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Why is it so hard for some people to grasp that Trickster doesn't NEED to "look like a killer"?

I don't understand why so many people are mad at the fact that Trickster doesn't look like a killer. THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT! He's meant to look like your average K-pop star, who doesn't look like he'd hurt anybody on purpose. He's SUPPOSED to lead a double life. Hell, there are some people who get SO CLOSE to getting it, but just miss it.

Not every killer has to look like they just unburied themselves, FFS.



  • Necromancer_YodaNecromancer_Yoda Member Posts: 22

    I think it is primarily because he is a KPOP star and KPOP is a very love it or hate it genre. I don't personally care for it, but I like that they added a very unique looking killer.

  • Mr_KMr_K Member Posts: 7,830

    What does a serial killer look like?

  • SMitchell8SMitchell8 Member Posts: 2,519

    And not a guy with purple hair, yellow jacket and a six pack

  • GlamourousLeviathanGlamourousLeviathan Member Posts: 790

    I absolutely get it that Trickster is supposed to give that feeling that someone who looks fairly normal is an actual psycopath killer, but that's not the problem here. This type of killer could work on another game or a movie, but not in DbD. This type of horror, benefits on the feeling that anyone can be a murderer, which works on a situation where to viewer/player gets surprised in a scene which they discover the identity of killer. On Dead by Daylight, you don't have this same kind of build up that you would get in a long narrative. You just appear in a strange and eerie place, may it be a corn field or a meat palnt, and then you see the killer and you immediately know that you should fear them. The design of a killer should be scary because it is the way of the game to communicate that you should be running from that guy and Trickster design fails to communicate because he is not suited for this kind of setting.

  • StibbityStabbityStibbityStabbity Member Posts: 1,679

    I'm fine with how he looks

  • ZtarShotZtarShot Member Posts: 838

    He should feel like a killer before he looks like one

  • El_GingeroEl_Gingero Member Posts: 1,147

    He was put in the game to appeal to all the creepy kpop obsessives so they can fantasise about who he’s dating and whether or not he’s gay etc, imho.

  • shinymonshinymon Member Posts: 293

    He's a lot more threatening than the Legion will ever hope to be.

  • burt0rburt0r Member Posts: 2,932

    My personal point is that killer in deaf by daylight should not look like average real life possible mass murderers. All of the other killer are either grotesque monstrosities, fictional characters or horror movie Icons. Dbd should be easy separatable from reality. There are only a few steps from trickster to a completely normal looking dude from reality who was a maass murderer.

    Also on the point of goofy skins and cosmetics. They are all optional and they should have picked a simply darker more leather like outfit for trickster and make the bright colored one the optional cosmetic.

  • mintchapstickmintchapstick Member Posts: 891

    Yeah, basically. People who think that killers have to look gross & dead are lacking imagination.

    When I first saw the preview for the new killer I thought it was goddamn genius, and I'm not a k-pop person by any means.

  • kucerkakucerka Member Posts: 186
    edited April 2021

    I actually like his aesthetics and such but I gotta agree he doesn't fit that well in DBD. I'm okay with him not looking like a true killer or being scary - many killers in dbd aren't scary, but that's more like a subjective opinion.

    But what I always loved about original killers was that just they always came up with something interesting or known and gave it this DBD twist. And now...there's a killer who look wise is just without any DBD twist, just a k-pop character how unique. They decided to give him a baseball bat for some reason and his unique power is trowing knives because...wait for it, he was throwing knives in his father's restaurant 🤦🏻‍♂. It's just so silly. And let's give him glowing eyes like he's a vampire from The sims 3.

  • GlamourousLeviathanGlamourousLeviathan Member Posts: 790

    If you take his bat and his knives from him, I would legit mistake him for a survivor.

  • GodLikeTerrorGodLikeTerror Member Posts: 1,054

    Don't hate on his bats... That's the best part about him...

  • GlamourousLeviathanGlamourousLeviathan Member Posts: 790

    First, Amanda is a licensed character from a well-known movie franchise. Second, a mask is something that is attached to one's body, nothing something that is hold and used as a tool. Using only the weapon to justify something being at least a little bit scary in DbD is weak. Don't try to excuse BHVR's bad design choices. Trickster doesn't fit and is the worst design they have ever done.

  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 12,691
    edited April 2021

    Neither of those two points are actual counterpoints. Take the mask and the blade away, and what are you left with?

  • XayrlenXayrlen Member Posts: 329

    And dogs don't need to look like canines.

    Because it's what makes horror game a horror game - a convincing killer among survivors. This tragedy does not make up for a killer at all. In fact be looks like a second clown in a raincoat.

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