26 Aug 2021 12:24 PM +00:00

New Genshin Impact Character Teaser - Raiden Shogun: Nightmare

The first Character Teaser of Genshin Impact 2.1 happens to actually be more of a teaser than many previous videos that have come before.

The first of three videos for the Raiden Shogun, Baal, the video only gives fans a brief glimpse into the character, leaving them with more questions than answers by the end.

Raiden Shogun: Nightmare

Just as the word "Eternity" seems to have multiple meanings when talking about Baal and Inazuma, so "Nightmare" does in Raiden Shogun: Nightmare.

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The video opens with Baal having a picnic with three friends.

Things immediately take a darker turn as one by one each friend vanishes with a brief flash of scenses and the words "NOTHINGNESS," "STLLNESS," and "ETERNITY."

Baal sighs before rushing toward a vision of herself that vanishes as she reaches for it.

The Raiden Shogun as we know her then turns around, standing upon the statue of Visions she has collected as Thoma's Pyro vision flies towards her, the Traveler close behind.

Baal opens her eyes, kneeling in an empty space surrounded by toppling Torii and shrouded in a red mist.

The camera pans out before fading to black, as we hear the Traveler scream...

"Thoma! Paimon! What is this place!?"

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Nightmare

Genshin Impact Baal picnic
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PICNIC: Except it isn't, really

It is hard to say where the nightmare lies in Raiden Shogun: Nightmare.

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Is the nightmare Baal's, facing the horrific actions of her past?

The scenes that flash in between her friends disappearing are ones of her striking them down.

Is the nightmare the loss of her innocence?

We see her chasing her previous self before it fades away and she becomes the force of nature she is now.

It is possible that she is the nightmare, a destructive force ruining her nation and people in her quest for Eternity.

Finally, it is possible that the Traveler is her nightmare, come to take away all she has worked hard to achieve.

Of course, being Genshin Impact, it is probably all of the above.

Fans will just have to wait and see what the full story is once the final Act of Chapter 2 is released with Genshin Impact 2.1

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