Ruby and Emerald

Did you ever beat 'em? I did NOT. Am I even a Real Fan? :stuck_out_tongue:

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I beat Emerald but not Ruby. I am 50% fan! And at least 50% human!

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I’ve never even tried to fight Emerald; I tried once to beat Ruby but I just don’t have the patience.

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I tried both but it was in the days before I had access to a strategy guide for it (and tbf, if I had one, Idk why I’d bother; I don’t think they form a step on the way to any other quest that I can remember so I’d just be testing whether I could follow instructions). I never figured out the trick either of them at the time, not even the first detail to how Emerald worked… I’m not sure if I even realised how the underwater materia worked, let alone the relation between equipping materia and damage-done. I just remember that there’s one location underwater (mayyyyybe the entrance to the Gelnika?) where Emerald often spawns RIGHT THERE, and it used to make me jump. :P

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Whenever I picture Emerald swimming around, I picture him with a little smile on his face. But I’m confused because he doesn’t really have a face. Yet in my head he seems to have a little smiley skull face… I can’t work out what angle I’m remembering or if I just imagined it.

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Is it this angle?

Not quite a skull, though, and “smiley” is debatable. He’s like a very toothy Yoshi.

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Not that one; I was thinking of when he was swimming on the world map; I picture him as a kind of undead smiley starfish. I did find a gif that miiiight explain it:

or possibly I was seeing the little red lights as his eyes so he’s got a doofy little smile:

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These are both extremely cute. I love the new Emerald and his doofy face. :D

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Yeah, I always had a soft spot for him even though he killed me every time. I used to make the submarine follow him about. I think I liked that he always seemed to be in a hurry.

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