Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others

Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others

Epic has revealed Shinbi, a new Hero for its online multiplayer title Paragon. The character’s design choice has been controversial with a portion of fans saying they dig it, while others are not exactly thrilled.

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Shinbi is Korean pop themed and, as tipster Sang notes, has the music video reveal to prove it.

At the time of writing, the announcement clip has 1620 likes and 681 dislikes on YouTube. Most of those are likes! But that’s a lot of dislikes for a character reveal, no?

Still, lots of folks were excited!

Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others

Others were happy that Epic seemed to have studied up on K-pop.

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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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GFriend is a popular K-pop group with one member named “ShinB”. Obviously, that’s close to “Shinbi”, but Epic has yet to confirm or deny the group’s influence.

Some felt the character, however, was out of place.

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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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Or bland.

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Or awkward.

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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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Some liked Shinbi OK, but felt that the game needed more male characters.

https://twitter.com/SereneSolitute/status/832339366085275649

Lots of players didn’t like that Epic revealed yet another melee Hero. (Though, a ranged character is apparently coming later this autumn.)

https://twitter.com/Squirtacular/status/832253488734334976

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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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And responses to some of those complaints.

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Paragon’s New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others
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This might sum up the disagreement among fans best.


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