Drakengard 3 Sister “Three” Displays Her Obsession With Dolls

By Sato . August 23, 2013 . 5:30pm

Square Enix have shared stories depicting the past of Drakengard 3’s Utautai sisters, starting with Zero’s dark past, Five’s greed that knows no bounds, and Four’s reserved- yet-dark nature. The latest of their ongoing mini-novel series is about “Three,” who is known for being lazy. Her story is a little different, as it is written in diary entries, showing that she isn’t actually lazy, but often lost in her own world.

 

Three — My Dolls Are Nice Dolls

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I made my first doll. Although I copied someone else’s way of making it, it’s my very own doll that I made. It turned out much better than I thought, so I was very pleased.

 

Month X / Day X

The Mr. Soldier doll I copied, is actually from a game called “chess”. The Mr. Soldier I took from the lord’s castle was the first doll I’ve ever owned. I’ve always liked dolls since I was little, but I’ve never had one of my own. After I got caught taking it outside the castle, One scolded me, but I couldn’t let go of the doll. Because, it was my first. Even if I get scolded, I like dolls.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I made my eighth doll. I am now done with the black Mr. Soldier dolls. I think I’ll start making white Mr. Soldier dolls tomorrow.

 

Month X / Day X

I finished making the white Mr. Soldier dolls. Now, I’m finished with all the Mr. Soldiers, so I’ll be making other dolls tomorrow. On the “Chess board” I saw, there were dolls on horses, but I don’t think I’ll make horses. It’s because I like dolls that are in the shape of humans, rather than animals. There were also dolls of houses, but that’s boring so I won’t make those either. Besides, dolls made into houses aren’t human-shaped, right? Houses can’t move or talk. So, instead of horses and houses, I wonder what kind of dolls I should make? There are kings and queens. Maybe I should make a doll with strange clothes, such as the “bishop”. But, what is a bishop? I think I’ll look into it next time.

 

Month X / Day X

I looked up “bishop” and found out what it is. They are important people called “priests”. They wear strange clothes and hats. In the book, it was written that “bishops” shave the top of their heads, and don’t have any hair. I didn’t know that, so I initially made the “bishop” doll have a normal head under its hat. I immediately trimmed the doll’s hair to make it shorter. It was difficult making it into a nice round shape, as shown in the book; however, it is now a proper “bishop” doll.

 

Month X / Day X

I was reading about a living being that has an upper-half of a human’s body, and the lower-half of a horse. I’d been wondering what I should do instead of a horse doll, so this is perfect, and I’ve decided to make it. I kept reading the book, hoping there might be something to replace the house doll, too.

 

Month X / Day X

In chess, the horse doll is known as the “knight”. So that’s it. I could’ve just made a human doll riding on a horse from the start. I recall seeing a chess doll riding on a horse at the lord’s castle. Since there were more that weren’t riding a horse, I thought that would be normal. Either way, since I already made it, it’s fine. I also checked to see if the “house” doll could be something else, and it wasn’t a house, but a castle (rook). Since it’s not a human or a living thing, I was disappointed. After giving it some thought, I decided to make the castle doll into a monster I saw in a book. It was a giant monster. If I tie both arms behind, and twist the legs, it looks like a building, right? Just to make it look more like a building, I’ll add stairs and ladders to it.

 

Month X / Day X

I finished making all 64 pieces of the chess dolls. After lining them up, I can see that I’ve gotten better. I’m happy.  I wonder what kind of dolls I should make next.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I made a doll from my own ideas, instead of copying one. Up until now, it was always troublesome gathering the material, but making it like this won’t involve such troubles. Besides, it’s much more wonderful and prettier than a chess doll. This time, it really is my very own doll. My cute, cute doll.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I played with all the dolls I’ve made. In the picture book, there was a girl who played with dolls, so I decided to play with them too. The girl in the book played with her father doll, mother doll, grandmother doll, grandfather doll, and children dolls. But I don’t really like my father and mother, so playing that way wasn’t very fun. Besides, I don’t have a grandfather or grandmother. Octa is a grandfather, but not mine. I’ll think of a different way to play.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I played “bad-guy hunting” with my dolls. I prepared a One doll, Two doll, Four doll and Five doll, and beat up the bad lord. They’re dolls and  don’t have the power of songs, so I believe I was able to well replicate the part they all united their powers to fight. It was very fun, but the bad lord’s doll broke. I must now make a new doll. It’s fun to play, but I think I prefer making instead.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I played “teatime” with my dolls. Playing “bad-guy hunting” broke my dolls, but drinking tea and speaking shouldn’t break them. Having conversations with the dolls is very fun. The dolls pay close attention to my stories. The dolls never complain. They don’t say things like, “What does that mean?” or “I don’t know what you’re saying”. For being so well-behaved, I made them sweets. I also made tea. It’s a very pretty purple-tea that looks like a jewel. I wanted to match the sweets, but I couldn’t get them to be the same color, so they were green sweets. After feeding the dolls sweets and giving them tea to drink, their faces turned to a dirty color. I washed them but they would not return to their normal colors. To top it off, they got a strange smell, so I decided to throw them away. I must now make new dolls. I won’t be playing “teatime” anymore.

 

Month X / Day X

I like dolls, but I also like scissors. From the cutting-sound it makes, to the feeling I get in my hands, I love everything about it. When I cut my hair, I have so much fun, I even forget to eat at times. When I tried cutting Octa’s hair, it wasn’t like mine, and it was very hard and rough. I tried cutting his moustache, but he ran away. Actually, I wanted to make him look like a “bishop”. While I like scissors, I don’t think Octa does. And they’re so fun, too. Also, it doesn’t seem as though Octa likes dolls that much, either.

 

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Octa wears strange shoes. They have a funny shape. I wanted to make my dolls wear them, but Octa  wouldn’t let  me borrow them. Even though he wears such shoes, he’s actually very fast when he runs away. The time I tried to cut his moustache, he ran away with surprisingly fast speed. When I tried cutting other parts, he was even faster. Weirdo. I wonder why he doesn’t want it? It’s fun. I really don’t know. Now that I mention it, lately, Octa doesn’t play with me much. That’s because Octa doesn’t like dolls. I want to play with dolls. I think Octa, who doesn’t like dolls, should go play by himself.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I spent a lot of time thinking about the meaning of “cuter”. Personally, I think all the dolls are cute. They’re all cute in their own ways. Maybe because of that, I didn’t know the meaning of “cute” versus “cuter”. Then, I decided I’d to put them in order, from simply “cute” to “cuter” and maybe I’d understand the difference.

 

I gathered all the dolls I’ve made up until now, and arranged them in order of “cuteness”. I was then able to note the difference. Firstly, ones with wider foreheads are cuter than the ones with narrow foreheads. Then, the ones with bigger heads are cuter than smaller heads. Instead of small and thin eyes, the ones with large and wide eyes are cuter. Smaller mouths and noses are also cuter. The ones with plump cheeks are cuter. The dolls with fat and short arms and legs are cuter, too. The ones with their stomachs sticking out are cuter than ones with flat stomachs. So that means, I’ll make them with bigger heads, wider foreheads, big eyes, smaller mouths and noses, and plump cheeks.

 

Yes, I have it! The way to make dolls cuter. I think I’ll try it out first thing tomorrow.

 

Month X / Day X

Today, I worked on making the dolls “cuter”. After trying, though, it was much more difficult than I had expected. First of all, it was difficult to make their heads larger. This is because the dolls’ heads are hard. It’s not like I can inflate them like a balloon. Making foreheads wider, and noses smaller, didn’t go too well, either. This is because I can’t carve them like wood, or mold and make them rounder like clay.

 

After trying this and that, things didn’t go too well, and I ruined one doll; however, I did finally stumble upon a good idea. Since it’s hard to change the size of their heads, what if I were to change the size of their bodies instead? I thought I could change the length of their arms and legs. After trying it, I was able to do it. I thought it might be difficult to make their bellies poke out, but after looking at the pillow on my bed, I was strucky by another good idea. The more the insides of pillows and cushions are filled, the fluffier they become. All I have to do is fill the dolls’ stomachs with more “fluff”. Sure enough, after filling then with plenty of “fluff,” they developed nice round stomachs. It was a great success.

 

Since I was able to make their stomachs nice and plump, I did the same to their arms and legs, too. They became cute and plump arms and legs. Their fingers would also look cuter if they were more plump, so filled them up with “fluff” as well, one by one, even though it was a little difficult. I even filled their palms. Then when I put on their previous heads, I was able to make them into dolls with large heads, with plump arms and legs. However, I’m still not very good at it, so their width and length didn’t match, and they looked a awkward. If I make many like I did with the chess dolls, I think I’ll become better. I thought I’d do my best tomorrow.

 

Month X / Day X

I became better at making plump dolls with big heads today. They no longer look awkward. While making them, I noticed that the “cuter dolls” have limbs and bellies that resemble those of a baby. Babies also have large heads. They also have wide foreheads, and wide eyes, with small mouths and noses. That’s it… making them “cuter” means making them look like babies. Yes, I understand now.

 

I’ll try making their cheeks a little more squishy. That’s how baby cheeks are, aren’t they? Perhaps I’ll fill them with something softer than “fluff,” too. What should it be? I think I’ll give it some more thought.

 

Month X / Day X

I spent the entire day looking for “cheek filling”. Something very soft with a nice feel to it. The insides of a featherbed? How about the insides of a cushion? what about a plush? Or sweets? I tried cutting many things that are plump or fluffy, to check their insides.

 

When I cut the featherbed, many tiny feathers scattered across the room. I accidentally inhaled some, and couldn’t stop sneezing. After cutting sweet and fluffy snacks, my scissors got sticky from the cream. After seeing me sneezing while licking off the sticky cream, Octa began to look, looking disturbed at the same time. After that, Octa washed my hair and changed my clothes that were covered in feathers, and I finally stopped sneezing. But I couldn’t find something that could be used as a filling for cheeks. What are baby cheeks made of…?

 

Month X / Day X

I tried many different ways, but in the end, I decided to loosen the strings inside the cheeks of the dolls. This seemed like the best way to do it. I carefully loosened the white, red, and pink strings, and made them into soft, fine threads that filled the insides of their cheeks. I had to make them fluffy, and not jam-packed. They also couldn’t be shriveled up, so I kept on feeling them with my fingers to test their softness.

 

Month X / Day X

It took days and days, but I was finally able to make a “cuter doll” with baby-like cheeks. It has a plump stomach, with plump arms and legs. My cute, cute doll.

 

However, I want to make even cuter dolls. What kind of dolls are even cuter? What could their insides consist of? What kind of material should I use? What would make it even cuter? I think I’ll give it some more thought.

 

I think Octa wants to play, but I’m too busy. After making a cuter doll, I think I’ll just want to make an even cuter doll after that. I wonder what kind of doll I should make next. I want something that is much cuter, so I can have many more dolls to play with. Tee hee hee… hehehe.

 

Drakengard 3 is slated for release on December 19 for PlayStation 3.


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  • mockturtle

    Can I just say that I will be devastated if this doesn’t come to America?

  • Luis Camargo

    This is the longest monologue and doll story I remember ever reading.

    This really needs to be localized.

  • Ferrick

    How the hell does Octa run with those things on?!

    • neocatzon

      He practices in them for Tengu Geta World Championship 2013

  • Göran Isacson

    … I kept expecting this to take a dark turn where the dolls turn out to be something far more sinister than we think they are, but nope. If anything it was just kinda sad. The darkest part seemed to be that Three has a… rather worying definition of ‘consent’ when it comes to doing things she wants to do. Maybe it’s a good thing she’s usually so apathetic to the world around her and mostly in her own world, where people don’t complain that she’s dull. Because if she was more interested, who knows what would happen with those scissors.

    Also, while I read the relationship between Three and Octa to be almost like that of a granddaughter and her somewhat absent but still caring grandfather, I am fully prepared for there to be something squicky going on between them that Three just… doesn’t notice. I mean it COULD be that Octa genuinely takes care of Three and doesn’t molest or abuse her in some way, but Drakengard man. I’m not willing to take the chance of believing that.

    • neocatzon

      Cute girl love cute things, that’s lovely but I agree when she lost in her world.. it’s innocent yet sad. With these narrative, when applied to irl it’s not hard to feel something amiss or wrong.
      I also wonder if there’s more into Octa’s “X” mark besides “III”
      Even it’s not looking sinister but that line: “So that means, I’ll make them with bigger heads, wider foreheads, big eyes, smaller mouths and noses, and plump cheeks.” is more than enough for giving drakengard players a nightmare. Never trust a baby looking thing. Never.

      • Göran Isacson

        Yeah, I do wonder what the X does mean… perhaps it’s the old “X means anything” math-term, meant to represent how he can move between any “number” he wants to? Or that X somehow symbilozes Zero?

        Ha ha ha oh God yes. No one who has finished every ending in Drakengard will trust a baby again. Trust not the babies. Speak not the babies. Picture not the babies.

  • Final Aura

    Three is quite the abstract. dolls creepy….. I need SCISSORS 61!!!

  • AnimusVox

    ‘Tee hee hee….hehehe’

    Oh my glob, everyone RUN!!!!

  • Ethan_Twain

    This has been getting a fair bit of Siliconera coverage, and I dare say even I begin to think it looks intriguing. What are localization prospects? On one hand, it seems like quite a niche work to localize (especially considering the new hardware launches) but it ALSO seems like quite a niche work to develop. So… maybe there’s hope? Is there official word yet?

  • JustThisOne

    I’m thinking Three’s going to take this doll thing to a whole ‘nother level. They’re going to start having cute little human eyes. Maybe she’ll stuff them with cute little kidneys and intestines, because the innards make them feel more fleshy. :>

    Maybe she’ll start to forget the difference between dolls and humans and try to cute-ify everyone.

  • SoundMatch

    THIS IS SO FUCKED UP. OMG.
    “I spent the entire day looking for “cheek filling”. Something very soft with a nice feel to it. The insides of a featherbed? How about the insides of a cushion? what about a plush? Or sweets? I tried cutting many things that are plump or fluffy, to check their insides. When I cut the featherbed, many tiny feathers scattered across the room. I accidentally inhaled some, and couldn’t stop sneezing. After cutting sweet and fluffy snacks, my scissors got sticky from the cream. After seeing me sneezing while licking off the sticky cream, Octa began to look, looking disturbed at the same time. After that, Octa washed my hair and changed my clothes that were covered in feathers, and I finally stopped sneezing. But I couldn’t find something that could be used as a filling for cheeks. What are baby cheeks made of…?Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/23/drakengard-3-sister-three-displays-her-obsession-with-dolls/#1ThtOuY7ipqBKQTD.99

    What did she actually cut in reality and what was that “cream”. Was it a bird she killed and stuffed her dolls to make it feel cute, soft and fluffy?

    Please tell me I’m wrong

    • ndjn3979

      “After cutting sweet and fluffy snacks…”

      I think you are overthinking it.

      • SoundMatch

        Yea I feel stupid now. It’s just when you read something that’s supposed to be weird and it’s somewhat normal. I get this feeling something is even more wrong.

        • AnimusVox

          Ahah yeah at first it does sound a bit dirty xD

          • SoundMatch

            Especially with the “sticky cream” and the licking.

  • leingod

    That’s a long neck…

    • AnimusVox

      Can not unsee…
      e-e

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Yeah, no kidding. @_@

  • deadMastershiro

    HEEEEELLLLLLOOOOWWWW! I HAVE THE MONEY JUST GIVE MY THE GAME!!! please.

  • abysswalker

    “When I cut the featherbed, many tiny feathers scattered across the room. I accidentally inhaled some, and couldn’t stop sneezing.” I just pictured her sneezing and looking so innocent and cute… it almost makes me cry

  • http://www.raptr.com/Zyzxx Zyzxx

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

    Quit playing games with my heart!

    It’s been delayed to December 19 in Japan. Still no word on localization. I’m having the Collector’s Edition imported.

  • Josephl64

    She sounds like such a cute girl, I knew she would be my fave from her first reveal

  • AkuLord3

    <3 Three~ and so she knows Octa, that's interesting. Its cute and yet feeling a sinister feel from reading this (especially the end)…having to kill her is going make me sad :c

  • Vash bane

    she sounds cute and all and you can just picture it. but after reading a couple sentences over again I noticed…. she is quite sinister lol
    (I sense “dolls” involving in her boss battle)

  • Đặng Tấn Đức

    The way she talks almost makes it sounds like she’s cutting up people to make her dolls.
    Creepy.

    • Mr_SP

      I don’t know if these dolls are going to be hovering doll fights… Or mutilated humans.

  • Surgeon of Death

    She like dolls? What is she, three? (pun intended)

    • leingod

      Nice!

  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    Wow Siliconera, good job. How about you just straight up localize the game? New publisher?

  • Bur

    So. Wonder if she ever found out what’s inside baby cheeks.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      probably there’s Arioch inside it

  • Namuro

    Man, it’s like I’m reading out of a diary from games like Resident Evil or something. I love it! These stories are really interesting insights into the characters. I hope there’ll be more stuff like these to read in the game.

  • Tom

    Can’t repeat myself enough: I want this game!

  • brian

    Does this girl remind anyone else of Oichi?
    This video is the best explanation of her personality that comes to mind, backstory starts at 3:33 and weird dialogue/monologue starts at 4:28.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77w5U8L5uoY
    She also calls Ieyasu and Mitsunari “Lord happy” and “Lord grumpy” respectively.
    I gotta also link this one since it made me chuckle~
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKlrQXInT40

  • XiaomuArisu

    “After seeing me sneezing while licking off the sticky cream, Octa began to look, looking disturbed at the same time.”
    Well…yeah poor guy isnt the youngest anymoreXD

  • Crimson_Cloud

    You know what could be worse of this not getting a localization? A localization with all those characters turned into males. Censored version cuz’ we can’t have crazy females cutting each other or some crap. Just imagine that. The rage. ;_;

    • leadintea

      That won’t happen. The amount of time, money, and effort to change the model of the sisters, the voice acting, the storyline, etc. ensures that the worst thing that’ll happen is that we won’t get the game.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        I know I know, I just said it as a joker. Was not serious. ^^

  • Go2hell66

    My quota of “WTF!?” for the day has been reached

  • MFP

    So that’s how DOD’s Cyclops and man-eating baby was born. hmm…

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      they grow so fast from doll-size into mountain-size

  • Rei Nitramier

    Creepy. The last few dolls (if not every last one from the beginning) may have been/used to be people. The lines saying that their head were hard by default & “cannot be carved like wood & molded like clay” kinda’ clinches it.

    This is so gonna’ be interesting…

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    She said babies. BABIES. AND THIS IS DRAKENGARD.

    I’ m s
    c a r
    e d

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      “I decided to make the castle doll into a monster I saw in a book. It
      was a giant monster. If I tie both arms behind, and twist the legs, it
      looks like a building, right? Just to make it look more like a building,
      I’ll add stairs and ladders to it.”

      that remind me of some mountain-sized cyclops

      • Varcolaci

        EXACTLY what I thought of!

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Genkigenyo nigyouchan

  • mojack411

    These mini-novels are always so interesting to read! They really flesh out the characters well. And they don’t try to be dark or grim, nothing seems forced. It really seems like they’re just some girls with a few weird quirks. This is making me pretty attached to them before I’ve even played the game. Now I hope the game can capitalize on this character growth and GOD I hope we don’t have to kill them.

  • Touma

    shes like a child. i think shes gonna move on from fabric to flesh like a murderer goes from animals to humans. like the saying goes “theres nothing more pure or cruel then a child”. i’m loving these background stories. I usually have a hard time keeping my concentration when reading books but i could get lost in these for hours. they’re so well made and gives great conveyance of their individual personalities.

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