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What is Braixen based on?

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2 years ago#1
I understand the whole Mage concept, but what about its canid side? Is it based off of the Dog in Chinese Zodiac, or a Chinese Fox, which is a fox known to stand on hind legs and have cognitive abilities? (the Chinese Fox can also shapeshift, which is what Zoroark represents)
2 years ago#2
A Witch Vixen thing
2 years ago#3
It's based on a fennec fox.

Yes, fennec foxes don't stand on their hind legs normally, but this is Pokemon, not real life.
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2 years ago#4
It's based off the Chinese Fox. I don't know where this idea of the Chinese Zodiac came from.
2 years ago#5
Most likely the kitsune.
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2 years ago#6
FuneralCake posted...
It's based on a fennec fox.

Yes, fennec foxes don't stand on their hind legs normally, but this is Pokemon, not real life.

Um... Yeah, and Chinese Foxes aren't real... Your point?
2 years ago#7
It's based off Harry Potter.
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2 years ago#8
RotomGuy3 posted...
It's based off the Chinese Fox. I don't know where this idea of the Chinese Zodiac came from.

Some weird theory that all the fire starters are based off of animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Charizard the dragon, Typlosion the rat, Blaziken the cock, etc.
2 years ago#9
LibranFire posted...
Um... Yeah, and Chinese Foxes aren't real... Your point?


I was pointing that out in case you were going to say it can't be based on a fennec fox because they don't stand on their hind legs. As people are wont to do.
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2 years ago#10
Oh for the love of...

THIS is what Fennekin is based on:

http://fennecfoxes.webs.com/Baby-Fennec-fox.jpg.php.jpg

That is a fennec fox, it is made of ears and cute

Braixen is just simply taking that fennec and putting it through the same classes Harry Potter went through...

http://s16.postimg.org/5inko4b6t/Expecto_Patronum.png

I don't know where people are getting all these ideas of it being based on a Chinese zodiac or whatever, its quite obvious fennekin is based on a fennec fox.

I am pretty sure "kitsune" just means "fox" in Japanese, not magical fox or fox creature or fox spirit or anything like that. Also, foxes are part of mythos in other asian cultures too, not just Japan and China. Hell, even in english we have sayings such as "crazy like a fox" so I don't know why everyone always thinks any fox in a Pokemon game has to be based on some kind of Japanese or Chinese legend.

Isn't the Kalos region that X/Y take place in supposed to be based on FRANCE after all?
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