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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: ChrisBrown 31 July 2009 01:42:23PM 3 points [-]

"Another said: a superhero is someone who can save people who could not be saved by any ordinary means; whether it is few people or many people, a superhero is someone who can save people who cannot be saved. "

This seems to be a reference to (or at least influenced by) Fate/Stay Night, correct?

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 02:12:29PM 1 point [-]

Correct. (Direct reference, not influence.)

Comment author: thomblake 31 July 2009 03:04:06PM 2 points [-]

Ooh, is this "guess the reference"?

Look upon the Abyss without flinching

Neon Genesis Evangelion / Warhammer 40k fanfic?

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 03:04:46PM 2 points [-]

But of course. I quoted that particular line in a "Rationality Quotes" a while back.

Comment author: RolfAndreassen 31 July 2009 04:39:40PM 1 point [-]

Out of curiosity, have you played the games, or did you just come across that particular quote and approve?

Comment author: CronoDAS 31 July 2009 06:44:17PM 0 points [-]

I was annoyed to discover the other day that none of the Type Moon games have official English releases. We've gotten the manga and anime adaptations, but not the visual novels. (There is a fan translation patch, but importing the Japanese game is not as easy as getting an official English version. And I'm not going to stoop to piracy to get it.)