The other day, I was talking about Ghirahim and how I enjoy him as a villain and character as a whole. It reminded me of the first time Kris and I “met” Ghirahim in Skyward Sword back in 2011.
Kris and I had gotten the game for Christmas the year it came out. We played the game to death – we both loved it.
At the time, Kris was working at a doggy day care place so she had to work through Christmas day (sometimes) and the week after. Normally she enjoyed taking that week off, but she couldn’t when it involved live animals.
So, we were sitting in the basement (because that’s where our gaming setup was at the time). We were playing the game and Kris needed to go to work soon. She went up against the first boss battle with Ghirahim. Between being a new game, learning Ghirahim’s fighting style, and the motion controls, Kris didn’t beat him on the first try.
She died over and over again to Ghirahim. I laughed and she laughed, but the longer it took her, the more fired up and frustrated she got.
Finally, on the hundredth time she was trying to fight him, she died again. She put the controller down admitting defeat saying she needed to get ready for work. Which she did have to get ready for work. She had to leave the house in about a half hour or something.
I picked up the controller and handed it back to her and said, “You’re all fired up. One more try. Just do it.”
She laughed and rolled her eyes knowing that a part of me just wanted to watch her die again, but she did it anyway. She agreed that she was fired up and she was determined to beat him.
So she tried one more time. And she beat him.
It was a smooth fight. She concentrated, was careful, and knew his battle style well at that point. So, she did it and she beat him. It was a satisfying fight.
It was one of those moments where I wish we had known about streaming and such. It would have been a great moment to have on video. Still, the memory is there. My storytelling might not do it justice, but just know that it was epic.