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I Love Flayn

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  1. By that I mean that Flayn is the only character, for whom death is not mandatory in any route, who I've seen people proudly express glee over killing. This happens in FE spaces all over the internet, and yes, even here. Never have I seen people commenting on any other character's fanart or videos about them that they made a conscientious effort to not recruit them so they could kill them. I don't even see this level of scorn directed at Seteth, who is in the exact same situation. It's only ever Flayn. This could be due to her disadvantage of being one of the few characters locked out of recruitment on a route, which may cause people to act more callously toward her (but even then there's never been anyone celebrating Hilda's death). Don't tell me "oh but other characters are hated too", other characters don't have people going to their content just to announce that they've killed them. "But Edelgard, but Dimitri"; their deaths are written into the narrative and cannot be avoided, which is not the case for Flayn, and the people making these ugly remarks most of the time are well aware of this. She did absolutely nothing to deserve so many people gloating about her death, some even going so far as to make memes and videos about it. I'm here to say it's disgusting; Flayn deserves much better treatment than she is given, and I for one will always see the value in her even if no one else will.
  2. I suppose, but by endgame it's not very likely you're going to be in a magic class with 4 move except Bishop, which doesn't benefit that heavily from increased range. Also, it's not only the range but the passive healing effect, either allowing you to stack with abilities like Renewal or Lifetaker for constant steady restoration or forgo healing abilities entirely to free up more offensive slots. The fact you can use it without a Crest is also a bonus, but it's best kept on Flayn anyway (and I guess Linhardt sometimes). How is it different? Didn't its range always draw from the user's magic?
  3. In that case, full offensive would be the way to go with Flayn. Consider making her a Dark Flier and using my Magic Bow suggestion, making her a magic flier-killer who can deftly dispatch enemy Falcons and white beasts, while also being able to Rescue in a pinch. Equip her with an Aurora Shield to remove the threat posed by what few snipers are on this map, but I would go with Caduceus Staff as it improves both her offense and longevity. (Side note: I feel like people generally think Caduceus Staff is outclassed by Thyrsus, but that is largely untrue in my opinion, especially with Flayn. It is very situational where you will ever need to attack an enemy 5 spaces away as Bow Knights are exceptionally rare, and even if you did want to, equipping B/W Magic Range +1 fills that need anyway) .
  4. He has Flayn, and how is she not considered a good healer? Fortify + major Crest that increases healing magic. Not to mention great for dealing with white beasts, with her titanic Res + Excalibur. You could even train her bow skill and load her up with some Magic Bows+ for after using them up. Bishop, Gremory, Dark Flier; these are great classes for Flayn in general, but especially for this map. She is good for way more than just dancing. Other than that OP I don't have much to add other than what others have said. Just be wary of enemies with battalions because more often than not they WILL go for gambits. The Falcons are especially annoying with this.
  5. Many people have asked me how I pulled off reaching level 99 on higher difficulties, so I made this guide. This works not only for Flayn, but certain other characters too. Give it a try if you're mindlessly devoted to one, like me. 😜
  6. This was a collaboration between myself and very talented YouTube singer/cosplayer Aqua Stargazer, based off the song "Part of your World" from The Little Mermaid. The concept and lyrics were actually thought up in early 2020, which you can view here. If you enjoy it, please share!
  7. Keep in mind that all of his stats are +4 from cooking in the last month. Other than that, only once Flayn was all capped (which happened around Chapter 16) did I start heavily feeding him stat boosters, including farming speed carrots in the greenhouse and resetting DLC bonus maps until an enemy carried whichever of the two stat boosters I preferred. I'm also known to "curate" my level ups (that is, if someone's really close to leveling at the start of a map I'll move to a glowing spot first to see their gains and reset for ones I don't like). This is why I could never do a full YouTube playthrough. I play Fire Emblem in a way that, while satisfying for me, isn't very engaging to watch. 😅
  8. I would say a bit of all of the above. Also that it makes for entertaining viewing I believe. It was actually much faster and easier the second time due to having more optimized methods and being able to max out things with renown instead of grinding manually. In any case, is this really that different than people +10ing characters in FEH? (Aside from more requiring persistence and mechanics expertise as opposed to luck and money)
  9. I never picked up on that, probably from not paying enough attention to his supports. I'll keep that in mind if I do something like this with him again. What I wish I could do is something where Seteth is confronted by Flayn after having been recruited, leading to his own recruitment. Sadly that wouldn't be possible without hacking (or perhaps some very skilled enemy AI manipulation to get their positioning just right). Other than that, maybe convos against Shamir and Ferdinand would be fun to write. And of course I would want to reference Flayn's recruitment in Edelgard's recruitment convo with him (or maybe even alternate dialogs depending on which of them is recruited first). Obviously none of that's possible without finding more VAs.
  10. Here's a video I wrote and put together giving Flayn more unique battle quotes and also a recruit conversation in Crimson Flower. Voice credits are in the description. Hope you enjoy! (Sorry if this isn't the right subforum, I don't know if this counts as "fanart" or not)
  11. I just noticed this reply. Thank you for the suggestions and support! I'd certainly love if you could contribute, but even if not, even showing this event to someone who might be interested would mean a lot. 🙂 Now that I think about it, the only Flaynleth fanart I've ever seen not commissioned by me has been from Japanese artists. That really does say a lot -- namely that the western fandom would rather see her as "that fish girl who tags along with Seteth" than a meaningful character and legitimate partner in her own right. And yes, she really is the most unpopular female character in terms of fanbase size (people like to throw up characters like Edelgard whenever I say this, but Edel's fanbase is massive. Controversial =/= unpopular). I'm glad someone is willing to acknowledge this, because it's the very reason this event NEEDS to happen. Flayn gets disproportionately subjected to all sorts of scrutiny. For example, no one ever thinks to question the morality of Byleth x Seteth, but whenever it's Flayn the question "but isn't it almost like incest?" always seems to find its way in. It's like people are determined to create reasons to STOP others from being fans of Flayn, but that's an entirely separate discussion. Anyway I appreciate your support. 🙂
  12. I've officially launched #FlaynlethWeek. Prompts and rules have been written and will follow sometime soon. https://twitter.com/FlaynlethWeek/status/1351771102004072452/
  13. That helps tremendously, thank you! At the moment I do have 2-3 artists in tow willing to contribute, and a twitter account with a decent-ish amount of followers. I'm increasingly thinking a fanweek is the best way for me to go with this. Twitters? lol, if only *sigh*
  14. That's why I said "so long as I can use it". I'm on friendly terms with the artists I've commissioned, and of course I would ask their permission. My greater hope though is getting new content produced, not just from them but possibly new artists as well. I've been getting commissions for over a decade, and have lost count on how much I've spent on Flayn alone. I'm well aware of paying artists, thank you. Haha. Good one. Seriously though, everywhere you look there's a Byleth x 3H girl fanzine or themed week on Twitter. It's right time Flayn gets that same recognition (there was a #FlaynWeek event that ran last year, but it didn't acknowledge ships).
  15. I have a plethora of Flayn x Byleth content, so as long as I can use previously-made material that part shouldn't be an issue. Outside of commissions new content is sadly scarce, though. I'm hoping this will help turn that around if only for a short time.
  16. My main concern with zines is that they often mention a purchase of some kind. I'm not interested in making something to sell, so unless I can distribute this for free then perhaps the hashtag idea would work better?
  17. Everyone else has one. Flayn deserves it too! 💚 I'm hoping to put together a collaborative celebration of the Flayn x Byleth pairing that would include fanart and other works. As mentioned, this would be in the form of either a week-long hashtag or a fanzine. My biggest issue with this though is that I'm neither an artist nor am I very Twitter-savvy, and while I've seen many Byleth-ship hashtags and zines, I don't have much knowledge of what goes into forming, promoting and creating content for them. I'm here to ask for advice on the process and also possibly recruit any artists willing to promote and produce Flaynleth content. This is something I strongly want to make happen, and any form of help with this task would be appreciated! Also, sorry in advance if this isn't the right forum to post this to. Feel free to move it to wherever appropriate.
  18. When I said she's "far from that", I don't mean in some abstract fantasy "really 1000 years old" sense, which I know has become a common point of mockery among not just FE but gaming and anime as a whole. I never even bring that up when arguing for her. What I meant is that Flayn is an average teenage girl, like all the other (mostly) teenage girl students in 3H; girls who people have no reservations about expressing love and fondness for (in ways SFW and NSFW). Also, you know who else is a teenage girl? Lyn. Yes I know NoA altered her age for the west, but if they didn't, do you think that would have stopped the massive fanbase that formed around her?
  19. I don't think I'm going to be too successful getting my point of view across so I'll let this subject go for now. However, I'd be remiss not to mention one aspect of Flayn memeing that has starkly more malicious intent than basic "she loves fish" or "Seteth disapproves" jokes. Flayn content of all kinds occasionally attracts derogatory "age" memes that not only attack Flayn but the character of her fans (I want to say most of you know the kinds of memes I'm referring to). And I'm not even talking about risque content; even my opening pic, as wholesome as it is, has been targeted by these kinds of attacks. A large portion of the fandom has made up in their mind that Flayn is "the next Nowi" and has shifted that ridicule and scorn onto any content that expresses fondness of her. I get that Flayn may appear outwardly youthful to many people (she isn't alone in that and yet she's the only one these derisive memes target among the 3H cast), but she is far from the simple-minded prepubescent child that many mischaracterize her as, nor have I ever seen her as such. When I talk about the impact of memes depriving Flayn from being loved as she deserves to be, this is by far the most damaging. I believe people being concerned that their morals will be mocked or questioned is the main reason why more people don't come out as Flayn fans or make shipping content with her, and that's plainly unfair to Flayn.
  20. I already mentioned it before: I wish I wasn't the only person Flayn meant so much to. Yes, I know she has many fans who like her on a more casual level and draw cute art of her, and I'm not saying that's not valid. It's just frustrating for me seeing tons of people draw and get commissions of such-and-such girl x Byleth (and yes, these people usually do feel as strongly about these girls as I do for Flayn and see themselves as Byleth in those scenarios), whereas no one creates or cares about such content for Flayn other than myself. She's a wonderful character and I just think she deserves to be loved in the same way as every other girl.
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