Is Crash Bandicoot on the spectrum?

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29 Feb 2024, 11:15 am

Crash is always acting like he's as dumb as any idiot comes, but he has no trouble stopping the evil ambitions of Dr. Cortex. He also has no trouble driving cars, flying planes, or using any gadget required to get through a level. He even piloted a Mechabandicoot during the final boss of Twinsanity.


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29 Feb 2024, 11:18 am

Is being able to pilot any sort of contraption we encounter a typical ASD trait?

I would have figured the exact opposite to be more typical of ASD, not bothering to try to use tools we're unfamiliar with to avoid leaving our comfort zone.


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29 Feb 2024, 2:15 pm

I enjoy the Crash Bandicoot character & series.

I'm not sure how a marsupial would be autistic though. He seems sociable enough.



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29 Feb 2024, 2:31 pm

I'm not really a fan of Crash, I only played Crash Bandicoot II on the Playstation One when I was still in my 20s and found it INSANELY hard and frustrating.

But I'm really sure that's the exact idea the writers had. "Let's create a mascot for Sony that's like Sonic or Mario but we'll make him autistic". Sarcasm.

If he does have autistic traits, they're very stereotypical. Idiot savant syndrome a la that Rain Man guy, who in real life wasn't actually autistic.



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05 Mar 2024, 7:58 am

No, it was a Playstation exclusive*.

*This is a joke that will only make sense to British men of a certain age :(


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05 Mar 2024, 8:07 am

Context:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum


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05 Mar 2024, 9:14 am

DuckHairback wrote:
No, it was a Playstation exclusive*.

*This is a joke that will only make sense to British men of a certain age :(


My Dad had a ZX Spectrum.

You must be an oldie. :P