Tch. Welcome to She, a small tribute to Megaera of Hades in the form of the approved Fanlistings Network listing for our favorite fury.
Meg is the first major boss you encounter in the game ... and your ex-girlfriend. Oof. She has an aura of thinly veiled disappointment and dutifulness which becomes more clearly earned the better you get to know her through gifts of ambrosia. She punishes those who break their vows. It's a job, but not an easy one. There is something deeply unforgiving in Megaera, and you could connect it to her responsibilities, since no vow is made more often than marriage and no vow broken more, in spirit or letter. Meting out justice among the dead is no task.
20th June 2021
And still, there is something flat about the character. Perhaps that's my type, the women who spark something fierce but the narrative gives little space to, women who are an omission in a story rather than its gravity. She is elegant, ferocious, her voice winter-cold and monosyllabic. She kicks your ass the first time you encounter her ... and by your very mastery of combat with her, becomes simply a known quantity, so that your battles are as perfunctory as her reasons for fighting you. (Your daddy told me to.) By the end she's the boss with the fewest surprises. Though that doesn't seem intentional as part of the narrative, it fits with Meg, who is excellent and yet somehow second fiddle to an impudent god-boy.
Which sucks. She's kind to the demigorgon with the duster, she dates the boss's son, she walks the mean path between single-minded dedication and insubordination that her sisters error to excess on, she has that mystique of someone with an inner life. And yet, it's never revealed. That's why I called this She, named for the single word mimetic worship we give to things beautiful and endearing, when nothing else needs to be said.