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Luc Bernard Talks About Gay Character In Eternity's Child, Rose Princess

He's from Eternity's Child.

After my semi-recent post about Eternity's Child, the game's mastermind and artist extraordinaire, Luc Bernard, contacted me. The charming gentleman asked if I would like to know more about his other game, The Rose Princess, as well as more information on the gentleman pictured above (Thank you, Luc), a gay character who is to be featured prominently in Eternity's Child. Here's his bio as it was given to me from Monsieur Bernard:

His name will be revelead soon, for a bit of the bio of this character, this child was an orphan who was adopted by a rich family, however when the adopted parents found out he liked more boys than girls they thought he was mentally ill, so he was sent to a mental hospital to try and cure his "illness." The only way he managed to escape resulted in him having both of his hands ripped off. In the game he will be able to change his hands many times and add different mechanical machines to them that will help him and angel at certain parts in the game.

Wow, that should definitely make for an interesting character. Luc went on to mention that he (the character, not Luc) grew up to be a drug addicted, homeless prostitute. However, that is how the character is and it is not meant to be offensive. Trust me on this, Luc Bernard is quite comfortable with the gays. In fact, he was pressured to not include a gay character in Eternity's Child but he did it anyways.

Haven't heard enough about gay characters? Well, Luc likes to put a gay character in each of his stories. On top of that, the other project he is working on, The Rose Princess, the title character is a lesbian, "but not in a Dead or Alive way." He told me that it's going to be very serious and "not just a way to get guys horny." You can read everything he told me about both the character in Eternity's Child and The Rose Princess (this one has two gay characters, Mr. Cuddles and The Rose Princess) after the jump. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments. I'm very interested to see what you think of this and I'm sure Luc Bernard would very much like to read your responses.

Before you make the jump, I just wanted to give my special thanks to Luc Bernard for taking the time out of his busy schedule to provide us with this information. I look forward to trying out your creations, soon! Now, make the jump!

Now this is what I consider my masterpiece, ok it may sound really offending at first, with the whole Mr Cuddles being a drug addicted and homeless prostitute. But the rose princess's goal is not to shock, it may be set in a fantasy world but it deals with real life issues unlike most games (which feature a one man army that saves the fucking world and kills hundreds of people and never gets hurt).

Like I said before Eternity's Child was inspired by my childhood the rose princess is inspired by my present. In EC, Angel is how I was as a child, in the present I'm more like Mr Cuddles (not the drug part lol).

It is here that Luc goes into a discussion of his other upcoming game, The Rose Princess.

The Rose Princess is really a story about 2 different individuals trying to be accepted in a society that doesn't want them, the rose princess manages to become accepted due to her cello playing, but Mr Cuddles however has nothing to offer, he wants to be an actor but no theatre will take them due to the fact that he's a mechanical rabbit.

Most characters in the rose princess are based on real people that I know. So if anyone finds this game offending I mean lol welcome to the real world lol.

The main look of the character of the Rose Princess was inspired by Megan McCauley (a singer whose album came out this week), I needed that character to be beautiful, and since I think she is the most beautiful woman in the world I needed that character to look like her. That character spends most of her time composing with her cello and her music is what manages to make her become accepted (despite her curse), but that does not mean she will be happy, you can have the money and fame in the world and still be lonely.

Homosexuality in my games, I think that people now aren't afraid to say that they're gay and there is alot more gay people than we think, I mean it's now part of society and not considered a sin anymore. So videogames have failed to create many gay characters. In each one of my stories there is a gay character, years ago when I was working on EC, I was advised not to put a gay character in it, but now I don't think I really care, if people have a problem with that well they are just racist. And there is nothing wrong making out with guys, I've done it before lol but that doesn't mean I'm gay though lol.

The character of the Rose Princess is a lesbian, but not in a dead or alive way, it's going to be alot more serious and not just a way to get guys horny.

It all sounds really awesome and just as I said before, I'm very anxious to learn more about these games. Remember to leave your thoughts in the comments if you wish. For the full sized pic of the above character, click on the thumbnail.

10 Comments

Freezair said:

Reminds me of Edward Scissorhands a bit. I definitely like his "special ability." Let's see how it all turns out in the game, eh?

Aliento said:

While his comment may not be so eloquently written (racist?), It's nice to see people in the game industry who aren't afraid of the opinion of some pimple-faced homophobe teenager.

SkorpyoBrat said:

Well given that he's in his early 20s and French I'd say his grasp of English is pretty awesome. What I find incredibly funny is that this game is slated for release on the ever-so-kid-friendly Wii!

Richie said:

I have to admit the high-heels in that Mr. Cuddles sketch bring to mind flashes of that horrendous stereotype from Enchanted Arms. But that's not to say that a well-developed gay character who happens to wear high heels can't exist. It's exciting to see how enthusiastic M. Bernard is about creating dynamic gay characters. I'll be very interested to see the final product. (p.s. But seriously, someone needs to tell this guy how obnoxious the repeated use of "lol" can be.)

PClaflin said:

I just can't wait to get my hands on these games, they sound , (and from what we've seen) look brilliant.

Pilot said:

I love how he said he's going to portray the lesbian character in Rose Princess. I'm really getting tired of there being lesbians characters just for the sake of male fantasies.

I'd love to hear more information about the game.

Riot said:

I love this. I think this is exactly what the industry needs. Interesting, creative, and original gay characters. I think the way these characters are being implemented are good ones. Yes, Mr. Cuddles is a bit over the top BUT there is a reason for it and it's not just for comic relief, not like that horrid character in Enchanted Arms.

BanditKir said:

I wanted to point out that the picture is not "Mr. Cuddles" but the unnamed character from Eternity's Child.

That being said, I wonder who Mr. Cuddles was inspired by. I mean, a homosexual mechanical rabbit? Hm...

Kudos to Luc Bernard for his work. I didn't really have much interest in investing in a wii until now.

linoge said:

this is the kind of game i'd like to create......real life stuff with a fantasy touch.....remember the nickname linoge guys.....:P

linoge said:

this is the kind of game i'd like to create......real life stuff with a fantasy touch.....remember the nickname linoge guys.....:P

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