It's from a video game called Xenogears. You can play rock-paper-scissors with a man and when he loses he says this:


Is it something like "Oh my God!"?

  • I have a feeling it's a reference to something in the game or someone's name he admires/etc. But yes, it's basically "Oh My God" with a little inside joke. – knowledge_is_power Sep 28 '17 at 18:08
  • Yeah, I thought so too, but there's no a character named "Gabrine"/"Gabriene" in this game. – Guest Sep 28 '17 at 18:29
  • ガブリーヌ may refer to "gubline"... what video game you've played? I heard this word used somewhere named "武装神姫", possible in the similar way like OMG does. – Tetsuya Yamamoto Sep 29 '17 at 1:03
  • @Tetsuya Yamamoto: It's "Xenogears". It can't be reference to "Busou Shinki" because manga was published in 2008 and anime appeared later, while "Xenogears" came out in 1998. – Guest Sep 29 '17 at 18:15

オー・マイ・ガブリーヌ is obviously a pun on オーマイガー ("OMG") and ガブリーヌ, where ガブリーヌ is probably a western surname Gabreanu. But according to this, no one seems to know who ガブリーヌ is: OH MY GABRINO! WHAT DOES THIS XENOGEARS LINE SAY IN JAPANESE?

This character speaks in an idiosyncratic manner in the first place, so probably there is no special meaning.

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