Let me start with a defense of Wakka. He is one of Final Fantasy X’s most important characters in terms of world building and the direction of the narrative as he is the representation of Spira’s “average joe”. He has the deepest held initial beliefs that give way over the course of the game to the overwhelming evidence that not everything he believes is accurate or correct.
+1 to Wakka.
-50 to Wakka for being so bizarrely insensitive to the problems of the people around him that in the scene depicted above I’m kind of thinking that this was an error and the wrong dialogue for Wakka was inserted. Then again, he later on tries to cheer up someone who’s home was literally blown up by saying that it was
“like fireworks” so who knows.
Wakka, you are a beautiful crazy dude.