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

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o Tesseract

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"Can we talk about how 100% of the Dragon Quest series is linked to homophobia?"

Well I guess I'll stop buying DQ games now. /s
 

mjc

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Let's disregard an entire series and development teams over one dude. Why not.
 

Big Hoops

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Illuminating. Won’t be supporting this filth. Gay icon Peach is already in the base game anyway.
 

PKrockin

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Japan's got a lot of homophobic old people. So does my country, I'm sure, just that social pressures to not be publicly homophobic are probably stronger here.
 

scare_crow

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Jesus Christ folks.
 

Starviper

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Ah-ha, because some of the DLC character developers may have inserted some questionable material into their games that must mean the Smash Bros creators are totally homophobic too.

/s
 

9s_2b_a2

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By that logic PLaystation is linked to Homophobia because they have P5, and every platform with Dragon Quest is linked with Homophobia too?
 

Monolith

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Why did this Sugiyama stuff surface only now? It's been known in Japan for years. Why is it only suddenly relevant when DQ is in the spotlight?
 

jman4371

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Or just go to literally any other Persona or DQ thread on this forum and talk about it there because all of them just eventually turn into this...
 

Ferrio

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So when determining the percentage of homophobia in media do we calculate it using multiplicative or additive?
 

WestEgg

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It's worth looking at homophobia in general, and Smash bros. is a who's who of video game characters. However, I really doubt these characters were picked to support an agenda.
 

The Boat

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Banjo is the worst of them all. A bear that uses and manhandles his companion female bird. Homophobia, mysoginy, domestic violence and animal abuse all in one.
 

Sub Boss

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Oh please

There are shitty people involved in those games but im sure they didn't pick those characters for THAT reason.

im all for picking on Atlus for their shitty scenes but this is getting silly
 

jeelybeans

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I am LGBT and I fundamentally disagree but I've been accused of being one of those respectability politics people...It's a stretch to blame Smash for individuals within other companies.
 

Star Falcon

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Political Correctness gone mad... stop being a keyboard crusader and just enjoy video games....
 

joedick

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You don't have to agree, but maybe offer a bit more than this? I'm a huge Nintendo fan but I'm not going to blindly walk off a cliff for them or defend them because somebody else feels slighted.

No need to freak out because somebody isn't happy with your favorite corporate earner. I may not agree with OP but no need to dismiss out of hand.
 

the_wart

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Things in society sometimes involve homophobia, yes. As a consequence, many things in society have direct or indirect connections to things that are homophobic.
 

Tatsu91

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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.
Dude how far did you have to bend to make this reach.
 
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