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An odd question, but maybe someone here can help me out ...

I'm doing a little research on the portrayal of librarians in video games; I think I've come up with a pretty extensive list, but I'm just wondering if anyone here can think of any obvious candidates that I might have missed (or obscure, if you know of any).

Here's the list thus far:

* Secret of Evermore (Miss Bluegarden)
* Freaky Flyers (Myrna Bookbottom)
* Brave Fencer Musashi (Brisketta)
* Putt-Putt Travels Through Time (Darian)
* Scooby Doo!: Mystery Mayhem (Alan Dinsdale)
* Suikoden III (Eike)
* Icewind Dale (Geelo)
* Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (Aldus T. Giles)
* Spyro: Season of Ice (Grendor)
* Soulbringer (Jaard)
* Veil of Darkness (Kairn)
* ToHeart2 (Manaka Komaki)
* Conan: The Dark Axe (Kordava Librarian)
* Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django (Lady)
* The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Librari)
* Siege of Avalon (Marcus)
* Harvest Moon 64 (Maria)
* Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (Mary)
* Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Master Librarian)
* Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet (Mop Top Island Librarian)
* Nightshade (Mark Gray)
* .hack//Infection (Natsume Oguro)
* Earthbound (Onett Librarian)
* Secret of Monkey Island 2 : LeChuck's Revenge (Phatt Island Librarian)
* The Sims Bustin' Out (Hester Primm)
* Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail (Victorian Principles)
* Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Space Marine Librarians)
* Fallout (Mrs. Stapleton)
* Clock Tower (Mr. Sullivan)
* Geneforge 2 (Swofford)
* Wild Arms Alter Code: F (Trish)
* Nancy Drew: The Final Scene (Sherman Trout)
* Icewind Dale II (Cedrin Zil)
* Elder Scrolls IV (Tar-Meena)
* World of Warcraft (Brother Paxton)
* World of Warcraft (Donyal Tovald)
* World of Warcraft (Mae Paledust)
* World of Warcraft (Milton Sheaf)



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King Troad in Dragon Quest VIII was quite the librarian...if anything, he had a HUGE library in his castle.

Hope that helps.

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It's been awhile since I've played Final Fantasy IX, and longer since I went to Daguerrero in that game, but surely there was a librarian there, I think. Can't remember his or her name, though.

Oh, I remember now that there was definitely a librarian in Garnet's castle in Final Fantasy IX. That is, he hung out in the library and told stories and such. The name's eluding me, though.



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The brilliant Nintendo game Nightshade features a scene with a librarian. From a walk-through:

Enter the library (G2). Use the Egyptian Book of the Dead
on the librarian, and she raises your popularity. Go to
the back room.

Examine the books on the back shelf. One is weird.
Operate it (it's a green book) and a hidden doorway
appears. Enter it.

The scroll is in this room. Use the dome on the scroll to
protect it.

We're not done with the library yet, though. Examine the
books in this room. Operate the strange one (on the left,
it's a red book) to open the door.

Go through the door, and examine the shelf of books.
Nightshade picks up a book on Egyptology, enabling him to
read hieroglyphics.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    The brilliant Nintendo game Nightshade features a scene with a librarian.


Actually, I was led to believe that the main character in Nightshade was a librarian himself

In Metro City (not wasting any time with the genericness), crime reigns. Or rather, Egyptian-inspired villain Sutekh does. A superhero named Vortex fought him, but he hasn't been seen since. You're a librarian who followed Vortex's adventures and decide to pick up where he left off by donning a generic trench coat and fedora, and naming yourself Nightshade. (via GameFaqs)





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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
    Originally posted by Alessandro
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      The brilliant Nintendo game Nightshade features a scene with a librarian.


    Actually, I was led to believe that the main character in Nightshade was a librarian himself

    In Metro City (not wasting any time with the genericness), crime reigns. Or rather, Egyptian-inspired villain Sutekh does. A superhero named Vortex fought him, but he hasn't been seen since. You're a librarian who followed Vortex's adventures and decide to pick up where he left off by donning a generic trench coat and fedora, and naming yourself Nightshade. (via GameFaqs)




Guess so. I don't remember that from the game, but it's been awhile.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Guess so. I don't remember that from the game, but it's been awhile.


Actually, this site says that the main character "works for a dictionary company", so now I am officially confused ... I may have to remove "Nightshade" from the list until this controversy can be cleared up.





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Offhand, from FFV (the one released on Anthologies for the PS1), there's the Library of the Ancients that I believe is run by Mid. There's a second library that I'm assuming is run by King Zeza, although they never explicitly mention who runs it, IIRC.

From Star Ocean 2, there's the library in Linga - but I don't think you meet the head librarian. The library in North City, however, is run by the Operator, and there's a smaller library in Giveaway that is run by Parel.



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In Shadow Hearts: From the New World, you can visit "Arkham University" and stop in at the library there. There's at least one librarian in there, but he's just another NPC.



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I think there's a librarian in the adventure game adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

And I think there must have been a librarian in at least one of the King's Quest games, although I think in 6 it was just a guy who ran a book shop.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Oh, I remember now that there was definitely a librarian in Garnet's castle in Final Fantasy IX. That is, he hung out in the library and told stories and such. The name's eluding me, though.


Was it Laudo?





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Giles in the Buffy games was a librarian.

Probably one of the most kick-ass librarians in entertainment history too


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