Netflix‘s Arcane is a pleasure to re-watch, and I’m sure I’m not alone! Thus, I’m seeing superb shots that I’d like to rank, as we must give more praise to the studio that created this excellent TV show, and that would be Fortiche! So today, I’m giving you a list of the best screenshots of Vi and Jinx in episode 1 of Arcane. I hope you enjoy! Make sure to save them if you like ’em!
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10. The Last Shot From Arcane: Episode 1
I’m sure we can all agree that this shot is absolutely excellent, right? Whether it’s the angle or the shading, it’s simply a striking screenshot that deserves recognition. But who am I kidding? It’s one of the most captured freeze frames from Arcane, and that doesn’t surprise me one bit.
So maybe you’re thinking, why is it #10? This is a list based on the best screenshots of Vi and Jinx, meaning that it’s about the best shot with the two of them. However, this is more of a scenery shot, rather than a Vi and Jinx shot, you know? Thus, I’m placing it at #10. But don’t be fooled, this shot is among the 5 best in the entirety of Arcane, but as a Vi and Jinx shot, it just doesn’t fit all of the criteria on my book!
9. Vi & Jinx “Getting Above It All”
The introduction of Piltover is pretty jaw-dropping, isn’t it? The striking colors, the beautifully drawn buildings and the blue skye that’ll make you feel all harmonious inside! Isn’t it grand?
While there’s plenty to praise about this specific shot, it’s similar to #10 in a way, as it’s more about the scenery, rather than Vi and Jinx. In turn, I’m forced to place it low, but don’t think that it means I don’t like it! Quite the contrary, I love this shot. It’s one of my favorites, but I’m trying to be objective, and there are better screenshots of the sisters, all of which you’ll find below!
8. Excitement & Curiosity
One of them is looking ahead with excitement and a sense of satisfacation, knowing that she’s is about to hit the jackpot, thanks to Little Man. The other is in awe of what she’s seeing, being curious about this and that, full of joy of what comes next!
What makes this shot great is how beautifully it’s angled, and how their opinions and feelings can be easily grasped by us, the viewers. I mean, Vi and Powder’s emotions are written all over their faces, and I just love how well that comes across. Thus, I’m placing it at #8 on my list!
7. Looking Down / Looking Up
This shot has a fantastic angle, doesn’t it? It’s like we’re looking at Powder through a window, or as if we’re peeking over Vi’s shoulder ourselves. Whatever way you look at it, it looks good!
Above and beyond the angle, there’s something special about this shot, as Vi catches Powder when she’s by herself, minding her own business. And Powder’s reaction is rather serious, and almost out of character, isn’t it? But it’s the side of her that is hinted, but rarely shown; she’s a very emotional individual, with possible PTSD issues, considering their childhood. Thus, she’s constantly hiding her true feelings, and even with Vi she selectively brings up things, without giving her full opinion. In turn, it’s a shot that’s very telling, and I love that.
6. A Thousand Words
This screenshot speaks without saying a word, doesn’t it? Not that pictures talk… or anything! But I’m just saying that this screenshot says a thousand words. Whether you’re a fan of Arcane or not, you can probably feel something when watching this shot, can’t you? Nevertheless, it’s a shot that I find to be very thought-provoking, and thus, I’m gonna rank it pretty high.
5. The Eyes of Hope
Hope can be beautiful. It can give people purpose, motivation, inspiration and strength. But it can be equally destructive, right? If you hope for something and it doesn’t come to pass, then you’ll be left in disbelief, sadness and frustration. Thus, hope can GIVE you everything or it can TAKE everything from you. In turn, hope is the definition of a double-edged sword.
The way in which Vi and Powder look at Vander, with their eyes full of hope and questions, it’s just jaw-droppingly captivating, isn’t it? There’s something to be said about Fortiche and how well they draw faces, and I’ve never seen anything like it before. Their work is truly on another level. Thus, the characters and their emotions are so easy to understand, making a shot like this hit you to the core!
4. On the Rooftop With a Bunny
When Violet is comforting Powder, we see this specific shot for a few seconds, and it’s enough for me to catch it! While there’s nothing inherently special here, it’s the blurry stuffed bunny, and what it represents, that makes it a great shot. In addition, we see Vi hugging Powder, and that’s simply heartwarming, isn’t it? Thus, I’ll rank this shot pretty high, as it has a great angle with a beautiful color-scheme during the night time.
3. Love & Grief
This is a great shot, capturing a meaningful moment in a beautifully heartwrenching way. In turn, I gave it the #1 spot on my list of the Top 5 Saddest Moments. But that’s not all, as it’s also #1 on my Most Touching Moments list as well, showing you how much this shot affected me as a person. And I’m sure I’m not alone in its impact.
When it comes to this exact freeze frame, I appreciate the attention to detail. What I’m talking about is fact that their tears mix with the dirt from the smoke, leaving marks on their faces. It’s like small rivers of all the pain they’re feeling, and it’s showcased. But when you consider how shortly this shot is on the screen, it’s all the more impressive how much effort they put into it. Thus, I’m ranking it very highly, as it’s pretty much excellent. It’s simply one of the best screenshots of baby Vi and baby Jinx in episode 1!
2. Getting Along
This is arguably the most saved screenshot from episode 1, isn’t it? Ever since it was shown in the trailer, people have loved it, and what’s not to love? Whether it’s the way Vi is crossing her fingers or the way they are looking at each other, it’s pretty much a perfect shot. From the small imperfections to the nice color-scheme for night time, it’s a shot that is among the best in the entire show!
While this shot doesn’t have a powerful meaning like many others, it’s still a list of the greatest screenshots in episode 1, so that doesn’t change anything. I’m still here ranking the best shots, and not the best moments, as there’s a time and place for everything!
1. Two Roses In a Concrete Jungle
Have you ever seen beauty in destruction? Known happiness in the midst of despair? This is a great example of exactly that; two sisters holding hands, walking among corpses, looking for their parents, who died fighting for their freedom. It’s thought-provoking, yet confusing. It’s unfair, but so understandable, isn’t it? Two young roses in a concrete jungle, in which they are the only beautiful and harmless things in it. While it’s merely my perception of this shot, it’s so heartbreaking to see them so vulnerable and sad, that it makes me emotional.
Everything from the color-scheme to Vi and Powder’s facial expressions, it’s a perfect shot. In turn, I’m forced to rank this as #1, as when I saw this, my heart dropped. So yeah, just a few minutes into episode 1, I was already teary-eyed. Thus, I’m gonna crown this as the best shot of all Vi and Jinx screenshots in Arcane: Episode 1!