Gilgamesh: Enough expository banter!
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You do know its named after a Bastard Sword, not the word you're thinking of ~Chocobo Knight

Of course people know what they were trying to get at, but it's still funny for being a) a cross-cultural mistake and b) wrong. -- 11:05, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I know, just checking. And I agree with what was stated will definitely be changed for English translation! ~Chocobo Knight

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The English name is Ravager[edit source]

Screenshot here as proof:

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Formula?[edit source]


Reason for name change?[edit source]

While I'm pretty sure censorship was a factor, I'm guessing it's not the entire story. It seems that, in Japanese pop culture, the word has much stronger "giant sword" connotations (the Bastard! manga, Yu-Gi-Oh's Bastard Blader card, localized as Buster Blader, Cloud's Bastard Sword, localized as Buster Sword, the Bastard / Ravager class etc.) and much weaker "scoundrel" and "secret kid from an extramarital affair" connotations, this, a name which is probably fairly intuitive and evocative to a Japanese audience would seem bizarre, ambiguous and unintuitive to an anglophone audience. TL;DR: I'm guessing it would be more accurate to say that the class was probably renamed in the English version because the name is somewhat vulgar and a different meaning and connotations in English. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 07:17, November 14, 2012 (UTC)

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