Can we talk about how 40% of the Smash Bros season pass is linked to homophobia?

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Kinsei

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First we have Joker, the protagonist of Persona 5, a game which has horrible homophobic stereotypes of gay men that repeatedly try to sexually assault a high schooler. This is nothing new for the Persona series either. Persona 3 includes an incredibly transphobic scene while one of your party members in 4 is rampantly homophobic.

Here is one of the homophobic scenes from Persona 5.


Then we come to today's announcement of the Dragon Quest hero. Koichi Sugiyama is, to put it bluntly, a huge piece of shit.I could go into his war crime denial, however this thread is about homophobia so let's focus on that. He believes LGBT people should be discriminated against and has even laughed about the suicide rates of LGBT people live on television. And of all the times to announce this character they pick fucking pride month.


Needless to say I am seriously regretting my purchase of the season pass. I definitely won't be doing so for any future Smash games.
 

reminio

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Oh fuck off
 

mjc

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Wait, what?

We know Sugiyama is a trash human but hes only part of DQ.
 

Mobu

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Kaz “Mother Base for the Master Race” Miller confirmed for 4th character?
 
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smooth brain thread
 

Chewie

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Some of you really need to stop being this negative all the time and step outside the boundaries of the Internet.
 
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But DQ11 is otherwise an extremely queer positive game...
Sylvando's entire storyline is a story of acceptance and reconciliation, and he's easily the strongest, more selfless and heroic hero of the group.
 

Dartastic

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I have a feeling this thread is going to be locked, but I do think that you're looking too much into this.
 

Hikari

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What a fucking stupid thread.
 

Funyarinpa

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all consoles sell thq nordic games, no?

no giant conglomerate on this earth is free of blame for endorsing harmful shit somehow

I get why this angers you OP, yet it's still what it is, it's up to you what you'll do about that.
 

Protodude

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Shut up.
 

Apollo

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Some of you really need to stop being this negative all the time and step outside the boundaries of the Internet.
Queer people don’t really get to turn off being queer. You can be okay with these characters getting in Smash (I like Persona and DQ myself in spite of all this shit), but that doesn’t give anybody an excuse to diminish the feelings people have on these issues.
 

Biske

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Persona certainly has those shitty moments and themes and the Dragon Quest guy yeah but this is quite a stretch.
 

Psychotron

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Can we just enjoy a game these days?
I won't downplay legitimate issues that exist, but holy shit it seems like some people really sit in the wings and wait for an excuse to attack. I'm not saying OP is doing that, but the speed at which you see threads like this pop up is nuts.
 

Alfie

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JonTron is in Yooka-Laylee. Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to Banjo so bump that up to 60%
 

Servbot24

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This makes me wonder if you're a troll account trying to parody people who genuinely care so that you can go to 4chan and make fun of ResetEra.
 

WetWaffle

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Expect a lot of handwaves and "fuck offs" cause it's Smash Bros OP
Edit:Oh, we already have one
 
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