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Fae, Sexism, And So On.

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I was a trifle disappointed when I read the description of the Fae Assassin. There seems to be a general notion that these characters all fight for heaven, and are themselves paragons of virtue. The Fae, however, seemingly fall into an trope which was tired decades ago. The demonization of men as brutes, needing to be killed at birth, is a description which requires a quite broad generalization about the sex, and it's not altogether rational. 

Of course, the capture, assault, and subsequent murder of men, made systemic by their society, is a reduction which I find truly heinous. That's a level of objectification which I think might be hard to reach outside of fetish pornography.

What disappoints me is not the thing itself- I've certainly read good stories where blatant and systemic sexism played a role- but this particular character, sitting beside other characters with noble aims, and not painted as starkly villainous, seems inapposite to me. The acts which she endorses are clearly evil, the society she comes from is clearly evil. The others, with the exception of the Legionnaire perhaps (there's an argument in there) seem to be virtuous, self-sacrificing, noble.

 

Of course, I'm not suggesting that it be changed. Requesting an artist to censor their vision because you find part of it distasteful is something which has become over-popular these days. I'm simply pointing out something which I find unusual, and I'm wondering if perhaps anyone has a better perspective than I do on the matter. 

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You're reading way to much into this as most people who try their hardest to get offended.


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I was a trifle disappointed when I read the description of the Fae Assassin. There seems to be a general notion that these characters all fight for heaven, and are themselves paragons of virtue. The Fae, however, seemingly fall into an trope which was tired decades ago. The demonization of men as brutes, needing to be killed at birth, is a description which requires a quite broad generalization about the sex, and it's not altogether rational. 

 

Of course, the capture, ****, and subsequent murder of men, made systemic by their society, is a reduction which I find truly heinous. That's a level of objectification which I think might be hard to reach outside of fetish pornography.

 

What disappoints me is not the thing itself- I've certainly read good stories where blatant and systemic sexism played a role- but this particular character, sitting beside other characters with noble aims, and not painted as starkly villainous, seems inapposite to me. The acts which she endorses are clearly evil, the society she comes from is clearly evil. The others, with the exception of the Legionnaire perhaps (there's an argument in there) seem to be virtuous, self-sacrificing, noble.

 

Of course, I'm not suggesting that it be changed. Requesting an artist to censor their vision because you find part of it distasteful is something which has become over-popular these days. I'm simply pointing out something which I find unusual, and I'm wondering if perhaps anyone has a better perspective than I do on the matter. 

 

Its a fantasy character,

 

 

 

 

 

Neat.

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Ok, somebody please list out all of the politically correct characters video game companies are allowed to use. 

I don't like the character. I think it's poorly written, and it appears to be very obviously in a different direction from the going theme. I also said that I hope they don't change it, and that I'd never want to censor an artist's vision.

 

I can have my opinion. My opinion doesn't mean they need to change.

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Assuming worlds are randomly generated, the alignments of certain races might be as well.

 

I would hope not.  :angry:

 

They are already limiting enough with race-archetype. I would hope we get to freely pick our fractions.  <_<


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Didn't the Devs mention that the views of the Archetypes are going to be radically different?  That means some of them will believe things *we* personally find abhorrent. 

 

It's fictional - everyone chill-out. 


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Well, they do seem to be going for a Game of Thrones feel. Nobody would balk if this showed up in that universe.

People actually lost their minds regarding the Jaime/Cersei assault scene, but that issue was about triggers, and this is more about a sharp departure from the game's aesthetic with this new character.

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