Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Gen. Dirge » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:00 pm

I just totally remembered that sister said Camus was pronounced 'ka-MOO' That just totally blew my mind. It sounds like Shamu, the whale. :lol:
It's not the best or worst name out there, but it certainly seems awkward to me now.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Belle » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:40 am

Gen. Dirge wrote:I just totally remembered that sister said Camus was pronounced 'ka-MOO' That just totally blew my mind. It sounds like Shamu, the whale. :lol:
It's not the best or worst name out there, but it certainly seems awkward to me now.


That isn't too strange. She was probably thinking of Albert Camus, whose name is sort of pronounced that way.

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby eldrasidar » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:32 pm

well, it is a french name, so that would be the proper prononciation. the letter s is generally silent when it's at the end of words in french.

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Hirathien » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:52 pm

I like being from a country where English isn't a major Language. It makes it all easier to not go all "Whaaaa" when there's a name you don't really recognise and how to pronounce it.

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Night Shadow » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:18 am

^_^ from now on, im calling camus ka-moo!

interestingly, in my country, "tuta" means little dog/puppy. =) cracks me up every time.

oh, and we actually have a small indigenous tribe called "karaya". makes you wonder where konami gets their material from.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Gen. Dirge » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Really???? I've never noticed there was a tribe with that name around. Maybe I just fail at knowing about our indigenous people >_>

Haha, yeah, tuta indeed! Fits him, 'cause he was a lil boy when we first met him.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby DoReMi_Vampire » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:06 am

I believe the right way to pronounce Camus is Ka-myu. Either way I don't think it really matters too much.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Rooks » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:13 pm

edit. Wrong thread, for this. My apologies.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby lanfei » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:20 am

I like the names Arshtat, Leknaat, Sera (sarah from S3, but I prefer calling her Sera as that's how it's written in her japanese version), Sasarai, Luc, Sierra Mikain, Chris Lightfellow, Pesmerga, Georg Prime.

Yuber is fun to pronounce, but I can't say I like that name. lol

I don't think the name "Windy" suits Windy. It's just so wrong for a character like her :/

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Vermillion.Haze » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:03 am

Pretty sure "Window" the window maker wins the award for worst name. With Neclord as a close second place

Best name? Id have to go with Sgt Joe. Classic.

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Ellyos » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:43 am

Belle wrote:
Gen. Dirge wrote:I just totally remembered that sister said Camus was pronounced 'ka-MOO' That just totally blew my mind. It sounds like Shamu, the whale. :lol:
It's not the best or worst name out there, but it certainly seems awkward to me now.


That isn't too strange. She was probably thinking of Albert Camus, whose name is sort of pronounced that way.


Well, if Camus is pronounced in the french way, it's not ka-moo at all.
English doesn't have french equivalence to pronounce the "u" like us.

The way Camus is pronounced in french can be found there : http://www.mediadico.com/dictionnaire/lecture.asp/definition/camus/parle/1


Anyway, yeah, Window was an obvious lack of inspiration :/
I like a lot of name : Arshtat, Ferid, Belcoot, Geddoe, Alhazred, Kanaan and Chrodechild (from Tierkreis).

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Rachael » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:06 am

"Luserina" has got to be the worst name ever. I always call her "Loserina," ha.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:27 pm

Rachael wrote:"Luserina" has got to be the worst name ever. I always call her "Loserina," ha.

Really? Worse than Neclord? Cause if Suikogaiden is to be believed his parents actually named him that.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Hirathien » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:29 am

A name that always makes me wonder why it's in a game like this, is Fubar. I mean, come on. They gotta know what it means... It's been around since 1940 or something.

Neclord was actually... Named that? Who was his parents, Necmom and Necdad?

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Heptade » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:13 pm

The first game definitely had some of the worst names. I mean, a centuries-old witch with a sister named Leknaat? Of course, she's named Windy! (Parental favouritism might be why she became so evil...).

Neclord, it's like his parents wanted him to become stereotypically evil. (Is it just me, or that guy feels like he doesn't belong in this series? Worst Suikoden villain, IMO. Then again, I haven't played SII yet, only downloaded it on PSN a week ago.)

Kwanda Rosman. I like both the name and surname, but it feels like they don't belong together...
Ted doesn't fit the character, I thought. Same with Kuromimi.
Kai is perhaps not that bad, but I always seem to forget the guy's name.
Jabba doesn't look like a Jabba.
Window, Melodye... Yeah, right... Well, Melodye wouldn't be nearly as bad if she didn't have anything to do with sounds.
And then the blacksmiths. They're not even related, so they don't even have the excuse of having stupid parents...

The other names are mostly pretty good though. Milich Oppenheimer is a rocking name.

Even though I haven't played SII yet, I can say Jowy is a terrible name.

I think Lazlo's a Hungarian name. I don't see what is supposed to be wrong with this name.
Why is everybody complaining?

The names from SV are pretty good. Arshtat Falenas. Who could she be, but a queen?


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