C-Side

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C-Side

Artwork of C-Side from Splatoon 3. From left to right: Walter, Baker, and Kiki.
Species Baker: Inkling (assumed)
Kiki: Peacock bass
Walter: Long-spine porcupinefish
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C-Side is a band in Splatoon 3. In Squid Research Lab announcements, C-Side has been described as a "grungy, rebellious trio that reps hard for the Splatlands".[2]

The members of the band C-Side did not have any musical training, but catapulted their way from humble beginnings into rocking life with innate talent and pure ambition.[2]

Songs

Fictional Band Song Name Audio
C-Side
Clickbait (Splash Sessions Demo) Phase 1:

Phase 2:

Phase 3:

Jukebox version:
Opening
Clickbait
Regular Battle version:

Demo version:
Headhammer
Triple Dip
Paintscraper
Splattack!
Now or Never!
Rinse/Repeat
Learning Curve
Paintscraper (Walter Demo)

Members

Baker

Baker is one of C-Side's vocalists, as well as its bassist.[3] They own a social media account on a platform similar to Twitter, to which they have posted drunk. They went to school with Ichiya, and according to them, Now or Never! was originally written by C-Side.[4]

Kiki

Main article: Kiki

Kiki is one of C-Side's vocalists, as well as its guitarist. They are often late to the studio, and once quit the band before being welcomed back later.[4]

Walter

Walter is C-Side's drummer. They have a high-pitched raspy voice, contrasting with their tough appearance. They know how to play the guitar.[5]

Artists

Quotes

No band reps harder for the Splatlands than this trio. Despite having no formal musical education, they rose to the surface through raw sensibility and ambition alone. As rowdy as they might look, they deliver a tight, heavy sound that's pumping with vitality.
— Splatoon Base[6]
These three don't doubt for a second that they're the greatest band alive. They don't ask permission to cover other artists' tracks, and they claim their versions are better. In the case of Squid Squad's Now or Never!, they even claim to be the originators.
— Splatoon Base

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Etymology

The band's name refers to two sides of phonograph records and cassette tapes (A-side and B-side). The front side of the second record in a two-record set is sometimes designated the C-side. The name is also phonetically similar to "seaside". In addition, "c" is the third letter in the Latin alphabet, three being a number that is often referenced in Splatoon 3.

Baker's name could be in reference to a baked rice snack that shares the same name as his Japanese name, Beika.

Names in other languages

Baker
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ベイカ
Beika
From the Japanese name for the beka squid
Kiki
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キクラ
Kikura
From the word Cichla (commonly known as the peacock bass)
CanadaFrance French Kiko[b][7]
Walter
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウオトラ
Uotora
From a misreading of a kanji name for the long-spine porcupinefish, 魚虎 (normally read as harisenbon)

References

Notes

  1. It was used in a promotional image for Splatune 3. Twitter @SplatoonNA on Twitter also used it in the screenshot of the jukebox, despite not being used in the actual game and the corresponding tweet from Twitter @SplatoonJP on Twitter.
  2. In French, kiki is an infantile term for an organ of the human body.