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Gwen's Last Name

Luciferian

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haha im slow....i watched the series for the 4th time through and i just got that her last name Raiden is the same thing as Raiden from mortal combat.. yay.....dont make fun of me :(
 

InsaneMystic

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I don't know anything about Mortal Kombat, but I took it as a (pretty cheesy, to be honest) reference to the ancient Japanese god of thunderstorms.
 

Lindsey McDonald

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Raiden is Japanese for thunder. It's ridiculously overused as a name for people who have similar powers, because it sounds cool and Japanese. I like it as a name for the house, but as a character name it's silly, especially as its her surname.
 

Lindsey McDonald

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I never played MK as a kid, so my first Raiden experience was in MGS. The name is everywhere though. MGS Raiden didn't even have lighting abilities, but they mysteriously appeared later on for no apparent reason.
 
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Mozzymandias
I hated Raiden, his voice was too high pitched holding up guards didn't have the same effect as Snake.

Tueuse de Vampires

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What a clever little pun. I didn't get it until everyone here pointed it out. Well, then again, I have no idea about Japanese, so no wonder.
And it also took me some time to catch Gwen's last name. To be honest, I caught it for the first time when somebody was explaining what the house names here stand for.
 
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Aethra
Haha, me too!

InsaneMystic

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I only learned her last name here on the board too, but as I said, I find the pun a little too obvious.
 

Da Letter Jay

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I'm a HUGE Mortal Kombat fan, so the name "Raiden" will forever identify as a Mortal Kombat character in my mind. It will take time for me to mentally separate it as a BB house and as Gwen's last name.
 

Lindsey McDonald

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I'm a HUGE Mortal Kombat fan, so the name "Raiden" will forever identify as a Mortal Kombat character in my mind. It will take time for me to mentally separate it as a BB house and as Gwen's last name.
Ah, it's ok, the Raideners don't say much about their house anyway, so you'll be fine. They're a very quiet bunch.
 

Washburne

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Ah, it's ok, the Raideners don't say much about their house anyway, so you'll be fine. They're a very quiet bunch.
They´ve bacome much better. Haven´t you seen all the Raiden pride around the boards lately? I love it. Drogynites might talk, but you´re now the ones showing the least pride in your sigs. You´re one of th few. Get your act together! ;)

And to get back to the topic. I´ve never played MK so I sure didn´t see the connection. I had heard the name before but never really gotten the connection to thunder or japanese. It´s good to learn something new. :)
 

Mumrik

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Huh, I never got the connection but I don't know the least bit about Japanese so... go figure.
I always figured Raiden came from "to raid" because she's a thief. Doesn't make the pun any better if you ask me.

But it's great as a house name! :)
 
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