Your Butler Takes No Shit or Welcome Joker
Aly and Salem are back for another round of educational trash guides about the upcoming Fire Emblem If.
Today we are talking about Joker the Butler, your main man for tea, murder and sass-out-of-control. For some unknown reason he’s been dubbed as ‘Jacob’ in the localization which we will consider an offense to Hot Linguistics (c) and generally ignore.
Oh my gouache. This is a game about sin.
Joker’s defining traits are his devotion to his master and absolute indifference to everyone else. He’s the true Slytherin of the Fire Emblem, rivaled, perhaps, only by his son Dia (we’ll talk about this trash masterpiece too). He knows his worth and let’s everybody else know it too. When he’s in the good mood. When he’s not in the good mood he just ignores all these lesser beings that he has to contend with. The perfect example of that is his C-support with Rinka:
No shit has been taken in this support.
Joker: Isn’t that Rinka, the daughter of the isolationist Flame tribe.
Rinka: If it’s just small talk, leave. You’re an eyesore.
Joker: While I really don’t have any particular business with you, I am free to leave or stay as I please. And I certainly don’t remember having to receive orders from you.
Rinka: Since when are pet dogs so self-important…
Joker: What did you call me?
Rinka: Why, are you going to do something about it?
Joker: Not really. I have no time for cheap provocations.
This could be the shortest support on the Hoshido side…
Joker’s marriage proposals are also quite entertaining. Ladies and genteleman, may I present you with the ultimate proposal algorithm as developed by the royal butler Joker:
Step 1: Ask them if they’re busy and whether you should come at a later time.
Step 2: Propose.
Step 3: Smile politely while they talk themselves into it.
Step 4: Success!
You are welcome.
Now the ultimate result of the marriage will be another Slytherin trashcan – Dia. Unlike his father, who’s ready to dress anyone in throwing knives, Dia is more of a sneaky laziness type. Swinging weapons is hard and unsanitary so he’ll just poison your food instead. He’ll also apologise if you find out before you die. Generally, people like him a lot.
And let’s not forget the ultimate dynamic between these two: rivalry.
Joker vs. Dia, or, as I like to call it, Tea vs. Coffee (do you really think I’m joking?). Dia has none of his father’s insecurities (shhhhhhhhhhh) and he doesn’t hold back: “I’m a better butler than you, Father. Also people like me. Now pass the coffee beans, please.“
CALL THE BURN UNIT
The standard Joker – Dia conversation. Joker is singing opera in the best Nohrian fashion. Dia is posing for a cover of his memoirs “It’s Hard Being Successful”
Next time: S is for Marriage or Don’t learn it the hard way like I did
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