I have to say that I think that because of their stories in the games, I think both Kuja and Golbez are both some of my favorite villains and characters in Final Fantasy (though if I had to choose between the two, I'd have to go with Golbez).
Very sad piece...Kuja may be the best written vilian in FF, as he gets redemption, and has some very good psychological explanations. The whole situation with Garland and Genomes is very interesting, as Garland himself is a bio-android, created buyh the Terrans, so it's an interesting example of an synthethic life form, creating his own synthethic life, and being abusive towards his creations...
Kuja... even though he's been cruel... he made his little brother Zidane (as well as his comrades) escape to safety. Despite his hatred, his pride hurt to the most since he'd found out about his mortality, he realized only in the very end what the meaning of life was. And here, Zidane cannot help but cry... over his older brother's "corpse".
Bravo! Such a marvellous picture, a perfect match of desperation and realization of someone's loss!
I remember seeing this picture on your website quite some time ago and got excited when I found it here. I think this picture is actually what made me realize what a tragic villain Kuja is, and what a sympathetic hero Zidane is. I could go on and on, but you've probably heard it all before in the previous comments. It's a beautiful picture, and successfully captures the dark, tragic and lonely atmosphere of the scene.
I absolutely love this. Though the commenter beneath me may not feel sympathy for Kuja, I feel that he is one of the very few truly sympathetic villains, and the game absolutely hammers that in. Zidane understands it. Yes, Kuja did some horrible things. Unspeakable atrocities, really. But there are reasons he was the way he was, and in his last scenes particularly, he betrays a pained and fearful nature that's at his core. Zidane understood this and knew that that could have very well been him, had things gone differently. While I'm not sure he would cry like this particularly, this picture captures the feeling of the whole thing. And I love it so much for that.
My favorite game and my favorite characters of all time.
Although this is very well drawn, I refuse to believe Zidane could have honestly cried over this miserable, demented little dog who needed to be put down. That was the point where I didn't believe the game anymore. Me? I would have run to see him, make sure he was still alive, and then turned and left...so that he would get to know what it means to die alone, unloved, and without a single friend...to know that every single person in the world was waiting to dance on his grave. Kuja never suffered nearly enough for me to start feeling sympathy for him again. He crossed a few too many Moral Event Horizons.
All four of these pictures are amazing. Kuja's Fall, I think, is the best, but this one is my favorite since I love Kuja and his dynamic with Zidane. He was the only character I paid any attention to in both Dissidia games, and I hope he makes a Kingdom Hearts cameo somehow someday^u^
Sad... but, according to the ending, it is only IMPLIED that he died. He might have survived, so don't fret until SE say that Kuja died. Of course, I haven't finished the game yet, but I've seen the ending on Youtube. I have a feeling he survived... usually that feeling is correct. But, man, this picture is sad and beautiful!
Yes, although Kuja's creator says something before the end of the game that confirms that Kuja will die. But the ending itself was unclear, that's why this artwork is only "based" on the ending, and not exactly what happened.
he's crying over his older brother ......... why did he had to die just when he found he was wrong with what did but he had still his friends and his sister a verry beautiful pic. and a verry sad too ...... i'm going to cry waaaah!
We actually don't know what happened...the ending kinda leaves it up for grabs. It never really shows that Kuja died, and it leaves a huge several month gap between when Zidane went after Kuja, and when he returns to Garnet. So...who knows? ^__^;