Matthew

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Plot Summary: The MC’s feet lead her to Matthew, and she becomes the Princess of her own country, Granatus and is granted use of the element of fire. But before she can even leave Sanctus, the MC answers a call for help from the country of Sapphirus. It seems like there is a new type of hollow that does not close on its own. The MC has a couple encounters with these hollows in her own country, even getting sucked in to one, and then she receives the news that the Prayer Maiden Zoe and her Knight, Evans, have disappeared

What I think of him: Matthew is orderly and strict. He appears the part of a perfect Knight: courteous, kind, gentle, and strong, but although he seems perfect he has worked very hard to get where he is. Matthew loves the country he serves and its citizens, putting their welfare at the forefront of his mind. He has a connection to the downfall of the country of Nox and bears the hatred of the Granatus’s Noxian refugees with grace. Liam describes hims as “very serious and a hard worker, but clumsy… He is conservative and does not cope with sudden change very easily”. Matthew fights with a lance and is primarily a defensive fighter

Nickname: None

Charm point: “Seductive Eyes” as the MC calls them

Quote: “I don’t want to lose you.”

Cuddle, kiss, or push down: Secretly follow around, because it’s fun to watch him go about his routine

Would have eloped with:

  • Christopher, because he’s so devoted and there are those little moments where you can see how much he cares about his brother
  • Evans, because he is so charming and devoted

Favorite moments:

  • The MC is really kickass and the second time she enters a hollow, she really saves Matthew’s butt
  • The MC reflecting on Zoe and Evans’s relationship when she visits Zoe’s bedside
  • Matthew lending the MC his jacket when she comes to speak with him in his bedroom
  • The experience in the church in Nox
  • The MC trying to come to a decision while at Matthew’s bedside
  • The MC telling Matthew she intends to go with Christopher, and her accidentally telling Matthew her feelings
  • The MC’s reaction to finding out who the Prayer Guardian of Viridis is in the Alone Together Ending
  • The Prayer Maiden ending is wonderful, Matthew is so flirtatious

Worst moments:

  • Even though a Prayer Maiden is “instinctively” supposed to know how to fight, this MC knows way too much strategy. Especially since she tells Matthew that his level should be high enough to defend again an opponent even though it’s only her third time fighting
  • Sophia is a bitch and no sob backstory will make me like her
  • Christopher sure  gave up easy after a certain point even though just seconds earlier he was trying to kill Matthew to get his way

Worth the price of admission?: Matthew is pretty typical as far as knights go being gentlemanly and devoted. Because of the plot and the fantasy elements, there isn’t really much time to get to know Matthew super well and the MC just sort of realizes that she’s in love with him. Matthew does show some interesting traits; for example, I enjoy how stiff he is regarding his routine and how his face lights up when talking about training. His personality comes out more in the Prayer Maiden Ending, while the MC and Christopher shine more in the Alone Together Ending. I also enjoyed all the stuff regarding the relationship between the brothers (Christopher outshines his brother at times both intentionally and other times unfortunately). Matthew’s not wanting to confess his feelings for the MC is pretty cliche, but that’s the fault of the story world as a whole and not of him and his route in particular.

Still, it’s great to see the MC getting to be the one to rescue her love interest and Matthew being a defensive fighter is a nice touch too

After the main route (POSSIBLE SPOILERS): Haven’t read yet

Notable substories: Haven’t read yet

Recommended routes:

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