5.08.2009

A Tribute to Flay Allster


Flay (Fllay) Allster was an extremely polarizing character from the Gundam SEED series, and viewers of the show either loved her or reviled her greatly.

She was the daughter of an important diplomat, pretty, popular, and was basically representative of the societal elite. The main protagonist of show, Kira, clearly has a crush on her when we first see them together in episode one. Although I took their interactions for granted the first time I watched the show, in consequent viewings it became clear to me their relationship with each other was the pivotal development in the series.

The first transformation of her character occurs after witnessing the death of her father. She becomes hateful and manipulative, and to many of her detractors, annoying and spiteful. At this point in the story, Kira is reeling from the responsibilities of being the ace Gundam pilot, reflecting on his failures and lack of power to save everyone. He begins to rely on Flay for mental support, and she in turn, seemingly takes advantage of him.



True, Flay was using Kira as an instrument of revenge, but I think she equally relied on Kira for emotional support as well. Beyond her angry outbursts and seductive meddling, the experiences of the war also caused great confusion and insecurity for her. She just didn't realize it herself ... but by the time she did, their relationship had already begun degrading. By now, the audience is so enraged at her that they either overlook or miss - or flat out deny - the second transformation of her character. She seeks redemption and forgiveness, but Kira, like the audience, begins to brush off her advances. Only when we see her later actions, her frantic actions to try to end the war, and her final fate do we (and Kira) realize what fools we were.

*Warning: video contains spoilers*


Flay x Kira rank as one of my favorite pairings in any series - the emotions shared between the two them seem to shine through in this animated medium.


21 comments:

  1. i love it..nice...

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  2. This is what i've been trying to tell people!!! Then again the ones i have been trying to tell are ignorent and are kira&lacus fans! lol

    Top it all off they are my best friends!!!

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  3. ohh your dumbass fool, i really dislike kiraxflay nor lacusxkira pairing either, i prefer lacusxathrun very well

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  4. go heelll flayxkira

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  5. we are love kira and lacus, aren't we?

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  6. i think... is more beautiful than lacus... i love her emotion.. so deep... lacus is kind.. too straight kind... like prophet!

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  7. I Like It, in all of love stories in gundam seed and gundam seed destiny . Flay and Kira is The best, although the original partner is Kira and Lacust,.... - Ericson Baldonado of Philippines

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  8. i really love their stories, very beautiful and sad at the same time.. sometimes i felt that kira x flay were meant to be together and not lacus.. but her death changes everything :(

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  9. i mean.. just think of it, if she didn't die, she would be apologizing to him and probably patch up together again

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  10. and yeah, athrun x lacus for me hehe

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  11. HOPEFULLY THERES GS3 WHERE SHE SHOWS UP AGAIN HAHAHA JUST LIKE NEO/MWU!!I LOE THEM TOGETHER SOO MUCH!!SCREW YOU KIRAXLACUS FANS!!

    -tearsh takumi add me on fb love u all kirafley!!!!

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  12. OMG! Been looking for a FlayxKira fan like you! This is the TRUTH. I totally loved them; so sad she died though. :'(

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  13. i lovei it ...lacus is soooo ugly but flay is sooo cute and kira's type...just hope THAT comes into the creator's mind tough.....

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  14. I HATE YOU FLLAY ALSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. is she not contented with Sai. To be exact she just used KIRA for revenge!!!!

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  16. I hate Fllay she is very flirty.....lucas and kira are more suitable to each other.....

    FUCK YOU FLLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO ONE NEEDS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!F.....L....L....A...Y...!!!!!

    kira is lucas and lucas is for kira....!!!! intiendessss!!!hmmmmppp!!!

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  17. wow... its soo long...
    here is the perfect match in GS IN MY OPINION!
    Meyrin x athrun
    cagalli x a totally hot prince from somewhere else country
    dearka x milly
    tolle being gay
    kira x lacus
    and....
    flay with yzak jule!! hahaha!
    lol! but when i saw scene between them in ep. 42 they looks so match! cute!!

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  18. Well said Ken...
    I think if you analyze deeply.. you can watch the transformation in Flay
    (which is annoying... typical character of diplomat/elite's child)
    In the end, I feel sorry for her...

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