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Gideon Zhi

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Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:02:27 pm »
ボビン and ブキリカ.

The former appears to be some kind of zombie, while the latter appears to be some kind of walking tree stump with eyes. I could just make something up (like "Zombie" for the former, "Stump" or even "Treant" for the latter) but I'd like to know how they arrived at the particular term so I can do the thing properly, you know?

Edit: There's also バロクス which is some kind of boulder with a face. I've called it Barocks for now, 'cuz at least it has "rocks" in the name.
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Re: Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 03:37:46 pm »
The stump one is just "kirikabu" (tree stump) rearranged. Not sure about the zombie one though.

EDIT: In Japanese, "zombie" is "ゾンビ" so "ボビン" is sort of the same just rearranged and with a different sounding "o" syllable there. There might be more to it though, I dunno.

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Re: Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 04:47:37 pm »
The stump one is just "kirikabu" (tree stump) rearranged. Not sure about the zombie one though.

This actually makes sense! There's another enemy (Centipede) whose name is actually backwards. I called it Edeptnec.

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Re: Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 07:11:45 pm »
In one of Romero's movies there is a Bub/Bob the Zombie and the Barocks thing could be Blocks? :P ::)

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Re: Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 04:57:16 am »
This actually makes sense! There's another enemy (Centipede) whose name is actually backwards. I called it Edeptnec.

Might I suggest... Pedicent?
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Re: Two monster names I'm unsure of.
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 11:07:52 pm »
Might I suggest... Pedicent?

Good one. Done! Also, went with "Bomzie" for the zombie and "Boulrocks" for the boulder.