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Wait...wait wait wait wait, Mako is only 16?!

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Wait...wait wait wait wait, Mako is only 16?!

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TheHeat
03.08.2013 , 03:51 AM | #1
So I was reading up on some SWTOR characters on Wookiepedia the other day when I noticed that they've apparently given some characters canonical birthdates in the Star Wars timeline. That's when I noticed this. According to this Mako was born in 3,659BBY, but the main storyline of SWTOR only begins in 3,643BBY (source) which is only sixteen years later...

The implications here are a little creepy for anyone who romanced her. Maybe slightly less creepy if the Bounty Hunter is supposed to be around the same age (there doesn't seem to be any definitive answer on that), but judging by the voice I doubt it. Ew...
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Slicksteezin
03.08.2013 , 03:56 AM | #2
Because those dates are real and wookipedia is a credible source......... Think you may be thinkin a little too hard about this one mate

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Rygho
03.08.2013 , 04:04 AM | #3
Bounty Hunters, have a seat over there.

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Stressfire
03.08.2013 , 09:08 AM | #4
Soooo...what exactly is the age of consent under Imperial Law? Have we all committed a felony?

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Tommot
03.08.2013 , 09:41 AM | #5
True or not, I think ill just pretend it isn't and continue enjoying my BH story
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Joesixxpack
03.08.2013 , 09:47 AM | #6
inb4 Chris Hansen appears on my ship.
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Stressfire
03.08.2013 , 02:10 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Joesixxpack View Post
inb4 Chris Hansen appears on my ship.
Well, has Mako disappeared from the bridge to go get you some lemonade or change into swimwear?
If yes, you may have 20 or so Imperial Troopers waiting for you when you dock at Fleet

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JimmyTheCannon
03.08.2013 , 03:54 PM | #8
She is actually only 16 at the start of the story, as I understand it.

Keep in mind that the storyline takes place over several years, and she doesn't start accepting your interest until later chapters.

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Phrase
03.08.2013 , 04:53 PM | #9
Well, if we want to be strict in our arguments w/r/t canon, remember that Mako is an SiS clone. The SiS are Republic. It's been established in canon that the Republic has used Kaminoans to make clones (albeit in the future of this timeline; however it can be argued that the Mako clone project could have set a precedent). Not only that, but it also seems that Kaminoans are one of a very few races who actually clone.

From what we know about Kaminoans, they use age acceleration in their cloning process so as to make the clones more economically viable as they are ready sooner. Accepting this, it is no stretch to assume that Mako and her "sisters" were, therefore, age accelerated as well. So, while her chronological age may be 16, her actual biological age could be 20+ realistically. Couple that with any age- accelerated training she may have received, and it's plausible to posit that she has the maturity of someone in her early to mid-20s as well.

Hopefully this suffices as a means to assuage any guilt you may feel.


tl;dr: It's make believe. Get over it.

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Zakaan
03.10.2013 , 05:32 AM | #10
Many of the romances in this game look oddly underage. Nadia, Ensign Temple, Kira, Mako, Ashara.... they're all your apprentices or understudies, they're all incredibly youthful, and your characters will violate each and every one of them.

Bioware has a strange view of what their fans want in a romantic interest.