avoiding my enemies in any way.
Eliwood holds no prejudices and does not see himself as better than others: (Eliwood/Fiora)
Eliwood: Please, don’t worry about formalities with me. We are equals, fighting together for a common cause.
Eliwood: … Yet because many Ilians turn to being mercenaries, they are looked down upon— without reason— by other lands.
He knows what the stereotype is: Eliwood: You seem surprised. “There goes another naïve lordling with his head in the clouds…” Something like that?
it is never bad etiquette to add Eliwood appreciation to posts!
> submitted by turkooyze
Battlefields of Magvel
Personally arranged by yours truly :D
I’ve had this since April, but felt like posting it up. This is the Fire Emblem Awakening OST from Japan, and it is sexy as hell.
Ready for more photo-spam?
Today is another photo from PAX! This time it’s of my Elincia cosplay, from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
@On Impulse Photography took this lovely shot with the help of my friends Angie and Petra who were our profession cape-flutterers and flower-throwers.
It was a team effort, and it was well worth all the fun!
I absolutely love this shot!
A huuuuuuuuge thank you and huge to everyone involved