PoR Character Examination #1: Ilyana
Posted August 2, 2007on:
By Shinigami Ninja
This is the first installment in what will likely be a Weekly or Demi-Weekly column/article. It will focus on one or two aspects of an individual Character from PoR or GoD.
For those of you who don’t use her, Ilyana was the second mage you get in the game. She’s convinced to join by Ike in the middle of the battle, she comes with Thunder and Elthunder, tomes.
We find out from her Info and Support Conversations that she never has enough food, depending on who she’s talking to it sounds like she’s either poor or a pig. In her conversations with Gatrie she gets him to buy her a fancy meal, then says she’ll try hard to remember his name, with Zihark she does almost the same thing, calling him Ike, then Bill, then Sword Guy before Zihark tells her his name again. In her talks with Mia she’s hungry enough to try and eat Mia’s foot. It’s also revealed through her supports with Mordecai that she eats like a Squirrel before hibernation.
A level conversation:
Ilyana: Thank you for your generosity the other day, Mordecai… Nobody has
ever done anything like that for me…
Mordecai: Do not thank me. We are friends. But you ate like a starved bear!
A dozen of me could not eat that much mutton stew!
Ilyana: The food was delicious. I could have eaten more!
Mordecai: I would feed you again, but you ate through all my beorc money.
Where do you put all that food?
Ilyana: Well… in my stomach…
Mordecai: You are like the furry little squirrels that live with us in the
woods. Always stuffing food in their mouths. Half beorc, half squirrel. That’s
Ilyana: Haha! Maybe you’re right! Squirrels, huh? That’s cute.
Mordecai: So… when do you hibernate?
Ilyana: Hibernate? I don’t hibernate!
So at this point we know she doesn’t have trouble getting food, but yet she’s really thin. In earlier conversations, Mordecai says she’s a very sickly looking beorc. If she eats so much why is she thin? With Lucia we find out she has an illness of some sort. Her body probably can’t process the nutrients properly and as such needs far more food than normal to sustain itself. I’m no doctor, so I don’t know what she could be plagued by, but she definitely has something wrong with her. I’d love to know what, but that will remain a mystery probably forever, because the makers of Fire Emblem aren’t doctors either. 😉
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