That was my sad realization on this episode of Waypoint Radio. All those shared moments together, the cooking, the meals, what were they all for if I can never really be besties with Dedue? You can hear my heart break in real time on the full episode and read a excerpt below.
Austin: Whats up with Fire Emblem right now?
Cado: Im really mad.
Austin: Oh boy.
Danielle: Oh no.
Cadp: I spent all this time and effort really trying to be a good friend to Dedue.
Austin: Oh boy. Bruh, Dedues a retainer my guy.
Cado: I fucking didnt know that!
Austin: You can never recruit retainers.
Cado: GOD DAMN IT!
Austin: Also wait, what do you mean you were trying to be a good friend? You literally cant do anything with them?
Cado: No, you can invite him to meals and shit!
Austin: Yeah of course, but when you go up to talk to them theres not even a menu.
Cado [increasingly upset]: I didnt realize that the menu was [gone]! I dont know what I did! I dont know how many months Im fucking into this game, and every time I go [into the monastery] Ive been inviting him to cook cause I know he likes to cook. I did it the first [month] and realized "Oh! He likes this? Thats sick! Lets cook!" We cook every meal together! We have, agggGGHH!
Cado [walking away from his mic]: GOD!
Cado [dejected]: I just wanted him to be on my team.
Rob: Love to get catfished by my JRPG tactics game.
Cado: I could have sworn the first time I talked to everyone I saw a recruit button [for Dedue] at some point, somewhere, sometime?
Austin: The retainers cant [be recruited].
Rob: Let me tell you about a little class called the Blue Lions.
Austin: Yeah if you wanna be Dedues friend so bad.
Cado: God damn it!
Rob: It is worth it! It is a journey worth taking, I think its easily the best part of this playthrough. The Dedue dynamic with everyone else is really good. Being Dedues friend is good times. I think it single handedly justifies playing the game. I aint played everything but it seemed safe to say that it is the best thing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. And if you cant be Dedues friend, really you should probably just start over and blow away all that progress.
Cado: Yeah, I think Im just gonna hit the reset button.
Rob: Cause progress towards what? Just the sucking void that is Claude?
Austin: Cado. Cado! Youre good, is what Im going to tell you. Youre good.
Cado: Alright, I figured!
Austin: Dont worry about it. I will say I left this game, despite going Golden Deer, feeling strongly about Dedue.
Austin: Dedue seems dope.
Austin: Thats the title of my Op-ed "Dedue Seems Dope." Not gonna talk about spoilers, not gonna talk about what happens, but I am going to just say Dedue seems dope. "Dedue Gets His Due"
Austin: In the Golden Deer storyline.
Cado: Hah! Yeah!
Austin: He does, he gets his due, 100%
Transcript edited for clarity and brevity.
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