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Doujinshi commentary: Final Weapon

Circle:    Iksamatoriru (?)    Final Weapon: Front Cover
Type:   Normal, gag doujinshi. 30 pages.
Date:   2000/12/29

Here's an amusing gag doujinshi. The gags are based on situations on the game. The Cleryans must dance to ensure the integrity of their home - so they have a wild limbo party. Rat Boy is about to run Zidane, Quina and Vivi down, but Vivi instead trips him, punches him into the stratosphere, and becomes the Charles Atlas-style hero-of-the-beach... well, except that that's just a dream he's having after being run down by Rat Boy. (Quina was run down too, and dreams of eating the little punk.) Vivi, on seeing the Black Mages in the airship, asks if they aren't just the same as him, and instead of reassuring Vivi that that doesn't matter, Steiner seems all too ready to admit they are and exchange Vivi in on a bigger model.

My favorite gag, however, is one I'd seen previewed in JPQueen's catalog of unavailable doujinshi, and I thought I was able to interpret it despite the low resolution of their image and the inevitable language problem. As it turns out, I had it right. While cleaning out the cave in which he used to live, Vivi finds his grandfather's old memory album and shows it to Zidane. It contains Vivi's baby pictures - and he started out as a tadpole. Whether that means that Vivi is a frog, or just is froglike, I'll leave up to imagination. (I figure that Qu are pretty froglike, myself, and thus maybe they start out as swimmers before they crawl out of the water in search of something better to eat than pond scum.)

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