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[quote name='Cammy' date='15 March 2012 - 08:00 PM' timestamp='1331866835' post='1893849']
WTF. I typed "ドニ" into two translators and it came out Denis. o_O The Japanese write some names just plain weird in katakana...
I think I am still going to stick with Donny until the translation. >.>
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I see Donny. Those don't even resemble Dennis :E

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[quote name='Celice' date='15 March 2012 - 11:49 PM' timestamp='1331873379' post='1893946']
I see Donny. Those don't even resemble Dennis :E
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It doesn't resemble Dennis. "Denis" is supposed to be pronounced like it's French; the kana make sense then.

e.g. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B9%E3%83%BB%E3%83%89%E3%83%8B Edited by dondon151

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Look here, I am not the arbiter who decided on how things should be Japanized; I am merely stating the facts (btw "Donny" doesn't sound exactly like ドニ either but you don't see anyone complaining about that).

To be entirely correct, the kana rhymes with "Tony" (I had thought the kid's name was Tony until I noticed the dakuten). Edited by dondon151

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[quote name='Celice' date='16 March 2012 - 02:31 AM' timestamp='1331879479' post='1894033']
'Duh-nee' would be the French. The kana sounds more like dahn-nee.
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To be fair, this is likely not that big of a difference to people who don't speak western languages. It would've sounded the same to my mom, and it would've sounded the same to me a few years back when my English is horrendous.

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[quote name='Luminescent Blade' date='16 March 2012 - 04:46 AM' timestamp='1331898364' post='1894180']
To be fair, this is likely not that big of a difference to people who don't speak western languages. It would've sounded the same to my mom, and it would've sounded the same to me a few years back when my English is horrendous.
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But it's not about how it sounds, when the problem comes (for English-speakers) with the localized name:

1)Donny
2)Dennis

which both have radically different pronunciations for common English players. And I don't think 'ドニ' is in anyway as confusing to localize as [s]lofa[/s] Yofa was.

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[quote name='Celice' date='15 March 2012 - 09:01 PM' timestamp='1331879479' post='1894033']
'Duh-nee' would be the French. The kana sounds more like dahn-nee.
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I agree with this, since I'm a French person.


And stop talking about "Dennis". Dennis... Dennis... Denning? [img]http://serenesforest.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/Facepalm_emote_gif.gif[/img]

Well, I'll probably use him too.

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I like Donny. Shows he may have potential.

Fear his bucket!

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[quote name='Andreyas' date='16 March 2012 - 05:02 PM' timestamp='1331931774' post='1894666']
Fear his bucket!
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I hope he's a twink. ;)

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[quote name='Cammy' date='16 March 2012 - 05:04 PM' timestamp='1331931874' post='1894670']
I hope he's a twink. ;)
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Oh you're being naughty, Cammy. I like it.

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[quote name='Cammy' date='16 March 2012 - 02:04 PM' timestamp='1331931874' post='1894670']
I hope he's a twink. ;)
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Times like these make me wish for a like button on posts.

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There's a picture of Donny's map sprite in the communication section of the official site. We can also see Frederick as a General.

So what do you think? Is he a Soldier or Trainee?
[img]http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/7/78/Communication3DS.jpeg[/img] Edited by Emperor Hardin

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I'd say trainee.

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[quote name='L95' date='22 March 2012 - 10:01 PM' timestamp='1332450103' post='1904750']
I'd say trainee.
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Yeah his sprite looks just like the Recruit sprite in FE8.


I'm really hoping he'll have FE2 Est growths and the ability to promote to a Halberdier.

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He could be a soldier with a custom sprite, but considering the pot on the head, I'm going to assume he's not a real soldier. So probably enthusiast, which would be the same as a trainee.

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I love trainees.

So much more satisfying to train than the units that start awesome and end awesome.

[s]I'm sure Donny enjoys jabbing his spear into other guys.[/s] Edited by Frosty Fire Mage

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I digged the Trainees, since they became my best units in FE8.

But I'm hoping we see playable soldiers this time around, since I really liked using Nephenee back in FE9

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We've seen Donny looking very similar in battle as a Halberdier, or at least as a high HP Soldier. So he has access to the Soldier/Halberdier line, and he almost certainly starts as a Soldier.

With that in mind, and especially with the Change Proofs offering a wider class selection for all characters, trainee classes, especially Recruit, would be entirely redundant and almost certainly do not exist.

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Or, you just would not be able to use it until his promotion into a normal first-tier unit. Donnie can very well be a reincarnated Villager class.

[s]oh god he better frolick to the enemy just like soldiers in fe2[/s]

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That's not relevant. My point is, he has a bit of flexibility with his classes, but plenty of other characters will have just as much flexibility or more.

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[quote name='Othin' date='23 March 2012 - 06:37 PM' timestamp='1332553054' post='1906847']
That's not relevant. My point is, he has a bit of flexibility with his classes, but plenty of other characters will have just as much flexibility or more.
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Not every post is meant to be relevant to yours. Posts can very well spiral off into separate discussion from a base material without continuing a discussion of that base material.

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[quote name='Emperor Hardin' date='22 March 2012 - 08:57 PM' timestamp='1332449832' post='1904747']
There's a picture of Donny's map sprite in the communication section of the official site. We can also see Frederick as a General.

So what do you think? Is he a Soldier or Trainee?
[img]http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/7/78/Communication3DS.jpeg[/img]
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hard to tell yet.. but im getting a trainee vibe from him.also on the bottom screen in the there is donny.i think. a peg knght and a cavalere does that mean liz promotes to a peg knight? (im probably wrong ..its just that i speak no japanese..) in my mind it makes sense... as donnie. liz. and frederick?are all on the top screen...

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I'd say Soldier. A trainee isn't going to have better HP than a cavalier regardless of level, and is likely not going to see only 61% hit rate from a General with WTA against him in a game with a lower evade formula than the previous ones.

Though as a character he probably is a new recruit. I'd imagine he'll still be wearing that helmet regardless of class.

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Liz promotes to Sage / Battle Cleric. I don't know whether or not the Pegasus Knight is Liz, but if so, it's a result of a Change Proof, just like how Sumia can use one to switch from Pegasus Knight to Cleric.

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