The Top 5 Worst JRPG Character Names

The Japanese have always had a skewed take on all things Western -- though, to be fair, America's seen its share of cultural bastardization. A major difference, however, is that the American ignorant appropriations are far less adorable and just a bit icky; after all, they are the ones who came up with hateful caricatures like Long Duk Dong of Sixteen Candles fame and John Belushi swinging a samurai sword while screaming like he was perpetually passing kidney stones. But when the Japanese try their hand at something non-Japanese and fail, it's more of a "Well, shucks; those little sluggers tried their hardest" kind of thing.

Even so, it's hard to avoid a unique feeling of disappointment when you stop to think that, maybe, if they'd taken a minute to ask a few well-meaning non-Japanese jerks about the authenticity of their creative properties, Japanese videogame companies -- famous for their unabashed attempts at cosmopolitanism -- wouldn't suffer such a high rate of crippling embarrassment. This is where 1UP comes in. Spoilers ahoy, of course.

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hay3781d ago

Can't agree. No1 should be Dupa from Suikoden 3. It means 'ass' in Polish.

sumfood4u3781d ago

So photos is all they can judge!

snakeater33781d ago

how about Zidane Triball from ff9......seriously though.....Zidane???? WTF? as in the French Balding Master Zizou ....geeez hironobu you even watch football ? heheh

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