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How would you represent an lgbt character in XY?

#11mehmetskiPosted 8/25/2013 8:49:11 AM
yeah id also say: juts make a male NPC talk a bit about his husband/ a female NPC talk about her wife
and no more spectacular about it.
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#12ColtCababaPosted 8/25/2013 8:50:27 AM
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#13flamethrowalrusPosted 8/25/2013 8:51:19 AM
That be fine by me, but I always think it's cool when they aren't a direct character, but if you talk to enough trainers you'll find them. For example: you are just walking around in one of the towns, and a house has two women in it. One would say something like "my wife and I are happy living in such a peaceful area. The Pokemon's cries drift us to sleep at night." Or something like that. So some kid wouldn't find it, but older players would notice and think it is nice of GF.
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#14NessEggmanPosted 8/25/2013 8:52:23 AM
mehmetski posted...
yeah id also say: juts make a male NPC talk a bit about his husband/ a female NPC talk about her wife
and no more spectacular about it.


Yeah, I think a pretty good template to do it is just take the characters that already talk about their boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife, and swap the gender of one of the two in the pairing. Then it's equally as natural, but no longer opposite-sexed.
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#15GBeastMegamanBXPosted 8/25/2013 9:03:28 AM
NessEggman posted...
GBeastMegamanBX posted...
I'd change the boyfriend part to partner as that is a bit too open for rated E game.


But characters already call themselves boyfriend and girlfriend, and the game is already rated E.


Yeah, but those characters are heterosexual. I'm not saying I'm opposed to homosexuality being represented in video games, but I'm sure having one male NPC referring to another male NPC as his boyfriend could cause problems especially given that Pokemon is a Nintendo game.
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#16Nado6Posted 8/25/2013 9:07:08 AM
agent9149 posted...

Nado6 posted...
Make it two clear consenting adults that do not have a flirty nature toward the protagonist of the same gender whatsoever or else people are going to call it creepy. Do not make the gay character same age as the protagonist or they'll call it indoctrination. Make sure it's out there but make it look implied you know it show's they're lgbt but make it look like you tried to just imply it. For a transgender you could just have a female npc model who refers to themselves as male or a male who refers to themselves as female.

Basically make it so it's hard for the public outcry groups to get attention and they'll leave it alone


I see what you're saying but trying to appease both groups both for and against seems like a copout. You're either in or not. I'd rather gamefreak give their all or not give at all.

Also I like the idea for the transgender characters


I know you shouldn't appease them. I guess I was trying to say that the best way to deal with groups like this, is to make your statement in a way that if they try to demonize makes it look like they're just pecking at straws and getting mad over nothing. Plus you have to make it in a way that children may not understand but is suitable if they do. Plus anyway you do it you'll have to deal with Nintendo.
#17PrettyTonyTigerPosted 8/25/2013 9:09:02 AM
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#18ElSilverWindPosted 8/25/2013 9:09:50 AM
Oh, I've got an idea.

*trainer enters sports area and walks up to male trainer*
NPC: Wow, the way those players chase after the ball. I wish that they would chase after me like that!
*battle starts*
#19Arne83Posted 8/25/2013 9:11:19 AM
I would not make them stand out in any way, shape or form and have them act like a normal person.... because they are.
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#20NessEggmanPosted 8/25/2013 9:13:22 AM
ElSilverWind posted...
Oh, I've got an idea.

*trainer enters sports area and walks up to male trainer*
NPC: Wow, the way those players chase after the ball. I wish that they would chase after me like that!
*battle starts*


lmao nice.

BTW I still have yet to see this in the game D:

(I'm not saying it doesn't exist, just that I haven't been able to encounter it myself)
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