/r/Tales Character Discussion 2: Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia 1+2) : tales
For Tales of Xillia 2 on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Jude-Milla Relationship (Spoilers!)" - Page 2. a myriad of problems within the story, but Asbel's and Cheria's ending together was not one of. For Tales of Xillia 2 on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Jude-Milla Relationship (Spoilers!)" - Page 5. For Tales of Xillia on the PlayStation 3, a GameFAQs message board topic titled as I'm only a few hours in and so far it's just Jude having one-sided interest in Milla. Why ask questions we can't answer without spoiling? Xillia 2? What happens there? Relationship wise, assuming you've played it.
Graces f never bothered with that and in my opinion, it had a better story because of it. I won't be the first nor the last to say that Graces f had a myriad of problems within the story, but Asbel's and Cheria's ending together was not one of them. It remained what romance should be in a non-love story: It's some of the reason that I like Star Ocean 2's pairings.
You can do whatever you want with them, and more specifically, they are left almost entirely to private actions and how you battle with the characters.
It's funny because you can get nice little things like finding out that Rena happens to like Ashton more than Ashton likes her. This is the duty of the Grim Angels. I feel I need to reiterate my point on how or why they come across as that. To make sure your opinion heard across the world? You have to repeat over and over how you hate pairings so everyone notice you? You want everyone to know how important your opinion is when in fact it doesn't do a thing to the future of Tales Series?
You don't want to acknowledge someone else see things differently and you have the need to put down their favorite pairing over and over again? You want to keep badmouthing a pairing so everyone start to see things your way even though most doesn't care about your opinion? Sorry, I had to. I don't even like JudexMilla because they are annoying but at least I'm not complaining about it over and over again. It was in his Character Episodes.
And given how you have to finish those, especially if you want to unlock the 'Besties' Trophy, it's annoying.
His Episodes was about his spyrite technology, not about his doomed relationship or feelings for Milla. I don't care about them having any 'romantic' moments, I came here to see Jude thinking how he would come up with a breakthrough for spyrite technology. And that breakthrough being 'asking for help' I have to remind myself, he's only 16 years old, he's a moron simply because of that I never put other people's pairings down. If there is someone who actually ships the pairing, fine.
If that's what they ship, that's what they ship - I will not tell them, "You're stupid for shipping them" or anything like that. Well, there was one: Asch and Natalia from Abyss. And we know how that ended, right? Asbel probably didn't even think of these things, but his mother was urging him to get married and Cheria tended to be the girl he thought of.
Nonetheless, that's what 'suddenly' made him self-conscious about it. That being said, and straying back on topic, I never felt any romance between Jude and Milla either. In the first game, I felt that Jude did have a puppy-love crush and admiration for her strength for Milla, but that's all I felt.
In the second game, it moreso felt like comrades with a unified goal more than anything. Naturally, that tied in to spirits and humans having a symbolic understanding of one another, and I certainly felt that as forced and contrived as it was sometimesbut nothing I would consider 'romance'.
People tend to think I'm bias because of my association with Leia, but I really felt that the chemistry they had in X1 felt more romantic than anything X1 or X2 shoved in my face their relationship in X2, of course, amounted to just being friends or what-have-you, but I blame that on forced party shenanigans.
I also found Luds x alt Milla to have romantic elements, so say what you will about my interpretations. Marioak Marioak 3 years ago 3 One could argue that Asbel in Future Arc did growth up a little and begin a little less of idiot by the time of F-Arc, Plus Lambda is with him and all but hey And it's was done fine in the main arc if you asked me.
Asbel and Cheria care for each others, It's just that Asbel is the stereotype idiot ball and is too obvious that Cheria like him more than just a 'friend'. It's just a matter of time before he realized that he like her as well.
In my point of view this is definitely not just "I look up to her" in my book. Elise or Ivar definitely fit in that catalogReally if the game are actually as long other game, I could see Jude outdone Veigue's "Claire" with his "Milla" Meanwhile Milla only see him as comrade or best friends at best. Milla starts of an ass characters who start of with "Mission Come first, Friends later" but gradually open up the cliche lol. She is definitely feel sad by the time they have to depart.
Though it's definitely not the romantic one. I felt that Jude did have a puppy-love crush and admiration for her strength for Milla, but that's all I felt. Honestly, I don't even see the puppy-love thing. Sure, he might find her attractive - but that never says anything. You don't love every person you meet, who might have physical features you might find attractive.
Jude and Milla's Relationship? - Tales of Xillia Message Board for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs
But admiration to idolization? Hell, Milla even decided to sacrifice herself, so she wouldn't disappoint Jude's high-pedestal idolization of her as 'Maxwell, Lord of Spirits'.
That's not love, on either side. If anything, comes across as peer pressure on Milla's side - must do this or he'll be disappointed! People tend to think I'm bias because of my association with Leia I kinda began to ship Jude-Leia myself, as I played more through Xillia.
Not because I was looking for something to ship I don't do that, but if something comes across as a natural potential, I'll check it outbut because they had chemistry together and seemed to really care about another. And the fact that I am actually shipping a pairing that involves childhoodfriends-turned-lovers says a lot - I tend to absolutely despise those types of pairings.
Xillia 2 definitely removed a lot of the romantic feelings between them - maybe they are there in the Japanese version, not sure, I'm waiting for my import to arrive - but aside from the one option of saying "You sound like a married couple", there is nothing.