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Who (and why) is your favorite SW Character

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Who (and why) is your favorite SW Character

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Kacynski
12.02.2013 , 08:43 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Pietrastor View Post
Kreia, simply the best Star Wars character and probably the best video game character ever created.
Care to elaborate? I think it is very interesting to know why people like a certain character. It always sheds some light on facets that may have been hidden before.

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sell-dog
12.02.2013 , 10:57 PM | #12
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I have too many to list and too many reasons to pick 1 favorite.
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sell-dog
12.02.2013 , 11:02 PM | #13
Darth Bane and Yoda are probably my two favorites. I'll just elaborate on Yoda for now.

Yoda to me is the embodiment of the saying we've all heard since we were young kids, "never judge a book by its cover". Yoda is less than 2 feet tall, 800-900 years old, and upon first appearance is an odd looking alien (note in the OT all other Force Users we see are human so that's the context I mean). Then we see him being extremely knowledgeable, has ridiculous TK feats, then in the PT after Dooku rolls over Obi-Wan and Anakin in ATOC we all know what Yoda does next. Yoda revealing his awesome fighting skills for the first time is still my favorite moment of my movie-seeing life! Like I said before, "Yoda: Big things can come in small packages".

Edit: Oops just checked, Yoda is .66 meters ie not less than 2 feet as I said. Close enough??
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Helig
12.02.2013 , 11:54 PM | #14
Obi-Wan is a no-brainer, but I also happen to like Ganner. A lot. His valour and devotion elevated him to godhood. Post-mortem, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't care much, being one with the Force and being worshipped by those who once were his mortal enemies. His sacrifice is the very definition of what it means to be Jedi.
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Selenial
12.03.2013 , 02:36 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Pietrastor View Post
Kreia, simply the best Star Wars character and probably the best video game character ever created.
You and me are going to get along great....

As for why? She taught the deeper mysteries of the force, she knew the boundaries of obscurity and the power in not setting yourself down one path. She saw great things others could not, and it have her a type of curious wisdom... She was also... Well, a total ******.
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Beniboybling
12.03.2013 , 10:37 AM | #16
I'm sure my Kreia fandom at this point needs no explanation, so I'll be brief. But one the main reasons I suppose is because she espouses a philosophy I can actually agree with (to an extent) and is a nice relief from the twisted righteousness and hypocrisy of the Jedi and the purposeless and self destructive pursuit of power of the Sith.

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psandak
12.03.2013 , 12:26 PM | #17
Wedge Antilles because he is the epitome of working up the military ladder:

He goes from being Luke's wingman at the Battle of Yavin, to taking out the first AT-AT on Hoth, to leading Rogue Squadron in the Battle of Endor, to morphing Rogue Squadron into an elite fighter squadron with covert operations ability, to creating Wraith Squadron: a covert operations team with starfighter piloting ability, to (reluctantly) taking a promotion to General and commanding a New Republic fleet.

And ALL of this without a shred of Force ability.

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Helig
12.03.2013 , 02:34 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
Wedge Antilles because he is the epitome of working up the military ladder:

He goes from being Luke's wingman at the Battle of Yavin, to taking out the first AT-AT on Hoth, to leading Rogue Squadron in the Battle of Endor, to morphing Rogue Squadron into an elite fighter squadron with covert operations ability, to creating Wraith Squadron: a covert operations team with starfighter piloting ability, to (reluctantly) taking a promotion to General and commanding a New Republic fleet.

And ALL of this without a shred of Force ability.
Thrawn. While being a subhuman in the Empire, too.
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Hell_Kaiser_Fett
12.03.2013 , 05:08 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Kacynski View Post
Well, I'm quite sure this question has been elaborated many times, but I still would like to get it started one more time. I was following the "A vs. B" threads recently and there is a lot of good knowledge and insights found. But these threads are by nature focussed on combat ability and/or force power and so to speak "******-ness" of a character, but that does not necessarily mean the mightiest character is also the most favored (I couldn't care less for Luke e.g. who is considered the mighties Jedi ever ..).

So here we go, with my all time favourite SW Character who is ... Obi-Wan Kenobi!
What do I like about him?

First he _is_ ****** and can stand his own in most fights. We do see him defeated a few times, but he is certainly a force to be reckoned with on any battlefield. He is a recognized swordsman and an admired (or feared) tactician as a General. But this is only part of his battlefield prowess, I think what Obi-Wan shows us very well is that you should choose your battles carefully. What impresses me most of him as a warrior is that he knows when to retreat. He does not ever let his emotions get the better of him in battle and I think he uses his best weapon most effectively: his wit.

But being a warrior is only part of what makes Obi-Wan great. Because he is not only a warrior, he is truly a Knight. A defender of the weak. A shield to his allies. One that cares for the people he swore to protect. He doesn't fight for his own reasons, he doesn't do battle because he likes to compete or because he likes the feel of adrenalin in his veins. He fights to protect. If there is one noble warrior in Star Wars, it is Obi-Wan.

But being a knight is also only part of Obi-Wan. He is also a monk. The way I see him, he is spiritually very attached to the Jedi Order and he draws great strength from it. He devoted his life to the Jedi and he is content with it. On a logical level he has many doubts and problems with decisions the Order makes (and voices his disagreement), but spiritually he is really at home with the Jedi. It is the foundation where his beliefs rest and this gives him strength. If there is one Jedi I could never see falling to the Dark Side, it is Obi-Wan. He radiates commitment and dedication and this is the feat I admire mostly of him.

Obi-Wan is shown to be a person that found his place in life, and is in balance with himself. He shows us what great strength can be taken from such an inner balance. And this is why he is my favorite SW character.

So, now that you have read my fanboi rant about Obi-Wan, I am curious to here about your favorite.
I have a few favorites, Vader (OT), Mace Windu, Revan (hate all you want), Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Jango Fett, but narrowing it down I'd still say Qui-Gon and Jango.

While I agree with everything you said about Obi-Wan, I think Qui-Gon is the true definition of a Jedi Knight. He cared more about living beings than Obi-Wan, (Jar-Jar and Anakin in TPM), and was much more in tune with the Force than Obi-Wan. To me Qui-Gon is the real knight.

You mentioned about Obi-Wan being pure and never using the dark side, but he did give in to his anger and attacked Maul in rage after he killed Qui-Gon. Not discrediting Obi-Wan, as he has always been a favorite (favorite Obi is TPM), just like Qui-Gon better. Besides, where do you think Obi-Wan got it all from?

As for Jango, he held his own against one of the best Jedi the Order had at that time, maybe one of the best ever. Plus he was the template for the Clones, which I like more than the Stormtroopers (I've always had an obsession with all the troopers lol).
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Euphrosyne
12.03.2013 , 10:45 PM | #20
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It does not really belong in this thread, but on that note I think they lost such a great opportunity when they failed to fully portray the fall of Anakin Skywalker (imho). The setup was ok, and the steps and reasons why he fell were believable, but the execution (in the movies) was really, really poor. If they would have delivered on this, maybe Anakin might be a favorite character for me too. As it stands he is just "meh" for me, which has a lot to do with the actors they chose for him (and the directing) in the movies ..
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Obi-Wan is a no-brainer, but I also happen to like Ganner. A lot. His valour and devotion elevated him to godhood. Post-mortem, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't care much, being one with the Force and being worshipped by those who once were his mortal enemies. His sacrifice is the very definition of what it means to be Jedi.
"There are thousands of warriors out here. You are only one man!"

"I am only one Jedi."

"You're insane!"

"No. I am Ganner."
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