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29. Happiness

Uhhhh. ^^; Something tells me using the same character for 28. Sorrow and 29. Happiness doesn't quite make sense...

Let me just say this: I love Lucrecia. I love her and I cherish her so much and alot of people hate her and it breaks my heart! I've never been able to play DoC without just bawling whenever I finish or just see Lucrecia!

That's why I'm being Lucrecia for Halloween and I'm making my boyfriend be Turk! Vincent because I believe Vincent and Lucrecia are the only way to go! :iconimhappyplz:

Yes, I do hate Yuffie and Shelke. But not because they're Lucrecia's competition... besides, since Vincent can't be with Lucrecia, he needs to be a loner forever or find me. ._.

So... pretty much, in my made up world... after Vincent died, Lucrecia brings him back to life and embraces him with tears in her eyes instead of just running off and killing herself. :dance:

I had a heckuva time drawing Lucrecia's body and face. Vincent's face looks really off but I like how his body turned out at least! :XD: I like the coloring and the use of space... I just really, really hate Lucrecia's feet! ARGH!
But I love how their hair turned out... especially Lucrecia! *hugs her*

Quote from the game. :heart: God... why does just looking at this quote make me want to cry...?

*emo silence as I stare at my feet* LUCRECCIIIIAAA! *badly animated mouth*
Haha, that part of the game ruins the seriousness of that heart breaking scene...!

Vincent Valentine, Lucrecia Crescent (C) Square Enix
Drawing (C) Me
Quote (C) Square Enix, FFVII:DoC
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gibbs615 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Nice job!;) (Wink) I remember "Dirge of Cerberus" and seeing how they were:D (Big Grin)  So Lucrecia was kinda responsible for Vincent's father's death but really she needed to be honest with Vincent and just tell him if she really liked him cause he did love herNo, I disagree! But nooooo,after he found out himself and she saw,she must have felt that he was gonna start hating her for not telling him in the first place and then she really thought that running to Hojo would ease her guilt but she was wrong cause really she was not in love with Hojo:( (Sad) and pushing Vincent away and taking Hojo's side about her child,that really wasn't right at all cause she knew herself that she wasn't sure about itNo, I disagree! But somewhere inside she did still care about Vincent otherwise she wouldn't have saved him by injecting Chaos into him after Hojo shot him:) (Smile) So really even thought she made mistakes,the one she really cared about was Vincent:) (Smile)  After all she was always with the apology throughout the game and she told him so herself that he was the one she really loved in that last vision he had of her almost at the end of the game.
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Ah...Lucrecia and Vincent...one of my favorite video game lover pairs of all time. Their story is so uniquie and tragic ^^ Love how you did Lucrecia.
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yes-- I completely agree! I feel like their story is so fascinating... I wish there was more love for them! TT^TT

*attempts to spread love* :XD:
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SarahGoodwill Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE!
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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paranoidinhell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Hugging someone in a pool of blood is either a display of relief or a sad goodbey.. The only thing that makes this happy is the smile on her face (happy or disturbing, mmmm). Anyway, the drawing itself is good.
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha. :XD:

Well, luckily, the story I had around this drawing is when Vincent reverts back to his... more HUMAN self after being injected with Chaos AND given the Protomateria... I imagined Vincent is let out of his little... chamber, thing, and Lucrecia hugs him or something. :XD:

Sorry, I rant! :D

Thank you so much! :)
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Greenixi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fantastic ; )
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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shodou-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love vincent and this is so sweet!
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) :heart:
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ErinKerr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww!! Sweet and so cute. *squees*
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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CoalButterflies Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He's totally thinking, "BOOOOOBIESS!" XD Look!
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
O_O

WAGH! My Bean! Vincent is a proper gentleman! He wouldn't think that the moment he wakes up from death, in the arms of the woman he loves! O_O
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww so sweet *_*
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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SanguineNyht Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucrecia doesn't seem to love Vincent from what I got out of the games, she is eat up with regret concerning his father, and can't seem to get over it. I feel she viewed Vincent as a small fling or something like that, but Vincent really loved her. She felt responsible for Vincent's 'death' so tried to save him, almost like trying to make amends for not being able to save Grimoire.

I can't really say I HATE her over all character, but I do HATE the choice she made using her own baby in the JENOVA project, and then biting Vincent's head off when he tried to intervine and save the child.
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I don't know... I think she loved him. I think guilt just sort of put her in a position where she decided to avoid Vincent. She didn't want the guilt anymore, so she attempted to get rid of the source... I don't know quite how to put it. :XD: But maybe I'm just too in love with these two characters to really see...

I'll definately have to replay this game. :XD:
Haha, yeah. Lucrecia really does just make one mistake after another... mistakes that tend to lead to much irriation for me. lol :XD:

Thank you so much for the comment. :)
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AtsukoKeehl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucrecia makes me wanna cry... she's just so sad looking D: ... both in this picture and in the game Dx
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I know... same with me... >.<
Yeah... and all of her monologues and stuff...

sfljwf OH Lucrecia why!?!

:XD:

Sorry, randomness... but, thank you so much for the comment. :)
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AtsukoKeehl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What's monologue mean? :?

Your very welcome for the comment :meow:
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Monologue is when a character talks to him or herself... and the monologue is like inner thoughts and ponderings. The audience generally gets to hear these thoughts, of course. And sometimes, a monologue more or else is directed to the audience as though the character is having a conversation.

..hhhmm, I hope that helps. ^^;
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AtsukoKeehl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, ok!

Thanks!! :meow:
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No problem! :XD: I hope that helped more than confused you! >.<
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AtsukoKeehl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It helped C:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aww they look so cute!
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Animesaki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aw Vin and Lu
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I know! :heart:

So adorable together... :heart:

^_^
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Animesaki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
but she is older than him
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aw well. :)

I didn't know for sure that she was older... do you know how much older, though?
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Animesaki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
let me put it this way

his dad use to be her bodygaurd b4 him
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
His dad was just a scientist who was working with her, though.
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Animesaki Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
she had an afair with him too
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Where are you getting this information? o.o;
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EricalesImpatiens Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Yay for Lucrecia! =)
I played the game once about 6 years ago. To me it seems Lucrecia didn't choose Hojo over Vincent, but rather the life as a scientist over the life as a woman. But I haven't played DoC and I'm sure I forgot many important parts from the game. This is just how I remember it after all these years. =D
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hmm... yeah. :XD: That actually makes a lot of sense to me. ^^ It was either be with Hojo, fellow scientist, and have a child only to experiment on him, or be with Vincent and have children and a happy life. Pfff, can't see WHY she'd want to have a happy normal life? *eye roll*

:XD:

After getting all these comments on this piece, I really want to replay this game hopefully and gain new ideas and a deeper meaning to the relationship of Vincent and Lucrecia! :D

Thank you so much for the comment! :) And yes, yay for Lucrecia!
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Fantasyrhia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*is ready to burst out crying*
TT,TT This is so powerful Flee! Especially to those who know the characters and their history.
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
*hands over tissues and shares them as her eyes leak out big sad tears of sadness* :tears:

Aww... thank you....! ;____;
*hugs Lucrecia*
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Fantasyrhia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're oh-so very welcome~!
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Hafell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, I can't totally say that I'm a giant fan of the Vincent and Lucrecia pairing, but I ike what you did here. I feel some deep pity for Vincent by the end if that game, and hate it when people lable the guy as another angst-filled, dark character who's fanbase is made up of teenage girls who love emo boys. (It kind of kills me inside :fork: ). I mean, he had a sucky life before the events in FFVII, probably moreso than Cloud did. And yet he finds a way to move past it, to let what happened be his motivator to do good.

I think Squeenix kind of uses the "angsty past" cases of both Cloud and Vince to make a great comparison between the two ways people cope with heartbreak. You either wallow in your sorrow and push away everyone you still have (like Cloud), or you can take a little time to yourself, and when someone offers you an oppourtunity for you to move on, you MOVE ON. The things that happened to Vince will affect him for the rest of his life, but the events of DOC show that YOU decide what to do with what the past has given you.

Anyways, I ramble. Good job. I thank you for drawing your couple here in a non-provocative way (unlike some artists, who wouldn't shown them like, snogging). :worship:
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Rambling is good! And I agree with what you're saying... I mean, I love Cloud... but it's like, "STOP dwelling, man! Vincent's life was horrible, but at least he's not creeping back into his coffin (again) and avoiding the people who care about him!" :XD:

Haha, and no problem. :) I tend to draw stuff like this because it's just... I don't know, cuter? :XD: I don't know how to express what I'm saying any other way... :XD: Aw well. ^^;

Thanks so much for the comment! It's so appreciated! :D
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Atressa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Aww, cute.


Ah Lucrecia... *sigh* honestly, I used to be okay with her. Before Dirge, it was really up to the fans to come up with her personality, backstory, and the qualities that Vincent found so attractive. Didn't like one person's take? Read a different fanfic.

....Personally I rather liked the idea of a "paramour"...in fact, there used to be an image floating around the internet, supposedly of a page scanned in an official Japanese language book about the game. The image was of a chart describing all the relations between characters. Hojo and Lucrecia were connected with "married", and Vincent and Lucrecia with "paramour"... ...so Vincent is like a knight of old, and Lucrecia his lady? How romantic! Trapped in a loveless marriage with a sadistic scientist, slave to both company and love for science, but unavoidably attracted to the charming young protector? A bit cliched perhaps but it leads to relatively likable characters in a classic vein. (it was even better before we knew for sure he had the option of leaving the basement via Crisis Core, but was too...emo... to do so.)

I think, though, that many folks read her as a "player" or "whore" which led to a lot of the hatred early on.

Then came Dirge...

Along with changing her outfit (where'd the glasses go?), the game also gave her a back story... all well and good I guess... but as with the rest of the game, there were more questions created than answered....a major one being how the heck Vincent ever fell so deeply in love with her!

The first issue I have is that the depth of love Vincent appears to have for Lucrecia seems at odds with the amount of screen time their romance is granted. This might be doable, if there was an obvious reason he would be enamored of her. ...but as I understand it, there isn't one.

What are her character traits? She's pretty, reckless, devoted to her work, and seriously needs some counseling and anti-depressants. .....Maybe kind hearted??? Fine. But what makes any of this so attractive to Vincent? It's not that these are bad traits - indeed, though she reacts in stupid ways, she's a very human character which is a nice take - but we never understand why Vincent sees past her many flaws and love her beyond death.

The most "connection" we ever see between them (as I recall) is when they go on a picnic together. ...one little date and you mope about her for 30 years?! (to be fair, moping about anyone for 30 years, though romantically idyllic, is kinda creepy... )

The rest of the time, Lucrecia seems to be trying to -avoid- Vincent because her recklessness KILLED HIS FATHER!!! ...that's one of the big (new) issues for fans, I think. Impatience and recklessness are not endearing qualities usually. Well, okay. She killed Grimoire, and is dreadfully sorry for it. that's fine. But then, instead of working it out with Vincent or listening to what he has to say, she runs off to make out with Hojo?! Stupidity and recklessness all over!!! In this, she comes across as immature and imbecilic, making her not only hard to relate to, but really quite dislikable.

Another issue I have at least, is that I never felt Lucrecia loves Vincent in Dirge, only that she feels such horrible guilt for the father (who I swear she seems to have more of a crush on), she can't bear to let him die too. If she doesn't love him, that's even less reason for Vincent to be so devoted to her.

One other big thing that hurts Lucrecia's popularity- the way Vincent acts about her tends to reflect negatively on his own character. Start making fans ask, "What sort of person is Vincent that he gets obsessed with a chick who seemed to care more about her sins than him" or "wow, he forgave her easy...did he not care about his Dad or something?"...it hurts his character, and by association, hers. There's also the possibility that arises that perhaps Vincent did not really -love- her (as again, it seems hard to believe via Dirge that his feelings could run that deep) and thus the remorse he professes stems more from failing in his job, a possibility that completely changes how his character is viewed.

....And then there's the whole sleeping with Hojo\birthing Sephiroth\turning Vincent into Chaos\sitting inside a mako crystal for 30 years (is she dead or sleeping?!) if she could be doing something...?!
...yeah, there's a lot of reasons to dislike her.

*sigh* Don't get me wrong. I don't -hate- Lucrecia, but especially with Dirge, she just doesn't seem a worthy catalyst to all of Vincent's pain. Honestly, had they left out the crap about his Dad, made the big problem that she was married\in a company contract to Hojo, and then developed the relationship between them (he likes smart chicks, thinks she's lovely, and has always had an interest in the topic she studies; she finds him charming and handsome, is astounded how intelligent and well read he is: BAM, relationship reason!), I think the rest of it might have worked. Really, it's a shame.

And yay for rants. I might be missing something as I haven't played Dirge in forever and don't own Crisis Core, but I remember thinking all this as I watched the cut scenes.
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Avibroso Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hm...I love to hate Lucrecia. I don't "hate her exactly" Its like her actions are so horrifically weird and bad that it makes me love her! XD All I know is the whole:

:iconlucreciaplz::No! I can't love you cause I loved your dad so it's like I'm doing it with my son so....I'M GOING WITH THE CREEPY SCIENTIST!!! > : D

Vincent: D: :iconheartbreakplz:

Makes me crack up every time I see her do it XD
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Airafleeza Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yeah... she doesn't exactly make the smartest decisions. She makes mistake after mistake again and again and in the end, she winds up in a crystal alone. :XD:
But, I can't blame her. Afterall, everyone has to make mistakes... turns out Lucrecia made the worst of her mistakes later in her life. :noes:

I don't think that Lucrecia was in love in Vincent's dad... but just the guilt that she killed his father made her want to stay away.
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There are so many theories, so I can't say mine is right at all. :XD:

OHEMGEE A LUCRECIA PLZ!?!? *heart melts* I'll use this forever... :iconcryforeverplz:

Lucrecia x Hojo... *shoots self in the head* We all know where Sephy got his looks...

Thank you for the comment! :D
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Avibroso Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
B-But she was going on picnics with Grimoire! And-and ah I guess it never BLATANTLY says she loves his daddy...

It IS vague in MANY parts of Final Fantasy 7 XD
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Silver1bow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Lucrecia is a great charater, I don't get it why so many people hate her either.
Great job on this one! :D
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