Zidane and Dagger, my favorite FF pairing.

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I feel that in the entire FF series, which has given us some great romances, Zidane and Garnet/Dagger was the best. Other than them being just plain adorable together, their relationship felt the most natural in its development, other than the whole Princess/Peasant thing. It starts out with flirting, some awkwardness, a little bickering, but then they grow to care deeply for each other, learn from one another, etc., and finally fall in love at least by the beginning of disc 3. One dialogue exchange that always makes me laugh is,

Steiner: Is that Beatrix?

Beatrix: *kicks ass and takes numbers*

Zidane: Quite a woman you fell for, eh Rusty?

Steiner: You're one to talk.

Dagger: Wait, Steiner, what exactly do you mean by that?

Anyway, what are your thought on them as a couple? My favorite video game couple will always be Fei and Elly, but in the FF series, it's Zidane and Dagger.
 

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I could always buy it. When I first played FFIX it seemed like a fairly believable romance rather than a forced one, though I was very young at the time. They took their time developing it and it never seemed to be a cheesy romance story, but I haven't played the game in a while. I might have a different opinion now that I'm older and envious. :argor:

Later on in life I started to reflect on the fact that both characters are only sixteen years old... Despite Zidane's flirty, playful behaviour they seem to be very mature for their ages... Then again, this is Final Fantasy.
 

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I think my favorite thing about Dagger & Zidane is how, as demonstrated in OP, Steiner fits into the mix as kind of Garnet's surrogate guardian figure, at first disapproving aggressively of thee very idea that Zidane would be anywhere near Garnet, but then later showing signs of acceptance and even support for them as a couple.

And I guess another thing I liked was that one time Zidane got so smashed he started acting overdramatic and depressive about being separated from Garnet. As a kid I actually had experience with depressive drunks (I guess that's not something to be proud of...) so I was always able to recognize and appreciate the scene for what it was.
 
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