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Kenji

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Elaine and the Statutory Rapist
« on: February 04, 2010, 01:58:19 pm »
Way back on early drafts of "Unofficial Chrono Trigger 2," I had assumed that Elaine and Fritz were fiancees, and so wrote them as married.  However, in my recent game of Chrono Trigger for the DS, I can't find any cues that would indicate that they're betrothed: in fact, since the Truce item store is family-owned, they may be siblings.

Can anyone provide any concrete evidence for one or the other interpretation, be it from the Woolsey translation, the on-site Retranslation, or the DS translation?

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Re: Elaine and the Statutory Rapist
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 10:56:19 pm »
I thought Fritz was her brother.

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Re: Elaine and the Statutory Rapist
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 11:16:15 pm »
Quote from: Ted Woolsey
ELAINE: I guess he's forgotten me.
I think this is the main reason I concluded that Elaine and Fritz were going out.  This doesn't seem like something a sister would say.

Thankfully, the Compendium retranslation cleared it up:

Quote from: Compendium Retranslation
Elaine: He...... Fritz is away on a journey, and
hasn't come back......
Yet if he were here, I wouldn't need anything
else......
The liner notes suggest that 彼 could also mean "My boyfriend" as well as "He."  It's not exactly an outright declaration, but it seems to be enough evidence for me.

Case closed, I guess.  Thanks for the feedback. :)