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Emperor-Norton
11.27.2012 , 05:32 PM | #11
Another thing to note about Scourge is that he is immortal (although to me the Emperor's and Scourge's kind of Immortality is more immune from aging than Superman). No, I don't mean that in a "well of course he is, he has been alive for 330 + years" sense, I mean you need to understand that on a deeper level to get inside his head to see why he stays. When you get to live for forever, time begins to lose its meaning as it would for a mortal being. Of course there is the unfulfilled vision aspect, but Scourge has a lot of patience and I doubt he would mind staying around a bit to see if anything happens with regard to the Emperor. Nor do I think he minds getting to take a look at the way the Republic and Jedi function. He can wait a long time to see what happens when it comes to the Emperor, he did wait 300 years for the Jedi Knight after all.

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Ardim
11.27.2012 , 05:36 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Bleeters View Post
His final conversation is pretty great. Y'know, in that 'actually terrible and made me renew my confusion as to why I keep him around' kind of way.

Sorry there Skadge buddy, but when the best you can muster is 'I've decided you're sort of alright but I'll still kill you one day because lol', I'm going to continue wanting to introduce you to the airlock.
I might as well write a book titled 1,000 Ways to Kill Skadge
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pauljc
11.27.2012 , 11:25 PM | #13
Neither Scourge nor Skadge have anything on Ashara.

Just your average Jedi, hangin' out with her Dark Council buddy. And occasionally helping him murder Jedi. But she'll never betray her teachings, no siree.

She either has Stockholm Syndrome or is legitimately, clinically insane.

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magicallypuzzled
11.28.2012 , 02:29 PM | #14
it's not murder if your in a war and the other side either attacks you first or would attack you first if given the chance.

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Wallner
11.28.2012 , 05:01 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by pauljc View Post
Neither Scourge nor Skadge have anything on Ashara.

Just your average Jedi, hangin' out with her Dark Council buddy. And occasionally helping him murder Jedi. But she'll never betray her teachings, no siree.

She either has Stockholm Syndrome or is legitimately, clinically insane.
Haha yep sounds like the same issue there. I can maybe understand that two characters, who are each others moral counterpart, would see the need to work together and be pragmatic in an extreme situation. But if, after the scenario, they remain each others moral counterpart, I don't see why they would voluntarily stick together.
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Bleeters
11.28.2012 , 05:16 PM | #16
Ashara seems to believe she's there to help the Empire and Republic come to some kind of lasting peace arrangement, and generally make the former less of a bunch of jerks. Which... sort of works if your Inquisitor is light side, I guess. Not that I'd any idea where Ashara got the idea that's what my majority-light-sided assassin was trying to accomplish, but sure. As dark side? Not so much.

There are several points about the Inqusitor story were it almost feels like the writer took a quick peek at the Warrior story and hastily scribbled down a few of it's plot points to later awkwardly jam into the Inquisitor story. This'd be one of them.

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JLazarillo
11.28.2012 , 10:19 PM | #17
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Ashara seems to believe she's there to help the Empire and Republic come to some kind of lasting peace arrangement, and generally make the former less of a bunch of jerks. Which... sort of works if your Inquisitor is light side, I guess. Not that I'd any idea where Ashara got the idea that's what my majority-light-sided assassin was trying to accomplish, but sure. As dark side? Not so much.
If Ashara had her way, there wouldn't so much be Republic and Empire making peace as the Republic surrendering and the Empire dominating the galaxy with an iron fist. It sort of channels Anakin Skywalker, with the whole wanting someone wise and powerful to make everyone else agree. The thing is, while she's very "Imperial" in terms of politics, she doesn't accept the current Empire's place in the moral compass, so she basically is looking to the Inquisitor to take charge and be the sort of benevolent dictator she wants. Of course, it still breaks down when Nox is out eating babies or doing whatever it is Dark V Sith do. But really, she's hardly unique in that regard.

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ShupFace
11.29.2012 , 02:18 AM | #18
My SI is Dark V but Ashara's position on Empire-Republic Relations works fine for me. I just keep lying to her as I slowly manipulate her towards the dark side.

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_Darkstar
12.12.2012 , 12:48 PM | #19
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Then there's also the amusement factor. As Scourge notes in one of his companion dialogues, he enjoys trying to plant seeds of doubt and darkness in a light-sided Jedi Knight, trying to cultivate the strength of the Sith in him/her, though he states that he's doing that "purely for his own amusement".
All the more reason to get rid of him surely?

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FoolsErrand
12.13.2012 , 08:44 AM | #20
It all really depends on how you play your characters as to how bad some of your companions are.
If your an evil D-bag who enjoys killing puppies for the evils then Vette isn't a very good companion and hates pretty much everything you do. I was an evil D-bad, who just happened to be civil to her, she's not in love with me but she'll stick by my side, besides, who needs Vette when you've got a crazy Jaesa. :P
I've had very little problems with my companions, the only one who really didn't mesh well with me was Xalek, my SI followed a code, while Xalek was pretty much a killer with dark side powers.
When it came to Skadge, I made it clear that I was the boss, he was the grunt, and it was my way or the airlock. I wasn't overly rude, I just told him how it was. I had very few problems with him, just stroke his ego when it needs stroked and backhand him when he needs backhanded.
Ashara-my guy started light, went dark, and turned light after he got her. They didn't always agree, but they got along pretty well.
Scourge-My guy was hardcore light, Scourge was dark, we were allies against the true threat. He didn't like my way of doing things, but he accepted them. He's got my back because he's got nowhere else to go.
I'm only starting an Agent, but Vector just seems a little too...creepy for me...although that could be because I hate Killiks with a deep seated hatred...
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