Okay, but that's not necessarily enough proof at the moment, just that he's been working hard for 10 years. I mean, he could have had an emotional resolve or a near-death-experience at 15 years old and began changing his life since then.
Also, like I also said, sometimes people round to the nearest year. Could be 9 years and 10 months, but for convenience sake, he says 10 years.
And he could be 27 or 29.
Unless we have exact proof of his age, it's best to leave it non-specific.
Let me put it this way with this hypothetical example.
Maybe when Carlos was 13 years old, he found a senior citizen having a heart attack and he called 911 and saved them. And ever since then, he vowed to save as many lives as he could. And maybe since then, he wanted to become a police officer and worked hard to become one as a teen.
And then when he was 16 years old, he saw a little girl playing on the street and managed to save her life too.
And then when he was 18 years old, after his parents died in a fire, he vowed to become a firefighter, so he changed his dream career from police officer to fighter.
All he says is he's been "working hard" for 10 years. That doesn't necessarily all 10 of them was him working as a firefighter.
The game says he's been saving lives for ten years and we're told is that when he was 18, his parents were killed in a fire, which is what made him decide to be a fireman.
Everything you just just made up is conjecture - with all the exposition .Carlos gives in the game (talking about being a fireman and his sister over and over again), wouldn't there surely be a moment where he says "I've always saved lives, ever since I found an injured kitten when I was 10" if anything of the sort actually happened? They even bring up Akane's rabbits from when she was tiny.
It's like you're determined to ignore the evidence.
Exactly what part of "I've been busting my ass for the past ten years... I wanted to save as many lives as I could. I worked hard to do that..." do you NOT get?
"I worked hard to do that" - how are you missing that the "that" refers to saving as many lives as he could? That's the very line he had just said. Why would he even mention "busting his ass" for ten years alongside saving as many lives as he could if they were totally unrelated?
The context of him saying this is grasping the enormity of pressing the button and relegating Q-Team and D-Team to death by acid; he's talking about condemning innocents to death after spending so long savinf innocents. The line immediately preceding this is Junpei saying "It's not your fault, Carlos..." Why you're treating every single line like they're totally devoid of context is beyond me.
Because Carlos may have had a previous resolve before to save lives (like in my example), or he could be referring to something else. It doesn't matter.
I'm not going to spend 50 posts with you debating this. This is the final answer you will receive from an admin on this wiki: Get an official answer from Uchikoshi asking him the ages of characters (he has Twitter), or leave it alone.
I started it off because YOU put this assumption on Carlos' article, so I had no choice but to start a discussion. All I meant was that I'm not in the mood to have a huge, length discussion over this.
We already agreed to disagree. Carlos says he's been working hard for 10 years, it literally could mean anything. I think it's possible it could refer to something before he was 18, while you don't accept that possibility. So we agree to disagree, but at the end of the day, we can't put your assumption as fact. Maybe put it in Carlos' Trivia, but it does not prove he's around 28.
I already said: You can ASK Uchikoshi. He has Twitter. At the end of the day, official word is what matters.
Also, Carlos says "I haven't been a firefighter for ten years to amke the wrong choice now" if you choose correctly in the "Find The Mask" decision. Thus, proof that Carlos was a firefighter for ten years.
And yes, Nintendo is partially responsible for the ZE series because first of all, they work with Spike and give them the tools needed to code for the DS/3DS, and they approve of the game, help manufacture it, etc.