“La Joie Comme Vengeance” + “Vai Soli” – Julien Hemmerle’s grave, Raid: World War 2
“La Joie Comme Vengeance” means joy as revenge and “Vai Soli” means go alone as far as Google Translate is concerned.
This is an interesting set of quotes for their truthfulness but also for the name on the grave. Joy as revenge, well this is how to hurt someone who wants to upset you, show them that they don’t effect you and let your own pleasure cause them frustration or jealousy. Joy as revenge is fairly straightforward to explain as it’s mostly about living your life o its fullest.
Go alone is something I’ve hit on with some other game quotes that I’ve found. I generally see the upside of being alone. I know how it can make you feel better as well as how it can make you feel worse. There’s plenty to be said about going it alone but I have written about it before in other posts.
Julien Hemmerle is real. This was the bit where I became really curious. A full name, who could it be? A war hero? A celebrity? Just a name that was thought up? No, he helped to make the game and I found his ArtStation page which I’ve linked on his name. I like it when stuff like this can be found in games, stuff that seems a bit pointless but with a bit of knowledge you can see something special. I’ve given my opinion of the quotes but he may think something completely different. It’s just something quite cool I felt like sharing.
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The tombstone reads “vae soli”, which is a Latin phrase – “doomed is the lone man”. Both “la joie comme vengence” and Vae soli are extracted fromp a song by the French metal band Mass Hysteria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrio8rgt3Q
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Thanks for sharing that knowledge with me. As I wrote, I used translate but I probably didn’t think about Latin or whether a band had used it.
For anyone reading, the link in the comment is genuine.