What was so wrong with smoking?

#11Pesmerga255Posted 12/17/2012 1:25:43 AM
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
I don't understand where this "cool" stigma comes from. Like I have said, smoking is just something people do. Nothing lame about it, but nothing cool about it either. It's just an activity...


Tameem intentionally made him smoke to make him seem cool.
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#12antking61Posted 12/17/2012 1:27:34 AM(edited)
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
I don't understand where this "cool" stigma comes from. Like I have said, smoking is just something people do. Nothing lame about it, but nothing cool about it either. It's just an activity...


In the real world you're correct. In the entertainment industry however it's done to make the hero appear cool and tough and to make the villains seem more sinister and "edgy".
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#13HappyUnicorn101(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 1:27:45 AM
Oh, alright. i don't really get it but I'll just leave it be. Thanks for the input guys.
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#14DarkSymbiotePosted 12/17/2012 1:28:13 AM
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
I don't understand where this "cool" stigma comes from. Like I have said, smoking is just something people do. Nothing lame about it, but nothing cool about it either. It's just an activity...


That's false. When you smoke near people you damage them as well as yourself.
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#15geneocidePosted 12/17/2012 1:28:59 AM
LordSensei_ posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.

I second this


I don't! Sam gideon from vanquish.
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#16LordSensei_Posted 12/17/2012 1:29:50 AM
geneocide posted...
LordSensei_ posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.

I second this


I don't! Sam gideon from vanquish.

i forgot he smoked as well
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#17Pesmerga255Posted 12/17/2012 1:30:08 AM
geneocide posted...
LordSensei_ posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.

I second this


I don't! Sam gideon from vanquish.


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#18DarkSymbiotePosted 12/17/2012 1:30:41 AM
geneocide posted...
LordSensei_ posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
There are only two protagonists I permit to smoke: Solid Snake and Big Boss.

I second this


I don't! Sam gideon from vanquish.


Oh right, him too. Especially since his smoking factors into combat.
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#19DethaPosted 12/17/2012 1:40:15 AM
I don't understand where this "cool" stigma comes from. Like I have said, smoking is just something people do. Nothing lame about it, but nothing cool about it either. It's just an activity...

Dante is a character that was consciously designed. Unlike humans who smoke, Dante did not choose to smoke. Dante's character designer chose for him to smoke. Why did the designer choose for Dante to smoke? What was the purpose? A random character trait? "Ah, let's just make him smoke. Because, why not?" No, this Dante was designed with the intent of being cool and hip with young adults. This was stated in interviews. It's fairly easy to extrapolate.

If you don't understand why smoking has a "cool" or "fashionable" stigma attached to it, you should look into basic sociology studies. Related: look into "smoking in the 40s and 50s".
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#20SiLVeR_420Posted 12/17/2012 1:57:39 AM
HappyUnicorn101 posted...
Oh, alright. i don't really get it but I'll just leave it be. Thanks for the input guys.


Also keep in mind the smoking thing occurred when this game was still part of the original DMC universe.
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