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Valkyrie Sara Irine's Attack On Fayon (Ragnarok Manhwa)

Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Valkyrie named Sara Irine is a character from Ragnarok: Into The Abyss. In volume 2 of said manhwa, she attacked the city of Fayon. What are some of the questions that we should ponder regarding this incident?
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Volume 2 of the Ragnarok manhwa reveals many things about Sara Irine, but it can also be rather confusing (read: really, honestly, it could have been so much clearer than what was presented to us).

Sara Irine in the city of Fayon

In Ragnarok: Into The Abyss Volume 2, the aforementioned Valkyrie heads to the city of Fayon. The most important question regarding this is why. What is the reason why she went to this city? This is something that warrants thinking about because she didn't go to Fayon by herself. She brought Frost Giants with her and she's clearly here to pick a fight.

Now, the character handbook a few pages or so ago mentioned (though, really, perhaps it would have been better to show these things to us instead of outright telling us about it) that Sara wanted revenge on the city where she was born because it apparently abandoned her.

Thus, it seems pretty obvious that this city is Fayon even though the handbook didn't mention or specify a name. After all, if Fayon wasn't the city where Sara was born, why else would she be here then?

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The reason Sara is in Fayon

Speaking of the reason why Sara would even be in Fayon, this could be one of two things. The first is that she could have been here to take revenge on the people that have somehow wronged her, just like the handbook says.

The second is what Fenris Fenrir later says. She claims to sense Sara Irine and assumes that the Valkyrie must have come for her and Balder.

Her reasoning makes sense, however, there is no evidence in the manhwa to prove that this is really the case. Why not, you ask? To answer this, let's take a look at what Sara did as soon as she got to Fayon:

  • She had her Frost Giants attack everyone in the city practically as soon as they got there
  • She was busy watching as her Frost Giants fought with Matthew and the rest of the soldiers of Fayon
  • Neither Fenris nor Balder (Chaos) were anywhere near where Sara currently was, so, if she was really looking for them, then why is she attacking the wrong people?
  • She didn't even mention or think about either Fenris or Balder the whole time she was watching the ongoing fight between her Frost Giants and her enemies
  • Instead, she was busy gloating

With this, it appears that Fenris was mistaken in her assumption and that the Valkyrie hadn't come to Fayon to track her and Balder down. Well, that's good news for both her and Chaos, but, if we thus operate under the idea that Sara was in this city for the purpose of revenge, this opens a whole new set of questions for us to ponder and think about.

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The most noteworthy question to ask is why is the Valkyrie only just now attacking the city of Fayon? Why didn't she attack it before? Why does she have to attack it now?

After all, whatever she was mad about happened 12 years ago, so what stopped her from going to Fayon and destroying everyone and everything there a few years ago?

Couldn't she attack the city years before the manhwa started? If she couldn't, then why not? Also, shouldn't she be reporting to Freya about her failure in stopping Fenris from obtaining Guarding Wind, Balder's sword?

Does she really have time to be taking her revenge on Fayon right now? Surely, Freya didn't authorize this? And if the goddess actually did, the question, of course, is why? Perhaps we might have a better and clearer understanding of things if we knew what exactly happened to Sara 12 years ago. But that's just the problem. We don't know.

What happened to Sara Irine 12 years ago?

Events that happened 12 years ago, particularly with regards to her past and childhood, keep being alluded to, but we never get a clear explanation on what exactly happened. Whatever happened back then sounds interesting enough, but it would have been so much better if we got more of an explanation regarding these events.

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True, we did get flashbacks, but these hardly told us anything of use at all.

Lord Irine tells Iris Irine that he made a mistake or that the choice he made was a mistake 12 years ago, but he never gets around to explaining exactly what it was that he did due to a convenient interruption in the form of an explosion, which effectively ended his conversation with his daughter.

But, seriously, what did he and the rest of Fayon try to do to Sara exactly?

A few pages later, it becomes apparent that Lord Irine attempted to kill his child and that he'd even killed Sara's mother, but that just brings us to the question of why. Why did he kill Sara's mother who is supposed to be his wife? Why did he want to kill his daughter?

The flashbacks we were shown indicated that he and the Valkyrie used to be close and that his daughter had a pretty good childhood with loving and caring parents before it all mysteriously changed one day. The question is, of course, what changed and why did it change? What reason did Lord Irine have to want to kill his own daughter when parts of the flashback we were shown illustrated him being fond of Sara?

It doesn't make sense, does it? It also appears confusing, very much so. What do you think? Do you find that none of this makes sense and that it's all very confusing? What can you say about the Valkyrie Sara Irine's attack on the city of Fayon?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Said image is meant to symbolize the Valkyrie Sara Irine
- The rest of the pics are enlarged product images from Amazon.com; links shown above via Amazon's Native Shopping Ads widget

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