Old Memes Are Better With Fire Emblem Characters

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The students in Fire Emblem: Three Houses are my children. They’re yours too, and so I’m sure you’ll agree that everything is better with our gaggle of rainbow-haired anime children in it. Even memes we’ll almost certainly be sick of in two weeks.

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This line of thought has given rise to the #RedrawRiegan hashtag on Twitter, in which artists are redrawing popular memes, scenes from TV shows, and other bits of personality-driven imagery with corresponding characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Golden Deer house. The result, like pretty much everything else involving the new Fire Emblem, has been deeply charming.

(Warning: Some of these memes might indirectly constitute Fire Emblem spoilers. Sorta? If you really think through the implications of, like, two of them? So beware and all that.)

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DISCUSSION

I’m kinda surprised this game is catching on as much as it has. This game is harder to penetrate than the 3DS games out of the gate and is missing most of the stuff that made Awakening so popular to a casual audience. And it’s not like it has much that appeals to classic FE fans either. Plus there’s a ton of tedious activities that I could see players getting bored with, and for me at least, the combat isn’t nearly as well done as previous games. It just has a lot of issues, but I guess having an above average story by JRPG standards is enough to carry a game.