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Strangest Christian imagery yet

Anyone familiar with Japanese games is probably aware that Christian imagery is a recurring theme. Not really Christian symbolic, because the imagery is often taken out of context. Japanese designers just seem to love European churches and their stained-glass windows and see them as bright, cheerful places.

This out-of-context usage sometimes has quite strange results, stranger than Aeris growing her flowers in a church in Final Fantasy VII. But the strangest I’ve encountered yet is in Namco’s Rolling Thunder. This game, like so many others of its kind, has the player-hero rescue a girl from a criminal organization. Well, and when he finally finds her, he finds her like this:

Rolling Thunder

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