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Character Profile – Samuel Berkeley

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , , on July 5, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 10

Insight: 7

Instantaneous Judgement: 5

Emotional Strength: 10

Charisma: 5

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 10

Disguise, Infiltration: 6

Engineering, Development: 2

Favourite gun: H & K USP Tactical

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: Vale Tudo

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Illegal Intelligence Agency S.E.A.

Assigned Team: Special Ops Unit PHANTOM

Rank / Role: Execution Force Operative

Physical Data

Age: 46 (estimation)

Blood Type: O+

Sex: Male

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Black

Height: 188cm (6’2”)

Weight: 118kg (260 lbs)

Chest Measurement: 118 cm

Foot Size: 30 cm (Size 12)

Dominant Arm: Right

Grip: Right: 108kg (238 lbs)/ Left: 99 kg (215 lbs)

Eyesight: Right: 2.0 / Left: 2.0

Hearing Ability: Right: Normal / Left: Normal

Personal Data

Identification Number: PHANTOM LIVE-009

Codename: Scorpion

Real Name: Samuel Berkeley

Birth date: February 19th, 196X

Birthplace: Canada

Family Structure: None

Hobbies: Coffee Bean Blends / Fly-fishing

Favourite Things: American jokes

Disliked Things: Hiding

Important things: Children

Favourite Disguise: Cook

Favourite Phrase: Get up!

Personality: A through and through soldier type whose body moves simultaneously with his thoughts.
A foppish man, he makes every word he speaks feel warm and important.
He’s attached to Bishop and company as though they’re his children.

Source

It’s been a while, but this blog isn’t dead yet! I actually started working on this entry back in February, but then I got sidetracked by life. Whoops. I think I’ll have more free time from now on, so I’ll try to be more attentive.

At first I thought it was strange to describe Samuel as “foppish”. I was sure that I was definitely making a mistake somewhere. Then I remembered he was black James Bond and everything fell into place.

I still probably made a million mistakes anyway

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Character Profile – Kelly Wong

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 28, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 3

Insight: 8

Instantaneous Judgement: 7

Emotional Strength: 5

Charisma: 7

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 1

Disguise, Infiltration: 1

Engineering, Development: 6

Favourite gun: —

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: —

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Hong Kong Mafia “Ceng1 Lung4 Bong1” (青龍幇) (Note: The website gives the reading as “Qīng Lóng Bāng”, but that’s Mandarin and they’re a Hong Kong organization, so…)

Rank / Role: Executive Member

Physical Data

Age: 27

Blood Type: A+

Sex: Female

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Black

Height: 170cm (5’6”)

Weight: 54kg (119 lbs)

3 Sizes: B92 W59 H89

Foot Size: 24.5 cm (Size 8.5)

Dominant Arm: Right

Grip: Right: 27kg (59 lbs)/ Left: 23 kg (51 lbs)

Eyesight: Right: 1.5 / Left: 1.5

Hearing Ability: Right: Normal / Left: Normal

Personal Data

Real Name: Kelly Wong

Birth date: July 21st, 198X

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Family Structure: Grandfather, younger sister, younger brother

Hobbies: Aromatherapy / Fan design

Favourite Things: Perfume / Chamomile Tea

Disliked Things: Others’ bad breath (She always has a fan for that)

Important things: Herself

Favourite Phrase: General words of praise for her.

Personality: Equipped with the weapons of a woman: beauty, nails, and cruelty, she uses them all to make men her slaves. Behind a tolerance she has a hysterical side to her which appears and disappears, wrapping around everything. A specialist perfumer that has no eye about perfume.

Source

Kelly Wong steals mens’ souls and makes them her slaves! Someone, call a Belmont!

I don’t know why, but I like Kelly Wong for some reason. I guess it’s because she’s the only female character with a personality in Spy Fiction. I think the last sentence of her personality section is talking about her, but she got rich on her perfume “Scent of a Woman”, so I might be misinterpreting it…

Character Profile – Michael Kwan

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 12, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 1

Insight: 10

Instantaneous Judgement: 7

Emotional Strength: 6

Charisma: 4

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 3

Disguise, Infiltration: 5

Engineering, Development: 10

Favourite gun: GLOCK 17

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: —

 

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Illegal Intelligence Agency S.E.A.

Assigned Team: Special Ops Unit PHANTOM

Rank / Role: Mechanic Specialist Covert Operative

 

Physical Data

Age: 21 (estimation)

Blood Type: AB-

Sex: Male

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Black

Height: 176cm (5’9”)

Weight: 59kg (130 lbs)

Chest Measurement: 80 cm

Foot Size: 25 cm (Size 7)

Dominant Arm: Right

Grip: Right: 26kg (57 lbs)/ Left: 24 kg (53 lbs)

Eyesight: Right: 1.0 / Left: 0.9

Hearing Ability: Right: Normal / Left: Normal

 

Personal Data

Identification Number: PHANTOM LIVE-217

Codename: Jack Rabbit

Real Name: Data erasure complete

Birth date: Data erasure complete

Birthplace: Data erasure complete

Family Structure: Data erasure complete

Hobbies: Playing with machines / Hacking

Favourite Things: Vegetable Juice / Cable TV

Disliked Things: American jokes (Especially the ones Samuel tells)

Important things: Pride

Favourite Disguise: None

Favourite Words: Gratitude

Personality: A self-confident man boasting about things intellectual theory can’t explain. Though his genius makes him hard to approach, he puts on somewhat of an agreeable surface in order to fit in. However, he can’t hide his elitism and strong desire for fame.

Source

First sentence of the personality section isn’t quite right (I’m sensing a pattern), so don’t take it as gospel.

Character Profile – Eve

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 11, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 5

Insight: 10

Instantaneous Judgement: 10

Emotional Strength: 10

Charisma: 10

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 2

Disguise, Infiltration: 2

Engineering, Development: 2

Favourite gun: —

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: —

 

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Illegal Intelligence Agency S.E.A.

Rank / Role: Case Officer

 

Physical Data

Age: No Data

Blood Type: No Data

Sex: Female

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Height: Approximately 168cm (5’6”) (Estimation)

Weight: Approximately 50kg (110 lbs) (Estimation)

3 Sizes: No data

Foot Size: No Data

Dominant Arm: No Data

Grip: No Data

Eyesight: No Data

Hearing Ability: No Data

 

Personal Data

Real Name: Data erasure complete

Birth date: Data erasure complete

Birthplace: Data erasure complete

Family Structure: Data erasure complete

Hobbies: Chronograph Collection

Favourite Things: Duty

Disliked Things: Rush Hour

Important things: Everyday

Favourite Phrase: World peace

Personality: Her loyalty for the organization is profound, faithful to the mission. Bishop has a good understanding of her but doesn’t agree with her principles. She has a strong will so she’s able to make heartless decisions.

Source

The second sentence of her personality probably isn’t translated right, be skeptical about it.

Character Profile – Forrest Kaysen

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 11, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 6

Insight: 3

Instantaneous Judgement: 2

Emotional Strength: 1

Charisma: 1

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 0

Disguise, Infiltration: 0

Engineering, Development: 8

Favourite gun: —

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: —

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Nanotechdyne Inc.

Rank / Role: Nanotechdyne Inc. Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory Chief Architect

Physical Data

Age: 39 (self-styled)

Blood Type: A+

Sex: Male

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Dark Brown

Height: 178cm (5’10”)

Weight: 133kg (293 lbs)

Chest Measurement: 120 cm

Foot Size: 33.5 cm (Size 14.5)

Dominant Arm: Right

Grip: Right: 45kg (99 lbs)/ Left: 42 kg (93 lbs)

Eyesight: Right: 0.1 / Left: 0.1    When corrected Right: 1.5 / Left: 1.5

Hearing Ability: Right: Normal / Left: Normal

Personal Data

Real Name: Forrest Kaysen

Birth date: May 23rd, 19XX

Birthplace: Australia

Family Structure: Mother

Hobbies: General Gambling / Parasailing (1 time only experience)

Favourite Things: Mayonnaise / Peanut Butter

Disliked Things: Low-fat Mayonnaise / Alice Coleman

Important things: Wealth / Fame / Power

Favourite Phrase: It’s worthy of research!

Personality: A sneaky and clever emissary*-like being. The root of all darkness, he can only feel happiness when immersing himself in research. In addition, he has a severe complex regarding bright and intelligent Alice.

Source

*The word used here, 使い, can mean either an emissary or a familiar spirit.

Oh my God! Kaysen was a demon in Spy Fiction too! I wonder if it was a joke SWERY took too far…

Character Profile – Douglas Lysander

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 11, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 8

Insight: 8

Instantaneous Judgement: 9

Emotional Strength: 9

Charisma: 8

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 10

Disguise, Infiltration: 2

Engineering, Development: 2

Favourite gun: GOLDEN BUTTERFLY

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: Green Beret Style Assassination Technique

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: Ultra-left Guerrilla Organization “Mundo Caliente”

Rank / Role: Leader and Military Instructor

Physical Data

Age: 63

Blood Type: O+

Sex: Male

Eyes: Ash Blue (the Japanese translates to “ash blue”, but the website calls it “sweet-gray”)

Hair: Wheat (again, kanji means “wheat”, but the website calls it “slate”)

Height: 185cm (6’)

Weight: 72kg (159 lbs)

Chest Measurement: 92 cm

Foot Size: 27 cm (Size 9)

Dominant Arm: None in particular (ambidextrous)

Grip: Right: 71kg (156 lbs)/ Left: 72 kg (159 lbs)

Eyesight: Right: 1.5 / Left: 1.5

Hearing Ability: Right: Normal / Left: Normal

Personal Data

Real Name: Douglas Lysander

Birth date: July 24th, 194X

Birthplace: United States of America

Family Structure: None

Hobbies: Gun Maintenance / Knife Maintenance

Favourite Things: Torture / Training / Hemingway

Disliked Things: Conspiracies

Important things: Love gun (taking care of his gun?)

Favourite Phrases: Many of Hemingway’s books

Personality: A man obsessed with the sense of fulfillment of surviving the intensity of the battlefield. He believes that self-identity can only be established through fighting. His wording is unrefined and rude, but at the same time feels like it has a certain kind of honesty.

Source

Look at those hobbies! What a scary guy! Who knew he loved Hemingway so much?

Well, apparently Billy/Sheila did, but how did they know to compare him to Hemingway? Dumb luck? (Edit: A native explained this to me. In Japan, the name “Hemingway” is used similar to how Westerns use “Shakespeare”. Billy/Sheila didn’t have to know anything about Lysander, it was just a general term. A Japanese-ism that doesn’t have the same connotations in English.)

Whatever the case, it adds a whole ‘nother facet to Lysander’s character. But, if it’s so important to him, I wonder why the Greenvale version of Lysander didn’t like Hemingway?

Character Profile – Dietrich Troy

Posted in Character Profile Translation, Website Translation with tags , , on February 1, 2012 by Wynyard

Military Intelligence Data 

Basic Physical Strength: 5

Insight: 10

Instantaneous Judgement: 8

Emotional Strength: 6

Charisma: 10

Hand-to-hand fighting, Marksmanship: 4

Disguise, Infiltration: 9

Engineering, Development: 5

Favourite gun: GLOCK 17

Hand-to-hand Fighting Style: No Data

 

Affiliation Data

Organization Affiliation: International Terrorist Organization ‘Enigma’

Rank / Role: Chief Staff Officer / Terror Planner

 

Physical Data

Age: 32 ~ 35 (Estimation)

Blood Type: No Data

Sex: Male

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Ash Blond

Height: 183cm (6’) (Estimation)

Weight: 70kg (154 lbs) (Estimation)

Chest Measurement: No Data

Foot Size: No Data

Dominant Arm: Based on data, the left

Grip: No Data

Eyesight: No Data    When corrected: No Data

Hearing Ability: No Data

 

Personal Data

Real Name: No Data

Birth date: No Data

Birthplace: No Data

Family Structure: No Data

Hobbies: No Data

Favourite Things: No Data

Disliked Things: No Data

Important things: No Data

Favourite Words: No Data

Personality: A clever, cold-hearted and cruel man. He has a talent for making use of a person’s weakest part to accomplish his goals. He has an abnormal hate of others being able to investigate his affairs.

Source

The last sentence of the personality section isn’t quite correct, but it uses a verb form with a concept I can’t wrap my head around.