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User Info: KSoulLord

KSoulLord
4 weeks ago#1
I've been noticing throughout Iceborne story that the handler has grown as a better character in the expansion. She got more serious, she had a good backstory involving her grandfather and to me, I think she turned from annoying to adorkable, at least in my opinion.
Now I didn't hate the handler, but I understand why people don't like her, because she's pretty annoying and she gets herself in trouble.
But here, I think she has grown more as a character, as she started to get more serious on her job, despite being a glutton.
So what do you think?
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User Info: nonexistinghero

nonexistinghero
4 weeks ago#2
I don't really think so. Her 'character development' is just an incredibly cliche and predictable story. It's not presented particularly well either and it doesn't actually develop her. She finds her resolution, but when all's said and done, she's still the exact same handler with the exact same personality.

Basically, there's no difference.
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User Info: SilverHawke27

SilverHawke27
4 weeks ago#3
Eh, seems like they were trying to push the Handler more on people by making the story more about her, this time around.

What irritates me more is the atrocious lip movements. At least in World they looked semi-passable. Watch a cutscene in Iceborne and their mouths are all over the place.
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User Info: Ghannos

Ghannos
4 weeks ago#4
Her grandpa was a rebel, dude.

User Info: ineedsearch

ineedsearch
4 weeks ago#5
She's still annoying but now shes the main character and gets credit for all your hard work

User Info: roxlimn

roxlimn
4 weeks ago#6
She was always serious about her job. At no point does her job performance ever hinder your hunting. Her work vis a vis the Hunter is nothing short of impeccable. Game-perfect, as it were. What Iceborne more explicitly shows is that everyone gets in trouble, not just the Handler. They did actually also reference that often in World, sometimes in Quest Briefings. Not that anyone reads anything in this game, apparently.

User Info: Deaga

Deaga
4 weeks ago#7
roxlimn posted...
They did actually also reference that often in World, sometimes in Quest Briefings. Not that anyone reads anything in this game, apparently.


It's just the whole "show, don't tell thing". World really missed the mark in that, a lot of stuff is only told during the story, but never shown. Biggest miss imo was the whole "Nergigante eats elder dragons!" deal, which characters tell you about but we never get to see.

Iceborne spoilers.
Thankfully, Iceborne actually shows us stuff, including Nergigante attacking, killing and eating a chunk of Shara Ishvalda.
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User Info: SilverHawke27

SilverHawke27
4 weeks ago#8
The Handler and your Hunter have always been treated as a team, as I've seen it in the story. Never once have they praised her and her alone for something. Unless it's information she dug up or from an idea she has had.

Which is rightly her credit to begin with, as your Hunter doesn't go digging in books and lore to find out information on stuff.

People never seem to understand that the Handler/Hunter are a team. She digs up the lore and information to support you, while you go out and do the physical work.
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User Info: Blufield

Blufield
4 weeks ago#9
Outside of the gluttony, she's always been serious. It's just the English translation makes the characters in general seem a lot more immature, incompetent and stupid.

Remember the opening sequence in Monster Hunter World where you and the Handler are stuck on Zorah Magdaros' back? In the English dialogue she makes some dumb joke, but in the Japanese dialogue she comes up with the idea of using the wyverns to escape. Lots of other parts of her dialogue are like that. The impression I got is that the Japanese Handler tries to be more analytical and informative. English Handler tries to be funny. Seems to be a common thing in localization.

Iceborne still has similar translation problems. As an example, one of the characters has a line near the end saying they couldn't handle pressure, which makes them sound incompetent. In the Japanese dialogue, they explain they couldn't stay calm after something specific happened that made them emotional. Big difference.

To be fair, not all of the translation is off. I'd say it's maybe 20-30% where they took too much liberty with changing the meaning.

User Info: BanzaiHeil

BanzaiHeil
4 weeks ago#10
I just don't get her infatuation with the Tracker. Seems really forced.
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