BEHIND MARLUXIA'S FLOWERS

There are a lot of arguments over what flower Marluxia possess in each of the games that he appears in. Some believe that they are a different flower in each game. I decided to take a deeper look into each of the possible flowers and see their hidden meanings to find out which flower seems more realistic.

CHERRY BLOSSOM PETALS: These flowers are also known as Sakura flowers in Japan. An edible cherry is formed on some of the variety of these flowers. In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhistic influence, and which is embodied in the concept of mono no aware. The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality; for this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic, and have been utilized often in Japanese art, manga, anime, and film, as well as at musical performances for ambient effect. They are also a Japanese symbol for death, which is ironic due t Marluxia's title "The Graceful Assassin."

PINK HAWTHORNS: These flowers are also known as Crataegus laevigata flowers. Sometimes they are nicknamed Lumaria's, which is a possible somebody name for Marluxia. The flowers are usually more white, but all have a small tint of pink in them. The flowers tend to go pinker as they get older, which is significant because Marluxia likes to show himself off as an elder and someone who has a lot of power in the Organization.

Though it is not certain which flower is the actual flower that Marluxia has, both flowers seem to have characteristics about them that match Marluxia. It is hard to tell, but I suppose no one will actually know.

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