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nio_neka Nov 16, 2020 8:53PM

I'm jealous of Skadi o|||||o

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Hylarn Nov 16, 2020 9:19PM

Genuinely not sure if this counts as selfcest

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Woffle Nov 16, 2020 9:41PM

^^
There comes a point when you just start assuming it is with fate.

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Kirin Nov 16, 2020 11:00PM

^^^ Fate really just needs a Close-your-eyes-and-try-not-to-think-about-the-implications-cest tag.

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Swag Wagon Nov 17, 2020 8:38AM

I second the motion

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Throbelisk Nov 17, 2020 8:17PM

Wait, so Scathach is the Celtic version of Skadi?

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Omega Deuse Nov 18, 2020 3:05AM

Wait, so Scathach is the Celtic version of Skadi?

I don't believe so. It's more that in FGO, Skadi was summoned in Sca's body ... sort-of ... for reasons.

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random Nov 18, 2020 9:25AM

^^that'd seem highly unlikely already given Skadi's "divine portfolio" covered stuff like skiing...

More to the point the North German culture-horizon and mythological corpus was decidedly distinct from the Celtic one, nevermind now the late-survival Irish subset.

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Throbelisk Nov 18, 2020 10:10AM

I keep forgetting the FGO dev team's habit of doing whatever they feel like with actual historical and mythological figures.

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Kirin Nov 18, 2020 1:37PM

^ It's gotten to the point where FGO's characters completely overshadow the original figures in Google searches. I pity the lit and history grad students of the future who get into the Táin Bó Cúailnge and look up Scathach, only to find pictures of some anime lady in tights and links to an FGO wikia article that explains the 15 different ways in which she begs for the sweet release of death while calling you Master. Fun stuff.
Then again, most people probably wouldn't even know about these figures if it wasn't for FGO being more popular than oxygen, so as long they're mature enough to understand that FGO takes ridiculous liberties with the source material, I guess everyone will be fine. In their own pandering, waifu-baiting way, I guess Nasu and Co are doing a service to stories that would otherwise be ridiculously obscure.

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Throbelisk Nov 18, 2020 2:49PM

To be perfectly fair, the only reason I know about either of these is Age of Mythology (Skadi) and Persona 3 (Scathach).

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juanelric Nov 18, 2020 7:47PM

^I hadn't associated Skadi from Fate with Skadi from AoM until I read your comment

I didn't even remember the name of the AoM character lol