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Post by Godot on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 21:52

http://us.akinator.com/#
I was just introduced to this site today and I was very impressed by it . With a certain character in your mind, the site asks you questions to narrow down the likely candidates based on your answers. It really is simple when you get down to it, but what really surprised me was the database of characters it uses. At least of the GSG characters are there which immediately surprised me and it guessed them correctly fairly quickly (I have not tried them all although 'Etta, Rico and Elsa are there). I was also pleasantly surprised that the characters in some rather obscure titles I own were there as well. I'm sure that plenty of characters from mainstream media are there but its the fact that it has some of the more obscure ones too that really gets me.

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Post by rusty-spring on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 21:58

That website is witchery!

I was thinking "Yeah right," but it nailed the character spot on in only nine questions.

Spoiler:

Burn it I say!

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Post by Godot on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:07

Really impressive, isin't it? Very Happy I've tried plenty of characters from obscure series and side characters in some less popular series and it has gotten almost all of them.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:13

Nailed it with Yui Hirasawa. You could see the decision tree in action, which was cool.

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Post by rusty-spring on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:13

It has gotten most of my characters, I'll admit that. Of course I'm kinda also thinking of fairly well known series/games/tv shows. It still amuses me quite a bit, but it has the benefit of being a program and having a huge pool to choose from.

When it gets the weird obscure characters, that's the best.

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Post by Five_X on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:14

Yep, it's an absolute genius. I remember messing around with it a few months ago, and it guessed even the most obscure of characters.

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Post by Piero on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:22

I wish I had gotten a screenshot when I stumped it with Yukari Morita from Rocket Girls. It actually has her in it's database, but it still guessed wrong three times. Smile

On the other hand, it nailed Mai Tokiha in fourteen questions.

Kaname Chidori was something like twenty, I think. But I went kind of easy on it by answering 'partially/probably' when it asked if she had black hair (she's described as having black hair in the novels, but drawn with blue hair in the anime. So I wonder what would have happened if I just said 'yes').

It guessed wrong once on Natsuki Kuga, though ti nailed her on the second guess.

Canaan took about twenty questions, but it got her.

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Post by rusty-spring on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:37

I stumped it with Celtic from Vandread


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Post by Piero on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:47

As an interesting note, I wasn't able to completely stump it with Yukari a second time when I logged in under a different name (although it still miss guessed three times before it got her right).

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Post by Ggultra2764 on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 22:58

I was able to baffle it several times, though it impressed me with its guessing on obscure anime titles I knew of. It knows nothing about Petra. Razz

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Post by Godot on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 23:21

@Ggultra2764 wrote:I was able to baffle it several times, though it impressed me with its guessing on obscure anime titles I knew of. It knows nothing about Petra. Razz

Just as well .
It managed to get two characters I tried from NTHT, a series so obscure I'm certain almost no one on this site knows of it . So that's certainly something.

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Post by Piero on Wed 10 Feb 2010 - 23:34

Apparently it doesn't know who Sinon Kouzuki from Starship Operators is either.

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Post by Sakura on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 0:21

Pretty fun find. I managed to stump it once.

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Post by Alfisti on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 10:38

That... is pretty damn impressive. It pulled up Honor Harrington which I wasn't expecting it to get... or Akira from Aria for that matter.

So far it's missed one out of four: Lorna Endou from eX-Driver... which is pretty high up the "obscure" scale anyway

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Post by boomer_gonz on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 12:14

I answered in the fashion of my OC and got...

BULLET TOOTH TONY from Snatch.

I was all like just because I freaking LUFF that movie.

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Post by Nuke is Good on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 13:55

I stumped it with Lena Sayers from Mai Otome.
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Post by Toma-kun on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 14:56

Bah, it doesn't know who Boogiepop is.

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Post by SPARTAN 119 on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 21:21

Characters 119 has stumped it with:
1.Michael Edwards from the video game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
2. Jake Featherston, a character in the "Southern Victory series, a series of alternate history novels by Harry Turtledove (this one was so obscure I'm not sure if I was really playing fair....)
3. Private Cole (The Canadian playable character in Call of Duty 3.)
4. Kouta Hirano from Highschool of the Dead (Yes, he named for the mangaka... I think)


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Post by Piero on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 21:26

The thing about this thing is that it learns. If you tell it the name of a character it doesn't know, it'll then log the answers you used. So over time, it can start to have an easier time nailing the right character (assuming you don't screw with it somehow).

It's one thing to beat this thing with a character it doesn't know... it's another thing to beat it with one it does. Laughing I've managed it a few times, but not that often...

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Post by crazyidiot78 on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 21:59

I just stumped the sight with Dhianeila from Herioc age. Given how new the series is I am not surprised
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Post by KodokuRyuu on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 23:21

Oh wow, it got Senjougahara Hitagi from Bakemonogatari and Patrick Jane from The Mentalist on its first guess. That's pretty good.
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Post by KodokuRyuu on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 23:33

Oh my gosh, it got Túrin Turambar from The Silmarillion on it's first guess! It only took 20 questions too.
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Post by Five_X on Thu 11 Feb 2010 - 23:45

@KodokuRyuu wrote:Oh my gosh, it got Túrin Turambar from The Silmarillion on it's first guess! It only took 20 questions too.


Turin Turambar?

That is all.

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Post by Piero on Fri 12 Feb 2010 - 0:18

It nailed Allison from Allison and Lillia in eighteen questions...

Allison and Lillia. One of those series that SHOULD have been a lot better than it was. (I gather it lost A LOT in the adaptation process.)

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Post by KodokuRyuu on Fri 12 Feb 2010 - 2:14

@Five_X wrote:Turin Turambar?
That is all.
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Post by Five_X on Fri 12 Feb 2010 - 2:21

@KodokuRyuu wrote:
@Five_X wrote:Turin Turambar?
That is all.
I have a fellow Tolkien fanatic on this board? Sweet! Istalyë quetë Quenya? Very Happy

Pelin pedi i lam edhellen Very Happy. Not Quenya, though. Only Sindarin.

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Post by Triela-Chan on Sat 13 Feb 2010 - 12:19

Oh God that´s awesome!
It got Triela, The Doctor, Sam Tyler, Castiel and Ianto right ^__^
Only it mistook Spike with Eric from Sookie Stackhouse, then Adam from Heroes and then Angel ^_^ But stil it was pretty close

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