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2 years ago#1
Fantina is arguably my favourite gym leader in the series due to her eccentricities (her laugh, in particular). This leaves me wondering, though; how heavily will Game Freak write in their view of French stereotypes just because of the region? Unova definitely had some reflection of their views on Americans. I probably missed half of them, even, simply because they seemed so normal to me as a North American.

This is probably the thing I am most curious about with regards to the new games.

Also, props to anyone who gets the title reference!
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2 years ago#2
You know Fantina spoke broken english in the japanese version, correct?
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2 years ago#3
NewbieN00b posted...
You know Fantina spoke broken english in the japanese version, correct?


And your point is? Obviously she was FRENCH-themed to us here *sigh*
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2 years ago#4
MyNameIsNotJen posted...
NewbieN00b posted...
You know Fantina spoke broken english in the japanese version, correct?


And your point is? Obviously she was FRENCH-themed to us here *sigh*


His point is that GameFreak has nothing to do with Fantina being French.
2 years ago#5
Nightstar1994 posted...
His point is that GameFreak has nothing to do with Fantina being French.


yeah obviously NoA wouldn't go ahead with any Pokemon plans without consulting GF about it..so yes, in a way GF (Japan based) had an involvement in her being French-themed.
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2 years ago#6
NewbieN00b posted...
You know Fantina spoke broken english in the japanese version, correct?


You know that I was talking about the NA version of the game, right? Yeah, in those ones she's French. The new games have a region based on France. I'm not wondering if Fantina will be in the games; I'm wondering how heavily French stereotypes will play in.

If you want to make the distinction between the NoA localization team and Game Freak, that's fine I suppose. That's really got nothing to do with what I was saying, though, as Game Freak clearly observes stereotypes as well.

I'm disappointed in the lack of topic reference getters.
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2 years ago#7
Ami= friend in French. Be disappointed no longer.
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2 years ago#8
That's...not really even a reference. I remain disappointed.
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2 years ago#9
This topic is more awkward than the hiker in Gen 5. You know the one.
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2 years ago#10
"shut the f*** up charles, i'mma beat yo ass - huuuauaaaaa!"

lmao
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