it’s hard for me to explain why this is probably one of the most terrifying and heartbreaking parts in the game. it’s supposed to be scary based just on the power alone that invincible displays… and it’s true that that plays a role in it. but the death of an eidolon - especially alexander - symbolizes a lot more than just a simple power struggle. alexander is a protector that represents purity and holiness, goodness and righteousness. watching his wings turn ashen and black - before being pierced right through by invincible - is absolutely horrifying. it corrupts him before completely obliterating him… an eidolon that had just dispelled bahamut with ease.
i always wanted to summon alexander in ff9, but you never get to. he’s gone for good, which makes his death seem that much more palpable.
I’ve never seen someone mention this scene in the exact way I felt about it. This rosie is trudging up ALL MY OLD FEELS!