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Mysterious, blue-skinned Chiss too recognizable to work covertly as Agents?

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Mysterious, blue-skinned Chiss too recognizable to work covertly as Agents?

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alphasoup
11.13.2012 , 07:35 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by kirorx View Post
That is why mine is a twi'lek. Nobody would ever suspect him.
Nobody expects the twi'lek inquisition!

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lokdron
11.13.2012 , 07:42 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by alphasoup View Post
Nobody expects the twi'lek inquisition!
Same here my agent is a twi'lek as well in the class story one of the charactes even say "Good you are an alien, they won't suspect a thing!"

So yeah thats why my agents are aliens.
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ladyalchemist
11.14.2012 , 05:49 AM | #13
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I'm having a blast as a human Consular Shadow but want a taste of the Dark Side. I'm considering a Chiss Imperial Agent, since the consensus is that the story is fantastic.

The blue skin and mysterious backstory of the Chiss seem to fit the 007 vibe of the agent's character. However, doesn't an agent need to be fairly nondescript to assume different identities, operate without drawing attention, work from the shadows, etc.? People would tend to remember "the blue guy," right?
My IA is a Chiss and I'm having a great time with it. I visualize the character as being able to blend in to any situation and because of her nondescript features - it is very difficult to describe distinguishable features on the Chiss - other than the blue skin... and skin color would be about the easiest thing to adjust/disguise in the Star Wars universe if needed for undercover work. I like to RP my Chiss as a chameleon-type of secret agent and find it a lot of fun to do so.

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Oggthebase
11.14.2012 , 06:37 AM | #14
You can be any race and have any face you want, if Imperial Intelligence wants to make you unrecognizable, you will be unrecognizable.

To the OP: don't click on the spoiler below if you have not played the IA story yet! I am using some examples in the story to support my statement.

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smexymage
11.14.2012 , 08:21 AM | #15
I don't know much about the chiss but if I remember correctly, I think a Codex entry states they pretty much go hand in hand with the empire since they were conquered by them, could be wrong of course as i'm going from memory here.

Anyhoo, I had the same thoughts as the OP although I'm not sure why but every time I think IA I see a Chiss, dunno if that's due to the models they used pre launch on the website and trailers but to me an IA is Chiss even though they scream empire.
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Beniboybling
11.14.2012 , 11:05 AM | #16
You think this is bad? I did an undercover mission on Balmorra posing as the enemy, except I had the IMPERIAL INSIGNIA stitched onto my jacket! /facepalm

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chuixupu
11.14.2012 , 01:15 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by smexymage View Post
I don't know much about the chiss but if I remember correctly, I think a Codex entry states they pretty much go hand in hand with the empire since they were conquered by them, could be wrong of course as i'm going from memory here.
You are quite incorrect, it's actually the opposite. The Chiss are the only society that became official allies on equal terms from a civil meeting between leaders. Nobody was conquered. Chiss history lesson time!
http://www.wikiswtor.com/Chiss

The funny thing about all this is in the books previously written about the Chiss, they didn't even become known to anyone outside the Unknown Regions until the Clone Wars era. There was some discussion about this before but to have SWTOR fit in with the rest of the EU you have to believe that at the point where the current Empire fell apart, the Chiss would have disappeared into the Unknown Regions again and all knowledge of each other would have been wiped out and/or forgotten. People think of the Chiss as being Imperials because of Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he was a bit of a rebel to his own kind, the Chiss never sided with either the Empire or Republic during that time.
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smexymage
11.14.2012 , 03:12 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
You are quite incorrect, it's actually the opposite. The Chiss are the only society that became official allies on equal terms from a civil meeting between leaders. Nobody was conquered. Chiss history lesson time!
http://www.wikiswtor.com/Chiss

The funny thing about all this is in the books previously written about the Chiss, they didn't even become known to anyone outside the Unknown Regions until the Clone Wars era. There was some discussion about this before but to have SWTOR fit in with the rest of the EU you have to believe that at the point where the current Empire fell apart, the Chiss would have disappeared into the Unknown Regions again and all knowledge of each other would have been wiped out and/or forgotten. People think of the Chiss as being Imperials because of Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he was a bit of a rebel to his own kind, the Chiss never sided with either the Empire or Republic during that time.
well I was quite wrong to be sure..lol But still. you think chiss, you think empire, well I do at least..lol
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Beniboybling
11.14.2012 , 03:25 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
People think of the Chiss as being Imperials because of Grand Admiral Thrawn, but he was a bit of a rebel to his own kind, the Chiss never sided with either the Empire or Republic during that time.
Its the same scenario though, the Chiss are allies of the Empire, they are also a very reclusive and enclosed community, so Chiss outside that sphere/defectors are rare if not non existent. In this sense a Chiss is highly likely to be in partnership with the Empire, their leaders basically speak for the entire population.

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Temperentia
11.14.2012 , 03:27 PM | #20
I admit I had reservations, but they were mostly about the chiss being incorporated at all (I am a chiss fan through and through however so I am still glad I can play one). Simply because it's hard to then erase all evidence of them to the point where not one Republic race in the later eras would know who they were until even after Thrawn's time (the only three humans outside Palpatine and certain others to ever meet them obviously kept quiet...)

For instance, notable Jedi often live well beyond their lifespans in holocrons, records, legend etc. so what about the chiss Jedi people play? Or Sith? The non-Force classes are easier to explain away. I'm assuming the Empire and the Republic are virtually dismantled between TOR and the movies and the chiss just retreat back to where they began. Which could fit, when you think about it. Mutual near-genocide would do wonders to bring a xenophbic attitude like the movie-era chiss have.

That said, even before Thrawn there were chiss in the galaxy - Nuru Kungurama for one, a young chiss Jedi.

As to whether they work as agents, well, the relationship between the Ascendency and the Empire seems strained. See the sidequest on Balmorra and Imperial chatter on Hoth. They are allies, but they aren't friends, so I can certainly see defections from the more desperate ones.