Feb. 2nd, 2017

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nearly four years later, this is still something that a lot of people have a lot of questions and a lot of opinions about, not all of them deserved. i'd like to take a moment - a long, long moment - to try and break down the elephant in the room

please note: the majority of this was written before the start of the fire emblem heroes "choose your legends" campaign, and does not currently take any of its contributions into account! once the game is out and jugdral characters start to appear in it, i might come back and change things as necessary, but in the meantime, heroes does not exist for the purposes of this article



In case this is the first you’ve heard about this, here’s what happened. In 2012, there was this obscure little game called Fire Emblem: Awakening. Like, incredibly obscure. You’ve probably never heard of it because it never got localised, sold a grand total of three units, killed the Fire Emblem franchise forever and ensured that Intelligent Systems was never heard from again.

Seriously, Awakening included a sizable collection of bonus characters from previous Fire Emblem games. When the game was localised in 2013, this was the first (and to date, last) time that any substantial content from Genealogy or Thracia had ever been featured in officially localised English material, and so about thirty-five characters from across the two Jugdral games, as well as numerous locations and almost all of the holy weapons, got official English names for the first time. Unsurprisingly, to this day there are those who still revile the introduction of these names as the worst thing to ever happen to Fire Emblem.

the only Correct Name is to call the guy shigurudo )
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