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User Info: slk_23

slk_23
5 months ago#1
Has anybody else seen this classic movie from 1964? It's about a charming, well-educated yet arrogant man with a British accent. He thinks he's better than everybody else and treats them with disdain, which kind of reminds me of Balthier in this game. I know that Balthier is supposed to be a gentleman thief:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_thief

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GentlemanThief

But was it possible that Balthier was inspired by characters like this? I see more similarities here than I do with Han Solo.
http://i.imgur.com/5ldCA.gif http://i.imgur.com/tvXx8Bh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/nAJVH.png

User Info: GoukiAkujiki

GoukiAkujiki
4 months ago#2
His run animation is the exact same as Ashley Riot’s from Vagrant Story.

User Info: Quistis04

Quistis04
2 months ago#3
slk_23 posted...
Has anybody else seen this classic movie from 1964? It's about a charming, well-educated yet arrogant man with a British accent. He thinks he's better than everybody else and treats them with disdain, which kind of reminds me of Balthier in this game. I know that Balthier is supposed to be a gentleman thief:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_thief

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GentlemanThief

But was it possible that Balthier was inspired by characters like this? I see more similarities here than I do with Han Solo.

Obscure movie reference when you are dealing with younger people in general. I have seen the movie and I agree. It's definitely a British thing.
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