I’ve been curious about Tataru for a while now, specifically given the strange smirk she gives you right before your ill-fated party in Ul Dah. Obvious assumptions aside, she gave that backwards smirk at the same time we were seeing a lot of people’s smiles fall away when we left. Also, her dialogue states something along the lines of, “Well, goodbye then! Hmm…goodbye seems kind of final, doesn’t it?”
The fact that she is the *only* person aside from Alphinaud to follow is into Ishgard is also disconcerting.
My theory is that Tataru knew that the Scions would be betrayed and was likely working for Teledji or Lolorito (remember when she first became our secretary and complained that we needed funds, and mysteriously got them? I’m sure that she, of all people, would have seen the names of the benefactors), but that she was ignorant as to the outcome. I’ve also noticed that she, on more than one occasion, was simply not present for events that likely would have killed her (most notably, the banquet). Continue reading About that FFXIV smirk…(spoilers)