The Final Fantasy 14 team has been uploading images of various characters doing things at home, a way to encourage folks to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While the images started off as tame, the third in the series escalated things. First, we saw Urianger reading a book, Alisae practicing combat, and now we see ... Estinien doing one-handed push-ups, mostly nude. Fans erupted with excitement on social media.
While this clear thirst-trap image is getting a lot of feral reactions from Estinien fans, a bulk of the fans are shocked by a new revelation: Estinien is capable of physical hygiene.
Estinien is known for being filthy, thanks to a storyline in the Heavensward expansion. The dragoon takes down Nidhogg, a dragon baddy, and ends up getting soaked in the dragon’s blood. The blood stains his armor, and later turns Estinien into a vessel for Nidhogg to possess, which causes all sorts of problems.
Officially, his armor was stained — and it would have to be presumably remade in order to get rid of the blood. But the (joking) fan response was, “Well, if Estinien just took a frickin’ shower, this probably could have been avoided.” (In all seriousness, he probably should have gotten a new set of armor shortly after his original set got corrupted.)
Later in the Shadowbringers expansion, there’s even a joke about how another character doesn’t want to take a shower, and your character has the option of replying, “What would Estinien say ...?”
That said, fans are shocked to see a washtub in the background of this promotional art. He takes baths? He has a clean apartment? He even hangs up his civilian clothes, rather than leaving them crumpled on the floor?
FFXIV community after finding out estinien doesnt live in a rats nests pic.twitter.com/OwupxEa4Tq— vincent valentine my dms are open @ P5R (@emerworld) May 11, 2020
you mean Estinien has a house?— Thancred Waters (@gunbreaker_txt) May 11, 2020
i was under the impression he slept wrapped around his lance like some kind of angry lizard.
Are you telling me estinien wyrmblood has a nicer apartment than I do https://t.co/EmbfaFtMgV— emerens @ comms closed! ✨ (@miqote_txt) May 11, 2020
People are still extremely horny for this near-nude Estinien, though. They’re pretty valid, if you ask me.
‼️ group bathwater drinking at estinien’s place in 10 min ‼️— dread persephone (@CRlSISCORE) May 11, 2020
Me, before: “I love Estinien a more-than-typical, but not unreasonable, amount.”— (@zaethien) May 11, 2020
SqEx: *posts stay-home Estinien*
Me, now: pic.twitter.com/LARkP8ZNdj
This can only mean that the fourth and final image in the “Stay Home” series may be even more feral. I expect it to be a fully nude drawing of the Crystal Exarch and nothing else.
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