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Author Topic: Interesting observation with the whole Mercurio thing?  (Read 1933 times)

Offline VelvetCrush

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Interesting observation with the whole Mercurio thing?
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:43:17 AM »
So as we all know in Bloodlines, Mercurio is Lacroix's ghoul. But what about in Redemption? Does the Cappadocian Mercurio have any relation at all to the Mercurio in Bloodlines? Even though he was killed and the Cappadocian clan went extinct? Or was it just a coincidence that they decided to choose the unique name for both of these characters that appear to have absolutely nothing at all to do with each other?

Offline Rick Gentle

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Re: Interesting observation with the whole Mercurio thing?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 06:29:16 AM »
I doubt it; I honestly thought they had different names for a while (back when Bloodlines was new, and I hadn't played Redemption in a while). I thought one was "Mercurio" and the other "Mercutio" (as in, Romeo and Juliet). It's probably just a coincedence.
I can see why they might've chosen "Mercurio" for Bloodlines - Mercurio being the Italian or Latin or something for Mercury, the God of Travel, Messengers, and Thieves. Bloodlines Mercurio certainly seemed to fit neatly into the intermediary/criminal aspect of the god. (I bet he wish he had winged sandals after getting that beating, though.) I can't see any similarities between the Redemption Mercurio and Bloodlines Mercurio.
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Re: Interesting observation with the whole Mercurio thing?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 08:21:07 AM »
I agree with Rick Gentle here.
The bloodlines Mercurio is named fittingly for the greek/roman god Hermes/Mercurio, who is as in many cultures not only the favourite god of the thieves but also of the merchants.

For the Redemption Mercurio, something like the Norse Loki would be fitting better.
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Offline Nanaloma

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Re: Interesting observation with the whole Mercurio thing?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 02:34:02 AM »
greek/roman god Hermes/Mercurio, who is as in many cultures not only the favourite god of the thieves but also of the merchants.



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