Prompted by the Squall’s Dead post, Wadoobie and I were discussing some of the characters and finer points in Final Fantasy VIII. Being that Dragon Age: Origins is one of our favorite games, we started comparing some of the features – let’s face it, we were talking about FF8’s lack of perving – and we stumbled upon an odd similarity involving two characters.
Make that multiple odd similarities.
Including being annoying, having face tattoos, being short, having blonde hair, orphans, names that start with ‘Z-E’…
We’re about 90% sure these guys are related. It’s kinda hard not to see the resemblance once you realize it. Just visualize with us for a minute:
Both of these slightly annoying, less than wonderful characters were orphaned. Zell was later adopted by dear Ma Dincht, while Zevran was plucked up by the Antivan Crows, a warm and fuzzy group of assassins. Coincidence? I think not. They share features, such as the blonde hair and face tattoo – and their tattoos are on the same side of their face. This also points to some sort of shared blood. Even their names are similar, starting with the same two letters.
You may be thinking, ‘This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard! Zell is human while Zevran is an elf. How can they be related?’
While that is a valid point, I would like to again highlight the fact that both characters are orphans. Therefore, we don’t really know what lies in their past. Perhaps Zevran and Zell are cousins, and their grandparents are humans, and one rebellious daughter decided to get freaky with an elf. Or, perhaps Zevran is Zell’s grandpa? With all the love children Zevran most likely created, it’s certainly possible. Maybe we just don’t know that Zell has a little bit o’ elf in him.
And the last bit of obvious evidence…? How about the fact that they both like hot dogs? One literally, and one a little more…figuratively?
Don’t groan. You know you think it’s hilarious.