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Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:07:13 am »

"I swear by the hero, Daikon, this time I will kill you."

"I guard the homeworld. I seek revenge against its destroyers, the Ur-Quan and their vile battle thralls. I await the return of the hero Daikon and the rebirth of my species."

In the 1999 game Planescape: Torment, there is a githzerai PC, Dak'kon, who is a warrior (well, and mage, but that doesn't concern us now) as well. Not only that (and not only is his name so similar to "Daikon"), but: (from Wikipedia)

In the main campaign of Neverwinter Nights 2, Dak'kon is spoken of as one of three Githzerai Heroes. Apparently, his travels with The Nameless One made him the stuff of legends.

It's clear to me that this is a reference to SC2. Your thoughts?

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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 06:26:19 pm »

Not really. The names of all Shofixti seem to be gratuitous Japanese, and Daikon is no exception; it's the name of a vegetable.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 07:25:24 pm »

Nah its not. Something like Dak'kon makes way as an alien esque name. Plus don't forget the Shofixti home planet was named after a Japanese cabbage and a Shofixti pilot was named as a Bonsai tree.
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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 08:59:57 pm »

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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 10:36:18 pm »

Uh, yeah. That joke was spoiled too soon for me. Apparently not for Draxas and Elerium. Hang your heads in shame, both of you.
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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 10:44:51 pm »

I didn't notice it either, probably due to the fact that a thread like this would be very close to the Valaggar way...
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 11:59:36 pm »

Yeah, it speaks ill of Valaggar that anyone took this thread seriously Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 03:04:47 am »

I didn't notice it either, probably due to the fact that a thread like this would be very close to the Valaggar way...

Heh, it's indistinguishable to decipher whether a Valaggar thread is actually serious or an April Fool's joke.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 09:57:02 am »

I didn't notice it either, probably due to the fact that a thread like this would be very close to the Valaggar way...

Heh, it's indistinguishable to decipher whether a Valaggar thread is actually serious or an April Fool's joke.

I suppose you've forgotten/haven't noticed that I've changed?
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 03:59:40 pm »

Once you've been stereotyped, it's hard to change peoples perception Red.
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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 04:49:40 pm »

Between this and the space/time/colors thread, I think I can be forgiven for thinking this was another tangent thread storm like we're used to. Once you have a rep, it's hard to lose it.

I did miss the fine print, though. I guess the "joke's" on me.

God I hate April 1st (though this year was at least pretty mild).
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 09:09:06 pm »

Can we talk about something else now?
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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2008, 02:10:30 am »

Is it really a stereotype if it's just about one guy?
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Re: Daikon/Dak'kon reference
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008, 09:37:52 pm »

Is it really a stereotype if it's just about one guy?
I assume Luki means that Valaggar has been categorized under an existing stereotype.
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