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  1. I was totally afraid it was going to turn into one of those "oh and Rosa was so taken by the darkness because it's forbidden and that's *hot*" or whatever, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't the case and Rosa has a good head on her shoulders!

    Still can't get over how the Emperor, who happily murdered like 2/3rds of his world's population, would ever care for love, but given you're foreshadowing that this is Rosa's special power or whatnot (possibly the reason Cosmos called her in the first place?) I'll sit back and see where this takes us, especially given that you've done a good job characterizing Rosa so far.

    I don't know much about Dissidia (I've only played Opera Omnia a bit) but you've done a good job explaining things that are going on without plot dumping everywhere, and it helps that a main character is one who's out of the loop. I would like to see more if you don't mind. :D

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment, and for all the compliments! Rosa definitely won't be the damsel in distress - she wasn't that way in FFIV, and I refuse to reduce her character to that trope when she's such a physically, mentally, and emotionally powerful woman.

      The Emperor is a completely selfish character. He thought Rosa was beautiful, but that was the icing on the cake. The underlying point he keeps returning to is, "We could be invincible." It definitely will remain a point of contention through the rest of the story.

      And thank you for the world-building stuff, too! I want this to be as realistic as possible, but maintain the magic that Final Fantasy does so well. Glad to hear I'm doing something right! :)

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