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Old 2009-04-24, 12:59   Link #1
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Character discussion - Isara

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Old 2009-04-24, 14:08   Link #2
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Isara, kawaii yo, Isara~ (;´Д`)ハァハァ
Imouto moe~, cape moe~, knife swinging moe~

I'd like her to work on a tank or two for me too... *watches own tanks drive into a lake and explode >Battalion Wars*
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Old 2009-04-24, 18:28   Link #3
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Love Isara.

Hoko Kuwashima does it so well. Laura Bailey too, but needs a little more work with her voice here.
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Old 2009-04-26, 09:44   Link #4
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An adorable character, one that is easily becoming my favorite in the show.

And, with regards to her........

Spoiler for eps. 3:
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Old 2009-04-26, 09:57   Link #5
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An adorable character, one that is easily becoming my favorite in the show.

And, with regards to her........

Spoiler for eps. 3:
Well she's technically the Jew(I apologize if i sound offensive) and we all know how Jews were treated during that period.
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Old 2009-04-26, 09:59   Link #6
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Well she's technically the Jew(I apologize if i sound offensive) and we all know how Jews were treated during that period.
Yes, I also couldn't help to make that comparison (don't want to sound offensive either, btw).
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Old 2009-04-26, 13:16   Link #7
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<3 Isara, I loved her in the game too.
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An adorable character, one that is easily becoming my favorite in the show.

And, with regards to her........

Spoiler for eps. 3:
Spoiler for sorta spoiler for future events:
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Old 2009-04-26, 21:57   Link #8
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Well she's technically the Jew(I apologize if i sound offensive) and we all know how Jews were treated during that period.
I wouldn't put it that way...more like, the darcsens were inspired or based on the Jewish people but are by no means Jewish
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Old 2009-04-27, 01:08   Link #9
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I wouldn't put it that way...more like, the darcsens were inspired or based on the Jewish people but are by no means Jewish
Stretching this a bit further, I'll also say that you could compare Isara with an Al Bhed from FFX. They also got the shaft from the Yevonites and most of them were actually very good with machines.

Though, I have no clue if the same applies to the darcsens; That is, being good with machines for most of them.
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Old 2009-04-27, 05:56   Link #10
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Well she's technically the Jew(I apologize if i sound offensive) and we all know how Jews were treated during that period.
That was first thoughts when I played the game. And also there are some similarities between Darcsens and the jews living in Europe (especially those who lived in Germany). Don' t know if all knew about this but during WWI about 100.000 jews fought for the country they lived.
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Old 2009-05-02, 18:11   Link #11
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I like her character. I mean the first major thing she does in the show is quickly grab a rifle and shoot a soldier through a window, therefore removing all possibility of Alicia saying "You're just a kid".

Being Jewish. I found it very interesting to see that they decided to include a counter-part for the Jews (I didn't expect them to have one, even though this is based of WWI-II).
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Old 2009-05-02, 20:28   Link #12
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The Darcsen subplot is somewhat important. Easiest way to tell is from the hair colour. So, if you cannot see anyone's hair for any reason, keep this in mind.

If I'm not mistaken, in the game, Squad 7 has quite a number of Darcsens.
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Old 2009-05-02, 23:52   Link #13
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The Darcsen subplot is somewhat important. Easiest way to tell is from the hair colour. So, if you cannot see anyone's hair for any reason, keep this in mind.

If I'm not mistaken, in the game, Squad 7 has quite a number of Darcsens.
Spoiler for darcsen spoilers:
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Old 2009-05-03, 07:22   Link #14
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I would argue that Isara is the strongest person of the three main characters, by virtue of having been persecuted her entire life as a Darcsen. It's also not wise to mess with her, as that Imperial soldier discovered while peeping at then through a window at Welkin's house.

I think of the Darcsens as a combination of the Jews and the Roma people (Gypsies) in WWII-era Europe. The dark hair which distinguishes them is a reference to the Roma people who look very ethnically distinct from most white Europeans, whereas the persistent persecution is very much a reference to the treatment of European Jews for hundreds of years leading up to WWII. However it's unlikely most Japanese would be directly aware of persecution of Jews in Europe, so most Japanese viewers would probably draw parallels with the persecution of the burakumin in their own society.
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Old 2009-05-13, 11:27   Link #15
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So Isara might be building a potential relationship with Faldio's lackey? That's fine, I suppose... though I'm honestly hoping for a little more conflict between Rosie and Isara about the Darcsen issue, so we'll have to see. Maybe the lackey will get thrown into the mix too, since the next episodes is apparently about Darcsens.
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Old 2009-05-13, 16:56   Link #16
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though I'm honestly hoping for a little more conflict between Rosie and Isara about the Darcsen issue, so we'll have to see. Maybe the lackey will get thrown into the mix too, since the next episodes is apparently about Darcsens.
I just don't see the point of Faldio's lacky even if it is used for Darcsen development. They don't need him to develop it and if he is used for romantic purposes, I can't see that being of any help either.
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Old 2009-05-13, 17:41   Link #17
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I just don't see the point of Faldio's lacky even if it is used for Darcsen development. They don't need him to develop it and if he is used for romantic purposes, I can't see that being of any help either.
maybe they use him and change the story drastically and.....



Heavy, and l mean heavy HUGE spoilers is about to go down ...don't click on the spoiler thingy if u have not played the game
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maybe they use him and change the story drastically and.....



Heavy, and l mean heavy HUGE spoilers is about to go down ...don't click on the spoiler thingy if u have not played the game
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Now that does seem like a very plausable use for him, but I think doing that would ruin a very well done scene from the game. It just wouldn't impact me at all if they use him for that unless he somehow becomes a character I turn out liking.
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maybe they use him and change the story drastically and.....



Heavy, and l mean heavy HUGE spoilers is about to go down ...don't click on the spoiler thingy if u have not played the game
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No... That would ruin everything that made Valkyria Chronicles awesome. I don't care if they change some parts of the game. But, the major scenes should be kept in tact.

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Old 2009-05-13, 20:00   Link #20
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that scene was random and uncalled for....the bickering between the two seemed to have been resolved already...it was just used for shock value and nothing more....

but that's just me....
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