Friday, February 16, 2024

Every Epic Quest

The "Epic Quest" was born in tales told around a fire, then was recreated in books, often a series of more and more books about the same characters, who are interchangeable with characters from other franchises. They then move to feature films, and then TV series and video games to continue the fantasy, whether it is already played out or not. Alasdair Beckett-King rolls all these familiar elements into one generic quest that somehow exists in all formats at once, starring characters you've never heard of, but you know them already. Whether you're a fan of Final Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Elden Ring, or Fantasy Quest, you'll recognize the archetypes and how they appear again and again in different worlds. You'll have to watch twice to catch the smaller jokes that reference specific stories and how they were presented to us. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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