Let's talk Asians. And I'm not talking about busty underage Tsundere schoolgirls here. I'm talking Kyonyuu
! *Slap* Ow, my poor face...
But in all seriousness, I want to talk about the Asian front of the setting. Namely, the importance of there not being a deeply clichéd Asian trope here: ninjas.There are no ninjas in this setting."Whaaaaaaaaat?!"
I hear you say, "How can there be no ninjas?!
It'd be like saying there are Americans, but no cowboys!"
Well, the cowboy thing's another subject entirely, but I should say that there are no ninjas as normally portrayed in popular culture. Now don't get me wrong, ninjas can be very heavy metal
, but that
portrayal is closer to another setting I have (not looking, not looking), and anyone who tried those stunts here would be turned into chum in zero seconds flat, for reasons, ironically, stated as to why modern tech isn't in Naruto: a more realistic setting isn't kind to fancy ninja tricks. Doubly so when the "realistic setting" has been going down to the gym and pounding down "vitamin supplements". A single swordsman standing up to a mob of gun-totting mooks isn't going to last long, no matter the origin.
That said, it doesn't mean there are no martial arts in the setting. It's just that its a bit more "hefty", more MMA style. And, considering the name of the thread, more geared towards the world of gunman. Up to, and including, the art of using a gun.
So yes, the origin of the Triggerman in this setting is the Asian continent, but there's another type of gunmanship people tend to forget about: the art of the long gun. Yes, its easy to forget, what with pop culture labeling them as the mook weapon of choice, only fit to be beaten by the latest exotic weapon, but there's an actual art
to using assault rifles. And in this setting, the SAA creates some of the finest technical assault riflemen out there, particularly in spec-ops units dedicated to countering Chindonesian-led terror missions. So, Counter-Terrorists, basically, which makes my job easier.
Another thing that makes my job easier is not having to worry about describing the armor
that the SAA wears.
So, no ninjas, but that doesn't mean that there are no martial arts.