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By Anonymous
#15922924
Sartre is more consistent than Jean-Paul considering how Pascal is named.
If he's named "Jean-Paul", then why is Pascal still named "Pascal" instead of Blaise (because Blaise Pascal, and Pascal is the last name, not the first name y'know)?
Weird English-release decision.
By Anonymous
#15924674
I have no idea what you're referring to but it has coherence about it; so I'll just accept that and be on my way.
By Anonymous
#15932867
PASCAL is also an old programming language from the 70's.
By Anonymous
#15948598
My suspicion is that it's because calling him 'Sartre' in English would come off as too obvious, whereas 'Jean-Paul' makes you feel slightly clever when you get the reference.
By Anonymous
#15977631
The Sartre and de Beauvoir estates are sue-happy.
By Anonymous
#16029535
It's just brilliant. Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Existentialist Philosopher/Author. He was awarded the Noble Literature Prize in 1964 but declined it. His most famous work is arguably "Nausea", but references for this game, his works "Being and Nothingness", "The Transcendence of the Ego" as well as "Existentialism is a Humanism" are obvious inspirational works that saturate the entire NieR:Automata experiance.
End of Swedish Pod SE's report.
By Anonymous
#16175710
Thank you, Swedish Pod.
By Anonymous
#16800928
Actual Jean-Paul Sartre might the ugliest successful womanizer.

Robo Jean-Paul would have been funnier if he was still 5 foot tall and had the lazy eye.