Fire Emblem Engage was announced earlier this week and fans have been reacting to the new protagonist.
According to the official Nintendo website, you’ll play as Alear “who awakens a thousand years after the war [between Elyos and the Fell Dragon] with no memory of their past”.
Perhaps that’s the in-game explanation for the odd fashion choices for Alear, then.
Alear has a very distinct blue and red colour palette. From the two-toned hair, to the two-toned clothes, to the two-toned heterochromatic eyes… They definitely stand out from the rest of the cast for their anime-heavy design, and that’s saying something when they’re in a Fire Emblem game.
It turns out Alear was designed by Mika Pikazo, an artist who is known for designing plenty of VTubers.
— Mika Pikazo (@MikaPikaZo) September 13, 2022
Alear has been getting some unfortunate comparisons from fans, namely toothpaste and Pepsi.
I don’t see the problem here…haven’t Fire Emblem characters always had toothpaste hair? pic.twitter.com/t0OptNNCrW
— Zion Grassl (@ZionDood) September 13, 2022
Fire Emblem fans are eating good this year!! Everybody tweeting about Pepsi/toothpaste at the same time was fun 😂👍 pic.twitter.com/0iEKgxkVVk
— jani @ slow replies apologies (@janiforme) September 13, 2022
I’d like to see a Terry’s Chocolate Orange inspired design next, please!