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17 February 2004 @ 10:01 pm
Leader terminology help.....  
I was wondering if anyone who can understand Japanese could help me out.

What, exactly, is Bradley called? I've seen in fansubs him being called "Fuhrer", "Leader", "King", and "President". Or maybe some of those were just Roy saying that he wanted to become "president". So, my question is: Which of these is the most suitable translation? And, is Bradley both the King/President and leader of the military? Is it just a military-led government?

....not that I'm wanting to know this because my Ed muse is thwapping me on the head with a bunny set in a future probably-ending-up-AU universe where a big war gives Roy the momentum and popularity to become president/king/grand high poobah, oh no, definitely not....:coughs:

Thanks! :)
 
 
Ru: bling bling1954 on February 17th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
Bradley is called a "Daisoutou," so...

Soutou: President, generalissimo (Fuhrer). Dai means big. So a "Daisoutou" would be a rank above even that.

If I were working with it, though, I'd assign Bradley the highest ranking according the the current military rankings.. Five Star General, I think, going by this site: http://www.promotega.org/fld00019/rankings.htm

(please note that my military expertise is zero to nothing.)

But it fits, if you look at the page in the guidebook which lists all of the military rankings. Counting up from Armstrong(Major) that's how it figures out to be, anyway.
Ru1954 on February 17th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
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edit (damn, you should be able to edit) AHAHA, also, one of the only four generals to hold this position? "Omar N. Bradley."

... I think someone mentioned this before... I feel a sense of deja vu.
White Asterwhite_aster on February 18th, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
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Hmm...thanks. Now if I could only figure out whether "King" is Bradley's first name, or a title, and if a title, then is "Fuhrer King" the whole title, inseparable, or is it a "king that happens to be Fuhrer"? Decisions decisions.
pretty much the nostalgia chickvikki on February 17th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
In the anime, he is given the title 'Fuhrer' by a paper in the eighth episode, when Ed gets his title of Fullmetal. You can pause the screen and see that he is 'Fuhrer King Bradrey'. XD
IT'S THE WORST INCH OF SNOW: am v. shinytheboxization on February 17th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Ho-HO!

I am pacified. :D Thanks.
レテル: brain vacation + tiger_priestesslethael on February 17th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't his first name King? *confused*
Saya Aenslandsaya_aensland on February 17th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Indeed it is.
Branchbranchandroot on February 18th, 2004 07:49 am (UTC)
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Oo, oo, do we actually have a source that says so? Thank god, that's been bugging me for *ages*.
Jen: badassstarlightstorm on February 17th, 2004 11:03 pm (UTC)
XD XD
I'm just picturing Roy walking around with an official title like "Grand High Poobah" and -
*snap!*
- and apparently getting singed.
ow.
White Asterwhite_aster on February 18th, 2004 07:13 am (UTC)
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:) I think that my Ed, everyonce in awhile when he wants to be annoying, will call Roy "Grand Master" and "Lord of All He Surveys" and "He Who Must Be Obeyed Or He'll Fry Your Ass". :)