Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Wolkendrache » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:26 pm

In German the name “Arshtat” is awful. A queen named “Assdeed”…

Yeah, Window and Melodye. You could almost add Zen to the name-says-it-all list.

Ax, Flail and Lance sound cool. But instead of names for their dragon horses, these should be the weapons our dragon horse soldiers are wielding. Not boring swords.
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Re: Suikoden with the best and worst named characters?

Postby Heptade » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:36 pm

Didn't know that. To me, the name Arshtat had some vaguely ancient Middle-Eastern feel to it (Mesopotamian?).

But yeah, fluency in other languages can screw up some names. Like the names Milich gives to the cities he watches over. They're misspelled French words. It's supposed to sound overly sophisticated, but for someone who speaks French, it looks like a kindergartener trying to write his first words. Or the Chimou star, which sounds a lot like some French toilet vocabulary.

Or Simone, which is a female name in every language except Italian (though here, only Italians have the privilege of not being confused).


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