Rambles in the Mist – I: Consider the Princess
Why obey the princess? Is the hero so bereft of will that her Alefgardian aura is enough to overwhelm one’s judgement? If the eternal repetition of a single demand is considered regal rhetoric, then what shall the commoners do when she demands blood? Let no man hear her, let her entreaties go unrecorded; another aristocrat with her head in the clouds rather than the guillotine!
But perhaps her demands are not demands? Perhaps they are pleas, for she claws at any, at every opportunity to flee what fate has trapped her in? You are only one that may listen; you are the only one that may obey! Will you not sacrifice your will for her sake?
Why free the princess? Is Hyrule so bereft of capable guards that a sinister stranger may whisk the sole heiress into the abyss? If she were of actual importance, would she not be unassailable, locked away in a high tower? Let no man see her, let her flesh weaken; as a symbol, as a legend, she can provide more in death than ever in life!
But perhaps her flesh ought to be free? Perhaps a high tower is no place for her, to be an object to be manipulated? You are the only one to read her legends; you are the only one to imagine her liberty! Will you not grant her a chance at adventure?
Why rescue the princess? Is the Mushroom Kingdom so bereft of capable ministers that her absence causes crops to fail and skies to blacken? If the crown would fall so easily upon the loss of its leader, does it deserve longevity? Let no man come to her aid, let her domain be ravaged; out of the fires of chaos will birth a revolution for the trampled thousands!
But perhaps her rule is too kind and the enemy is too cruel? Perhaps the trampled thousands may become the trampled millions as conniving conquerors capitalize on the kingdom’s chaos? You have no want for war; you have no want for substance! Will you not save the princess and the day?
Or are your dreams little dreams of little worlds of little lives? No, I say: there is always another castle with another princess. Ride on, into the windmills, and fly!
…or just be like Sapphire!
[b-rock jacked this idea for blurb thing at the bottom directly from GameSetWatch articles. Is hungry for cheesecake. Will copy-paste for several posts due to slothfulness.]
This entry was posted on November 18, 2010. It was filed under b-rock, Pretentious, RitM and was tagged with adventure, but thou must, dragon quest, dreams, freedom, mario, nintendo, peach, rescue the princess, revolution, royalty, sacrifice, zelda.