Drakengard 3’s “Four” Is A Caring Sister With A Very Dark Side

By Sato . August 2, 2013 . 6:51pm

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Thus far, we’ve read Zero’s heartbreaking backstory and taken a look at Five’s greed that knows no bounds, in Square Enix’s ongoing Drakengard 3 mini-novel series depicting the pasts of its Utautai sisters. In the latest installment, we get a look at Four’s past. While she is considered a more reserved character, she shows a bit of her dark side in the story.

 

Four — Family Portrait

 

“Five! It was Five, right? The person that just left these clothes here. Put them away!” snarled Four, as she expressed her dislike towards her sister’s slobbish manners.

 

Four and the others had been traveling and have rented a place to stay, and Four believed that the proper conduct was to leave it in perfect condition by the time they depart. Messes were simply outrageous.

 

Even so, Five treated the room as her own. She would leave her clothes lying around, and make a mess with her food. “Five… you’re such a troublesome child,” Four  sighed.

 

In addition to taking care of the cleaning up, Four also had to sew clothes. Rather, if she let that klutz Five do it, she’d only prick her finger with the needle and raise a fuss. In the end, Four thought of all the trouble she would have to put up with, and decided that it was often best to just take care of things herself.

 

As she spread the clothing out to check for any further damage that needed fixing, Four noticed strands of hair on the floor. “You, too, Three?”

 

This was a terrible habit of her other sister’s, Three, who would sit around and cut her hair, only to leave her strands about as litter. It was true that her hair grew much faster than what was considered normal, but Four still couldn’t help but feel that her sister only did these things for the sake of amusing herself.

 

Four felt that it wasn’t just Three’s hobbies that were… different. Rather, she felt that her sister was also different as a person herself. Very different. She belonged to a whole other class of eccentricity. Then, just as Four was thinking of her  sister, she heard a sound—snip, snip—behind her back.

 

“Three, your hair is all over th—” Four began, in an attempt to scold her sister.

 

“What’s up?” replied Three, continuing to snip away at her hair regardless. Four had trouble scolding Three. If it were Five, she’d easily be able to yell at her and tell her to pick it up.

 

“Three, I don’t think you should be cutting your hair while walking,” said Four calmy.

 

“…Why?” asked Three.

 

“Why… well, aren’t scissors considered cutting tools? You could hurt yourself.”

 

“…I’m fine,” Three responded, still cutting her hair. It seemed as though her sister’s words were pointless. Four even tried getting her to clean her mess up; but alas, Three just fell asleep, instead. Three had the prettiest face of them all, in Four’s opinion, which she thought was a waste, when you considered her eccentric personality, and the absurd amount she slept. Four felt that if she was blessed with her sister’s appearances, she wouldn’t put them to waste. She wouldn’t be anywhere near as slovenly, nor would she waste her days sleeping.

 

After covering Three so she wouldn’t catch a cold, Four cleaned up the scattered hair, and put away Five’s clothes,  feeling as though she’d gotten the short end of the stick. While Three was so peculiar, she’d given up on her, she considered Five to be the youngest and most spoiled of her sisters. This was why she did her best to scold her when she could.

 

Four assumed that prior to the birth of Five, she, too, had been a spoiled brat at one point, although she had no recollection of this. It hadn’t taken long for her to become “older sister Four,” followed by always being told by the adults to simply have more patience, as she was the older one.

 

As Five walked back in, Four gave her a proper telling off, regarding the mess of clothes she’d left behind. Five kept denying that the clothes were hers, but Four wasn’t buying it, and informed her that it was fine for the time being, but that she needed to be more careful the next time. This went on for a short while, until the tomboy-like Two appeared.

 

“Sorry Four-chan! Those were mine.”

 

Two acted  like a young boy, but for some reason, Four found something cute about this behaviour. “But Two, aren’t these Five’s clothes?” she asked. The clothes weren’t marked with names or anything, but Four more or less knew which clothes belonged to whom.

 

“Yeah, well, they used to be Five’s,” Two replied. She was an honest girl who’d never tell a lie.

 

“Those clothes were too tight around my chest and weren’t as comfortable anymore,” Five boasted sticking her chest out. This annoyed Four. She felt Five should have a little more shame than that. A child boasting about her large breasts? Besides, didn’t they say that girls with large breasts were slow-witted?

 

Two explained that she got carried away and put the clothes on forcefully, which resulted in the tear. This wasn’t a rare occurrence, as Two didn’t know her own brute strength. Four found it rather amusing that the kindest of the sisters also happened to be the most destructive. Giving her back her sewn clothes amazed Two, who was impressed by her sister’s work. “Four-chan, I love you!” Two exclaimed gleefully. “I’m going to wear it right away.”

 

“Yay! It fits perfectly!” she said, spinning around in circles. Two, who was Four’s older sister, felt much more like a younger sibling to her instead.

 

As Two happily proceeded to show her clothes off to her other sister, One, Five approached Four. “So… Four.”

 

Four had a bad feeling about this.

 

“So, I didn’t lie after all, did I?” asked Five.

 

“Yes, I misunderstood” replied Four.

 

“And Four, treating me like some kind of criminal… you’re terrible. Do you know how much it hurts?” Five continued, teasingly.

 

Five continued teasing Four in this manner, but eventually took it a little too far, when she poked fun at her flat chest.

 

“Flat-sister-Four can’t do things like this, can she?” Five teased, groping her own breasts mockingly.

 

“Well, I’m sorry for being flat!” Four retorted. “Who would touch those anyway? You’re an eyesore, so just get out of here! And knock it off with that nonsense! You’re just a kid and here you are, acting like some lewd whore! And you know what? All your nutrition is just going to your breasts, so you’re just about as stupid as a cow! You’re an idiot! Stupid, stupid, stupid!”

 

“Oh, Four, you’re so scary!”

 

“Shut up! Cow girl! Go eat some hay!” Four yelled, throwing the nearest object she could find at her sister. To top it off, Five managed to dodge it, which annoyed her even further.

 

“I Hate it! Hate it! I hate everyone! All of them!” Four expressed in frustration. “I’m not as cute as Two, nor pretty as Three, and I’m flat-chested  to boot, unlike Five! I hate it! I hate my own face! I hate my body! I’m not pretty, nor cute. Just a plain, ordinary, boring face. My limbs are practically sticks, my hair is messy, and what I hate more than anything else, are these disgusting nails of mine.”

 

Four’s hysterics continued. “If I leave them, they’ll keep growing and the tips will curl, and they’ll break and get caught on everything. I don’t need these nails. I just want to peel everything off and throw it all away. These hands, legs, face, I don’t need any of it. I don’t need myself.”

 

“Myself? Wrong! You’re the one that isn’t needed! You useless lowly girl! Going around dangling your meat like that, you’re not worth anything! just go die! You too, you muscle-brained girl, die! You too, crazy scissor-girl… you can die, too! Just because you have a pretty face? Who do you think you are? Want me to peel it off? I’ll peel it and shred it to pieces, and smash it up. Ahahaha! This if fun. Oh, this is fun. Oh, this… is fun…”

 

Before she realized it, the entire room was a mess. And Three had remained asleep throughout the entire episode. And Five had taken her leave ages ago.

 

“I’m such an idiot… I should hurry up and clean this mess,” said Four.

 

Just then, a familiar voice rang out.

 

“Anyone here?”

 

It was her older sister, One.

 

“Oh, perfect. Come help me, Four. Should we wake Three up?”

 

One was the smartest and most responsible of the sisters. She wasn’t as cute as Two, nor as pretty as Three, but she expressed herself with intelligence. Four had made it her goal to become just like One. She might not be able to change her face, but she could gain the knowledge to become like her. And One was flat-chested, too.

 

As it turned out, One needed help with a cart she’d gotten got from a farmhouse. She had brought it to pack their belongings when they would proceed to their next destination. As Four timidly volunteered to help, her older sister expressed her gratitude in thanks.

 

…Huh?

 

Before she knew it, One was no longer there. Nor was the cart, or the home they had rented. Instead, Four was in her usual bed.

 

“I guess it was all a dream…” Four said to herself. She was no longer a child, or traveling. Everything had changed.

 

She wished she could change time to when the five sisters had traveled together. She wished she could’ve dreamt a little longer. Of a little further back, when the strongest, most beautiful, most loved, and longed for, Zero, was around.

 

“I still love Zero. We’re sisters, and family. I still believe that one day, the gentle Zero from before, will return, and we’ll all live together again,” Four thought to herself. “We’ll definitely live happily, once again. Even if some of us might be missing.”

 

Drakengard 3 is slated for release on October 31 for PlayStation 3.

 


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  • kisunoyami

    I want this game so bad…
    Too bad I’m not a PS3 owner :<

    • deadMastershiro

      GET ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

  • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII AuroraXIII

    Thanks Sato! ^^

    • Sato

      Always my pleasure! :D

  • Go2hell66

    “Four-chan”

    Why so serious

    • Surgeon of Death

      HA!

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

      Because awsome, that’s why lol

  • SwiftWind

    This game is sounding better and better with every article posted on Siliconera. And I’m loving Four’s design.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Five : the youngest but have biggest boobs
    One : the oldest but the most flat-chested

    • SeedzChick69

      I thought zero is the eldest.

      • Tom

        Somehow they only mentioned 5 of them, Zero came in only at the end. Supposedly Zero is the oldest but One-Five might have something different to them for not counting Zero.

  • DragKudo

    i hope they give you the choice to kill them or not.

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

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • neocatzon

      or “all live happily ever after” alt ending.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Harem route?

        • neocatzon

          With each sister having their own harem, I prefer Orgy Route.

    • Bur

      Bet the “spare the sisters” route ends in a grotesquerie orgy.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        I would pay to see that honestly.

  • Bur

    Being Drakengard, there’s no way her body issues end there.

  • leadintea

    I’m glad we got to know more about Four other than being a thirsty virgin. After reading this, I can’t decide whether I like Five or Four more!

  • Final Aura

    Four you jelly?

  • Nitraion

    Hmm as far I remember drakengard give opinion on story breach…
    even you didn’t want it such as killing allies that you don’t want to kill…
    I bet this time they bring out really worst case scenario that the you can get…
    like killing all sister… ^^”

  • X_Bacon

    That’s no good, I’m starting to like the sisters… ;-;

    • abysswalker

      I know right? Because there’s no way to know if you are going to have to kill them or if you will be able to spare them (or at least some of them) when the time comes

      Getting to know them like this is a double edged sword, guess that’s why they say ignorance is bliss…

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    This uncovers a lot about whole story. So Zero was missing when the rests were still a child? Hope there will be a choice to spare the sisters in the game.

    Flat chest or not, I prefer Four’s over Three’s design.

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

    I love reading these. With each sister back story the game just sounds better and better, and my enthusiasm grows. =^_^=

    It seems that Four’s problems are mostly internal with the fit she had about herself. The dream also did an excellent in describing and showing her personality. I like how Four says/thinks that they will someday be able to live happily together again. This shows that even though the situation is grim she still has hope, and that’s not a bad character trait at all. She seems to see herself as not all that important or as elegant as her sisters, but with thought’s like that she might be one to make a difference somehow.

    “Sigh” I want to play this sooo bad. All there is to do is hope for a localization.

  • deadMastershiro

    I’M WORKING MY ASS OFF FOR THIS GAME!!!

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

      *Eye Of The Tiger starts playing*

      • deadMastershiro

        thank you thank you very much.

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

          You’re welcome lol =^_^=

  • shenlong234

    I think they’re based off the seven sins, but I’m not too sure..

  • Milla

    now all thats left is Two’s reveal…

    • mojack411

      Have we already seen One? I may have missed it.

      • DyLaN

        The one in the last pic.

  • AnimusVox

    The idea of Zero being nice in the past is something I definitely want to know more about.
    Oh and I think Four is gorgeous.

    Edit: Cheers Sato :>

  • biskmater

    Oh yeah, these girls are family.

  • KuroNathan

    you know, compared to zero’s story Four’s “dark” side isn’t really that dark, hell even by normal standards its not that dark. She’s just stressed and unsatisfied with the situation life gave her.

    I mean, nothing beats “rainy days are the worst.”

    • neocatzon

      Well, don’t underestimate inferiority complex. It may sounds mundane but It can lead to depression which killed many people just behind cancer.

  • leingod

    Is she the horny one?

  • Vash bane

    o.O now im really confused

    all that was a dream? and on that she said she wished to live with zero again but(I don’t really remember) didn’t zero past said nothing about living with her sisters?.

    im now curious of two now and also three lol

    ive been following this pic because the ladies names are in numbers XD
    (and I have bad memory lol)

    • Göran Isacson

      It could simply be that it was all a dream of something that happened a long time ago?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, it said that her dream was of how things were for them in the past.

    • AnimusVox

      Man I so cant wait till Fujisaka’s Two design is up <3

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    Thanks a lot for the translation, Siliconera!! This is what makes you different :D

    By the way, in Square Enix’s European blog, it seems there’s no localization planned: http://31.media.tumblr.com/9feb463dbbf326e2aa08168a0f53d8a5/tumblr_mqtnniJt1B1ql1k21o1_1280.jpg

    If you haven’t yet, sign the petition!! It probably won’t change anything, but who knows: https://www.change.org/petitions/international-localization-of-drag-on-dragoon-3-as-drakengard-3

    Let’s just have faith and begin to learn japanese.

    • Teh Blasterz

      It should be mentioned that the person who currently puts up the weekly recaps on the European blog is just a mod picked from the community, not a knee-deep employee of Square Enix, so if they are working on something but haven’t announced it, he likely won’t know of it. He even stated that things could easily change and that he’ll keep an eye out for any annoucements, so I don’t think seeing the words (Japan exclusive) means that Square has no plans to do anything regarding Drakengard 3, they just haven’t announced anything regarding a western release (assuming they have any plans, of course). So don’t panic, yet

      • Victoria [Rokuso3]

        I didn’t know that, thanks a lot for clarifying it!

  • Tom

    Wow, that’s just cruel. Setting up some great background story and at the end “Drakengard 3 is slated for release on October 31 for PlayStation 3.” – only in Japan…

    I still can’t seem to see how are these girls related, Zero seemed to be a human that became a goddess. I don’t get it. Were they really sisters? I really want this game.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Give us a spare the sisters option please!

  • Göran Isacson

    Yeah, I think we can definitely say that four is a lock-on for “envy”.
    So for those keeping score at home we’ve got
    Zero: Wrath
    Three: Sloth
    Four: Envy
    Five: Greed
    At least as their most prominent traits. So we’ve got pride, lust and gluttony to go. And since they say two is a tom-boy I don’t think it would be a stretch to say she’s going to be some kind of glutton…

    Ooor this whole “seven deadly sins” deal is just purely unintentional and all my speculations are totally pointless!

    • Neophoton

      A friend and I were just discussing this last night and were on the same train of thought, but we were willing to dismiss it as unintentional.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I’m thinking it could be unintentional, as Five also has gluttony covered. Though, I suppose, one could rationalize her gluttony as an extension of her greed.

      • Göran Isacson

        Mmm, maybe I should have specified that further- I think that Five has greed as her most prominent trait, that all of her lusting and eating and coveting stems from her desire to just have and have everything in excess. It kind of sounds like they ALL have “lust” more or less covered, but it’s somewhat expressed through their other trait.

        E.G: Five greedily consumes every partner in her way and desires what other people have.
        Four envies her sisters sexual prowess and wishes she could be as desired.
        Zero looks like she is fueled by rage-sex more than she actually desires intimacy, and so on. Mind you, this makes me wonder about three and her sloth… maybe she just initiates, and then zones out in the middle and just falls asleep? That’d be a real mood killer… or the game takes a turn for the REALLY dark and squicky and has her apathetically allowing anyone who desires her to just have their way, but with zero emotion or involvement on her behalf.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, so an extension of her greed. Makes sense. Should be interesting to see where Two falls in all of this.

          The question now becomes: if they are based on the 7, which gets dropped? There are only 6 sisters, after all.

          • Göran Isacson

            Eh, I kinda think that it’s not so much that the seventh is dropped, so much as it is shared. Namely- Lust. They all seem to have different deals with lust, but there’s no one among them who’s specifically ONLY lust, yanno? Also, my guess is that Two, being a tomboy, is going to be gluttony… kinda shallow of me yes, but it’s the only one I see fitting at this point.

  • BizarreJelly

    These sisters remind me if the Rozen Maiden. Really hope this gets localised – love the twisted story of the drakengard games.

  • Neophoton

    Makes me even more excited to have the box set preordered. :D

  • Hinataharem

    Hmmm..I should pick up the drakengard series. And I guess Nier too

    • Victoria [Rokuso3]

      I love Drakengard, but you must, definitely, pick up NieR if you haven’t yet.

      • Hinataharem

        Yeah, I have been listening to Niers soundtrack and salivating over it. So I figure I would try it out

  • Ninastars

    She definitely sounds like the most relatable of the sisters.

    • Hinataharem

      Wait, are you Nina from the jjba forums?

      • Ninastars

        Oh yeah I am. Hi there.

  • abysswalker

    I just realized that the girls have their number tattooed on their foreheads. I guess I was a little distracted with five’s picture…

  • Solomon_Kano

    That ending. Dammit, I’m gonna cry when we have to kill her. ;_;

    As always, thanks Sato!

  • Aqua King

    I am very excited for this game, but I am starting to dislike more and more that their names are numbers. :/

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