Category Archives: Optional Relationship

Jill and Mist in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Image Credit: Jill and Mist A Support Conversation (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NMRWU9EVQ

Jill and Mist are two characters from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Both characters are given possible supports with men that are romantic in nature, as one person who emailed us pointed out, but during their A-rank conversation (the usual max of support conversation ranks for non-romantic relationships), the two exchange dialogue that could be perceived as a potential WLW relationship (found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NMRWU9EVQ):

“Mist… You make all of my worries go away when you’re near me… The world is hard. Hard and cold and… terrible. Even so, you make me… You make me want to keep going.”

As the person who emailed us also mentioned, it’s worth noting that it’s possible for Jill to defect to the enemy forces to join her father if she speaks to him in one chapter; however, this defection won’t be possible if she’s had her A rank support with Mist (or reached a B rank support with Lethe in which she is taught the history of oppression of laguz people by the Daein army her father fights for). Additionally, the sequel expands a previously mostly-unused mechanic called Support Bonds, which act as a pre-existing relationship between characters. Generally speaking, characters will have 10% support bonds with family, and 5% with people they are otherwise close to. One of Mist’s three 5% supports is Jill.

In the sequel to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, in Chapter 3-7, Jill does not attack Haar (her possible romance in the game), but also will not attack Mist if their A-rank Support is imported and vice-versa.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (2003):  Florina and Lyndis; Lucius and Raven

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (2004): Joshua and Gerik

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and SorenJill and Mist

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): HeatherJill and MistKyzaRanulf

Fire Emblem Awakening (2012): Same-Sex Relationship Hack

Fire Emblem Fates (2015): Forrest; NinaRomance optionsSoleil

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017): Leon

Citations:

  1. Jill and Mist A Support Conversation (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NMRWU9EVQ.
  2. Shadowofchaos725. (2010, July 04). Fire Emblem Path of Radiance: Mist and Jill Support Conversations. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86NMRWU9EVQ

Lewis Finch in What Remains of Edith Finch

Lewis Finch was the firstborn and the first son of Sanjay Kumar and Dawn Finch, and the older brother of Milton and Edith. One month before his 22nd birthday, Lewis died by committing suicide from putting his head into an automated guillotine at the fish cannery he worked at after months of struggling with a mental disorder.

During a scene in the game where his psychiatrist tells Dawn in a letter about his mental disorder, the player sails a ship and has two routes as options to sail down. One reads “Beautiful Prince” and the other reads “Handsome Queen”. Depending on which path the player takes, Lewis imagines being crowned by either, and the game refers to them as his prince/queen, inferring that this prince/queen is a possible love interest for Lewis (found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcxXA4lWOc).

LGBTQ References in this game:

Lewis Finch

Citations:

  1. Lewis Finch. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://what-remains-of-edith-finch.fandom.com/wiki/Lewis_Finch
  2. Messofanego. “What Remains Of Edith Finch – Lewis (Male Romance).” YouTube, YouTube, 26 Apr. 2017, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCcxXA4lWOc

School Mode in Danganronpa: 1.2 Reload

After finishing the main Story mode of the 1.2 Reload edition of the game, players are able to play through a bonus game mode (School Mode, also known as its full title, Enhanting Dangan Academy ~Purely Prismatic Souls~) where the teens trapped at Hope’s Peak High School must build multiple Monokumas before the Killing Game starts. This new bonus game mode allows players to bond with other characters in the format of a dating simulator. At the end of School Mode, any characters that have a maxed out relationship with the player character will have ending dialogue with Makoto, giving him their underwear after finishing talking to him.

Some fans have queerly read this since the act of male characters giving Makoto Naegi (a male character) their underwear can seem to be referencing gay or at least queer relationships in some way.

LGBTQ References in this series:

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (2010): Chihiro; Genocide Jack/Jill and Toko; Hifumi’s Ending; Mondo and Taka; Monokuma; School Mode

Citations:

  1. School Mode (n.d.) Danganronpa Wiki. Retrieved from http://danganronpa.wikia.com/wiki/School_Mode