So this exists.
we all start somewhere
I really wish the cosplay community would calm the fuck down and realize this.
I don’t think enough cosplayers remember this at all. It is ridiculous. That’s why a few friends of mine, along with myself, love to hang out with newer cosplays. I even do photoshoots and allow any cosplayer to join them for free. I don’t care who you are, where you are from, or what your “level of cosplay” is. As long as you are nice, I will be nice.
And every cosplayer should be like that. Especially if they want to call themselves a hero of cosplay.
You know, I’ve spent far more time than is strictly healthy pondering over this moment in Abyss. (I have tried to write an ‘essay’-type post, but the more I think about it, the more I find more questions than answers)
Spoilers behind the cut!
Actually, if you consider the fact that both Tear and Van are from the Qliphoth, it makes plenty of sense for him to want to send the two of them. When Tear talks with her grandfather in Yulia City later on, he says that the destruction of Akzeriuth was in the Closed Score and that Van both knew about it’s destruction (which means both Van and Mohs were aware of this) and was serving as an “observer”.
Luke: Master Van knew about the Score when he took me to Akzeriuth?
Teodoro: That’s correct.
Tear: You told me neither Malkuth nor Kimlasca listened when you warned them about Hod! Was that a lie?!
Teodoro: …I’m sorry. You were young. I didn’t want to tell you the truth. But Van knows the truth.
Tear: Then my brother IS planning to take revenge on the world. He said that a world shackled to the Score is better off destroyed!
Teodoro: Tear, you’re mistaken in thinking that Van is trying to destroy the world. It’s true that there was a time when Van hated the Score after what happened to Hod. But now, he’s doing an admirable job as an observer.
From what I’ve gathered, the role of “observer/watcher” is not as passive as the name implies, and instead refers to someone who knows about the Closed Score and essentially works behind the scenes to guarantee that history will play out as it has been predicted. Mohs also calls himself a watcher, and spends much of the game trying to start the war as foretold in Yulia’s Score. If pulling the strings wasn’t necessary, he wouldn’t bother putting in so much effort to start the war in first place.
Taking this into consideration, Van and Mohs likely collaborated to send the both of them to Akzeriuth. Van had an escape plan from the start, so he could trigger the collapse and then escape with his life. But as we know, Van was manipulating Mohs from the start, letting him believe that he was the one making decisions while Van plotted the destruction of the world.
But what about Tear? Well, let’s not forget that it was Mohs who assigned Tear her mission to find the 7th Fonstone. When Tear arrived in Akzeriuth, she was suddenly taken away by soldiers who claimed to have discovered the 7th Fonstone, and she was needed to confirm whether it was real or not. Since both Van and Mohs were likely aware of this mission of hers, she was sent along with Van with the knowledge that she wouldn’t be caught up in the collapse, because it would be easy to lead her away from it before it happened. This would also guarantee that she wouldn’t be doing anything else to try and interfere with the plan, by fooling her into thinking it was with good intentions and making her a part of it.
tl;dr Van is a scheming bastard who uses pretty much every person in the whole damn game at some point or another, and is very good at making it seem like he’s not actually the one in control.