Talk:Knut Whitebear

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Trivia[edit]

I think the name is inspired by the polar bear Knut from the Berlin zoo. Balwin 12:35, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Is there anything special about this bear, or is it just another bear in a zoo? --'Mai Yi' {TC} 12:49, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
not much he was rejected by it's parents and raised by the zookeepers, he was in the european media alot, he became sort a hype in europe. but i also noticed it and because it was such a big hype in europe it might have inspired anet to name this norn knut. siddius 12:55, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Hmm well you have to remember that the developers are mostly American. Google-ing "Knut" I see that most entries are for this bear. I would say it is possible that it could be the inspiration, but I would wait to hear from more people. --'Mai Yi' {TC} 13:00, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Meh. Sounds like good trivia to me. (Xu Davella 13:03, 26 February 2011 (UTC))
Besides, that the developers are mainly American (what I dare to doubt) doesn't mean that they dont use any European references. -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 13:06, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Well if everyone agrees then add it; though I still think it should be stated as possible because we have no real proof. --'Mai Yi' {TC} 13:08, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
I know how you feel. Trivia is borderline speculation and I personally hate it. :P (Xu Davella 13:13, 26 February 2011 (UTC))
Oy! This game is going to launch in Europe as well! GW2 has actual some staff in Europe! And yeah, I'm fine with the trivia. 'Knut' 'White'-'bear'... Ge4ce-Talk-Contribs 13:25, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Knut is a Scandinavian name, its still used. Its more likely that they picked Scandinavian names rather then naming a Norn after a polar bear when a Kodan would've fit better. --AdventurerPotatoe User AdventurerPotatoe sigimage.gif - 15:32, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
True , but maybe this norn transforms in a white polar bear? instead of a brown grizzly bear? --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 15:38, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Knut passed away. :[ - Infinite - talk 17:18, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

really!? --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 17:18, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. :< - Infinite - talk 17:19, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Nooooooo =( -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 17:21, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
R.I.P. --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 17:21, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Lol, in swedish, knut means knot(and is still a name), in modern times. xD --AdventurerPotatoe User AdventurerPotatoe Engineer tango icon 200px.png - 12:05, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Not surprising. But Norn are often referencing the norse, and I was searching through norse mythological and ancient Norwegian names - that came up in the later. -- Konig/talk 14:43, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, being Norwegian, I feel quite "at home" in the Far Shiverpeaks.  :P 85.19.140.9 10:36, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Ref. my last edit. In my opinion it's not relevant to the article, if not there are other similarities between the two other than the first name. Titus The Third User titus the third.png 22:32, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Edit: on second thought, ref. the discussion above regarding the polar bear, does actually give some valid points. I guess it could very well be a reference (or at least derived) from this 'Knut the polar bear'. I still think the King reference is out of place though... (Knut is a VERY normal first name in Scandinavia) Titus The Third User titus the third.png 22:35, 8 October 2014 (UTC)