TheDefenderOfEarth wrote:I'll admit I did like the suggestive comments that only rattled her cage, but didn't care for the scene where she effectively mind broke Noire. And yeah, Nepgear was being a bit stupid, but she'd already lost in their fight. There wasn't a need to do anything more other than to humiliate her.
The first one I just took as straight slapstick (akin to someone getting hit with a hammer in Looney Toons, for example), honestly - though that does get back to subjective humor and all. Outside of the immediate scenes, there's nothing in the game after that implied to me she did anything genuinely traumatic there - after that, Noire returned to acting pretty much the same way she'd already been around Plutia, though how she'd already been acting was still in line with the joke they were running with. As for that bit, though, they needed to get Noire moving, they were really attached to their gag, so they figured why not go all the way with it.
As for the Nepgear thing, I'm of the mind that's all she really did - tease her and such. If you're going off the "I'm ruined for marriage!" line as a basis for something sinister happening, like I've said when it's been brought up before, keep in mind characters in Japanese media say that over veeeery small things (comparatively) sometimes. We're talking another character having seen their underwear, getting accidentally groped by the token accidental falling over and colliding with the harem lead, or even just seeing some stomach if they're a more conservative sorta person, which... honestly, Nepgear kind of is, meaning she could've been saying it over something comparatively minor despite when the line "implies." Even guys will say it sometimes.
Plus, considering everyone, including Nepgear's sister, was right there, I really don't think Iris did anything truly terrible. The Noire scene definitely has room for argument, but this one I really don't think so. For one thing, this just... isn't that kind of series. I suspect if some of the scenes in question had been animated or shown, rather than implied, we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation. The Noire one aside, at least, but that was, well, yeah.
Rednal wrote:*Still had a different interpretation* XD
Of course, I like the characters, but don't take any scenes where they're made fun of seriously. Goodness knows that I poke fun at everyone in my comics... and since this WAS based on the Console Wars, it actually feels like it makes more sense if they're ribbing each other.
Yeah, I've got mine too, but I don't think it'd add anything here bringing it up. When you talk about interpretation, it's tough since to both parties, what they've come out with is "fact" and in the end, chances are no minds will be changed when all is said and done. That's not to say there's anything wrong with some healthy discussion, but like when you see people talking whether there is girl/girl subtext or not in the games, it's a conversation that often just ends up wasting the time of everyone involved.
But yeah, I do think a lot of scenes in this series, V in particular, just aren't meant to be taken seriously beyond the laugh they're supposed to deliver in that moment. Though RB1 didn't have any controversial stuff like Iris, there are definitely scenes like that all over.