Ben Skipper

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About

Participated in manufacturing the Fire Emblem: Fates scandal, claiming in an article that the game featured the “gay conversion” of a lesbian character, via a magic potion. Not only is the translation that he took as a source completely inaccurate, but the character in question only has male romantic supports, as opposed to the two actually bisexual characters in the game, which, together with the rest of the plot, clearly shows the character is not gay, instead following different Japanese tropes—and the same character archetype of a male character in the previous Fire Emblem, who faces the same issues, with his relationships mostly dealing with his problem, including one attempting to solve it with magic. Following this scandal he contributed to creating, the scene was censored—with further, heavier censorship following soon after.

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Date

2015 Jul 02

Filed

2016 Jan 28

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