Tag: former delinquent, former prostitute.

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#1 by ErickKursaw
2022-11-05 at 18:34
< report >Hello VNDB.
I recently submitted a request to add the tag "former delinquent".
When reviewed by a moderator, it got the following response: "eah, I have deleted Role > Ex-prostitute a long time ago, and I stand by my decision. If the character has left that life it has little bearing on the character."
I personally think both tags are relevant, since they directly affect how a character reacts based on his past experiences. I'll give two examples of VNs where this tag is relevant to a character and his actions/personality.

-Tsuma no Haha Sayuri
One major plot point of the game is that Sayuri feels responsible of her past, which she thinks directly contributed to her daughter's current behaviour, directly affecting her personality, even though she no longer works in the sex industry.

-Moto Yankee Tsuma: Hinako ~Shinshin Tomo ni Kanzen Netori!~.
The game revolves around the Hinako, the protagonist's childhood friend whom he used to have a crush on, and how her past as a juvenile delinquent made her end up in the life she currently has.

I would like to hear your opinion or suggestions.
Thanks for your attention.
#2 by xierin000
2022-11-06 at 02:21
< report >I wouldn't make a tag, but I'd like both as traits. I think if it plays a role in the story then it should be there. Former delinquent is also a 萌え属性 so being able to search for those characters would be nice.
#3 by rampaa
2022-11-06 at 07:19
< report >Those were proposed as traits, OP is just confusing tags with traits.

Role > Former Monarch and Role > Former Celebrity already do exist, so the argument that says ex-profession has little to no bearing on the character seems quite flimsy.
#4 by ErickKursaw
2022-11-06 at 09:06
< report >Yes, sorry.
#5 by ravena
2022-11-10 at 10:38
< report >I say that those traits sound good as long as there are more characters that fit them than those two singular examples mentioned. I don't see a point in having a trait if there are only one or two characters that fit them.
#6 by Ernovace
2022-11-10 at 12:58
< report >Former delinquent (Moto Yan/Yankee) genre does have few nukige from what I recall, so you should get few more examples.
#7 by lord-thantus
2022-11-11 at 16:51
< report >In 428: Shibuya Scramble, one of the protagonists, Achi Endo, is the former leader of a delinquent gang. One of the main conflicts for his storyline comes from the members of this gang, particularly the more aggressive and violent ones, butting heads with Achi and looking down at him for leaving the gang.

Right now his character page has the trait for "Gang Leader" but that's not particularly accurate to the present day events of the game, as the actual current gang leader keeps butting heads with him. Having a trait like "former delinquent" would be appropriate to have for his character page instead of gang leader (even if the "leader" aspect is not implied) as its his status as a former member of that group that directly affects the story.


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