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The first name change of ABE history

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WilsonTheRedBird, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. WilsonTheRedBird

    WilsonTheRedBird Tiny Birdy

    so i was playing some abe and then i want to hatch miffy
    But when i suddenly check her info
    Her name is changed to fringy???!!
    Why is that tho
    Maybe because its too innapropiate or too boring
    Idk
     
  2. Desert Song

    Desert Song Super Cool Bird

    Well I'll be! Although didn't Dutch have a different name back in the day and they changed it?
     

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  3. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

  4. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW Forum Mod

    What confuses me is that they didn’t change H.M.A’s “Harley Quin” evolution or both of Cold Turkey’s evolutions if copyright is the reason they changed Miffy’s name.

    Also why Fringy? It’s a awful choice for a cute-ish rabbit bird hybrid. I think that “Molly” seems like a small but decent change for Miffy.
     
  5. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    It could be a seat of the pants decision to avoid a lawsuit. It seems they have changed all the posts in FB also, including the release notes.
     
  6. Buds

    Buds Super Cool Bird

    Yes. There were multiple birds in soft-launch with different names:

    Dutch was called "Arnie"
    Steve was called "Steven"

    I'm guessing they were supposedly just references, until they realised they don't want to be yelled at by copyright from Arnold and SU.
     
  7. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW Forum Mod

    Steve actually still has his old name. They just shortened it for no reason. During the CT event, it says [Wanted: Steven the Seagull]
     
  8. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    Dutch being Arnold Schwarzenegger is very obvious if you know (I do) his character name in the original Predator movie (1987): Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
    Murphy is Officer Murphy in Robocop.
    Steve is obvious as Steven Seagal.
    Claude is Jean Claude Van Damme.
    Captain Freedom is Hulk Hogan.

    Who else?
     
  9. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW Forum Mod

    Let’s see...
    Darlene is Deadpool...
    Eddie the Bird was a sponsorship so it’s pretty obvious who he was supposed to be...
    Cold Turkey might be Benjamin Franklin...
    Angry Santa is Santa Clause (or Krampus)
    Grandfather Frost I don’t know...
    NFL Star Quarterback was another sponsorship...
    Angromedon I also don’t know...
    Probotnik is based off some alien...
     
  10. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Super Cool Bird

    Since when is a single word proper name proprietary? Her full name is (was) "Miffy Harbinger of Doom", so unless that full name already exists I don't get it...
     
  11. JBrianK

    JBrianK Hatchling

    Miffy is a cartoon rabbit that was clearly the inspiration for this. I am guessing the owners of miffy got upset and ask for a change. They called her fringy now as in copywriter infringement
     
  12. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Super Cool Bird

    I disagree that she was "clearly" the inspiration for this character. Lots of differences (more than similarities).
    What's next, a full overhaul of Frost's "King of Winter" evo because he has some similarities to a White Walker King from GOT?
     
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  13. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

  14. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW Forum Mod

    NFL Star Quarterback got renamed to Team Star Quarterback
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  15. Epic Buttstomp

    Epic Buttstomp Super Cool Bird

    Agreement expired or no agreement was signed.

    I hope the arrangement with Iron Maiden was real or Eddie will become Mr Skeleton soon.
     
  16. Gildan

    Gildan Super Cool Bird

    Considering one of the two evolutions still literally has the "NFL" logo on a cape and all of the individual team names/colors/emblems are still present, I'm guessing that particular change wasn't actually made for legal reasons.
     
  17. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Super Cool Bird

    It could be that they are only concerned about the "names" & not any visual infringements?
     
  18. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW Forum Mod

    Which is why Cold Turkey still has his obviously parodied evolutions
     
  19. It'SaBiRd

    It'SaBiRd Tiny Birdy

    Cold Turkey might be Benjamin Franklin... <-- The Joker/Wario
    Grandfather Frost I don’t know... <--- Night King/some Russian president, possibly Boris
    Angromedon & Dr Pro <-- reference to the movie Mars Attack
     
  20. Gildan

    Gildan Super Cool Bird

    Frost's two evolutions are the King of the White walkers from Game of Thrones, or "Meme Vladimir Putin" (which is why he is shirtless).
     

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