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Archive for August, 2010

Dragon Age: Morrigan

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Powerful, cunning and pragmatic—this is Morrigan, a Witch of the Wilds in Dragon Age: Origins. The Witches of the Wilds is a clan of shapeshifting sorceresses who once terrorized the Korcari Wilds in the southern regions of Ferelden. Morrigan is depicted as beautiful, cruel and manipulative, and despises the race of man at large, even if she finds herself intrigued by them. She commands powerful magicks and the ability to shapeshift into various animals, making her a valuable ally and a fearsome opponent. Morrigan is the second companion who can join the player’s party in the game, and is one of the romance options available for male greywardens.

She is the daughter of Flemeth, a legendary and fearsome witch who has walked the Korcari Wilds for centuries untold. It was Flemeth who kept Morrigan separate from the nearby villages and taught her to value power over everything else, and because of this, Morrigan is unsympathetic, cold and callous. Morrigan greatly loathes anything that has to do with love and compassion, preferring to stick to her “survival of the fittest” philosophy.


Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning is deemed an adversary of the humankind, having been chosen by the Crystals to bring about the end of the world. Codenamed Lightning, her true name to most people. Lightning appears as a seemingly cold and distant lady with long, strawberry blond hair and ice-blue eyes. She has a solitary and lonewolf attitude, much like that of Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall Leonhart.

Italy Wins World Cosplay Summit 2010!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

A pair from Italy took the grand prize for costume roleplayers in the annual world cosplay championship in Nagoya, Japan last Sunday! Italian cosplayers Luca Buzzi and Giancarlo di Pierro performed a three-minute play brimming with action on stage for about 15,000 attendees. The winning pair was dressed as Link and Gannondorf, characters from the popular role-playing video game “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”.

The Thai and the Brazillian teams won the second place as runner-up winners, with the Thai pair receiving the Brother Award for their amazing costumes. Thailand’s Orawan Agavinate and Patawikorn Utissen cosplayed as Cloud Strife and the summoned aeon Bahamut SIN from “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”.

The World Cosplay Summit was jam-packed with thousands of cosplay aficionados and fanatics of anime, manga and video games, including the finalists of the event which began last Saturday. There were 15 countries that competed for the grand prize: Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and the United States! Well, that’s a lot, and we look forward to seeing more countries participate next year!