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Query Concerning Miraluka Eyes, Or Lack Thereof Rather...

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Query Concerning Miraluka Eyes, Or Lack Thereof Rather...

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Tyreen
01.06.2012 , 09:50 AM | #1
So, myself and my girlfriend encountered a light little concundrum when I was explaining the SWTOR races to her quite a while ago. This query, as you may guess from the title, concerns the Miraluka and their lack of eyes.

What I am asking is, just what do the Miraluka 'vestigal eyesockets' look like? Are they literally holes in the head? Do they have a 'film' of skin over them? Are they just simple little concave depressions in an otherwise normal face? The only real source I have seen concerning this is an image of Visas Marr at the moment her sight is damaged. Given the events that occur, I am skeptical of what we see is what a Miraluka actually looks like. So...what are peoples' thoughts on this? Is there any other evidence that I may have missed?
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psychogobstopper
01.06.2012 , 11:54 AM | #2
Take a look at this picture of Visas Marr from her Wookiepedia entry.

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imehiel
01.09.2013 , 07:47 AM | #3
Thank you, I was looking for such an answer as well.
I'll ask another one, on topic, rather than creating a new topic.
In SWTOR, can one remove the eye-band?
Considering the OP, I figure that one cannot.
If it indeed is so, then- why? Is it for the similar reasons, for which characters cannot be naked?

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physiology
01.09.2013 , 08:06 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by imehiel View Post
Thank you, I was looking for such an answer as well.
I'll ask another one, on topic, rather than creating a new topic.
In SWTOR, can one remove the eye-band?
Considering the OP, I figure that one cannot.
If it indeed is so, then- why? Is it for the similar reasons, for which characters cannot be naked?
You cannot remove it. My brother plays one and I remember once after he spawned behind me, my camera sort of "clipped" under his mask and underneath, just standard human eyes were rendered so they didn't feel the need to add any custom work for the lack of eyes. As for their reasons they left it out, I am unsure. Perhaps they believed that the empty sockets would be too unsettling to a younger audience or might even warrant an M rating.

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Dallayna
01.09.2013 , 10:57 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by physiology View Post
You cannot remove it. My brother plays one and I remember once after he spawned behind me, my camera sort of "clipped" under his mask and underneath, just standard human eyes were rendered so they didn't feel the need to add any custom work for the lack of eyes. As for their reasons they left it out, I am unsure. Perhaps they believed that the empty sockets would be too unsettling to a younger audience or might even warrant an M rating.
That would be my bet for the RL reason particularly give that while I don't know how accurate my friends and family were but I do know that when the race was explained to me, the in game reason was:

Me: "Ok. So, that's kinda cool but why do they wear that stuff over where their eyes would be all the time?"

Answer: "Because they don't have eyes."

Me: "Yeah but, what difference does that make in such a diverse culture? I mean, who would care?"

Answer: "Well, it's not that they care its just that it freaks the other races out so the Miraluka just took to covering up that part of their faces."

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Slightrider
01.10.2013 , 11:48 AM | #6
I play one. Kinda weird she wears eye makeup.
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TalonVII
01.10.2013 , 01:06 PM | #7
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I play one. Kinda weird she wears eye makeup.
Where there would be eyes and eye sockets, there is just flesh. There are no holes or anything. Just flesh.
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Slightrider
01.13.2013 , 03:15 PM | #8
Understood, but to wear eye makeup denotes you may have had eyes at one time. They did not. Having eye shadow on her is weird.
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Segastorm
01.13.2013 , 09:55 PM | #9
Since we're on the topic, I'm a bit confused to what Nihilus did when he "carved the flesh out of her (visas marr) vestigial eye sockets".

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Liquidacid
01.14.2013 , 02:02 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Slightrider View Post
Understood, but to wear eye makeup denotes you may have had eyes at one time. They did not. Having eye shadow on her is weird.
not necessarily... I mean they are near-human which means at one time they did have eyes so it could either be a left over cultural thing from then OR it could be a cultural thing they picked up from the fact that many other races they deal with do it
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