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Something That Needs Addressing About Elodie

beachedbeached Member Posts: 302
edited November 2020 in General Discussions

I don't know who needs to hear this but people who refer to Elodie as "Claudette Number Two" need to seriously re-evaluate the way they talk about people of color. Elodie, quite literally, looks NOTHING like Claudette whatsoever and the sheer number of people that have been calling her Claudette 2 is disheartening. I tend not to be offended easily, I can take a joke if it is funny but there is nothing funny about literally saying something with racist undertones. Elodie's character model is entirely different from every other survivor in the game, and is obviously the way behavior is going in creating future character models and updating old ones. This isn't up for discussion, if you say Elodie is just another Claudette simply because they're both women of color you seriously need to sit down and think about your implicit racism. Sincerely, members of the community that are tired of people who think racist comments are funny.

Edit: To be clear, it's not the people who accidently thought during the trailer that Elodie was Claudette. It is SPECIFICALLY the people who insist on calling Elodie Claudette 2.0 despite knowing for a fact that they are two different characters that only share the fact that they are both women of color. It would be silly of me to call everyone who didn't realize Elodie was a new character the second the trailer came out racist. It is the people on the twitch stream, the people in fog whisperer's chats, and others who literally call Elodie Claudette 2.0 ONLY because she is also a woman of color.

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  • Warcrafter4Warcrafter4 Member Posts: 2,917

    Yep the Glitz and Glamor/Silk and gold set head piece "Curl and Glow" is specifically what I was referring too.

  • cheetocultleadercheetocultleader Member Posts: 1,194

    She's not even the same skin tone. Granted, if you're someone who pays no attention to detail, maybe. She's just very clearly a different character to me in facial structure, physical build, etc.

  • Warcrafter4Warcrafter4 Member Posts: 2,917

    if your looking at their face then yes....

    However in game you rarely if ever get to look at players faces for longer then a second or two and most people playing killer can recognize the difference between the 2 by either the screams or when they hook them because they get to actually see their front/face.

    The front of the character doesn't matter in a game where they are almost never going to be facing you as either survivor or killer.

  • assistassist Member Posts: 9

    Tbh when i saw the trailer i thought that's kind of a weird art style for Claud and David. That's what my first thought was. Of course after having seen a few more pics of her i agree she's obviously a different character than Claud, but i also think you can't deny they share similarities at first sight. It's not racist, at least not from my side, i also mistook Nightrider(?) Kate and Zarina for Meg for quite a while after i came back to DbD after an almost 2year break.

  • KomiKomi Member Posts: 244

    Its more the nature of this game's cosmetics that I immediately assumed Elodie was a legendary for Claudette when watching the trailer, until Victor shredded David that I remembered its a chapter.

  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 4,190

    I did too and I got excited and I said to Mr Mushwin oh it's a new skin for Claudette but it's like I am now ashamed to think of such -rme-

  • RamiSamiiRamiSamii Member Posts: 157

    Knew it was a different character right from the trailer. Why would they put "Claudette" in a brand new cosmetic set, but leave David default? It makes no sense. Claud's big curly hair also isn't even as big as Elodie's. She isn't Claudette #2 and she never will be. She's Elodie, and I don't see how people cannot tell the difference unless they are either visually impaired in some way or frankly just don't care and think "black girl #2 = black girl #1." They aren't even the same shade or shape, nor do they sound the same.

  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 4,190

    I felt very much your OP may of offended literally innocent people, as there is similar differences with Elodie and Claudette, I feel your post seemed to of bashed people that just felt at a glimpse it was Claud and even calling her Claud 2 is not been racist at all. You are basically calling people like myself a racist just because I addressed things that are similar which I don't think it's right and the devs, mods would insta ban people been racist which I cant see posts of such a nature.

  • thrawn3054thrawn3054 Member Posts: 5,274

    I thought it was Claudette at first. I just thought they'd changed her model a bit.

  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 4,190

    We have had David King in Darkness among us, as I said it could of been a new cosmetic, David looked like he was protecting, looking out for Claudette, to me that is. It is a known thing of survs been in trailers, people shouldn't be judged just because they thought something.

  • xenotimebongxenotimebong Member Posts: 2,803

    Thinking it was a Claudette skin promo trailer at first is not necessarily racist, you’re right. But why would someone call her Claudette #2 when they’re completely different? Different nationalities, personalities, looks, voices and mannerisms. Claudette is a skinny nerd and Elodie is a glamorous thief. The only thing they have in common is that they’re both female and black.

  • VexTheHexVexTheHex Member Posts: 954
    edited November 2020

    In the initial reveal of her and David walking together with the fog/distance I can understand thinking it's Claudette with a new outfit as she does have one hair cosmetic that reminds me of Elodie's hair. But it's pretty clear she is someone else pretty fast from there as her facial features are different as well as her skin tone. When it cuts to her opening the chest, it should be obvious especially with her freckles being very noticeable. To add to that, David is in his default outfit so it makes sense the other individual would also be in their default outfit.


    But to be fair, I recall some people calling Felix, Ace 2.0. Meanwhile I was just excited to get a generally good looking blond guy in the game. Those have gotten rarer. xD

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