yeah but thats the difference - "inspired by" - not is the actual guy
Jack the Ripper would be a cool addition, a stealth killer, probably a hybrid of hag and ghost face or something.
A killer that has an ability for displacement, whether its an M2 hit to teleport them and the survivor to a corner of the map (maybe they mark a few spots and teleport to the closest) or something similar.
Perks that could involve rotating an obsession and getting massive bonus's for succeeding in hooking the obsession.
Ed Gein was supposedly an influence on who Leatherface is, but Leatherface isn't Ed Gein, the mask thing is inspired by him but I don't think those types of people are like - if i play leatherface I'm playing ed gein, because the only thing similar is the face facemask.
I thought jack also became more like a character instead of a real person since they obviously found out who he really was. Then jack the ripper (the character) got put into other games and movies like assassins creed syndicate and jack vs sherlock holmes.
I would love it if he is added.
I think that an original take on Jack the Ripper would be amazing.
Assassins Creed did it just fine. Jack the Ripper is far too old to offend anyone (hopefully). Its not like its like Bundy, Dahmer or Gacy. The Ripper is a mysterious figure, and I think an original twist on the legend would be amazing
It would still be a glorification on the mutilation that he committed and I just DON'T want that, in any shape, with any actual serial killer. Like I said though, if they just gave the title of Jack The Ripper to a OC they create, I'd be fine. Just please, PLEASE don't give any honor to the actual people who committed such acts.
Well Jack was a unknown person (it was even rumored it wasnt just one person) so they could pull a ghostface and give him some bs backstory and name and just call them "the ripper"
It worked fine in Assassins Creed because they made damn sure that Jack was irredeemable. If they are careful about painting the Ripper in the worst light possible, I can see how that he could work.
However, an OC simply dubbed "Jack the Ripper" and was merely inspired from the legend would probably the easier method.
Yeah real life killers would probably cross a line, even historical ones...
However a Victorian/Edwardian era killer in a top hat with a razor would be a great theme. Maybe "the mad hatter" or "the undertaker" or something similar. Like Seamus from Malifaux. The map would be the dark cobblestone streets of old timey London.
Holmes would make an interesting survivor.
Come on guys, do you really want to glorify serial killers? There is no way that it can be a good thing.
We have a massive number of interesting characters in pop culture, and a lot of possibility for original characters that would not hurt the memory of REAL WORLD VICTIMS.
The game has the doctor whose theme and methods is likely inspired by either some crazy chinese doctor or a cia research program that included torture of random hospital patients.
Should he get removed?
No, he shouldn't. And neither should Bubba.
But we don't have Ted Bundy, the Butcher of Rostov or the Milwalkee Cannibal on the game because we don't want to glorify them.
When you translate some things or references to games, movies and books, you will have real world references, and it's not a problem. But when you start giving space to despicable people on pop culture, you not only pushes them away from the terrible things they did, but start a fandom revolving over them (or their representation ingame).
Jack The ripper is the character though since the identified who he actually was. Jack the ripper the character has been in a bunch of media. The multiple movies (including one he faces off against sherlock holmes) he's in assassind creed. There was a scooby doo back in time episode that involved him if i remember correctly. The character jack the ripper (who i don't even know is licensed) they could literally just do what they did was ghostface and name the killer "the ripper" and give him their own backstory. He'd probably be more of a scary character than the legion and clown anyway. You are not glorifying Aaron Kosminski as he wouldn't be the character in this world.
1. The real jack the ripper has never been identified. Kosminski was just a subject.
2. With all the interesting folklore and horror these still not utilized for killers, why pick a real life killer? That would be lazy and in poor taste.
3. Just because others have done it doesn't make it cool.
1. Ah alright.
2. A real life killer seems to be more scarier though since he is one of the most known real life killers that actually never got caught.
3. Understandable but it was never a problem when they did it but i do understand its 2020 so cancel culture and stuff is the norm.
I'm not saying to exclude him because if cancel culture. I'm saying exclude him because there are so many better options.
I personally don't think a real life killer is scarier. People like Jack the Ripper were freaks. Leave them in the history books and explore the vast world's of horror, fantasy, and science fiction instead of taking the cheap tasteless way out of picking real life killers. At that point why not add Bundy or Gacy It doesn't seem to mix with DBD to me
There is a difference between a character being inspired by a real life killer, and the real life killer themselves.
Well I've heard of a documentry once that Jack the Ripper was H.H. Holmes but then again it hasn't been official
several people were/are expecullated to have been jack the ripper.
but he was never caught.
kinda like the zodiac killer, for a more recent example
Rule numero uno.
Don't dive into anything real life. Hits too close to home and could dig up bad rep with the associated nation.
Would be like if they added Stalin or Hitler to the Civilization games.
True but what amazes me now is that its still popular debat, but if Jack was to be in the game he could ahve aline of interesting cosmetics
Like a barber, for example, butcher, fisherman, store owner and so on
The thing is, a lot of the people don't know in just how many other games and movies the persona of Jack the Ripper has been used in. So they have this idea as if this would be the first time he's used in media(a game in this case). But it's not.
we can have the cosmetics without the real life serial killer.
Eh you could but I was thinking in where it could allow the players to choose the fantasies, or allow them to choose like who Jack the Ripper was. Like for a barber people could think he's Sweeny Todd, or the Butcher that could portain to that part, I'm just saying they have a lot of possabilties with this character cosmetic wise
I agree but civ is a little bit different, those are nations with real historical leaders, for obvious reasons they are leaders typically not known for mass genocide, which is a good thing. So yeah depiction of real people in media and games needs to be thought out.
Jack the ripper is a real serial killer and probably shouldn't be in the game, but a killer inspired by that circumstance would be pretty good. Again a Victorian/Edwardian era gentleman in a top hat with a razor chasing survivors around cobblestone streets. Think how cool the map could be.
It could have a bunch of period/Gothic costume cosmetics for survivors and would fit with DBD really well.
While the generators are modern in design, the first generators (at least Faraday Disks) stem back to the early 1800's with more modern gens appearing in the early 1900's its not a stretch to include the theme.
What name though?
"The Mad Hatter"
Actually, new forensic evidence says the ripper was a man named Aaron Kosminski, A prime suspect at the time. The H.H Holmes thing only really matches the time period, not much else. I still don't care to see him in the game, I don't think IRL killers are the way to go.
Really I didnt know that huh cool, but now I've put more thought into it maybe Irl killers aren't a good idea but I would like to see killers that took inspiration off of them
I'd be down for an inspired killer. That could be cool.
Except Jack is a myth and not a person, they never identified him.
Like a wrestling persona.