Defenders 050: Riki
February 29, 2012
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The big five-oh. Fifty heroes down, and that’s not even half way! At any rate, this one goes out to Deity_Link. Enjoy!
So, here’s a bit something that has been bugging me. Rikimaru, the Stealth Assassin is now just plain old Riki. And, really, that’s what I’ve been calling him the whole time. But my problem is that ‘Riki’ isn’t a very fantastic or fear-inspiring name. It’s one thing to call him that in the meta-game, but in the lore… I feel like it’s kind of weak. Riki sounds less like an invisible assassin, striking from the shadows, and more like someone’s annoying little brother; “Moooooom. Riki’s in my room again!”
Which isn’t to say Riki isn’t annoying or little. But I digress…
Problem is, Rikimaru is the name of one of the ninja in the Tenchu series, and like many of the other Dota names, can’t be used in Dota 2. They could have called him Stealth Assassin. But frankly, there are too many _____ Assassins in this game (Nerubian, Phantom, Templar) already. Short of a full-blown name change, what else can be done?
I don’t really have an answer. Maybe I should “put up or shut up”. Or maybe I should stop worrying about stupid little things like names.
Do you think Riki’s name fits his role? Would you change it if you could?
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