That's a pretty cool observation, I'd love to see Chespin as a knight.I have a possible name origin for chespin. The french word "chevalier" is a word that referred to a knight, in particular, one that was on horseback. However, this word was commonly used to refer to any kind of knight in time. Then, the french word "pin" can refer to either a pin (same word in English and French) or a pine tree/needle. I just noticed the "che" in chevalier while researching, and thought I might look from there. "che" also refers to chestnuts in all translations, but think about the double meaning we have in the name with these meanings! "che" can refer to the beginning of the french word for knight or for the beginning of the word chestnut (or the beginning of chest-piece if you think about it), while the "pin" part can refer to a pin (aka needle) or pine...(or pine needle) maybe that's the point! I wouldn't be surprised if the grass on chespin's head is a helmet and he becomes more knight-like as he evolves. Thoughts?
EDIT: Also, Puerco espín means porcupine (lol, porqu'pine') in Spanish, and espin itself means thorn! And pinuti was a Filipino farming tool that was used as a sword. I'm seeing a pattern.
Pretty much.Yea tbh second forms are like teenagers, they have lost the adorable innocence factor that kids/base forms have, but have not yet gained the intimidating and respect commanding aspect the adult/final forms have. excluding Grovyle, quilava and Dewott all second stages starters look incredibly awkward to me.
Froakie looks like a king a bit to me, but also like Benjamin Franklin ._.That's a pretty cool observation, I'd love to see Chespin as a knight.
Continuing off of that theme, maybe Fennekin could be a prince/princess that Chespin has to guard/save and Froakie could either be the king that can fight or a thief out to get at the "Kingdom" of the starters.
Pretty much, that's a great comparison.
Literally, the spanish word for porcupine means "spiky pig" so...I am not totally sure on this, but I think in some languages the words for porcupine and hedgehog are similar. Strangely enough, if you look up hedgehog on dictionary.com, one of the definitions is porcupine (don't know why, they are clearly different animals).
Eh. He's a hedgehog, as implied in his name in other languages and slightly in English.
You two are fighting a losing battle trying to convince me that Chespin is notHis name in every other language says otherwise.
I'm pretty sure I didn't even have the words brown and rodent in my post, smarts. I was trying to convince you that Chespin is based off of a hedgehog, not something general like a "brown rodent".You two are fighting a losing battle trying to convince me that Chespin is not
b.) a rodent
Oh, so it's name implies that it's a hedgehog?
Hedgehog or not, when someone interprets him as a chipmunk, it's not your opportunity to shoot him/her down based on some trivial non-binding information like name origin. Because as we know, said origins don't always accurately reflect the design. Looking at chespin, he bares loose resemblance to a hedgehog, so there's likely something there, but he looks a helluva lot more like a chipmunk.I'm pretty sure I didn't even have the words brown and rodent in my post, smarts. I was trying to convince you that Chespin is based off of a hedgehog, not something general like a "brown rodent".