who are your favourite lesbians
i thought you'd NEVER ask
they're beckett and imani!! beckett is the character in my icon and she's super important to me for a variety of reasons and imani is also important to me.
im gonna go off here!!
as the lore is only given to us from snippets from their character skins, fortune cards, dialogue, and what the devs gave to us, it kinda left me having to piece together a lot but i think im accurate and a lot of people agree with me.
to start off!!
beckett and imani used to be in a highly organized group of sky pirates known as the "silver skull" with imani having been the commander and beckett having worked for her. being a pirate, reckless behavior typically means more rewards, and beckett, being a reckless adventurer, well, it suited her.
however, at one point, imani left and formed a mercenary squad, with beckett having followed her into that life. unfortunately, it was a poor fit for beckett, leaving to imani to scold her with becketts response being to laugh and fly away. now, what HURTS me is that...beckett held onto the skull symbol. from what we saw in the concepts, they had personalized skull designs, with imanis having a scar over her left eye. on the back of becketts jacket in her default outfit is...well, a skull with wings. on top of that, she has a winged skull pin. talk about an oof on my heart
to keep on the topic of the lore provided to us from the skins and such, whenever a characters lore mentions one, it almost ALWAYS mentioned the other (the notable examples being tmat and ramsay). additionally, they share a lot of areas and experiences in their lore (the snippets about excelsior, the pieces about a volcanic island, the goblins), and considering how often this happened there is absolutely no way that it was just a mere coincidence
now, the voice lines!
beckett has 2 proximity and 2 kill lines for imani, with her kill lines being
"lights out, imani" and "sorry captain".
her prox lines?
"i kinda miss working with you, kinda." and "long time no see, boss."
there are two deliveries for each line, but the particular tone she delivers the prox line just sent me...yknow. the first one kinda sounds like an offhand comment, but the other one, she puts emphasis on the word boss. i dont know about you, but people dont usually put emphasis on that word unless theres something in particular theyre irked about, something usually work related
based on how beckett responds to imani, its obvious that yeah shes upset with her. their last interaction (as far as we know) had been imani calling her reckless and unprofessional, and beckett just...left. becketts smart, she knows her stuff, so it didnt make sense for her to follow imani into the mercenary life if they were going for a more professional and dignified route. it seems like to me, imani scolding her was kinda just her breaking point and she didnt know how to respond, so she just...laughed and flew away.
first, i gotta start this off with the fact that imani doesnt seem to care about forming relationships with others. she has a card set that talks about how she had to see a young prince, and noted all the weak points in his armor. yeah, she couldve just been observing, but the card mentioned that, even off the battlefield, she was still at war. she's preparing for the worst. makes sense, too, knowing that she lost her sister at a young age.
second, imani has absolutely NO PROXIMITY LINES. none, none at all. i listened to everyones lines and i played a lot of imani, so this, this came as a shock tbh! however, she DOES have two kill lines, one being for an unreleased character, roland (nothin' personal, roland), and the other one for...beckett. now, when i first heard it, it HURT my heart.
"reckless, as always"
knowing that its a kill line, its...odd to hear it. you dont call your enemies reckless, you dont call people you arent attached to reckless. from my experience, you use that word for the people you care about, to let them know that they shouldnt be acting like that. then...theres the delivery. again, there are two tones. the first one, she sounds annoyed, which yknow can be expected. the other...she sounds dejected, shes hurt.
its so obvious to me that they still care for each other. its just...they havent addressed their problems with each other. imani doesnt want to see beckett get hurt. hell, i have a headcanon that the REASON why she went into mercenary life because its safer to be a mercenary than a pirate, and she didnt want to see beckett getting herself seriously injured or worse. on the otherhand, beckett, who i headcanon to be neurodivergent, she didnt understand.
i always interpreted their relationship as pirates being a casual one, like sleeping together and the like, with beckett wanting it to be something more. with the sudden change from a pirate to a mercenary, and no longer being able to be reckless...i dont think she fully understood why imani was so angry at her when that was how they always did things. that would explain why she laughed and flew away. no remarks. no comments. she just laughed. i think she was caught so off guard that she just...it caught her off guard.
i like to imagine that, after having to work together under aurion's banner, they are able to talk (its pretty clear to me that beckett is open to talking, based on her prox lines. imanis silence hurts, though) and work things out, and finally actually get together.
yeah, it goes into headcanon/personal interpretation territory but like, considering the AMOUNT of lore they have on top of how they respond to each other...man the only explanation here is that they're lesbians, chief