Oh, pardon me, my brain just freaking exploded.
I was gonna argue this because the color differences didn’t become really noticeable until Ruby/Sapphire, and the official art kind of looks like this, but even in the Gold/Silver sprite when the body color looks the same, the main difference is blue eyes on the regular and green on the shiny. And the official art has blue eyes too.
I agree with you about the rabid Chrom/female!Robin fangirls. I think Chrobin is a nice ship, but every time I see someone express their creepy amount of self-insertion regarding it, I'm reminded why I used to dislike it. The fandom is very off-putting and can't seem to tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
Yeah, I understand that feeling. Before the amount of crazy was at this all-time high though, I grew to dislike it because people insisted it was canon and the deepest pairing possible. All I can say to that is no.
No because that means you’re just running off with what the game gives you. That’s not “deep”. It may make you feel more involved because oh look, “you” had a baby with this important main character, aww look, “your” precious daughter is crying because she missed “you”, oh dear, now she’s struggling to kill “you” because she loooves “you”, but that’s just the game hand-feeding you feels through checks in coding. They’re nothing wrong with that, if you like him and what I said above is still what sells this pairing, I don’t have the power to stop you. But that person also has the power to not let that fancy coding get to their heads. Unfortunately, it does. Often. Thus it’s a recipe for a bunch of very disturbing shippers.
A very vocal and creepy part of fandom is still only a part though, not the whole. I have very level-headed friends in the fandom, and I’m more than grateful. We have different tastes, but we can still talk, sometimes vent about things we feel in common.
Sorry for that little tangent, anon. But thank you for agreeing with me. I hope you do find sane shippers, I’m not that cynical.
Ah, the joys of ‘self-inserts.’
Lately I’ve begun to tend toward the faction who think that the Lucina’s Judgment scene is a little off when she’s personally related to the Avatar. Because she doesn’t waver otherwise, even if they’re friends, or Lucina’s married to Morgan, or even for the fact this is her dad’s best friend. No, she only wavers if she has a personal direct connection.
Which…strikes me as pretty selfish?
On the one hand it’s completely and totally understandable. There is a humanizing element to it, not that I’m sure it’s intentional.
On the other, what the hell, Lucina. Or more accurately, what the hell, writers. Since when you think of that scene for a while and past the feels, it comes off less as the heroic sacrifice it was probably intended to look like, because she only wavers and stops of her own accord if it’s her mother or husband.
I mean, there’s still drama, yes. And if that’s your groove, go nuts. And I’ve definitely put keyboard to notepad file and written interpretations of that scene more than once; it feels like an obligatory thing if you ship any permutation of Chrom/Robin or Robin/Lucina. But it falls a little more flat ever since I actually thought it over. (Never let me think about things apparently.)
…*cough* Tangent. Sorry.
The self-insertion does get…weird. And I don’t know if it’s moreso to me because I have never, ever considered an intended self-insert char to be ‘me,’ but given everyone else’s reactions to this phenomenon, it’s probably not.
Fire Emblem really seems to attract this, too. *peers at the old FE7 Tactician fics* Huh. I could make guesses but I’m off-topic enough as it is.