Talk:Mother (video game series)

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Pronunciation[edit]

We seriously need a place in the article where it is specified how "Giygas" is pronounced. Mother 2 translator Marcus Lindblom confirmed it is pronounced like GEE-gus, but we have no good sources on this. Any suggestions? –– ♫ Mara/Freya ♫ 08:24, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

http://earthboundcentral.com/2013/03/marcus-lindblom-spills-some-earthbound-secrets/ – czar 08:32, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Would you make up your mind? Some months ago I added the IPA, but you removed it ([1]). There needs to be IPA for the name, I don't even understand how this article got promoted to a good article. –– ♫ Mara/Freya ♫ 08:51, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
It only "needs" to be included if multiple sources consider it important. I stand by that previous revert as an awkward insertion. If Giygas has its own paragraph and it begins with the name and would have the pronunciation in parenthesis following the name, then it makes sense, but if just incorporating the pronunciation at the name's first mention, it's better off as a footnote. – czar 16:58, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Should a List of characters in the MOTHER series article exist?[edit]

I think it would be nice to have an article covering plot-central characters from Mother 1, 2, and 3 in the same vein of one like "List of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade characters". Ness' profile, artwork image, and appearances in other media would be covered there, so it'd have to be split from the EarthBound article.
(Also, I don't think each game should have a separate characters article. If it were to be made, it'd be condensed into just one.) 2602:304:CE75:6250:56A:8428:EC38:544B (talk) 21:53, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
There isn't enough coverage to warrant its own article, and there isn't character continuity between each entry of the series besides the main antagonists, who are both adequately covered in the current article. czar 21:56, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
I would be interested in seeing reliable sources talking about Jeff, Paula, and other such characters. I have a hard time imagining secondary characters from Mother 1 and 3 getting much coverage on their own. I definitely agree with Czar. ~Mable (chat) 06:34, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Porky/Pokey[edit]

Currently, Porky's name is called "Pokey/Porky" and Pokey when mentioning Earthbound, I feel like that the last part of Recurring Elements should be changed to "Porky" over all. Right now it implies that Porky had a name change, but It was the same overall and Pokey was just a direct translation of how it Sounded in Japanese (Poki) AFAIK Porky's name wasn't changed from EB/M2 to M3, so it'll make more sense.

Also Porky should be considered the true spelling when referring to the character in general, as that's how it was spelled in Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Wii U. You might thing that this doesn't count because "Not Canon" believe it does as why would Nintendo use a different spelling for a game mostly about Nintendo?. (Also I haven't confirmed this but I believe MOTHER 2 figures also spell it as Poeky)Mpo9 (talk) 19:06, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

That's a whole lot of original research, especially the "true spelling" claim. We use the names that the reliable sources use (WP:VG/RS). If it's Pokey for one and Porky for another, so be it. I don't think it's confusing as written. czar 18:12, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Mother (video game series)[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Mother (video game series)'s orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Kotaku":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 17:03, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

This was caused by someone moving the quotes around the reference name "Kotaku: so great", which AnomieBot then tried to repair to just "Kotaku". I believe its back the way it should be now. -- ferret (talk) 17:27, 20 June 2016 (UTC)