Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

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Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby KFCrispy » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:29 pm

the entire scene introducing Mathiu was translated so poorly.. he is described as a doctor and surgeon the entire time while i'm sure the japanese version was actually referring to him being a strategist.

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:39 am

They mistranslate "Strategist" into "Medical Officer" through the whole game.

Probably the word in the Japanese game is gunshi (strategist) but the translator read it as guni (military physician).
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Postby Oppenheimer » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:18 pm

You'd think the translators would have noticed when they started talking about Liukan. Isn't he supposed to be a doctor?

When I was younger I was always confused and wanted to know why Mathiu couldn't just do the job that they hired Liukan to do. I figured he just wan't a very good doctor and Liukan was better. But I didn't really bat an eye to the fact he was always giving advice about the war. I mean on Star Trek "Bones" is always putting in his two cents.

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby freshmetal » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:40 pm

Yeah, I thought that was weird too. I just finished replaying the first Suikoden, and that caught my eye. I just figured Mathiu could multi-task :lol:
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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Silver Dragon Flik » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:47 am

Eh, I never even noticed it! Maybe they corrected it in the PAL version?

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:34 am

Silver Dragon Flik wrote:Eh, I never even noticed it! Maybe they corrected it in the PAL version?

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby kenshindono » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:18 pm

lol im playing through suikoden again and came across this 'battle surgeon' thing.. yeesh. I somehow had completely forgot about this. I really would love to see these games translated properly some day. This and especially 2 have some serious screw ups. This ones just exceptionally dumb though. Any semblance of common sense would tell you Mathiu is obviously a strategist. Why the hell would a' battlefield surgeon' as they call him orchestrate all your battles and come up with all your military strategies o_O

I love how the people in his starting village call him Doc =P

Did they just have no QC at all back then?

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Hirathien » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:33 pm

kenshindono wrote:lol im playing through suikoden again and came across this 'battle surgeon' thing.. yeesh. I somehow had completely forgot about this. I really would love to see these games translated properly some day. This and especially 2 have some serious screw ups. This ones just exceptionally dumb though. Any semblance of common sense would tell you Mathiu is obviously a strategist. Why the hell would a' battlefield surgeon' as they call him orchestrate all your battles and come up with all your military strategies o_O

I love how the people in his starting village call him Doc =P

Did they just have no QC at all back then?



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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Humphrey Mintz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:59 pm

Haha I actually miss those translators. Engrish in Suikoden was amazing. Medical Officer was a cute title haha. It made him seem even friendlier. And if those translators weren't on the job, he may not have ever gave me my favourite quote of the series (see sig) and that would be sad. Suikoden and Suikoden II always made me smile with those little mistakes. I thought they were a warm welcome to the series I love so much.
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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Hirathien » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:03 pm

Yes, quite nice Medical Officer that made countless people die in the Kalekka incident!

Quite reminds me of the all so famous "All your base are belong to us!"

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Humphrey Mintz » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:11 pm

Hmmm, true. But that incident changed him and he seems to be living in regret because of it. And yes!! I'm a big fan of any and all Engrish but that's one of the classics. In fact, I think that's what got me into the whole thing haha.
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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby dragons_descent4 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:22 pm

I noticed that but always just dismissed it,figuring that "Medical Officer" and a Military Strategist were one in the same,or at least dangerously similar.
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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby FoggyNotion » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:12 am

My theory the first time I played the game was that Mathiu was a medic that ended up having a knack for military strategy, so he switched careers.

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Re: Dr. Mathiu Silverberg

Postby Belle » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:25 pm

lol, yeah

First time through, I mistakenly thought he was a jack of all trades... doctor, teacher, strategist :P

He apparently is also a marathon runner when it comes to missions involving the delivery of written letters to certain uncles in destroyed towns.


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