Yes, they are. You have decided that one is worse for what I can only assume are non-existent issues relative to the Halo Universe.WerepyreND wrote:Being "just as outraged" is exactly the problem because these two cases are not equivalent, one is decidedly worse than the other.
You're right, simply stating something doesn't make it so. What makes it so are the many minority characters that I gave you that have been added to the Halo canon and have been major characters. Representation is not an issue.Quote:Stating "representation was never an issue" doesn't inherently make it so.
Oh, and now it's "not with every character".... Changing a character is changing a character, and on this level it should not be done. Period.Quote:I've never said "ethnicity isn't important", only that it isn't necessarily a defining feature with every character.
No, it has not.Quote:Playing fast-and-loose with the canon has been the default state of the franchise from day one.
[Quote:First come first being the sole deciding factor for how someone or something is portrayed is one needlessly restrictive
This is just incredibly asinine. The Keyes have been visually portrayed in 16 individual installments. It is absolutely not as though they are one-off characters that can be recast without backlash.
Please do point me to where I've been doing this. Especially since I've been quite vocal in saying that it would be just as bad to change any major character.Quote:Especially when you seem perfectly willing to make exceptions everywhere else.
It is absolutely hypocritical, because ultimately Johnson is not that character. Johnson is Johnson. Just as Jacob Keyes and Miranda Keyes are the characters they've been portrayed as in 16 games, comics, and films. Just as you don't think who Keyes was "originally" matters, neither does Johnson's "originally" matter if we're going with this ethnic-swap-anyone-and-everyone. And if you only limit it to one ethnicity? Fun fact, that's racist.Quote:It isn't hypocritical to say that Johnson is tied to his ethnicity when he was originally a reference to a specific actor's take on a specific character.
Or, you know - and here's just a crazy ****in' idea - MAKE NEW CHARACTERS. LIKE THEY DID WITH LOCKE, TANAKA, PALMER, ANDERS, EMILE, KAT, IONA, AZIKIWE, etc.Quote:I also still stand by the statement that it is far more questionable to recast historically underrepresented minorities with white characters than the other way around.
It has gotten a hell of a lot better, you cannot deny this. And as I've stated many many many times before (which you also cannot refute, and here even agree with) the Halo Universe is large enough. It may not have come "fully formed" or whatever nonsense you're driving at here, but as I have also stated many times, these characters have 16 CONSISTENT REPRESENTATIONS. You have conceded that there was no reason to recast them. It is not appropriate now, nor is it appropriate in the future. New Characters are not only completely possible, that should absolutely be the route to go, rather than throwing canonical consistency to the wind and pissing off a good number of people.Quote:The Halo universe absolutely is large enough to accommodate everyone, but the Halo universe doesn't come fully formed out of a magical wellspring, it is made by imperfect human beings who are not always great at doing the accommodating. New characters are great, but sometimes it is just more straightforward recast a character when it is appropriate, which isn't all the time.
Never to this degree, and you know it.Quote:Their physical appearance may be incongruous with their previous portrayals, something which has happened constantly within the Halo franchise,