May
15
2012

Apparently cultural contamination works both ways.

You know how Western civilization has a ‘bad*’ habit of appropriating other cultures’ religious and cultural icons for its own purposes?

Walp.

Honestly, we have no kick coming.

Moe Lane

*Note: this is not actually ‘bad.’

6 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    Are you assuming this was created by someone not from the West? Even money says this MUGEN fight is the product of some college kid from UCLA or CalTech. So there’s a real cultural blender thing going on here, art from a Japanese vampire hunting game that borrows/steals from Stoker & Universal horror films is mashed together with someone’s hand drawn depictions of 2 parts of the Trinity in a “make your own” fighting game freeware.

    Most of this is still The West conquering and pillaging.

  • mattt says:

    This a home brewed mash-up using M.U.G.E.N.. \ Officially Dracula & Alucard are only in on a fighting in Castlevania universe fighter and God and Jesus are from a fighting game from the Adult Swim website.

  • JeffV says:

    The influece is more interesting than that, since Jesus/God would be a middle eastern export. Without googleing to double check, I recall the trinity concept (brought up by Aryges) was the brainchlid (sort-of) of Augistine of Hippo who was with the church in North Africa, so the cultural cross-talk goes pretty deep.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    You may have picked a bad example, but anime and manga are full of bizarre adaptations of Christianity in general and Catholicism specifically. To say nothing of the Cthulhu Mythos. Mobile Infantry, Lensmen…

  • Murgatroyd says:

    The three ostriches were a nice touch.

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