Ah, the comments in this topic reawakened my love for the Rebellion x MC pairing that was never meant to be.
When I first started playing the game I was convinced rebellion would be a LI at some point (if not in part 1 , then in part 2 and after the whole ‘special LI’ foreshadowing before the launcing of part 3, I was sure it would be Rebelllion).
Anyway from one of the very first scenes in part 1 I thought Rebellion was going to be romanceable. When MC is looking at the posters above their bed, Rebellion is one of the options you can pick.You could also pick Black Magic, which I thought of as the general crush as opposed to Rebelion’s ‘I want senpai to notice me’ vibe. I thought of MC as the kouhai-with-a-crush and Rebellion as the dense senpai.
During the introduction scene in the Millenium Tower I thought you would get an option to spent time with Rebellion and see whatever they do when they aren’t punching baddies. No such luck…
Then during part 1’s final battle you could not call Rebellion to ask for help (much sadness for me )
So part 1 had a few nice set-ups but nothing ever came of it. Then came part 2 were Rebellion was one of the judges and I hopes for a chance to ‘get senpai to notice me’ by trying to charm the judges (and get Rebellion to maybe question their attraction to a certain participant). Alas no luck here either. Then there was the behind the scenes scene were Rebellion wanted to talk to you in private (will something finally happen? Did I impress senpai ? Again nothing romantic happened…
So my final oppertunity would be during the third part, and with all the added foe yay from part 2 I was really expecting something grand. The fights between MC and Rebellion were pure foe yay fuel in my opinion, but nothing ever came of it, again. Not even an awkward confession when Rebellion looks you in the eyes and sees your words to be the truth, I mean it was straight out of a romance novel. ‘Looking deep into your beloved eyes and seeing nothing but pure affection in them’ or something like that.
So that left me with the epilogue. My MC became the next head of the Millenium group, it would’ve been nice if Rebellion came to visit you and be all nostalgic about being the former leader, etc. I guess the pairing was just not meant to be, but fear not, they’ll live on in my thoughts.