If anything it’s been wild to see the slow, yet undeniably frightening growth of Adol’s strength and determination over the years.
Ys 1: Adol fights and defeats an evil sorcerer bent on conquest of Esteria.
Ys 2: Adol fights and defeats an embodiment of evil thrust into the world by abuse of magic.
Ys 3: Adol fights and defeats the entrenched monarchical structure of power in Felghana and gains control of the elements.
Ys 7: Adol learns to draw strength from the very Earth itself and harnesses its power to restore balance to the planet’s lifestream.
Ys 8: Adol befriends and fights alongside a warrior priestess from the past to defeat the concept of Evolution and alter the course of history, triggering her ascent to godhood, then goes on to defeat the Progenitor of Life Itself just so that he and his castaway friends can say goodbye to her.
At this point I am genuinely scared of Adol, as the only thing stopping him from becoming the greatest conqueror ever known is that he’s a mute, soft, cuddly and pure hyper-competent adventure-boy.