FOREWORD: SPRATLYS’ CHARADE DOES NOT PROMOTE THE FANMADE CHARACTER XANA DALISAY. IN FACT, WE CONDEMN THIS CHARACTER DUE TO THE UNABATED SPAM PERPETUATED BY A SINGLE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FAN. THIS ARTICLE INFORMS THE READER WHY XANA DALISAY IS A NUISANCE AND DESERVES TO BE BURNED IN THE TRASH.
Namco-Bandai Games Project Manager Katsuhiro Harada is one with annoyance with Filipinos about the misunderstanding of the Philippine National Commission for Culture and Arts, which was later clarified.
All that speculation included renaming, redesigning or even outright change of character, to which Harada bluffed character deletion for Josie Rizal.
Only one annoyance among Tekken fans is left: A renegade group of fans is insisting that Josie Rizal be deleted and instead be replaced by… wait for it…
“Who the fuck is Xana Dalisay,” you ask? Allow us to fill you in and why it’s been universally panned as fancruft even by her creator.
She is a creation of Miss-Xprimnt of deviant art and has been created since 2008. She has her own storyline which is well-elaborated.
During those times, Filipinos haven’t really caught up that much with Tekken, but it did increase in presence gradually.
What may have attracted fans of Dalisay may be the fact Harada tweeted about Dalisay before, long before Josie Rizal’s announcement, December of 2014, a hint that Dalisay may be picked up and brought to actual game canon.
However, by the time Harada tweeted about it, it already contained a disclaimer.
NO SPAMMING PLEASE!!!! DON’T BOTHER MR. HARADA ABOUT MY CHARACTER. I HAVE MOVED ON FROM THIS ACCOUNT AND WILL NOT DEVELOP THIS CHARACTER MORE.
It could be assumed some people were already campaigning for Dalisay in Tekken long before, or for a Filipino character in general. Fans of Dalisay wanted her in it.
Jump to February, Harada announces a Filipino character for Tekken 7, but alas, it was not Dalisay.
When Harada announced Josie Rizal, the Filipino community celebrated, though there were some mixed reactions.
But for the ‘fans’ of Dalisay, this probably dashed hopes and to some, that was even betrayal.
Harada has already given his firm stance: Josie Rizal stays. And so the likes of Xana Dalisay are not possible.
Even before Josie Rizal’s announcement, Dalisay became tainted with controversy and embarrassment already, and as a result, Miss-Xprimnt abandoned the character, declaring she will not write about nor be involved with her again in the future.
Dalisay’s diehard fans began protesting, disrupting Tweet conversations, and made their own hashtags and even a fansite at DeviantArt, especially after Harada gave his ironclad affirmation about Josie Rizal.
They even began spamming anything related to Josie Rizal with the following:
Tell Everybody To Doubt Mind About #XanaDalisay Making It For #Tekken7 #Tekken.
But it became more of an annoyance than a stand, irritating other users.
Some of Dalisay’s diehard fans threatened to report other twitter users who opposed them, and ironically, protesting the fact they were blocked.
It didn’t stop there: Tekken’s Wikia space was also attacked by Dalisay’s followers, and the result was less than pathetic. As early as 2014, vandalism about Dalisay was seen.
09:04, July 12, 2014 Seddielover12 (wall | contribs) deleted page Xana Dalisay (Nonsense: This is a page about a fan character and completely irrelevant to our factual wiki. )
Even Harada himself reportedly blocked the twitter accounts of those who were annoyingly persistent about Xana Dalisay.
What we think of these pockets of fans trying to bring Dalisay to actual Tekken story canon, in vain…
(cover art courtesy of @totorokujo in twitter; mockup plotted inhouse)