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Noticed something funny about Bubbles

EraZorus.5892EraZorus.5892 Member ✭✭
edited May 16, 2019 in Lore

Well, we all know know that the real name of Bubbles begins with a S and that his sphere of influence is probably the ocean. And this is funny because in the famous Chinese novel "Journey to the West", written in the XVIth Century, which inspired nearly all the shonen nekketsu mangas (hi Dragon Ball), there is actually an impetuous and destrutive deep sea dragon called Sanjun, if you see what I mean...

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  • DanAlcedo.3281DanAlcedo.3281 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Now we need Son Gurke the legendary super sylvari.

    But honestly. Sanjun would be a nice name.

  • EraZorus.5892EraZorus.5892 Member ✭✭

    And furthermore, Sanjun is a character from a Chinese novel, and which country is inspired from China (well, actually East Asia as a whole, but Japanese and Korean civilizations were heavily inspired by chinese culture) on planet Tyria ?

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Steve is more likely though.

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  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 16, 2019

    @EraZorus.5892 said:
    Well, we all know know that the real name of Bubbles begins with a S and that his sphere of influence is probably the ocean. And this is funny because in the famous Chinese novel "Journey to the West", written in the XVIth Century, which inspired nearly all the shonen nekketsu mangas (hi Dragon Ball), there is actually an impetuous and destrutive deep sea dragon called Sanjun, if you see what I mean...

    Who??? Don't recongnise that name...

    Watched it numerous times since I was a baby, but I don't recall there was ever an evil destructive deep sea dragon in Journey to the West, all dragons in J2W are celestial beings

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  • Tarlonniel.6534Tarlonniel.6534 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 17, 2019

    There's the son of a sea dragon king who was punished for causing havoc in his father's kingdom and gets to be the horse that Tripitaka rides. But he's pretty forgettable, since he spends most of his time as a horse. (That's in my translation, of course, I have no idea about other translations/adaptations/the original text).

  • cptaylor.2670cptaylor.2670 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Twist: Skyscale is related to Bubbles.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sounds canthan

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    pretty sure bubbles was lovecraft inspired

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  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 17, 2019

    @derd.6413 said:
    pretty sure bubbles was lovecraft inspired

    This. His minions are tentacles. He awoke from the deepest parts of the ocean. He is unknown and unknowable.

    He's pretty heavily Lovecraftian.

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