[XIII-2] Is Noel gay? (Spoilers, Including Ending Spoilers)
Isn't it stated that Yeul always dies at around 15, but Noel is er, Not that any of this impacts Yeul and Noel's relationship really, it just got me. Now for the quiz answers, the game randomly picks 15 out of all the available questions, and getting a certain number of On what floor did Serah and Noel get trapped in Augusta Tower? Red; What color is the flower Yeul has in her hand in AF? What is the relationship of the NORA members?. Noel is in the same tribe as Yeul.
She tells Serah and Noel that changing the future also changes the past, and Caius leads her away so Yeul would not see the future any further, taking her to the Augusta Tower to spend her final moments. Feeling she can trust Serah and Noel after learning they are trying to protect the timeline, she believes they could grant her wish for her future selves to not see Cocoon fall.
Yeul reveals secrets to Serah and Noel. When Serah and Noel arrive in the Augusta Tower from Academia AF, Yeul gives them an artefact and reveals Caius uses her visions to remember the entire timeline, and that he is immortal.
Yeul says Serah's sister Lightning disappeared from Gran Pulse because the future was changed, and if Serah and Noel continue to solve the paradoxes, the past will return to the way Serah remembers it. She reveals the Caius the two encountered in Academia was a fake created by the tower's sentient AI, and that they saw the real Caius in the tower. Yeul tells Noel and Serah to show her a new future.
After they venture into the core to defeat the AI, Yeul sees a vision of a future with everyone smiling, and dies happy, before Caius takes away her body.
Yeul of AF Yeul dying in Noel's arms.
caius and yeul relationship? - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Message Board for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs
If I were to live, it would bring contradiction to Inspired by the strength in Hope's eyes, Yeul aspired to be strong like him. After foreseeing her own death during the Cie'th outbreak in Academia, Yeul ventures there. Noel holds Yeul in his arms as she explains her survival would have caused a contradiction to the timeline, and says Caius isn't in the city. She tells Noel she is not the Yeul he knows, but thanks him and dies, leaving an artefact for him and Serah to open a new Time Gate.
Her death is negated in the alternate timeline set by the defeat of the Proto fal'Cie Adam. Yeul of AF Yeul promises Noel they will see each other again. You don't have to cry. We will meet again. Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragments After reveals that her father died before she was born, and her mother was in confinement during childbirth.
But seriously, there was a lot of controversy as to whether or not Vanille and Fang were in fact a lesbian couple in 13 though lets avoid that topic of discussion in this post, it's old news. Now it seems I'm not the only one who played the sequel thinking I'm gonna give you my honest opinion. Click here to read it. The bottom line is I don't think he was written as a character intended to be gay.
That said, I think it is very possible to interpret that he is romantically interested in Caius. Yaoi homoerotic themes are pretty big in a lot of anime and Japanese gaming, even though Japanese culture is not entirely accepting of homosexuality. It's sort of a rising trend, and most people call it "fanservice" to mostly the female fans of these stories and the gay ones too. I think that is the case withthough I can't say for sure whether it was intentional or completely unintentional.
To me, it doesn't really matter. A story is a very personal experience and people often interpret it in a way that helps them relate to it the easiest. That said, I'm going to give my take on Noel in this regard, and I don't expect anyone to agree with this or think it is canonical.
I'm not trying to persuade anyway, but I have an opinion for sure and I feel it is interesting enough to discuss here and see if anyone else found themselves viewing things this way. I personally felt like Noel was in love with Caius. There was a line where he was explaining to Serah why he was so ticked off at Snow and he said something like "I know what it feels like when someone you love just leaves you behind.
What exactly is Noel's relationship with Yeul in Final Fantasy XIII-2?
I would have to watch and find out. Clearly, it ended up being Caius who was the one who abandoned him. I think there is some validity to the idea that Noel might be gay.
Caius with one of many ill-fated Yeuls. The central antagonist of the game is Caius Ballad, a man who has been made immortal by being endowed with the heart of the goddess Etro—the Heart of Chaos. He is the designated guardian of Yeul, a Seeress with a double-edged gift: Noel and a dying Yeul. On the other hand, we have the protagonist Noel: And as Noel continues in his journey, he comes to understand both Caius and Yeul, all the while unknowingly unwinding the coil of fate to the point where he is strong enough to kill Caius, and Caius forces him to do so.
And on top of all this, perhaps most impressively, this narrative perfectly mirrors the act of playing the game: This is a story shockingly rich with layered conceptions of time, sympathy, pathos, and the tension between possibility and fate.
- Paddra Nsu-Yeul
Note here that Noel is backgrounded relative to Serah and Mog the Moogle, and that Serah is the one deciding that the party is ready to go.