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Why do characters have to be roughed up or look like hulk to be considered male?

#131Tigerspike1Posted 7/6/2011 9:04:01 AM
NecrosexuaI posted...
as much as I love FF4, yet another example of femininity in jrpgs
hey, hey, hey. hold on. long hair does not make a guy feminine. >>


Look closer at the picture--Cecil is wearing purple lipstick.
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#132spectermaster14Posted 7/6/2011 9:13:37 AM
It's like this...

Markus Fenix...

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Alan Wake, Gordon Freeman, Chell, Faith Connors, Alyx Vance, the L4D cast, Francis York Morgan, Frank West, Chuck Greene

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Cloud...

There are extremes, and there's no real reason to go for either extreme unless it fits the game. People like to whine about big characters in games like Gears... But these are soldiers fighting enormous alien monsters. why would they be malnourished, twiggy, effeminate, half dressed weirdos with gelled up hair? It doesn't make sense in the style they're going for. Personally, I'm all about characters like Gordon Freeman, Isaac Clarke, Harry Mason and such, I'm sick of seeing overly girly oddballs and body builders and it blows my mind that people seem to prefer these extremes in most cases.
#133AdmiralBisonPosted 7/6/2011 11:04:46 PM
wiidundant posted...
Why are the majority of jrpg characters non-asian? It seems like they are always white people. Are the Japanese self-racists?

That's another thing I noticed- I think white is considered more in many Asian cultures.

The main protagonists look white or in many cases are hard to distinguish between Asian?

It's probably just perspective.. but I do think that in lots of Asian cultures percieve westerners particularly white males are considered quite marketable..
The term is called face job.

'Chinese companies 'rent' white foreigners'
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/06/29/china.rent.white.people/index.html

'Wanna sell something in China? Hire a white guy'
http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/06/7026868-wanna-sell-something-in-china-hire-a-white-guy

'White People For Rent In China'
http://mysapolitics.com/politics.php/2010/06/30/white-people-for-rent-in-china-1
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#134AdmiralBisonPosted 7/6/2011 11:31:21 PM
another thing.


If JRPGS are going to use feminim features for the main heroes why not just have lead female heroes?


It would make more sense, appeal more to 40% of the gaming demograph and may even appeal to both western and eastern male gamers with less confusion.
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#135SieKensou(Topic Creator)Posted 7/7/2011 1:15:53 AM(edited)
wiidundant posted...
Why are the majority of jrpg characters non-asian? It seems like they are always white people. Are the Japanese self-racists?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FsaReX4ej0
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#136SieKensou(Topic Creator)Posted 7/9/2011 5:00:00 AM
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#137Ekidona_Posted 7/9/2011 5:19:15 AM
Why not just use normal everyday looking handsome Japanese guys in Jrpgs. Don't need to be neither feminine nor western macho.

Problem solved.
#138KrowMagnanPosted 7/9/2011 5:59:52 AM
Because no self respecting gamer wants to play "Reach Arounds of War" or "Unplugged: Drake's Brown Eye". Frickin Pansies.....
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