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Assasin Knife Special

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What is the best name for the Assassin Knife (laser, instant kill) Special?

Precision
2
15%
Perfect Kill
3
23%
Last Breath
2
15%
Flash Kill
4
31%
Assassination
2
15%
 
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Assasin Knife Special

Postby legalize freedom » Sun Jul 24 2016 1:52am

The special for the Assassin Knife is named Silent Kill. This is a laser attack complete with the beam sound effect. I think the first thing everyone thinks when they see it is "That wasn't silent at all!".

The translation is literally Silent Kill, but since that doesn't work so well for this particular attack, I would suggest we look at it in the quick, calculated assassin sense.

I'm looking for suggestions and feedback. Here are some I've come up with in order of how much I like them and how well I believe they go with the instant kill laser attack animation.

Precision
Perfect Kill
Last Breath
Swift Kill
Flash Kill
Sudden Kill
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby Chinagonuk » Mon Jul 25 2016 12:14am

How about Assassination?
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby Bulzome » Tue Jul 26 2016 12:00pm

I like "Last Breath" and "Swift Kill".

This may be sort of off topic, but... The Level 3 Katana Special for the Samurai (Page 7 Line 239) is "Instant Kill". I've changed this to "Shunsatsu". It means "Instant Kill", but I think "Shunsatsu" sounds better.
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby Special T » Thu Jul 28 2016 1:04pm

Precision or Perfect Kill sound fine to me or
- Beam Canon
- Laser Sight
- Focal Point

I'm not sure if any of my suggestions will conflict with names of any other specials though.
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby sulfuroxp » Thu Jul 28 2016 3:07pm

Why you don't use the original names of specials???
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby knight0fdragon » Thu Jul 28 2016 8:29pm

Because the names do not match the meaning, Camelot gave the name Silent Kill because it was looking for a name to suit an assassin. Well Silent Kill is not silent at all, so it is silly to use the name. Thus the name change is to give a better understanding to the underlining special
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby legalize freedom » Mon Aug 15 2016 11:59am

Thanks for the responses everyone, but it doesn't help much when everyone likes something different.
I've created a poll with the five finalists. Please vote!
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby DomingoRules! » Tue Aug 16 2016 1:39am

I know it's not one of the poll options, but after reading your description of the move I came up with "Oxymoron Beam." Because assassins are supposed to be silent and undetectable, while the technique is anything but. I'm not by any means suggesting that name. Just thought I'd mention it as a joke.
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Re: Assasin Knife Special

Postby Eric » Sun Aug 21 2016 7:46pm

I vote for silent kill. Keep it close to the original. Even if the translation is off. Maybe the silent kill technique was never meant to be silent to throw people off, that would be very ninja-like.
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