I can't say that your typical cheerful-and-hyper-girl characters appeal to me at all; I usually find them to be unbearably annoying. But soon after getting
Anise in the game, I realized that she was something different. Her hitting on Luke was just plain hilarious, the odd friendship between her and Jade was amusing, and that ruthless
approach in battle was pretty surprising (as was that big creepy doll). She was equal parts bubbly, sweet, clever, and badass: not entirely what you'd expect from a
cute little girl. But while I enjoyed Anise from a comedic perspective, it was her story that made me really love her character. The irony, the tragedy, and the whole twisted
ordeal with Ion really made Anise a complex character, something you wouldn't assume when you first meet her. Anise tends to get a lot of hate from fans who can't
look past her perky (and at times purposefully annoying) personality, which I think she doesn't deserve. It's what's underneath that persona that really makes her an
interesting character, and I wanted to explore that with this site.
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I began O Fortuna sometime in early 2007, a little bit after I began work on Catalyst.
Completed in July 2007,
O Fortuna joins Catalyst and
Scherzando to complete the
Holy Tritnity of "Jade and Anise are Cooler Than You." ...yes.
Bits of gameplay and script information were taken from gamefaqs
Images were either scanned by me, officially released, or found at
Textures used on the current layout came from here and
Other bits of information came from
Wikipedia, while information on the Anise herb was provided by
Lyrics and translations of
were found here
and here, with some help from my own shoddy Latin skills.
Info on Fortuna came from Encyclopedia Mythica and
All other information came from the game itself and my poorly written notes.