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Why do people think that Save the Princess stereotype is wrong in video games?
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They keep reading shitty internet articles about it.

I haven't saved a princess in a very long time in a video game. I would like a return to that.
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>>322661597
When a trope is used in media over and over again with little interesting variation people get sick of it. /v/ does the same thing in threads where they're greentexting about cliches
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they don't believe in saving women because they're misogynistic
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>>322663048
who is misogynistic?
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>>322661597
The thing is to get the genderbend story you would need a Fujoshi to kidnap some good looking/rich guy, and then you would impersonate some average looking girl trying to beat the Fat lonely landwhale, just to get to fuck the good looking/rich guy.

And women don't want to work to get what they want, in their version of the game they would be the kidnapped prince while you watch the other characters kill themselves and have adventures while you just stay comfy in a dungeon with your legs open waiting to be penetrated.
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Because realistically, no woman on earth is worth that trouble.
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>>322663869
even if it's a perfect girl?
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>>322664069
No such thing.
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>>322663025
But this trope has been subverted many times.
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Mudskins have captured an American princess.

Are you a bad enough dude to rescue her?
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>>322666635
it looks like a dude
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Would you travel with her
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>>322664234

waifu factory when?


you know Japan is going to do it.
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>>322661597
>expecting me to fight nosferatu zodd/ganon/whatever the fuck that is in the OP pic for a woman

top heh good one OP

yeah sure op
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>retard memers who want to fit in keep misunderstanding what made princess threads popular and keep posting this over-detail literal feces
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>>322661597

Because it's one of the oldest, most boring tropes in fiction.
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>>322671274
but it's not that detailed anon
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>>322661597
>>322662861
I want to fuck that orc and that minotaur.
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Because they're feminazis or virgin loosers.
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>>322671907
explain what's a Feminazi
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>>322671519
its shitty artist tryhard detail
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>>322672330
no, there is no detail and I'm not a tryhard
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Hey Orc, you know there's no point in holding her right? If you're trying to get kids it won't work out for you, If you keep pushing for a ransom you'll just be killed by some kings men in a few weeks, and judging by your size I'm guessing insertion is difficult between you two. So, tell you what. All 3 of us get drunk with this bourbon I have, and in the morning we give you a nice fat bag of gold, you get a pardon from the king, and I take the princess home. Deal?
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>>322661597
I don't care. It is my favorite trope in simple games. What, the protag's love interest was kidnapped? Better get going then!
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the appeal of the simple style was to invite everyone to interact. people are shitty at editing, so if they edit a shitty thing the style stays intact.

keeping things more detailed than a shitty doodle intimidates people and ruins most chances of interaction.
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>>322663869
I'm sure the precious daughter of the richest and most powerful man in the land is worth something.
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>>322672163
Instead of hating jews, they hate you.
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>>322676107
is it to the point of telling you to die?
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>>322676749
Yup, they have a trendy hahstag for that even.
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You know that interview where Shiggy says only Bowser Jr. is Bowser's kid?

There's the other part of the interview where he talks about why Mario and Bowser can duel to the death in some games then play tennis or hold a party in another, and he likens them to actors in a production. /v/ went nuts with this, "everything's a play, deepest lore" but the idea is that they're an acting troupe where every character has a part to play, the same way you have "stock characters" in theater. Mario plays the hero. Bowser plays the villain. Princess Peach plays the motivation.

Mario could go platforming for any silly reasons. Maybe he just wants to be a treasure hunting adventurer like Wario. Maybe he just wants to fuck shit up. But we go with the easiest one, rescue the princess.

People have interpreted this relatively benign setup as the gender relations-equivalent of blackface and bigotry, rather than just generic cipher characters providing context for moving sprites/polygons.
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>>322667763
Looks like a bimbo slut. Give me a real amazon
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>>322679059
I can't detail muscles
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Because it's a lazy cliche. Damsel in distress stories are only used by incompetent writers who can't come up with better story ideas
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>>322661597
Roll and backstab
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I'm really bored and can't motivate myself to do anything else.
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>>322673371
Deal.
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>>322663025
Save the thing is always going to be used. It just so happens love interests are the most pressing things to save.
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>>322684343
you might at that point ban the word "save" to be use in a game
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>>322682715
sent :)
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>>322684602
>collect the princess
>rescue the princess
>kill the bad guy and then get out of there with the princess
>kill the princess, escape with the dragon
>fuck the dragon, destroy the princess, marry the dragon
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