History YouNoTakeCandle / VideoGames

9th Feb '16 4:35:12 AM littlebeeper
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** planetmind speaks variously broken English, but is a vast planetary intelligence into which humanity may eventually merge.
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** planetmind The Planetmind speaks variously broken English, but is a vast planetary intelligence into which humanity may eventually merge.
29th Jan '16 1:25:41 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Warcraft}}'': ** In this video game series, the "primitive" language is actually named "Low Common" in Warcraft [=DnD=] - implicitly there's a "low" form of many other languages, as well. ''WorldOfWarcraft'' actually subverts this at one point:
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* ''{{Warcraft}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'': ** In this video game series, the "primitive" language is actually named "Low Common" in Warcraft [=DnD=] - implicitly there's a "low" form of many other languages, as well. ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' actually subverts this at one point:

*** In the case of the Furbolgs it's justified in that the ones you talk intelligently to are how all Furbolgs used to be, and the brutish, animalistic ones are those that had been driven mad by the invasion of the Burning Legion during Warcraft III
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*** In the case of the Furbolgs it's justified in that the ones you talk intelligently to are how all Furbolgs used to be, and the brutish, animalistic ones are those that had been driven mad by the invasion of the Burning Legion during Warcraft III''VideoGame/WarcraftIII''

** ''HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' has "YOU NO TAKE CANDLE" as the Kobold Geomancer's battlecry.
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** ''HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' has "YOU NO TAKE CANDLE" as the Kobold Geomancer's battlecry.
12th Jan '16 6:32:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Runescape}}'': The Ogres speak a vaguely Jamaican accent, which is commented on multiple times. Some Ogres that have lived with humans speak grammatically correct, albeit short, sentences. They still use lots of slang, making some sentences almost unreadable. The goblins, though speak in a 'stupid' way with incorrect grammar. In an inversion of this trope, they are revealed to be very smart, but most tribes of goblins care more about warfare and physical strength than science, art, and intellectuality.
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* ''{{Runescape}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'': The Ogres speak a vaguely Jamaican accent, which is commented on multiple times. Some Ogres that have lived with humans speak grammatically correct, albeit short, sentences. They still use lots of slang, making some sentences almost unreadable. The goblins, though speak in a 'stupid' way with incorrect grammar. In an inversion of this trope, they are revealed to be very smart, but most tribes of goblins care more about warfare and physical strength than science, art, and intellectuality.
21st Dec '15 11:39:33 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}: Cataclysm'': The [[HiveQueen Beast]] starts by speaking in broken English, and has an...idiosyncratic method of speech when controlled by the player. However, as the campaign goes on and the Beast adapts and learns, it finally speaks to the captain as an equal.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}: Cataclysm'': ''VideoGame/HomeworldCataclysm'': The [[HiveQueen Beast]] starts by speaking in broken English, and has an...idiosyncratic method of speech when controlled by the player. However, as the campaign goes on and the Beast adapts and learns, it finally speaks to the captain as an equal.
28th Nov '15 6:25:59 PM DarkHunter
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--->'''Human Infiltrator''': And you should have seen this Vanguard when we had to hunker down and upload some intel.\\ '''Vorcha Soldier''': Vanguard charge away! Upload go slow! Bad for team!
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--->'''Human Infiltrator''': And you should have seen this Vanguard when we had to hunker down and upload some intel.\\ '''Vorcha --->'''Vorcha Soldier''': Vanguard charge away! Upload go slow! Bad ''(on being told that melee attacks aren't useful in a firefight)'' Me kill with claws. Claws good!\\ '''Human''': Yeah, but this guy was trying to do it to a [[BossInMookClothing Banshee]]!\\ '''Vorcha''': Agh! Claws no good on Banshee! Stay back, use fire!\\ ''(on disabling Reaper devices)'' [Cloaked] Infiltrator good for team!devices. Or Engineer with drone or decoy. Or me, because [[HealingFactor me no die!]]\\ ''(on good defensive positions)'' Ramp bad! Enemies all around! No cover!
28th Nov '15 6:18:09 PM DarkHunter
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** The vorcha usually speak this way. They're the only species met so far to do so. This is justified in that their average lifespan is twenty years, if they're lucky: such short lives leave little time for them to become well-educated. Shepard does meet one or two well-spoken vorcha throughout the game, and even those that don't have a great grasp of Basic are not necessarily stupid, as seen by the vorcha soldier speaking to a human soldier in the third game's ''Citadel'' DLC.
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** The vorcha usually speak this way. They're the only species met so far to do so. This is justified in that their average lifespan is twenty years, if they're lucky: such short lives leave little time for them to become well-educated. Shepard does meet one or two well-spoken vorcha throughout the game, and even those that don't have a great grasp of Basic are not necessarily stupid, as seen by the vorcha soldier speaking to a human soldier in the third game's ''Citadel'' DLC.DLC, who displays an impressive understanding of tactics and multiplayer mechanics. --->'''Human Infiltrator''': And you should have seen this Vanguard when we had to hunker down and upload some intel.\\ '''Vorcha Soldier''': Vanguard charge away! Upload go slow! Bad for team!
7th Nov '15 5:46:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''RedDeadRedemption'': Parodied. When Professor [=MacDougal=] (a KnowNothingKnowItAll ''par excellence'') introduces [[TheHero John Marston]] to his Native American assistant Nastas, he speaks YouNoTakeCandle to the latter. Nastas, with an air of NeverHeardThatOneBefore, calmly points out that they taught English on the reservation and he's fluent. This doesn't stop [=MacDougal=] from treating him like a stupid child [[spoiler:up to the point where Nastas is killed]], and makes it really satisfying in ''[[RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmare]]'' when Zombie Nastas eats him.
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* ''RedDeadRedemption'': ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': Parodied. When Professor [=MacDougal=] (a KnowNothingKnowItAll ''par excellence'') introduces [[TheHero John Marston]] to his Native American assistant Nastas, he speaks YouNoTakeCandle to the latter. Nastas, with an air of NeverHeardThatOneBefore, calmly points out that they taught English on the reservation and he's fluent. This doesn't stop [=MacDougal=] from treating him like a stupid child [[spoiler:up to the point where Nastas is killed]], and makes it really satisfying in ''[[RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare ''[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmare]]'' when Zombie Nastas eats him.
21st Sep '15 7:43:27 AM LTK1
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Added Dark Souls
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'': "[[MemeticMutation Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!]] Gavlan want soul! Many many soul! What you want? With Gavlan, you wheel! You deal!"
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'': ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': 'Snuggly' the crow squawks: "You, you! Give me, warm! Give me, soft!" - "No, no. That, no. That no warm, that no soft." ** [[VideoGame/DarkSouls2 In the sequel]]: "[[MemeticMutation Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!]] Gavlan want soul! Many many soul! What you want? With Gavlan, you wheel! You deal!"
7th Sep '15 10:29:20 AM nombretomado
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** The kobolds in this series. Actually, being ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Kobolds, they're as intelligent as a human, and have a developed, if exceptionally violent, culture. Their poor language stems from their typical genocidal hatred of anything except dragons and other kobolds; they consider Common beneath them and don't bother to learn to speak it properly. A sample line from ''NeverwinterNights2'' (where orcs also speak a form of You No Take Candle):
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** The kobolds in this series. Actually, being ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Kobolds, they're as intelligent as a human, and have a developed, if exceptionally violent, culture. Their poor language stems from their typical genocidal hatred of anything except dragons and other kobolds; they consider Common beneath them and don't bother to learn to speak it properly. A sample line from ''NeverwinterNights2'' ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' (where orcs also speak a form of You No Take Candle):
19th Aug '15 5:13:26 PM DarkHunter
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** The Vorcha speak this way. They're the only species met so far to do so: -->'''Vorcha:''' [[MemeticMutation COLLECTORS WANT PLAGUE! YOU WORK FOR DOCTOR, PUT CURE IN AIR! WE KILL YOU FIRST!]] ** Possibly justified in that a normal Vorcha lifespan is ''twenty years.'' *** Twenty years assuming they don't get killed. Though they regenerate insanely fast (on higher difficulties, a headshot is the only thing that is guaranteed to kill them immediately. Everything else can be healed in about three to five seconds), their culture is based on injuring each other to become stronger. Because they regenerate so quickly, being injured actually makes them stronger. Their culture has a ''lot'' of murder, according to the Codex.
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** The Vorcha vorcha usually speak this way. They're the only species met so far to do so: -->'''Vorcha:''' [[MemeticMutation COLLECTORS WANT PLAGUE! YOU WORK FOR DOCTOR, PUT CURE IN AIR! WE KILL YOU FIRST!]] ** Possibly so. This is justified in that a normal Vorcha their average lifespan is ''twenty years.'' *** Twenty years assuming they don't get killed. Though they regenerate insanely fast (on higher difficulties, a headshot is the only thing that is guaranteed to kill twenty years, if they're lucky: such short lives leave little time for them immediately. Everything else can be healed in about three to five seconds), their culture is based on injuring each other to become stronger. Because they regenerate so quickly, being injured actually makes them stronger. Their culture has a ''lot'' of murder, according to well-educated. Shepard does meet one or two well-spoken vorcha throughout the Codex.game, and even those that don't have a great grasp of Basic are not necessarily stupid, as seen by the vorcha soldier speaking to a human soldier in the third game's ''Citadel'' DLC.

** In ''Mass Effect 3'' however, Shepard does meet some Vorcha who actually speak in complete sentences.
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