Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tsuki Character Design Controversy

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tsuki Character Design Controversy

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Updated Dec 06, 2017 at 02:00PM EST by Don.

Added Dec 05, 2017 at 08:39AM EST by Precious Roy.

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The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Tsuki Character Design Controversy* refers to a controversy surrounding the design of the character Tsuki (Dahlia in English) in the 2017 action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2, specifically involving her large breasts and posture.

Background

On December 1st, 2017, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was released for the Nintendo Switch. In the game, players can unlock the rare Blade character Tsuki in the Japanese version or Dahlia in the English version (shown below).



On December 2nd, Twitter user @botwzelink[1] tweeted a screenshot of the character Tsuki along with a message criticizing her design as "ugly" and "misogynistic." Within four days, the tweet gained over 6,300 likes and 2,800 retweets.


@botwzelink me: wow... the character designs for xenoblade 2 literally can't get any more ugly, unappealing, inconvenient, overcomplicated, or misogynistic at this point xenoblade 2: hold my beer @プ イッ

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On December 3rd, Twitter user @FourScore64[2] tweeted a video parodying the controversy by placing a Pepsi can in between her breasts. Within 72 hours, the tweet gained over 18,000 likes and 8,400 retweets.


On December 4th, Redditor RexVAGorgeous submitted a picture of an in-game depiction of Dahlia to /r/Xenoblade_Chronicles,[4] referring to her as T H I C C (shown below, left). On December 5th, Twitter user @mombot[3] posted a redesign of the character based off of actor Danny Devito (shown below, right). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 3,100 likes and 950 retweets. That day, the internet humor site Dorkly[6] published a listicle highlighting humorous reactions to the character design.


Dahlia is THIC C Gi.redd.it) submitted 2 days ago by RexVAGorgeous 31 comments share save hide give gold report crosspost hide all child comments Dahlia 5% 35% 13 HLR Phys. Def. ole Auto-Attack Block Rate Critical Rate 12 Ether Defense 1096 Strength 11%

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Nedhitis
Nedhitis

People were way more up in arms about Pyra all around, really. Tsuki came much later on.

Also, this is not big enough to deserve an entry. Just merge with the main entry if needed. If we made an entry for every thing Tumblr or Twitter blow out of proportion, we would need to have 10 times the amount of dedicated entry creators just to keep up.

Not every online rant is worthy of documentation. We do not make entries for each and every game/cartoon/anime in existence, so there is no reason to do so for internet drama.

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