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What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« on: January 01, 2014, 11:26:10 pm »

CHUAMI, LEFT, AND KURUGUM, RIGHT

The two new characters, Chuami and Kurugum, introduced and focused on in the audio drama -Will-, are very good friends yet seemingly opposites.

Chuami is hotheaded, strong in her beliefs, and is rather brash and outspoken. She openly questions people of authority and respect, but also makes keen observations about unusual things. She narrates the audio drama.

Kurugum is respectful, obedient, and could even be described as meek. He quietly follows orders and makes it a priority of his to help others and hold high what he has been taught. He partners with Chuami throughout the audio drama.

Both are members of the Spirian Council, and both are seventeen years of age. However, Kurugum is a sender; while summoners formerly used to fulfill the dual role of summoning and sending, there are no more fayth, and so Kurugum settled for being a sender despite his wishes to summon.


What do you think of these characters? Do you like them? What about their relationship?
What affect and roles do you think these characters will have on the plot of a supposed FFX-3, if at all?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 02:00:07 pm by Internal Medicine Doctor »

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 10:40:30 am »
I reckon the two may very well have roles in Final Fantasy X-3.

If they did have roles in X-3, what sort of weapons should they have?
 

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 12:06:33 pm »
I believe Kurugum will have the role of the second summoner in the sex-fayth method. Yuna will use him, since the occurrence of the revelation of the sex-fayth method and his character must have a connection.
Being a sender, I don't know if Kurugum will even fight; he could just be a story-intensive character. However, if he does battle, I'm sure he'll be a tactical healer as Yuna was in the first game; mainly protective spells and healing magic. It'll saddle him with a magical rod or staff of some sort.

Chuami I believe is the wildcard in this sex-fayth scenario. She'll incorporate herself in somehow and stop the deeds from taking place. Being so hotheaded and independent, she must be involved in an interruption of dogma in some way.
As such, I believe she'll use offensive talents. Magic or melee, I don't know. Perhaps even ranged, if the bill fits. I personally believe she'll lean towards melee, however. Her personality gives way to being brash and open, which makes me assume a melee fighting style.
Giving the fact that she's claiming to be Auron's daughter, she might take after his fighting style; big old sword and lots of HP. She could be a fast swordsmen a la Tidus or a ranging attacker a la Wakka, too, though, and could be a black mage a la Lulu if the melee theory is incorrect.


What do you think?
There's very little information to go on concerning their fighting styles, if they fight at all.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 12:15:39 pm »
Hmm.....I do agree with you that it is pretty difficult to determine what sort of weapons they will use and if they are playable in X-3.

For Kurgam, I think he does look more like a magic type user.

For Chuami, like you've stated, if she claims to be the daughter of Auron, then maybe she could wield a sword like weapon.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 12:31:25 pm »
I believe it's a safe bet to give Kurugum a protective healer type rolecast.

Chuami is a bit more out in the open, but she'll be offensive type given her fiery personality.


Also, although it may just be me, Kurugum looks a healthy bit like Seymour, does he not?
I know people in Spira have strange hairstyles and looks, but he also looks very young to be seventeen.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 05:11:25 pm »
The first thing that went through my mind when I read a fan translation of the audio drama was that Chuami and Kurugum are just like Tidus and Yuna, except in the opposite gender role.

Chuami is hotheaded, strong in her beliefs, and is rather brash and outspoken. She openly questions people of authority and respect, but also makes keen observations about unusual things. She narrates the audio drama.
I think Tidus can be described like this as well...and it seems that Chuami has a father complex just like how Tidus had one with his dad, Jecht

Kurugum is respectful, obedient, and could even be described as meek. He quietly follows orders and makes it a priority of his to help others and hold high what he has been taught.
This also describes Yuna from X, and he even would have been a summoner like Yuna.

While I think it's interesting to see what Tidus and Yuna's characters would have been if they were in the opposite gender, I hope they add more character development to them and differentiate them from Tidus and Yuna when/if this story is continued as a novel, manga, or even a sequel game (although looking at the info so far of the novel in the other thread, I hope it just continues as a novel...while interesting it seems a bit dark and mature for a final fantasy game imo).

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 06:23:43 pm »
I personally hope it gets turned into a third game.
There's a lot of potential there, and I'd love to see it expanded on in an interactive, engaging format.


No doubt Chuami and Kurugum will grow on their own to be more than just archetypes of characters if the story is advanced. I want to see what impact they have on post-Sin Spira. The possibilities are quite literally endless.
So many pathways, and they just need to be explored by fans to get the excitement going.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 02:50:30 am »
Although, at the moment I prefer it be continue in another media form besides a game sequel, I think I would still play a sequel so I could get some clarification on the information that's been presented so far...It seems that a lot FFX/X-2 fans (including myself) are having mix feelings about what is being presented/introduced of the story for this sequel.

No doubt Chuami and Kurugum will grow on their own to be more than just archetypes of characters if the story is advanced. I want to see what impact they have on post-Sin Spira.

I hope so, especially for Kurugum, I wouldn't really want to see another Yuna from X, I don't know what it is but there was something about her character/personality that I didn't like at times...so I would really hate to see a character like that again. I've read here and in other forums how people already don't seem to like Chuami's character but I think that's the type of character I like, well what's been present of her so far.
Well since Sin is back wouldn't it be what impact they would have on Spira during the reborn Sin.....

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 10:05:15 pm »
I'm faithful that Nojima will have justification and reason for whatever he's seemingly throwing under the bus, which in this case my main problem is with the consistency of Yuna's character.
Three months prior to the novella, she was overjoyed with Tidus's presence.

Then, in the novella, she's portrayed as harsh and cruel, if very preliminary translations are to be trusted.

Something of significant importance must've happened between those three months. I just wonder what...


Kurugum and Chuami look mighty interesting! They have lots of potential.
They look like seeds that have been bought out of the Yuna and Tiida brands respectively, but given time to grow they will develop into very different plants, I believe.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 07:55:57 pm »
Based on the audio drama, I can live with them being part of the cast of the next game (or whatever it will be). However, I DO NOT want either of them, especially Chuami as in the narration of the drama, to be the main protagonist. I can barely handle Chuami's attitude as it is.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 04:14:37 pm »
Based on the audio drama, I can live with them being part of the cast of the next game (or whatever it will be). However, I DO NOT want either of them, especially Chuami as in the narration of the drama, to be the main protagonist. I can barely handle Chuami's attitude as it is.

Hmm.....if they were going with protagonists for FFX-3, I'd probably guess it will be Tidus and Yuna. Although I think Chuami and Kurgam are possibilities to be part of the playable party.

This is probably just me, but I somehow feel like the way Chuami hated the "Yevonners" for killing his mother is almost just like Hope when he hated Snow at first for what happened to his mother.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 05:20:19 pm »
So, you believe Chuami has the motivation of Hope but with the brashness of Ubach from Waiting?

I can see that being a volatile combination.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 07:25:09 pm »
Based on the audio drama, I can live with them being part of the cast of the next game (or whatever it will be). However, I DO NOT want either of them, especially Chuami as in the narration of the drama, to be the main protagonist. I can barely handle Chuami's attitude as it is.

Hmm.....if they were going with protagonists for FFX-3, I'd probably guess it will be Tidus and Yuna. Although I think Chuami and Kurgam are possibilities to be part of the playable party.

This is probably just me, but I somehow feel like the way Chuami hated the "Yevonners" for killing his mother is almost just like Hope when he hated Snow at first for what happened to his mother.

If there is an X-3, I think it would be weird not to include Chuami and Kurugum in the cast/playable characters, especially if FFX-3 is going to be about what happens next in the audio drama...personally I hope they are part of the cast whether it is as the main protagonist (for Chuami) or not

Chuami does seem to hold some resentment towards the Yevonners, but it doesn't seem like she is out to seek revenge like how Hope wanted to get revenge on Snow (by killing him) for the death of his mother...rather I think she really wants to know more about her father through the people that knew him, since she never really knew him (this is why I mentioned in another post that she seems to have a father complex just like Tidus). Now that her mother is dead as well as her father, she is an orphan, as far as we know she has no family, she probably only has Kurugum as her only friend. She obviously cares about him, otherwise she wouldn't have interrupted Lulu and Tidus' conversation to ask them about Sin and how Yuna and Kurugum went to go fight it, with the assumption that there is no way to beat it. Well that's just my opinion of her so far...

Reading how people don't seem to like Chuami's character in this forum and in other forums, I really would like to ask what exactly is it that people don't like about her?   ???

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 08:46:10 am »
I'd rather Chuami didn't actually turn out to be Auron's daughter, Auron really wasn't the type to just abandon a daughter like that. I don't mind them as partymembers.

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Re: What do you think of Chuami and Kurugum?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 08:08:32 pm »
^^ agreed I'd like to see them in the party.  Who else do you think could make it into the party?  Rikku/Paine?  Gippal/Barali?Nooj?  I'm hoping it's a decent mix of old and new.  I'm also hoping for some new costumes for all the characters.  Poor Wakka and Lulu last game ha ha.