The Dragon Lord
I agree. Those descendants of the original kings were more interesting that Chairman Rose going crazy. It seems out of nowhere that Rose would feel that type of way. Like the dude is the most successful business man in Galar, everyone keeps saying that he like controls most of the companies or some **** like that. Why would he throw it all out? I think it would be more meaningful if during the story, there’s scenes that make him more fleshed out like a reason of why would he be scared of Galar losing its power. Maybe he had dreams or visions of a disaster coming in a week or something. Rather than him doing research that only in a thousand ****ing years, that’s when Galar would finally fun out of energy. Please. The dude wouldn’t even live that long and surely Galar would figure out something by then and probably would have even more advanced technology to either have more energy or an alternate source. Jeeze.
You know, I don't think Rose's point of view was completely unrelatable. There's definitely something to be said about trying to avert an energy crisis before it happens. Like wouldn't it be great if people realized a hundred years ago that the use of fossil fuels was unsustainable? We might have lived in a much better world. the fact that the single most successful and well-off person in the region is worried about something he'll never live to see is a good thing, as it shows he's not selfish and greedy, as you would expect of someone as successful as him. The mentality of "I won't be alive then, therefore it doesn't matter to me," is not a good one. That being said, Rose's issue was the fact that he wouldn't even wait one day. As much as I can applaud being proactive, refusing to wait one day for one of your region's most important events makes no sense. That's where his stuff falls apart.
At the same time though, by the time the game is putting Rose in full villain mode, the only "evil" thing he's done is try to delay the Champion match. While unreasonable, that's certainly not evil by the loosest definition of the word. These two problems with Rose's story are both bad by themselves, and together they just become even worse.
Speaking of Rose, what in the world was up with his battle theme? Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved it, probably my favorite track in the game, but why am I listening to a menacing Latin choir, which sounds like it was meant to play when battling some sort of demonic cult leader, while I battle a middle-aged man with a pot belly? That music would have been fitting for Eternatus, but not Rose.