Rye Sep 1, 2020 10:21AM

Can Byleth even get a tan?

usernameornickname Sep 1, 2020 10:43AM

^ I mean how could she not

BirdMBlack Sep 1, 2020 11:45AM

Byleth gets a tan whenever he/she stays in the sauna for too long. I have a screenshot from my game, but I'm not sure how to hyperlink here.

Edit: Took a look at the screenshot and, yeah, she's red. I misremembered. I know how saunas work and figured the game was using leaps of logic to give the character a tan.

last edited at Sep 9, 2020 3:46PM

random Sep 1, 2020 11:57AM

...that's not how saunas work or what they do, speaking as a Finn here.

Hot steamy air isn't even remotely the same thing as direct sunlight with its potpourri of EM radiation (tanning is protective response to the UV wavelengths specifically), it just temporarily makes you ruddy due to expanded blood vessels etc.
Not that you can't give yourself bonafide burns in one if you heat it too hot and stay inside too long ofc but that's plain old scalding.

Rye Sep 2, 2020 8:49AM

Byleth is not human, I don't know how their anatomy works. Most if not all mixed race people in FE seem to have permanent pale skin. Pretty sure Rhea herself CANNOT get a tan since she's a dragon.
I shouldn't think too hard about this lol

XeroHet Sep 2, 2020 2:31PM

^its for the sake of science

RandomGuy Sep 2, 2020 4:11PM

@BirdMBlack That’s not a tan, that’s them being steamed like a lobster. They even turn red.

@Rye I’d hazard a guess that Byleth is human. Both of their parents are basically humans. Their mother is an interesting case (that I’d dig into more if I remembered how spoilers worked) but is still basically human in design, and their father is a full-blooded human. Byleth themself seems to be human as well, minus that one part that was put in following their birth, and the rest of their body seems to function in the same way as a human being would, more or less. I’d guess they could get a tan if the game bothered to account for such a thing.

random Sep 2, 2020 4:40PM

^lobsters with their green copper-based blood turn red for entirely different reasons than us vertebrates with our red iron-based blood tho... Namely the cooking heat causes chemical changes in their exoskeleton which results in the colour shift.

kino Dec 8, 2020 12:35AM

frogbian just draws byleth dark skinned