I’m still making my way through Vox Machina, Critical Role’s first campaign. I’m on episode #74 right now which means I have 40 episodes left to watch. It’s been going by fast despite the fact that it’s taken me a year and a half to get to this point. In one of the latest episodes I watched, Percy (played by Taliesin Jaffe) disclosed his feelings to Vex’ahlia (played by Laura Bailey) by giving her a kiss. I was so excited! This was a ship that was drawn out, so it was so satisfying to see their characters get together.
One of the beautiful things about Critical Role is the way that the characters go through growth. Percy’s backstory is rather tragic as most of his family was killed by The Briarwoods. Percy’s whole focus is vengeance and forcing those responsible to pay for their actions. In certain instances, Percy is blinded by this and the only one who can bring him out is Vex’ahlia. Vex’ahlia is a perfect foil to Percy as she helps him realize he isn’t alone in this world.
While the kiss was a huge deal, Percy and Vex’ahlia have other sweet moments that led to this moment. Vex’ahlia struggles with fitting in as she was treated as less than since she’s a half-elf. Percy does come from nobility and he tells Vex’ahlia “I’ve known a lot of people with money, and they are definitely not worth you.” My heart was so happy.
I have no regrets about starting Critical Role from the very beginning. While it’s a lot of content to get through, the characters make it worth it. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Percy and Vex’s relationship as I continue through the episodes.