Most characters caucasion?

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Most characters caucasion?

Postby Redheim » Mon May 05, 2008 8:07 am

Why is it that in Suikoden, a Japanese game, almost all characters are white? This is true with almost all RPGs. I'm even white, and I feel a little uncomfortable playing them... Come on guys, add some color to these games. >_> Anybody have any ideas on why they do this?
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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby JanusThePaladin » Mon May 05, 2008 11:10 am

Probably along the same reasons as to why all their anime characters are white with HUGE eyes. Even if the were raised in Japan.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Tsharr » Mon May 05, 2008 6:23 pm

Redheim wrote:Why is it that in Suikoden, a Japanese game, almost all characters are white? This is true with almost all RPGs. I'm even white, and I feel a little uncomfortable playing them... Come on guys, add some color to these games. >_> Anybody have any ideas on why they do this?


Would it make you feel better if Hauser rapped and spoke in ebonics?

Really, it just comes down to anime style. Most characters in anime seem much more Caucasian than Japanese, and other races are in the minority.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby RangerDeon » Mon May 05, 2008 6:55 pm

I've always thought of them as being japanese.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby JanusThePaladin » Tue May 06, 2008 1:22 am

I actually have to agree with Ranger on this. I never really placed them as White versus Asian. The only characters that i could look at and be like "wow, thats considered to be a minority" are the actually dark skinned characters.

Most RPGs have characters fit stereotypes. I seem to remember reading something about this somewhere....

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Antimatzist » Tue May 06, 2008 8:41 am

I've always thought, as ranger, that the caucasian characters in Suikoden are meant to bee japanese or somewhat like that.

But come to think of it.. where do black-skinned people come from in the Suikoden world? It seems as if they are not coming from Dunan, Toran, Harmonia, the Island Nations or Falena(I remember only two, Hauser and the one bodyguard of Lilly.. are there more?), so it seems as if they would come, as in our world, from another continent. maybe a future suikoden will include more other "races"?

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby RangerDeon » Tue May 06, 2008 1:43 pm

maybe they are from all parts of the world, like nowadays

but they could have originated from the grasslands.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Antimatzist » Tue May 06, 2008 4:13 pm

But the Grassland people look, at least to me, more Indian(I mean native americans) than african...

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby RangerDeon » Tue May 06, 2008 9:07 pm

I don't think black people would be "African" since. . to my knowledge, there is no Africa in their world.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Mushra » Tue May 06, 2008 9:44 pm

Maybe there is a africa-like continent...
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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby RangerDeon » Tue May 06, 2008 10:50 pm

haha maybe. I don't know.

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Antimatzist » Wed May 07, 2008 2:56 am

... and there are no indian people in the Suikoden world, as no India or North America do exist, but you get what I say, hm? Don't take everything too literally

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Redheim » Wed May 07, 2008 7:35 am

But there are white people... O_>
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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Antimatzist » Wed May 07, 2008 11:50 am

Where? <_<

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Re: Most characters caucasion?

Postby Paler than Moon » Wed May 07, 2008 8:19 pm

I can see a lot of asian characters O.o
Like, for example, Viki, Kasumi, Tir, Riou, Nanami, etc they look like asian to me.
Gustav, Annabelle, Chris, etc look like caucasian.
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