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Poll: Squid Sisters vs. Off The Hook!

Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Oct 20, 2017.

TheRapture, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM
  1. TheRapture

    TheRapture Dystopian Future Paint Desperado

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    It's the face-off of the century!

    Take your picks! Which Inkopolis idol group stands above the rest?

    Is it the splendidly spectacular Squid Sisters?

    Or do you have an outstanding obsession with Off The Hook?

    Tell us which duo is your favorite, or which you think is the best! Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts.

    Until next time...well, you know what to do!
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Squid Sisters or Off The Hook?

  1. Squid Sisters!

    144 vote(s)
  2. Off The Hook!

    76 vote(s)


Discussion in 'News & Features' started by TheRapture, Oct 20, 2017.

    1. ZEROrevive
      As much as I like both...I got to go with the classic duo. Something about them just stuck out to me a little more than Off the Hook does. Maybe because we got to hear more of their backstory than with Pearl and Marina.

      Both of their musics is equally good, though.
    2. Leronne
      Off the hook. I like their music more (Ebb & Flow FTW) and marina's hot. Pearl's aight ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    3. Jason Avis
      Jason Avis
      Both groups are great but "Stay Fresh" is the best catch phrase hands down.
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    4. Drew Sebastino
    5. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Definitely the Squid Sisters! Well, I guess they're the squid cousins now, but you know what I mean. Both of them are super cute and their dialogue is just hilarious. Oh, and Pearl and Marina can make all the songs they want, but NOTHING WILL BEAT INK ME UP! (Except for Splatattack, Ink or Sink, Seaskape, Kraken up, Metalopod...yeah, forget I said that.)
      Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
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    6. BBGrenorange
      At the start of S2, I hated Off the Hook, but I must admit that they've grown on me.

      I think it's the sharper difference between the 2 characters, in terms of design and personality that really settled it for me
    7. J'Wiz
      This was incredibly difficult for me. I like both.

      I mostly know the Squid Sisters through fancomics....which are really good. They're more iconic than Off the Hook, and you get to know them better in their game.

      Off the Hook is the group I started with, so I'm more familiar with them. I personally think their presentation is much better than the Squid Sisters, which admittedly should happen in a sequel.

      I chose Squid Sisters, but I still might change my vote. I'm really torn on this. Admittedly I'll choose Off the Hook without hesitation if that became a Splatfest theme.
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    8. Sifu
      Off The Hook - I mean, the cousins are cool, but they are way too similar to eachother, and don't feel like much more than random squids who got famous... and happen to be related to an important Inkling leader.

      Off The Hook, on the other hand, feel really distinct, from eachother, but also distinct from the rest of Inkopolis. A (super cute) black octoling who happens to be a DJ? A short, bratty inkling rapper? That's quite the character they have, unlike the Squid Sisters.

      But they can probably workshop their catchphrase a bit, though.
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    9. seaWEED
      Marina has moldy fingers.
    10. ThatOneGuy
      Is this even a debate tho?
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    11. Green Waffles
      Green Waffles
      Too conflicted
      So I voted Off the Hook
      because octolings '3'
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    12. SilverBlue-Neko
      Oh boy, this topic. I'm pretty sure most prefer the Squid Sisters since they're more iconic. They also were more developed than Off the Hook and you actually got to directly interact giving you more of a connection with them. Heck, you even got to read a little bit about their lives in those little shorts.
      Actually working together with Marie in 2 was pretty great too. You got to see more of her puny personality and her actually upset about her sis-I mean- cousin's disappearance. The final battle wasn't about saving the Great Zapfish but more about finally reuniting the two cousins and I actually got sentimental when Callie rejoined Marie and they preformed together. It was perfect.


      I actually prefer Off the Hook. As great as Callie and Marie are, they feel a little bland to me. Their personalities are a little too obvious and they look and sound the same as each other. Seriously in the beginning, I couldn't tell their voices apart at all. Pearl and Marina really stand out to me. All though Marina does have the obvious better design of the two, Pearl's design does a good job at standing out as well. Their personalities are what really makes them stand out though. Pearl is rapping little diva and Marina's a surprisingly smartalec shy nerd. I love how much their personalities blend with each other! They pick on each other so much you can truly believe they're close friends and also make for some amazing fan art and comics. There's just so much personality between the two! And it even shows even in their songs. And while I still prefer most of the songs in Sploon 1, Off the Hook songs are the only exception. I'm sorry but, Marina alone sings so much better than Callie and Marie. It actually caught me off guard how good she sounded. And it combines perfectly with Pearl's rapping and occasional singing. If I had to describe Off the Hooks music I would call it "modern pop". They really sound like what would be comsidered modern pop music in the world of Splatoon. I can legit imagine Inklings listening to songs like Ebb & Flow while driving. My cod is Ebb & Flow such a good song! It blows Ink Me Up way out of the water! I'm sorry but as good as Ink Me Up was, I was so sick of that song by the second Splatfest. And don't get me started on Acid Hues! I love that song THE MOST.

      To wrap this all up, the Squid Sisters are still good, iconic and more developed in certain aspects, but I just find Off the Hook more enjoyable to watch and listen to and also, in a way relatable. In the end though, I can't see Off the Hook as more than just place holders for the Squid Sisters unfortunately. I'm pretty sure the Squid Sisters will be back in control for the next game. Hopefully we'll still see some more of Pearl and Marina and maybe even learn more about them!
      Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
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    13. Green Waffles
      Green Waffles
      Flourescent fingers, you fungal fearing foibleoid. '3'
    14. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Yeah, but you gotta remember that they never stop singing that one song in Inkopolis Square during a splatfest...NEVER. It makes me just want to ignore everything in the square and get to deca tower as fast as possible. Honestly, I would've rather had this as our splatfest theme:

      He he ;)
      Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
    15. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Did I accidently kill this thread with this post I made?
    16. Nathan99
      I think they are both ok, but I never played a whole lot of the original game, so I have to go with Off the Hook.
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    17. Drew Sebastino
      Drew Sebastino
      Basically the only reason anyone would choose Off the Hook over the Squid Sisters.
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    18. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      We've got people writing whole paragraphs about why they like Off The Hook more, though. Hey, at least they're tryin'.
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    19. SilverBlue-Neko
      Squid Sisters are just a little too meeeeeeeeeeh, for me. But to each their own~
    20. Nathan99
      Touche. I'll have to try the original game out and see if I can see your side. :) I have just recently gotten back into gaming, and I missed the whole Splatoon thing.
    21. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      *Breath in* boi.
    22. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      It's simple math really. Would you rather have both be super cute and funny, or have one be super cute and funny and the other be Pearl?
    23. Drew Sebastino
      Drew Sebastino
      Definitely not the reason I don't like Off the Hook. Pearl isn't that appealing, but Ms. Fanservice constantly is a jerk to her (even after NOA modifying the lines), and it gets tiring. At least with Callie and Marie, they were cousins so that kind of banter was more appropriate, and Marie's expressions actually match up with what she's saying, unlike Marina who always looks shy despite making all these jabs at Pearl. The personality types are so similar to the Squid Sisters that I don't even know why they bothered. Finally, the big design difference between Pearl and Marina makes it easier for people to pick Splatfest teams based of what idol they like instead of the subject (we had no idea what personalities Pearl and Marina would have, yet people already made gifs of Marina throwing Pearl in the garbage).
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    24. SilverBlue-Neko
      I mean, I fudging love Pearl. Sooooooooooooooo? >_>
      I just never found the Squid Sisters really interesting. Heck, I drew ONE, ONE small pic of them. One piece of fanart of them after two years. I've already drew more fanart of Off the Hook in not even a quarter of the time. I'm sorry but Callie and Marie were way cliche for me AND I REALLY HATE THAT CLICHE. I could never look past that and has always found them boring because of it. Every piece of their dialogue felt force or predictable. Their designs were pretty much the sames. Heck, their singing sounded the same too. I'm not saying I didn't like them but to me, they were really bland. If they weren't the OG idols, I wouldn't even remember their names by now.
      As I said before, I find Pearl and Marina more believable, love BOTH of their designs, and love their music way more~
    25. Nathan99
      Lol. If I want to see something cute, I'll get a puppy. Fictitious creatures wouldn't be my first choice.
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    26. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Did you even read Drew's post Neko? Sums up how I feel pretty well.
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    27. SilverBlue-Neko
      I did and I personally disagree with it completely, but I'm not here to change people's opinions. Of course there's going to be people who don't care for Off the Hook, just like there are weirdos like me who ACTUALLY LIKE Pearl. X3 In the end, what matters the most is if you like the game as a whole which I kinda don't tbh!!!! I do have to say though, I still don't get why people think Marina's so mean? My cod, have you people not had friends like that?! My bff literally insults me 24/7 and I throw it right back at her. Marina strikes me as that type that all snarky and sarcastic around Pearl, but completely clams up by herself. Kinda like how I am, lols. That probably the main reason I love Off the Hook so much, they're relatable to me. I can see bits of my personality in these two fictional characters which makes me smile. Are people going to feel the same as me? Of course not! But in the end, my opinion is mine and their opinion is their. We all have the right to value and support our opinions~
    28. Nathan99
      Snarky... I haven't heard that word in a long time. I feel... Invigorated. ;-)
    29. mercenariez
    30. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Well, I don't usually insult my friends right to their face for no reason whatsoever. I can sorta understand why Pearl and Marina are giant jerks to each other when they win a Splatfest, but why on a normal everyday basis?
      Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
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    31. SilverBlue-Neko
      Again, that's exactly me and my friend. Everyday, 24/7. You watch TV too right? Even people in shows are like that yo.
    32. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      I like Callie and Marie more because they were just much more entertaining to watch. With Callie basically acting like an idiot all the time and Marie having to always put up with her, plus it made more sense for them to be that way because they were related. With Off The Hook, I can barely tell they even like each other sometimes (for instance, when Pearl wins a Splatfest.) Lastly, Off The Hooks songs are crap IMO. Color Pluse was tolerable for like, 2 minutes of the first Splatfest, but then I found out it's the only song they ever sung in the lobby and I hate it now. It's not like their other songs are any better though, if fact, they're much worse. Between Marina's super sappy singing and Pearl's...uh...whatever you call what she's doing. It just makes me wish I was playing the regular game, where the songs I really like play. I've actually considered straight up turning the music off for the next Splatfest, that's how much I hate it. In short, Off The Hook aren't terrible, but the Squid Sisters were FAR superior.
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    33. Drew Sebastino
      Drew Sebastino
      Somehow, the variety of songs that play during a Splatfest in Splatoon 2 feel more repetitive than just the one song in Splatoon 1.
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    34. MINKUKEL
      I think it's a bit early for Off The Hook to have a fair chance in such a poll...maybe by the time Splatoon 2 is 2 y/o people will feel them a bit more. Just watch people be nostalgic for Pearl and Marina the moment the Splatoon 3 hosts are revealed.

      Still, I prefer them. They're more unique for one, and since both are musical groups and the Squid Sisters totally blow on that front, plus only have ONE Splatfest theme that will repeat over and over and over...
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    35. SilverBlue-Neko
      Acid Hues is my favorite Splatoon song period and I shall love it forever. I'm glad you guys can see something in the Squid Sisters that I can't and defend them so. I mean, I'm still gonna prefer Off the Hook more and draw all the fan art of them two but I enjoy seeing people defend their opinions. X3
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    36. Nathan99
      I think you're right. We need a bit more time. :)
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    37. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      My fav Splatoon songs (in order of preference):
      3.Kraken Up
      Notice something about them? THEY'RE THE OPPOSITE OF CHEESY POP.
    38. SilverBlue-Neko
      I like cheesy pop songs though.................................... ;-;
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    39. Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Mr. Squiggly Squid
      Squid Squad is still way better.
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