(笑)
*picture courtesy of FF wiki*
I just wanted to take a minute to talk about my favorite NPC from FFX. Obviously (as the picture indicates) it’s Dona. This was a hard choice because Belgemine is also a really great character. I feel like Dona gets a lot of hate, which is sad because she is such an interesting character.
Confession time: I didn’t really like Dona the first time we meet her in-game. She has a bad attitude (poor Yuna baby can’t help that Braska is her father) and just really pissed me off. Also, her outfit  was really off-putting to me (I know I’m shallow, but I got over it). And to top it all of, her side kick Barthello just seemed like a dumb muscleman. I hated this duo.
When we meet them again, Dona still has a bad attitude and Barthello is still an idiot. But seeing Barthello fanboying over Auron was hilarious and actually made me like him a bit more. But Dona was still making snide remarks and being so mean to poor Yuna. I didn’t start liking Dona until after the airship incident.
The way I play the game, I always tell her to keep up her pilgrimage. And you know what? She does. And she makes it all the way to Zanarkand, to the chamber of the fayth. Think about that. She didn’t fall into temptation to give up her journey in the peaceful Calm Lands. She climbed Mt. Gagazet. Even though Yuna and Co. defeated the Sanctuary Keeper, she still had to get through the Zanarkand trials. I honestly think that if Yuna had decided not to confront Sin, Dona is the only other summoner in-game I could see doing it. **spoiler** Belgemine had already tried and failed **spoiler** and I don’t think Issaru had what it takes to make the sacrifice to defeat Sin. But man, Dona has got guts and resolve. While everyone was cheering Yuna, the daughter of the high summoner, she was refusing to bow or even be courteous to her. She wasn’t gonna let her or anyone else look down on her. And I think her bond with Barthello was strong enough to “defeat” Sin (has anyone written an AU where Dona and Barthello defeat Sin? Because someone should). She had a strong resolve to make it to the end.
I know, there’s a little hiccup on the airship where she asks Tidus whether she should continue or not. I don’t think that shows she has a weak resolve, it just shows that she is human. And I love that. It’s probably one of my favorite moments in the game. We see this tough as nails, pretty-girl summoner (seriously? Her outfit is stylish, but doesn’t look very travel-friendly) actually doubt herself and confide in another person.
Dona is a strong, intelligent woman. She is comfortable with herself, and even confides in other people when she needs to. Isn’t that great? I think more people should appreciate her.

*picture courtesy of FF wiki*

I just wanted to take a minute to talk about my favorite NPC from FFX. Obviously (as the picture indicates) it’s Dona. This was a hard choice because Belgemine is also a really great character. I feel like Dona gets a lot of hate, which is sad because she is such an interesting character.

Confession time: I didn’t really like Dona the first time we meet her in-game. She has a bad attitude (poor Yuna baby can’t help that Braska is her father) and just really pissed me off. Also, her outfit  was really off-putting to me (I know I’m shallow, but I got over it). And to top it all of, her side kick Barthello just seemed like a dumb muscleman. I hated this duo.

When we meet them again, Dona still has a bad attitude and Barthello is still an idiot. But seeing Barthello fanboying over Auron was hilarious and actually made me like him a bit more. But Dona was still making snide remarks and being so mean to poor Yuna. I didn’t start liking Dona until after the airship incident.

The way I play the game, I always tell her to keep up her pilgrimage. And you know what? She does. And she makes it all the way to Zanarkand, to the chamber of the fayth. Think about that. She didn’t fall into temptation to give up her journey in the peaceful Calm Lands. She climbed Mt. Gagazet. Even though Yuna and Co. defeated the Sanctuary Keeper, she still had to get through the Zanarkand trials. I honestly think that if Yuna had decided not to confront Sin, Dona is the only other summoner in-game I could see doing it. **spoiler** Belgemine had already tried and failed **spoiler** and I don’t think Issaru had what it takes to make the sacrifice to defeat Sin. But man, Dona has got guts and resolve. While everyone was cheering Yuna, the daughter of the high summoner, she was refusing to bow or even be courteous to her. She wasn’t gonna let her or anyone else look down on her. And I think her bond with Barthello was strong enough to “defeat” Sin (has anyone written an AU where Dona and Barthello defeat Sin? Because someone should). She had a strong resolve to make it to the end.

I know, there’s a little hiccup on the airship where she asks Tidus whether she should continue or not. I don’t think that shows she has a weak resolve, it just shows that she is human. And I love that. It’s probably one of my favorite moments in the game. We see this tough as nails, pretty-girl summoner (seriously? Her outfit is stylish, but doesn’t look very travel-friendly) actually doubt herself and confide in another person.

Dona is a strong, intelligent woman. She is comfortable with herself, and even confides in other people when she needs to. Isn’t that great? I think more people should appreciate her.

  1. brederp reblogged this from lureofthesea
  2. mushigami reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  3. kachisunifiedglories reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx and added:
    I used to hate Dona, but hey, I first played FFX when i was 12. She’s grown on me since then…
  4. inthegameofurlsuwinorrunoutofsp reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  5. snarechan reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx and added:
    Ooooh, I didn’t realize that she could continue with the pilgrimage! I was the opposite in that I always encouraged her...
  6. slantedmoonbeams reblogged this from thebulletsofmusicblues
  7. beariestgymbunnyever reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  8. thebulletsofmusicblues reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  9. aerisserris reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  10. mischiefmackson reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  11. afislife reblogged this from fuckyeahfinalfantasyx
  12. fuckyeahfinalfantasyx reblogged this from great-wall-of-chynna
  13. great-wall-of-chynna reblogged this from auronlu and added:
    I actually haven’t played FFX-2 yet (I’m waiting for the HD release), but I am thrilled that she returns in it. I’m very...
  14. witchskeleton reblogged this from ilikesamurais
  15. ilikesamurais reblogged this from denofwoe
  16. denofwoe reblogged this from great-wall-of-chynna
  17. some-more-lightseeds reblogged this from auronlu
  18. youtubeallday reblogged this from lureofthesea
  19. auronlu reblogged this from lureofthesea and added:
    I had the same misgivings, and was thrown off by her outfit and characterization as “snooty summoner who’s just on...
  20. aphherzegovina reblogged this from great-wall-of-chynna
  21. lureofthesea reblogged this from great-wall-of-chynna