Talk:"Devil"

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Creation Notes[edit]

I found the NPC walking out of Fort Marriner, along the beach of Bloodcoast Ward, across the bridge to Farshore Ward, making a detour into Deverol Gardens, and then exiting through the exit by Cavern Waypoint.

She's accompanied by a Lionguard, a Mini Gwynefyrdd, and a Mini Zuzu, Cat of Darkness.

Ambient dialogue:

"Devil": I love the smells this time of year. The crisp air, the sweets, the pumpkin pie... or is that just the Mad King's head burning?
  • Inside Deverol Gardens:
Lionguard: I love this time of year. Halloween scares the heck out of me, though!
"Devil": Are you scared of ghosts?
Lionguard: No, I'm scared of trying to squeeze into my Halloween costume after eating so much trick-or-treat candy last year!

Lastly, it's kinda hard to get a pic of her, 'cause she never stops moving :/ --Imry (talk) 22:33, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Just noticed this Talk page. The ambient dialogues don't seem to be tied to location, I've seen both dialogues in various places around LA.
Also in 2017 they "Devil" and the Lionguard are not accompanied by any minis.
Another thing, I've seen them passing under the arms of the bank octopus, then through Grand Piazza, then down south via Captain Theo Ashford Memorial Bridge before exiting Fort Marriner to the east, and from then on as the above path says. I couldn't catch where they start from. --Kazerniel (talk) 14:51, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Anachronism?[edit]

While I'm looking at this page, it occurs to me that Tyria doesn't really have a concept of a devil. Certainly there are major evil spirits to be had, and there are demons, but that's not the same thing. SarielV 20 x 20px 14:44, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, it's kinda bizarre. There's also a "Cannibal" costumed NPC, but I haven't seen any mention of cannibalism in GW2. (Out of curiosity I checked the GW1 wiki too, and there's a single mention of cannibalism there.)
Also, anything in a Santa costume is breaking the lore too, see Festive Hat or Foostivoo the Merry. (Afaik there's no equivalent of Santa Claus in Tyria. Tixx doesn't really count as a traditional folklore character :D) --Kazerniel (talk) 15:01, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
About the cannibalism - Choya are probably cannibals, because you give to their chef choya parts and he cooks from it... Sime (talk) 15:03, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Depends on how far you'd take cannibalism (does it require "eating your own species" or can it just be general "eats other sapient species"?), but given that Guild Wars 1/2 are T rated games they probably prefer to avoid those kinds of topics than skirt around them. In regards to Santa Claus and the Devil, yeah there's no solid foundation of such in lore but they are objects that exist. We're not really sure about the full scope of Tyrian folklore - for example, we have references to sirens and mermaids but never see anything beyond a few referencing names like Siren's Bay / Siren's Landing, so does that mean there are mermaids, or that there are folklore of mermaids, or is it just writers not considering whether such would be in native folklore? Konig (talk) 21:58, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Well Sirens are a group of sorcerers that performed their magic through dirges aimed at the 6 human gods. --Doctor Refrence (talk) 22:32, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Sea of Sorrows novel calls them mermaids, was what I was getting at. :P Konig (talk) 22:43, 8 November 2017 (UTC)