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- Nov 1, 2009
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Is Vor going to be another Ephemer/Ephemera Brain/Blaine situation where people call her ver instead?
Vor's name is spelled Vör in Norse. I would assume ヴェル is a closer transliteration than Vor and more accurately preserves the pronunciation. Anglicization basically just replaced ö with o because they look similar.I think this will be alright since
1. They introduced the character simultaneously for all regions
2. Name is derived from Norse mythology, we know how it's supposed to be spelled (unless of course it turns out that her name is supposed to be Ver, short for Verdandi, but what are the chances of that?)
With Ephemer it was like 1.5 years before his name was localized, and Brain it still took 6 months. Different scenarios.
Vor's name is spelled Vör in Norse. I would assume ヴェル is a closer transliteration than Vor and more accurately preserves the pronunciation. Anglicization basically just replaced ö with o because they look similar.
Sort of like how Hermod is actually Hermóðr. I don't know much about Scandinavian languages, but I do know ð is a "th"-ish sound which explains why it's ヘルモーズ in Japanese.
So I'm just going to pick apart names.
Vor - Obviously, Nomura realized what kind of fandom he has and wanted to make a cruel joke. In seriousness, she's a wisdom goddess. I know Norse mythology is redundant with gods of war and wisdom.
Urd - I know from my knowledge of Marvel that this is the name of a Norn.
Bragi - More norse stuff. Poetry. I know there are more than one Bragi and don't know which Nomura will choose from.
Heremod - Some Danish king I remember from Beowulf. Sorry, my knowledge of Norse myths don't go that far.
The sepia tone picture, perhaps?