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Splatoon Misconceptions

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Cephalobro, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Cephalobro

    Cephalobro Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    I feel like I needed to make this thread after hearing about a few misconceptions that keep coming up. Also warning, this will double as my venting because I have a lot to say about some of these misconceptions. Also, this thread is where facts and evidence are going to be piled up, so if you prefer confirmation bias over reasoning and research, then this thread isn't for you.

    So the first one I'm going to say is that many people believe that the playable Agents have canon genders. I will say that this isn't true at all, the creators themselves always keep bringing more and more evidence against this idea as time went (and goes) by. One really obscure evidence is in a conference way back when talking about the development of the game, Splatoon revolves around the player and as such, there can't be a canon gender because that would go against that idea entirely. Secondly, male Agent 3 and male Agent 8 have gotten official artwork, along with that, Agent 3 can still be male in Octo Expansion's canon by the player's choice. It's only a matter of time until male Agent 4 starts appearing in official artwork.

    The second misconception is one that has been recently surged stating that 3x8 ship is canon, the ship between Agent 3 and Agent 8 is not canon, yes even though they appeared in the Valentine's and White Day artworks, that doesn't confirm anything remotely romantic between them and here's why: In Japan, Valentine's Day is a day in which courtesy and social obligations are expressed to another person as well, it's the day where women give chocolate to men while White Day, the men give women gifts that are equal or more value than what men received in Valentine's Day. However, the romantic stuff doesn't happen during Japanese Valentine's Day, instead, the romantic stuff happens in December, which stops this ship from being canon. Now here is a huge piece of evidence that makes the ship non-canon, and that's the translated tweet from Splatoon's Valentine's Day post.



    Now here is the directly translated text of the post:

    Today is Valentine's Day.
    A greeting card has arrived from a researcher.
    It's a good idea not only to share your thoughts with the person you care about, but also to give a small thank you to that person.

    The keywords are "care about", given how Japan is a lot more direct with their message than the western countries. This is a clear indication that romance is not canon between Agent 3 and Agent 8.



    What are some Splatoon misconceptions you have found? I'd like to know what sorts of evidence you find!
     
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    That Octolings are fluent in Inkling, and even if they aren't, become fluent instantly.

    I mean, there's the Octoling amiibo dialogue, which has gems like "What is not down?" and "You are like Ink Mine of freshness that is not explode yet." (So poetic...) The octoling voice lines themselves seem to have some frankly adorable attempts at saying Inkling "booyah" and "this way" voice lines.

    Also, there's Marina- though her dialogue is fairly fluent in the English version ( to the point of using slang freely), the Japanese version has her use the polite "desu/masu" form that foreigners are taught, and her voice lines have her speak more slowly and carefully, implying some sort of accent. She's known the language for two years, but that's not enough to make her Inkling perfect. So even if her Inkling isn't "broken," per se, I like to think she does have a bit of an accent.

    Most people give Octolings perfect American accents as soon as they step out to the surface, which would only make sense if they were born there, came at an early age, or somehow found some super-effective way to learn the language (or studied REALLY HARD beforehand). And even people who run "LOSE YOUR ACCENT FAST" channels tend to have a few pronunciation quirks here and there, I think, which I actually like; people who are foreign don't have to sound perfectly native in my opinion.

    I don't absolutely despise it, though, especially if people recognize the other traits Octolings tend to have in common.
     
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    Cephalobro Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    So here is another misconception I have seen thrown around: Octarians and Salmonids are allies.

    The true fact is that they are not, they are simply trade partners. Their relations are neutral at best, trading is perfectly feasible between two societies who are in neutral standing with each other. Otherwise, Octolings wouldn't have been going on Salmon Runs if Salmonids were their allies.

    Trading does not mean alliance in any way, you can see many countries in neutral standing with each other still trading.
     
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    A lot of people portray Sanitized Octarians with sadistic grins and crazed attitudes. The truth is, it's probably more likely that they are dutiful yet entirely emotionless servants. (dedf1sh may have some traces of emotion due to not being 100% sanitized though.)
     
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    Cephalobro Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    So, another misconception I have seen thrown around, looks like there won't be a shortage of these now will it?

    Anyways, the misconception in question this time is the line of thinking that Sheldon, Pearl, and Marina are Agents 5,6 and 7 respectively. I'm just going to say that they are not Agents at all. Sheldon in particular was offered to join the New Squidbeak Splatoon by Marie but he declined it. Moreover, one of Marie's dialogue when she alone says that she would need to start looking for an Agent 5 if Agent 4 doesn't do anything. Moreover, Pearl and Marina didn't even fight against the Octarians before Octo Expansion and even then, Marina developed tech for the Octarians. While Pearl did go to parts of Octo Valley, the only Octarian she has encountered was Marina and even then she didn't know that she was one.

    The reason why Agent 8 was named as such was because Cap'n Cuttlefish knew that 10,008 would be too long of a name to say quick enough.
     

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