Leave the catgirl alone, folks.Leave the catgirl alone, folks.

You know, I take off a few weeks for Thanksgiving (as well as being sick as a dog) and what do I come back to?  Terrorism at conventions.  Mayhem in the upper echelons of other conventions.  Panic on the streets of London, panic on the streets of Birmingham…  And now this.

NeoGAF, who were once lauded for Dudebro: My Shit Is Fucked Up So I Got to Shoot/Slice You II: It’s Straight-Up Dawg Time are now picking on catgirls.

Really?  Have we sunk this far as a people?

Caveat time: I couldn't care less about Tekken.  Not a fan, just couldn’t get into it.  I’ve always been more of a Street Fighter kinda guy (and Street Fighter V announcement this past weekend yay!) but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get that people like Tekken.  Different strokes for different folks, and that’s just how the world rolls.

But…no.  We want to complain about Lucky Chloe, the newly-announced character that dresses up in nekomimi (well, that or Axent headphones) being “too sexy”, or so report the folks at Reddit.  Really?

Somehow, Felicia from Darkstalkers managed to make it past all of you, but far-more-dressed Chloe couldn’t?  Good job, morons.  And here I thought as a conservative, 40-something Hispanic male I was supposed to be the bastion of propriety.

As you can see, from a gaming standpoint, she’s a decent close-in fighter, which is always good.  Oh, and she has that typical JPop kawaii aura that seems to make gaming audiences lose their shit, which means that…where the fuck have you been all these years?  You should know that this is a Japanese game, and that means – OMGWTFBBQONOEZ! – Japanese-oriented characters.

Hey, but thanks to a bunch of White Knights, Namco has listened.  Europe and Asia will get the catgirl.  US and Canada will get yet another generic bald, musclebound powerfighter.  Good fucking job, folks.  Take a bow – you really told off a major transnational company, didn’t you?

And when Tekken 8 doesn’t make it out of Japan, you’ll know why.