Drakengard 3′s “Five” Harbors A Greed That Knows No Bounds

By Sato . July 5, 2013 . 1:50pm

Square Enix have started a series of short novels featuring the different Utatai characters of Drakengard 3, which can be read on the game’s official site. Previously, we learned about the game’s protagonist, Zero, and her tragic past. In the second installment of the mini-novel series, we get a good understanding of the other recently revealed Utatai, Five.

 

Here’s a summary of Five’s story that depicts her reason for the so-called “greed” she has become known for.

 

Five — My Favorite Things

 

Five is known for being an eccentric and avaricious lady, which is apparent within the first line of her story—“The world is made up of things I want and things I really want.”

 

She claims that it is an imitation of her older sister, Two, who claims, “The world is made of things I like and things I really like,” which resulted in her own question, “What is the world to me?”

 

Unlike her older sister, Five is not as tender of a person, as she does not exactly like everything the world has to offer. There are many things she dislikes, such as food that is not suited to her palate, clothing that isn’t considered beautiful, and people that speak only of boring matters. However, just because Five doesn’t like something, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t want it. The only difference for Five is that there are some things she only has a little desire for, while she desires other things to a much greater extent.

 

Some of the things Five desires are beautiful accessories, clothing and shoes. Golden accessories are always better than silver, and pieces with valuable jewels such as diamonds and emeralds are the best. Finely-laced dresses and handkerchiefs  are also a must!

 

On one occasion, her sister ‘Four’ lectured her about fine clothing that is very expensive for such a small amount of fabric. “Did you know that the price of these clothes could easily feed a poor family for days? And yet, you still want to dress up, while knowing this?” she asked.

 

To this, Five replied, “Yes, sister, you are correct. I will let this dress go.” However, Five didn’t reply in agreement with her sister, but rather because another dress with an assortment of ribbons had caught her attention instead.

 

Another time, just as Five was deciding what kind of clothes she’d wear for the day, a sleepy voice called out, “Five…? You’re already awake?”

 

It was the voice of Dito, a servant who Five considers to be her favorite and the cutest of them all. He still sounded extremely sleepy, so she told him to go back to sleep.

 

“But you’re making such a ruckus,” replied the young boy, as he yawned and got out of bed. Five could never get enough of the cute boy with a beautiful doll-like face. Unlike the soldier dolls that her sister, Three, makes, she considers Dito to be a much more proper young boy with skin as white as snow and eyes as bright as stars. Dito is her favorite toy.

 

“You’re still playing dress-up? This early in the morning? You really are materialistic, aren’t you, Five?” Dito continued. Five finds this quirky part of Dito to be cute and amusing. It’s another reason why he’s her favorite servant of them all.

 

After being asked what kind of dress he thought she looked better in, Dito wouldn’t give Five an honest reply. “Why don’t you just wear what you’d like?” Dito said.

 

“Perhaps you don’t like it because it’ll be troublesome to take it off me?” Five teased. “Or maybe you’re trying to say that I’d be better off not wearing anything at all?”

 

This wasn’t the reason, however. The reason Dito didn’t give an answer was because he is still a servant to the Utatai, and feels that it is not his position to be speaking of such matters.

 

Five continued to tease Dito anyway, however, as his face was as red as a tomato. After being convinced that he didn’t have to act as reserved, he told her that he liked the shiny blue dress, which Five hadn’t worn, yet. Then, as he scurried off like a kitten, Five continued to admire her cute little servant.

 

Then, just as Dito brought her the beautiful blue dress in question, Five felt hesitation. She couldn’t decide between that one and two other dresses. “I wish I could split myself into three or four bodies. Then I’d be able to wear all of them!” said Five, to which Dito stared at her with a look on his face that said the world was ending.

 

“If I had three bodies, I wouldn’t have to worry about choosing dresses and I could also eat three times the amount of delicious foods.” continued Five.

 

“I think you already eat enough for three people,” Dito retorted, as the two argued over Five’s gluttonous nature. Five admits that she is the type of person who eats a lot, but only because she can’t get used to the sensation of hunger and it also makes her sad. For this reason, she prefers to eat before the feeling of hunger has a chance to strike.

 

According to Five, she doesn’t crave food that she doesn’t know exists. However, if she does know that it’s somewhere out there, she’d travel to the ends of the world in order to find it. She considers a journey to find delicious food to be a lot more amusing and exciting than hunting down a villain or monster.

 

The world is full of things she wants, but Five feels that there just isn’t enough time to acquire it all. So many beautiful clothes to try and delicious foods to taste. When Dito asked if she was really that greedy, Five replied, “I think it’s a little different. Perhaps I just want an affirmation of my strength whenever I desire something. The moment I acquire something, the feeling of happiness dissipates almost immediately. It’s as if a feeling of superiority, or that of an almighty, instantly leaves my body.”

 

“Ahh… just knowing that I have the power to acquire what I want. Perhaps if I didn’t have such powers, I wouldn’t feel the need to desire things. Praying to have something which you can’t acquire on your own… is such a useless and sad thing.”

 

Five sat besides her little servant and wondered if there was anything she couldn’t acquire. She couldn’t think of anything, but she was certain that there had to be something. As she clutched her chest and and thought about it more, she began to have a feeling that there’s a little something she wants but hasn’t realized it, yet.

 

What exactly could it be?

 

It wasn’t a kind of food, a gem or dress. Those are all things she can easily acquire. Could it be a person? She had plenty of servants and maids, including many soldiers who would sacrifice their lives for her. A man? There were plenty of those, as there wasn’t a single man in the world who would refuse an invitation from her, just as long as he wasn’t a proper father.

 

A father?

 

Just as Dito snapped Five out of thought, she reminded herself that she was simply lost in her head, and that her father had left the world soon after she had been born. Thinking about such trivial matters was simply just a waste of time. Things that couldn’t be acquired didn’t matter.

 

“Ahh, I’m so happy! Yes, I am fortunate, indeed. The things I want and the things I really want… anything beyond those doesn’t matter. Right? Am I missing something?”

 

Drakengard 3  is slated for release sometime this year for PlayStation 3.


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  • https://twitter.com/polaritymanx StarFang

    She doesn’t crave food that she doesn’t know exists. However, if she does know that it’s somewhere out there, she’d travel to the ends of the world in order to find it. She considers a journey to find delicious food to be a lot more amusing and exciting than hunting down a villain or monster.”

    She needs a man like Toriko, that’s for sure. XDDD

    • puchinri

      Neither of them would be able to share very well though, and that’d become a huge problem. x’D

  • Nickie

    Please, by all that is holy, let this be localized!

    • Testsubject909

      By all that is evil too! Hey, come on, evil is fun and can grant your wishes too, remember that!

  • MrTyrant

    I want this chick. Am I being greedy here?

    • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

      We all want this chick. We’re ALL greedy here!

    • Crimson_Cloud

      She seems rather aggressive. I like that. ^^

  • Luis Camargo

    Please, localize this. Reading this makes me want to play this as soon as possible.

  • z_merquise

    “Praying to have something which you can’t acquire on your own… is such a useless and sad thing”

    True dat. Like many unlocalized games.

    Still, that’s a nice back story. It’s not as tragic as the last time with Zero but there’s a hint of it when she remember something about having a father.

  • puchinri

    Huh. What an intriguing and fun character. I really look forward to seeing her in the game, and this also made me curious and excited about the other Utatai.

  • Göran Isacson

    Dito… the same Dito as he who’s siding with Zero? Iiinteresting. Now what would make him change side to Zero I wonder, was Five too dull and uninterested in causing others pain?

    At any rate, an interesting look at her psychology though I now wonder how it will play into her story. Will she try to bring Zero into her fold? Will she try to steal her apostles away? I can’t think of anything about her “greed” that would make her struggle against Zero personal or really deep, is all. It’s like there’s a shoe that’s yet to drop…

    Wonder if her desire to split into several bodies will end up foreshadowing for a power or ability of hers, too.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Yup, read the whole thing. That’s how much I love this game lol. Perhaps the thing Five desires is love. Just because she has all those men at her disposal, doesn’t really mean any of them truly love her. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what answer the world of Drakengard 3 brings us.

    Five may desire many things, but I just desire Five lol =^_^=

    • AnimusVox

      I desire her also….Now let us duel for her desire!

      >:L

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        I accept your proposal sir lol =P

        • SpecDotSign

          Sorry guys. She’s with me. Told me she’s into city boys. I’m about Dat Life.

      • XiaomuArisu

        Why Duel?
        Do you really think one man is enough for her?

        • AnimusVox

          Pff, who said anything about me being a man, I’m a woman. SHE might not be able to handle ME.
          *aawwww yeeeeaaah*

  • Anonymous

    Five = Greed? I really hope they’re not going with a cardinal sins theme here. That would be incredibly played out and unoriginal.

    • Solomon_Kano

      If anyone could find a way to inject some new life into that concept, it’d be Yoko Taro.

    • ShadowDivz

      I beg to differ, i would say the whole “normal highschool guy” thing is incredibly played out.

      • AnimusVox

        And time travel :L

  • deadMastershiro

    I…I…I think i found my wife.

    • Testsubject909

      Does she want you though?

      • deadMastershiro

        I pray that she does.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Should be interesting to see what drives Dito to Zero. I’m wondering if we’ll learn that her other apostles were culled from her sisters as well.

    I’m REALLY interested in learning exactly why Zero wants her sisters dead now, seeing as they don’t sound evil. Five’s just avaricious, Two likes everything, Four thinks about the poor. That just leaves Three for us to find out about. I can understand Zero wanting to kill One, so unless there’s a dark side to the others, I’m gonna guess it just becomes a “You picked the wrong side” thing.

    As always, thanks for the summary Sato.

    • https://twitter.com/polaritymanx StarFang

      We still miss a Six among the sisters.

      • Solomon_Kano

        There is no Six. It goes from 0-5.

    • Sato

      It’s my pleasure, Solomon!
      Hmm… In that first trailer, Zero and One exchange a few words that goes something like:

      Zero: The world only needs one person with the abilities of an Utatai.
      One: Even if it means killing your own sisters to achieve that?
      Zero: That’s a given.
      One: You damn traitor…

      Also, the soldiers that are being slaughtered by Zero in the trailer, seem to call her “Zero The Traitor”

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oh? That’s interesting. Thanks for that as well!

      • AnimusVox

        Thanks for the novel translation and the trailer feedback, I had no idea what was going on lol.

        • Sato

          Yeah, anytime guys! Looking forward to seeing more stuff about it :)

    • Lolita

      At the moment it seems like Zero just wants herself to be the only Utautai alive. She said “The world only needs one person with the abilities of an Utatai”. While One seems to want to unite all the Utautai together and bring peace to the world. Yes those two are definitely complete opposites. Zero, the irrational vs One, the rational. Therefore right now it just seems very confusing on who’s the real protagonist and antagonist of this story.

      • prometheus126

        It’s similar to Drakenard 2. Through the whole game, we’re lead to believe that Caim went evil and wants to destroy the world by destroying the seals, but in the end, we find out he simply wanted to free Angelus from her torment. Maybe we’l see a similar reason for Zero to want the death of every Utautai

  • Freud_Hater

    Why do they keep calling this game ‘Drakengard 3′ when it’s not been confirmed to be localized at all and that it’s known in Japan as Drag-On Dragoon 3? I mean… Isn’t really like giving false hope?

    • British_Otaku

      It’s much likely to be recognised by the localised name in titles.

      Like Yakuza and Ryu Ga Gotoku.
      Or Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney and Layton Kyojuu vs Gyakuten Saiban.

      It only gets iffy for me if the name is odd or the order was thrown around by localisation… See Dynasty Warriors 7 (which is our Dynasty Warriors 8… >_>).

      I suppose it does give false hope, but eventually someone will read learn that it isn’t getting localised and at the least import it if it’s good and perhaps make enough noise that it does get localised.

      • Freud_Hater

        Oh, i get ya… And yeah, I’m totally importing this. Couldn’t pass on playing as Zero in bloody, awesome-looking battles *.*

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, the series is officially named as Drakengard in the west so, localized or no, it wouldn’t really serve much point to keep calling it Drag-On Dragoon when we know what it’d be called if it did get localized.

  • Nitraion

    Hmm how is that petition go?

  • Go2hell66

    This game has the best cast of characters ever

  • enorka miho

    Now… I wonder why the little guy ever leave her to join forces with Zero… And… Hang on… If that little guy is an apostle.. So.. he is a manwhore as well? They are going all out I presume?

    Anyway, I love how the developers can make such awesome back story! SE!! Please let us have such amazing game already!!!

  • biskmater

    Hmmm, doesn’t seem like there is much to her, but then again, not everyone needs some traumatic backstory, besides many of the most influential people were crazy thrillseekers.

    • Testsubject909

      Not everyone needs some traumatic backstory, yes, but there is hinting at some trauma involving her father.

      Edit: Or lack thereof. Edit 2: Of a father that is.

  • schwarzmasa

    You know, when I read the story in Japanese I kind of got the impression that Five was basically sexually harassing Dito. He really seemed eager to get away from her and divert her attention to other things when she tries to initiate things… maybe he joins Zero to get away from Five’s sexual abuse. : P Apostle or not, he IS just a kid.

    • Solomon_Kano

      He’s a sadist, so probably not lol.

      • https://twitter.com/polaritymanx StarFang

        He express his sadism against his enemies, not with his superiors.

    • Sato

      Haha definitely, I would’ve added it too but it would’ve made the summary way too long :P That stuff was pretty funny! I loved Dito’s attitude towards Five. A real smartass who seems to go through constant awkward moments with her.

  • Vash bane

    ow I wanna know more of the other sisters but I cant help notice unlike zero five gets along with one of sisters.

    off topic I wonder do all the sisters sing :D?

  • Alberto Maytorena

    “Some of the things Five desires are beautiful accessories, clothing and shoes”.

    The more I read about Five the more I think of a regular girl

    …’xept for the pedo part.

  • XiaomuArisu

    She likes them young,thats for sure.
    I wonder if we can play her too or if zero is the only playable character…
    Does that sounds wrong?

  • Testsubject909

    Father Complex?

    In any case… As I was reading this, all I could play in my head was… And this tells me I indeed lived through the 90′s.

    So… Tell me what you want. What you really, really want…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

  • Ardus

    The cast in this game is starting to look as “interesting” as the characters from the first game.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    Unstable much?

  • prometheus126

    People keep assuming that Dito betrayed Five and sided with Zero, who’s to say its not the other way around? Maybe Dito did it to find what is it that Five truly desired.

  • Brimfyre

    I am in love with that face.

  • deadMastershiro

    You’re probly right. I’ll mourn her death while playing this awsome game.

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