Dialogues, Relationships, Other Tidbits

Those smaller things that add up to more. Those things that wouldn't fit anywhere else...are very important to Cookie Run characters specifically. First, some highlight Lobby quotes.

source: cookie run wiki

Something I haven't touched upon yet is these two lines, which hint at Mocha Ray's own flaws. She's very self-doubting and subservient to others, letting anyone take the lead before her. This is also supported with the Japanese translation of Cookie Run, where she always refers to other cookies as superiors, and with respect.

source: cookie run wiki

Again with Mocha Ray's long-term isolation, her only point of reference for other places and objects is to compare them to her temple, her home. The last one here is quite interesting -- her and the Great Ray communicate through an unknown means. Note that the third one in that list is also no longer used in-game, as the material used to prompt this dialogue was removed.

source: cookie run wiki

Now, onto relationship chart quotes. She regonizes Peppermint and Sorbet Shark as good, Peppermint a bit more. There is something very vague about her statement about Sorbet Shark, though...living in the barren ocean doesn't give much of a surprise on that one, though. Or maybe it does mean something bigger?

source: cookie run wiki

What is the destiny that Mocha Ray talks about here? Well, for Sea Fairy, she is already fighting against a destiny of being frozen in body and heart, and seeimingly doing it well, all in the names of reaching her lover. As for Mocha Ray, her destiny was to serve the pearl, but she had followed this until the pearl's very end. And now, for them, fighting against destiny was finding love. Mocha Ray, specifically's fight is to find Lobster again, and be able to recreate the city they guarded together, and for Mocha Ray to be headfirst about it, to take control of her own life -- perhaps for the first time.

source: cookie run wiki

Despite the two's vastly different personalities, they have always had the same goal in mind, and loved the same city. Even with Lobster's misguided attempts at revival, Mocha Ray still holds faith in them enough to stick with them in their shared quest to rebuild Sugarteara.

source: cookie run wiki

Mocha Ray has a rather positive view on Electric Eel, and for good, obvious reason as well -- to be welcomed into Wandercrab with such arms by a cookie as optimistic despite their situation as Electric Eel is nothing more than a great experience to look back on.

...Abyss Monarch is another story. Abyss Monarch's departure from Sugarteara while they were still the high regent, Octopus Cookie, was the catalyst for the start of the collapse of Sugarteara. Presumably, Mocha Ray was left in the dark about the reason why Octopus left until she had found out much, much later in Wandercrab of all places -- of course there would still be some form of resentment over this. Even if, from our own perspectives, the departure was nothing more than justified -- an entire city, and all she ever knew, taken down because of this, not to mention that she had to beckon for them to not leave, and then witness them leaving anyways in the Season 8 trailer.

For that, the only cookie Mocha Ray could hold what could even be called a grudge against. Tension.

source: cookie run wiki

Interesting, Mocha Ray has only one relationship chart with a character she was not directly involved with, and it is...another guardian character. These types of relationship chartings are common in Cookie Run, meant to give a sense of a character interacting in a society, not just existing in it. Mocha Ray's lack of these is due to the overstated isolation. Churro Cookie is Millenial Tree's weirdo self-doubting spiritual guardian...I like to imagine the God-Guardians I've talked about here occasionally meet up for tea or something as a result of this.

Now, what do other characters say about Mocha Ray Cookie?

Peppermint Cookie also considers Mocha Ray a friend back, which is nice for such a timid child. Sea Fairy reassures Mocha Ray that they will both, indeed, be fighting for themselves. Lobster laments that she is against him, and yet, was a guardian of the city. Again with Lobster being corrupted to the very soul by Eerie Anglerfish and Dark Enchantress and whatnot.

And speaking of that, Mocha Ray Cookie has only been mentioned once after the events of Sugarteara in story cutscene contexts -- the Cradle of Darkness event.

source: eveningemerald's recording of the cradle of darkness cutscenes

Lobster Cookie, while perhaps trying to brush it off as shock, still cares about Mocha Ray, enough to react like this. Mocha Ray Cookie is just as determined to find them as well. It's a goose chase with no end in sight...for now! In addition, Pomegranate Cookie's dialogue right after this is a swift reminder of the futileness of their desires -- without the other, neither Lobster or Mocha Ray could rebuild Sugarteara's legacy. Hope for the best. That's what Mocha Ray is doing, after all...hoping, and then chasing those hopes blindly. Oh, polyanna mindset, perhaps, how I wish I had it back.