Stalwart

The Quotable Cyan

Cyan's unique manner of speech is certainly memorable. He uses Shakespearean pronouns, and in the Japanese version, he leans on "gozaru", an archaic verb used by samurai and ninja characters. These quotations are taken from the 1994 SNES translation by Ted Woolsey.

[His First Words] "Allow me the honor!"

"I am Cyan, retainer to the King of Doma. I am your worst nightmare... "

" Owain... NOT YOU TOO! Son... you can't BOTH leave me!"

" D... Dear me... I... impossible! Idiotic!!! We can't forgive this! The Empire must pay!"

" Elayne... Owain... KEFKA!!!"

" But what of my home, my family... my friends?"

[On Magitek Armor] " Sir Sabin! How might these abominations be manipulated?"

[To Gau] " Thou are so... odd."

[Letter to Lola] " We humans tend to allow the past to destroy our lives. I implore you not to let this happen. It is time to look forward, to rediscover love, and embrace the beauty of life. You have so much life left to live."

" The world before the fall / Lovely is the light of dawn / Noble is the heart of man... "

[On the flowers] " These... they're... um... merely a diversion of mine... "

" I was looking behind... full of despair. My eyes were closed... And then something changed... "

" Elayne and Owain live on in my heart. I must leave the past behind. I have so much to live for... "

Sabin: Look . . . we're gonna have to do this together!
Cyan: The thought had occured to me as well!

Sabin [on the Phantom Train]: Wait a sec... I don't want to go THERE!
Cyan: We all have to go sometime...
Sabin: I have things to do HERE.

Sabin: Cyan... You're a total klutz when it comes to machines.
Cyan: SILENCE ..! H... how could you tell?

Nikeah Dancer: Yoo hoo! You handsome thing. How 'bout joining me? Tee hee!
Cyan: H... how dare you... you licentious howler!
Dancer: Geez, don't blow an artery, baby!

Sabin [to Cyan]: I'm getting sick of this! Thou art such a pain in the ..! Confound it all! I'm starting to talk like you!

Sabin [to Gau]: Mr. Thou's that one, over THERE!

Wrexsoul: I grow stronger now, with his anger, hatred, and guilt!

Elayne: You have suffered too much... My beloved.. We'll always be together...

Owain: Papa... We love you!

Villager in Miranda: A knight came here recently . . . He was amazing! But his heart was full of chaos . . . When he can cope with the pain, he'll be the mightiest warrior alive.