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Creative Excercise Sounding Board: Characters from an established universe adapted to a different setting

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Just out of fun, and also as a possible source of inspiration, I'm setting up this thread as a possible excercise grounds and sounding board for people to re-set characters from their favourite game, tv shows etc in scenes, location, timelines different to the original. So the rule is this:

  1. Take any set of characters from an already established universe/franchise - it cannot be your original story/characters
  2. Re-set the characters in a location, cultural background, or timeline different to the original - it can even be set in another universe (FE characters set in the Pokemon world)
  3. Re-write them to fit within the new setting - new names, new traits that reflect their original characteristics etc

As per the general subforum rules, this does not have to be FE-related. In fact, I am kicking off with the below:

 

Persona 4's Investigation Team, set in suburban America (originally set in semi-rural Japan)

  • Yu Narukami: A Japanese expatriate, and a long-term US permanent resident who moved into his uncle's home while his parents temporarily returned back to Japan for the year.
  • Yosuke Hanamura: A fellow Japanese expatriate who moved with his family when his dad working in Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony etc was posted to a US branch office and exhibit space.
  • Chelsea Satonaka: A Nisei that is into superhero movies and martial arts. She is also a childhood friend with Juliet.
  • Juliet Armitage: A smart and proper girl whose family members and relatives have been respectable local politicians and other civic leaders. Basically Yukiko Amagi, except she is of Northern European and Caucasian ancestery, and a devout Protestant (as opposed to Shintoist).
  • Kevin Tate: A quarterback of the school's football team that nevertheless struggles with his schoolwork and the expectations of being tough and manly when he also cook and sew - partially because he like to and also because he has to look after his old mother. Basically Kanji Tatsumi, except Caucasian, and somewhat more popular.
  • Rosa "Rosie" Cruz: A former popular child actor on the Disney Channel who decided to take a break from acting and enrolled into the high school Yu is in. Basically Rise Kujikawa, except non-Japanese, less cute and more sexy, more like a valley girl, and focuses more on acting than general idol stuff.
  • Natalie Silverbell: A half-African/Caucasian struggling with her image of a cool detective - due to the fact that the majority of such characters from fiction she knows are Caucasian (Poirot, Holmes, Marple etc). Basically an adaptation (from gender to race) of Naoto Shirogane except her lack of confidence stemming from a lack of diversity representation is race-based as opposed to gender.
  • Teddie: A cartoony looking bear and hunter that resembles Teddy Roosevelt, and is a child-friendly superhero mascot. Looks more badass than the Japanese version, and is a smooth talker.
Edited by henrymidfields

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59 minutes ago, henrymidfields said:

Teddie: A cartoony looking bear and hunter that resembles Teddy Roosevelt, and is a child-friendly superhero mascot. Looks more badass than the Japanese version, and is a smooth talker.

I'd play the game for this alone, and I've never even touched Persona.

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