Hey look, Zalera shenanigans!
1) Oh check it, the shamaness laughs too in this, and not necessarily at the same time Zal himself does. She has a little giggle herself (into his shoulder XD) before they both LOL. Hmm. XD This kind of lends some weight to my theory that there's something more going on there than the traditional Ivalese idea of their relationship.
2) That lvl 1 death thing that does in Balthier - check out the rood inverse on the onryou-type skull. XD
3) Aww, look at their exeunt omnes pose. XD SO MUCH DRAMA QUEENING. But on the 'ooh' side - they both react. Not at the same time either. Zalera's waaaargh happens before the shamaness's. And she hugs him when she's sniffling and he pats her hair. Zalera, how the hell do you manage to be cute, you're a deathy thing. XD But oh god the scenery chewing "LA, I DIE" - hee.
Zalera, stop somehow managing to be cute. XD
Hahaha YAY THINGS THAT SUPPORT TENEBROUS'S CRACK
I am such a nerd, oh, such a nerd. But goddamn, this keeps on happening XD; Their relationship does NOT look like how the game's common lore describes it. She pretty clearly has her own will and voice and Zalera doesn't just see her as a weapon. This isn't out of character for an Ivalice Alliance game, since disinformation and obfuscation and the search for the actual truth is a pretty big part of those games' plotlines.
...Pretzeltown, I can't find the entry I made when I talked about the dang Ladies. XD
ETA: And someone in my head just said the shamaness (Korone in Tenebrous) is one of the Dark Lady's daughters or granddaughters. I wouldn't be totally surprised.
ETA 2: GODDAMN IT MATEUS IS THE SAME WAY! Seriously, if the goddess is supposed to be a @_@ thrall, WHY does she chant the spell (silently, but still - and it's ENTHUSED chanting) of one of the bigass attacks Mateus does, and why does she 'ohoho' LAUGH when the attack goes off, and why does she have an AH GODDAMN IT scream when the battle ends? There are two voices there, in the laugh and the defeated yell. Mateus-the-armour's underlays Mateus-the-goddess's.
I shouldn't be surprised that Ivalice's in-game lore is whacked out, but...STILL!