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Creepy Stuff in Old Games Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)13:40 UTC+1 No.1767037 Report

Maybe I'm a bit late, but I've been playing Pokemon Brown recently, and I've just noticed how much symbolism is in Alakazam's original sprite. They really left nothing up to the imagination, and it just gets worse when the standard Color pallet is added. It's no wonder it was censored for Western markets.

What are some creepy things you've noticed in older games?
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)13:48 UTC+1 No.1767049 Report

>>1767037
>how much symbolism is in Alakazam's original sprite.
All I see is a design that looks like a Star of David in his forehead. What other symbols do you see?
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)13:55 UTC+1 No.1767063 Report

>>1767049
The shape of his head was intentionally designed to look like a pentagram. The eyes are completely blank. The ears look a lot like horns in the original version.

Alakazam was designed to invoke the thought of Satan. Due to Japan's low Christian population, it's acceptable to feature such things in media, even things marketed toward children. Pretty interesting stuff.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)13:55 UTC+1 No.1767064 Report

>>1767037
>Some Kabbalah and Yuri Geller shit
>Occult symbolism
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)15:14 UTC+1 No.1767205 Report

>>1767063
it is acceptable to feature that in the media in most civilized places, only the US (if we can call it civilized) has real problems with it.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:15 UTC+1 No.1767563 Report

>>1767063
>intentionally designed to look like a pentagram
>eyes completely blank
>designed to invoke the thought of satan

Stop believing things you read on the internet.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:18 UTC+1 No.1767565 Report

>>1767563
It does sort of look like the old depiction of satan. I don't think it would be too farfetched to reason that it might have been an influence
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:21 UTC+1 No.1767573 Report

>>1767565
>Baphomet
>Satan
Pick one
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:24 UTC+1 No.1767581 Report

>>1767565
That's Baphomet, a deity created by Christians to villainize pagans. In terms of what Alakazam is supposed to be, I'm pretty certain its a magical fox with some wizard looks thrown in and made human shaped. This is actually a fairly common trope in Japan, see pic related.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:26 UTC+1 No.1767587 Report

>>1767573
>>1767581
I still think he looks more like Baphomet
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:36 UTC+1 No.1767620 Report

>>1767063
>intentionally designed to look like a pentagram.
A pentagram by definition has five points. Penta- means five. If they were "intentionally" trying to make it a pentagram they failed miserably.

Either they were intentionally trying to make a six-point star, or they accidentally made a star while intentionally trying to depict light reflecting off his bald head.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:38 UTC+1 No.1767625 Report

>>1767620
you missed the beginning of that sentence. the SHAPE of it's head
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:41 UTC+1 No.1767632 Report

>>1767625
Oh, sorry. I didn't so much miss the beginning of the sentience, I saw the word "on" in place of the word "of". My mistake.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:41 UTC+1 No.1767634 Report

>>1767563
Fucked-up eyes are pretty much the go-to way to display possession in fiction.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:45 UTC+1 No.1767646 Report

>>1767634
His eyes have pupils though. Bottom left of the right eye/bottom right of the left eye
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)19:47 UTC+1 No.1767650 Report

>>1767049
>Star of David on the psychic with the large snout(nose)
gehehehehe
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)00:54 UTC+1 No.1768401 Report

>>1767063

you're fucking retarded my man
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)05:07 UTC+1 No.1769048 Report

Fuck off, /v/.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)07:37 UTC+1 No.1769405 Report

>>1767650
>Alakazam used to have the Star of David on his head
>Hypno looks like a stereotypical depiction of a Jewish person
>Kadabra's Japanese name is Yungerer, a corruption of Uri Geller, a Jewish psychic
>like Geller, Kadabra could bend spoons
>Alakazam's Japanese name is Foodin, as a reference to Houdini, who was the son of a Rabbi
>in Red and Blue, you could trade for a Mr. Mime, which was nicknamed Marcel, after Marcel Marceau, a French mime from a Jewish family

The rabbit hole goes deeper than that.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)12:09 UTC+1 No.1769653 Report

>Creepy stuff in stupid romhacks I played
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)12:52 UTC+1 No.1769693 Report

>>1769405

All jews are psychics, you mean?
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:04 UTC+1 No.1769714 Report

>>1769405
>>1769693
SHUT IT DOWN

THE POKEMANIACS KNOW
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:34 UTC+1 No.1769764 Report

>>1767581
>a deity created by Christians to villainize pagans
kind of, but not quite. once the catholics began to do their thing and the christians started losing control over the templars some templars began to work (rape and pillage) on their own accord. the splinter templars were accused of worshipping a diety called baphomet (they had another name for it, and there are various 'testimonies' of templars saying they worshipped baphomet) but it gave the christians a way to rally templars against their own while grasping onto what little power they had left.
then it was adopted by alchemists and levi drew the most famous interpretation of it.
the more u no m8
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:39 UTC+1 No.1769768 Report

>>1769405
And Star Ocean is based on Star Trek which was created by a jew and starred jews! Holy Shit!

Video games are often full of pop culture references and pop culture is full of surprise jews.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:39 UTC+1 No.1769769 Report

>>1769764
Someone played Broken Sword.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:46 UTC+1 No.1769780 Report

The whole Devil's Crash game, I think. They even renamed the game to Dragon's Fury in the US release and changed lots of sprites (pentagrams included).
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)13:52 UTC+1 No.1769792 Report

>>1769769
never heard of it.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)18:13 UTC+1 No.1770235 Report

>>1769768
Despite his name, Roddenbury wasn't, unless I didn't look hard enough. I guess it's sort of a Mark Wahlberg deal where, despite having a yid sounding name, they aren't.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)18:15 UTC+1 No.1770239 Report

>>1770235
Ashkenazim have German names. Because they are originally from Germany. Not everyone with those names are Jewish. So while a Goldberg from New York is 95% likely to be Jewish, not everyone with a "berg" on their name is Jewish. In fact, most aren't.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)18:33 UTC+1 No.1770283 Report

>>1770239
Then again there are a lot of Jews who changed their names to appear less Jewish.

My family for instance changed the spelling when they fled.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)21:00 UTC+1 No.1770728 Report

>>1769714
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)21:47 UTC+1 No.1770904 Report

>>1769405
>Japanese use Jewish motiffs better then Jews.

well...
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