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User Info: 1499

1499
6 days ago#1
Bonus Poll: is "generic anime swordsman" a valid criticism? - Results (107 votes)
Yes
25.23% (27 votes)
27
No
50.47% (54 votes)
54
It varies
24.3% (26 votes)
26
This poll is now closed.
Swordsman is pretty easy to nail down. In which, like, 20%+ of all video game characters in a combat setting use a sword.

inb4 “people only like swords because they’re edgy”

Anime, while a bit more broad, is still fairly easy to name. Fire Emblem comes to mind, with their cast of Asian(?) characters and weirdly-colored hair. The only characters with normal hair color are Robin and Corrin, which has its own complications.

But... “generic” is the more nebulous part. What makes an anime swordsman generic? And better yet, what makes an anime swordsman unique? By anime standards, anyway, which is typically a very high standard for peculiarity - to us Westerners, anyway.
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Duwangboi
6 days ago#2
a miserable pile of secrets.
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Reno_Ragestar
6 days ago#3
Isaac is the model character for generic anime swordsman.

User Info: 1499

1499
6 days ago#4
Reno_Ragestar posted...
Isaac is the model character for generic anime swordsman.

Care to elaborate?

Duwangboi posted...
a miserable pile of secrets.

Super funny bro
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terrabranford64
6 days ago#5
Well... Do they use swords? Then they are generic animu swordsmen. Hands down.
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konokonohamaru
6 days ago#6
Anime fantasy style art
Uses sword as a primary method of attack

It's a valid criticism because we have so many of these characters already
Blame the Fire Emblem sword Lord over representation
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User Info: 1499

1499
6 days ago#7
terrabranford64 posted...
Well... Do they use swords? Then they are generic animu swordsmen. Hands down.

konokonohamaru posted...
Anime fantasy style art
Uses sword as a primary method of attack

It's a valid criticism because we have so many of these characters already
Blame the Fire Emblem sword Lord over representation

You’re describing the ingredients for anime swordsman. What makes them generic?
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mew2ds
6 days ago#8
A character that uses a single sword, and is from an anime, and has no other defining characteristics to make him stand out.

Such as Kirito
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7656198
6 days ago#9
I'll make it as simple as I can as I see it according to Smash at least.

Cape
Knightly
Animeish look
One-Handed Sword
Flashy and Fast/Powerful

I mean, we just have enough characters that fit that description.
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terrabranford64
6 days ago#10
1499 posted...
terrabranford64 posted...
Well... Do they use swords? Then they are generic animu swordsmen. Hands down.

konokonohamaru posted...
Anime fantasy style art
Uses sword as a primary method of attack

It's a valid criticism because we have so many of these characters already
Blame the Fire Emblem sword Lord over representation

You’re describing the ingredients for anime swordsman. What makes them generic?

They use swords. Why do you want me to elaborate further lol ex dee
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