FE Echoes: SoV Localization: “Ginger Studs,” “Sacks of Guts,” & “Tail Feathers” [JPN vs ENG]

This post is part of a series on reader requested (and personal curiosity) comparisons between Fire Emblem games’ Japanese and English scripts. Last time I covered the “Shut up, Tobin” scene between Gray and Tobin in Shadows of Valentia.

Today’s post has minor spoilers from part one of the game.

This post revolves around the first encounter with the character Python in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. A reader contacted me on this blog and requested for me to check a line from this scene.

What’s up with Python calling people studs all the time? How does he speak in Japanese/what led the translators to make the choices they made?

While the reader requested to look into the “studs” specifically, I also look at some other dialogue in the same scene to give a better sense of perhaps what the localization was going for, so it may be a bit broader than this question specifically.

Please remember this is not a nonconstructive criticism of the localization, nor do I aim to purport which is necessarily better or that you should/must like better. Any comments I make along those lines are simply my personal opinion that you can feel free to disagree with as need be. : ) These are fun observations.

Now let’s get to it!

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