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2 years ago#1
Didn't fire blast use to be in the shape of some sort of Japanese letter that means great or something? I don't remember exactly how it went, but it was sort of man/stick figure shaped (I don't remember if it was a Kanji or some other style of Japanese writing, but I'm sure you all get the idea)? I thought that was a cool concept.

Now it's just five streams coming out from a center point with equal angles between the five. More symmetrical around the center point, I suppose, but nowhere near as cool. Why simplify it? Yeah, most American's wouldn't get the meaning, but who cares? It's not like it didn't look cool regardless.
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2 years ago#2
as long as it still does damage, it's fine
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2 years ago#3
...It looks the same
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2 years ago#4
It still makes the same star shape.
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2 years ago#5
It was the symbol for "big" or "great". Not was. It still is. It's the same.
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2 years ago#6
Bountyan posted...
It still makes the same star shape.


Fire Blast used to make the kanji for big, and I think there was a joke somewhere where it became the kanji for small for some reason (anime? one of the manga?)... however, the animation in that new trailer definitely looks like it is just making a star shape now.
2 years ago#7
its the kanji for fire.
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2 years ago#8
Tatakai-No-Kami posted...
its the kanji for fire.


Not quite. It's similar, but it's closer to "great".
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2 years ago#9
i see what he means,

its used to look like this
http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/9/96478/1809392-magmar_fire_blast.png

but now in past games it looks all disjointed.
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2 years ago#10
Means "da" in mandarin which also means large, great, and such.
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