Can you info dump about Lana?? Pretty please?
I’m doing this on mobile, so please excuse the subpar formatting and excessive typos.
So the thing about Lana is that I have a whole sad girl Lana agenda that can never be truly realized because the story is told from Warriors’s perspective and he doesn’t respect her at all
Like he loves her dearly, but respect? Not him
The Guardian of Time, Lanacia, can normally sees and knows all of history and the potential futures ahead. However, when she split into Lana and Cia, that ability split as well
So Lana can see all of the past (and I mean “see” less in actually looking and more like she intrinsically knows everything that had once happened)
(This is why Lana’s dynamic with everyone is a little funny to me. Like she knows all of their dirty secrets, but she has to stay hushed about it so as to not be rude)
Four: “I don’t do magic swords”
Lana, staring intensely at Four’s very magic sword, which is so magic in its sword-ness that it puts the Master Sword to shame:
This means the same is true for Cia, expect she can see the future. But the future is constantly changing, so she can be rather… off at times. Unlike Lana, she struggles with appearing like a normal person. But how can she when her brain is constantly processing hundreds of different futures?
You can probably extrapolate how the split and crush thing went down— Lana was more hesitant about the crush because she could only see how the history of the Hero’s Spirit had been entwined with Hylia’s bloodline. Cia could fall for Warriors because she could see the very possible figure where he loved the Guardian of Time back
And ironically, he did end up loving the Guardian of Time back. But not in the right way or at the right time
Because here’s thing about Lana: she’s a deeply lonely person
She has stood outside of mortal existence for so long that she herself is no longer considered mortal
And she just wants someone to be with her
And that’s why, despite his faults, she puts up with Warriors’s bullshit: he treats her like a real person
Even when she’s split and her powers are halved, everyone around her treats her like some otherworldly being
She’s respected greatly but she doesn’t really want respect
Like her friendship with Midna spawned from the fact that they were both treated like other
And the next closest friendship besides Warriors is Lincoln, who is all to aware of what she is
So after Midna left, Lana only had Warriors
The fact that she can resist getting back into a relationship with him despite how much she longs for someone to care for her says a lot about how deeply he hurt her and how much she respects herself
And that’s the Sad Girl Lana agenda
And one last thing, but for the first many chapters of CTB, there’s this secret subplot in the present day where Lana and Time hash things out and form an alliance all under Warriors’s nose
In chapter 2: she sees Time again and immediately recognizes him, but before she could blab about it, she gets distracted by how offended she is that Warriors would think she’s flirting with him
In chapter 4: while Warriors has his talk with Zelda, Lana gets a chance to confront Time in private where she finds out that Time had truly kept his identity from Warriors. She gets mad at Time for being a coward and how this was definitely going to bit them all in the ass later. Time tells her to fuck off and think about it from his point of view. When Warriors see them again, they’re walking arm in arm, pissed at each other
In chapter 7: while Warriors was asleep, they snuck off to have another chat where they made up. Lana had slept on Time’s words and recognized she was in the wrong. Time admitted that he was scared of what was going to happen when Warriors figured out the truth. They declared truce and formed an alliance right before returning to the camp, where warriors slept
And from that point onwards, they became partners in crime!