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I Want More Mandos!


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Bounty_
12.08.2012 , 01:07 AM | #1
At this point int the star wars EU, and a couple hundred years befor is the most fleshed out mandalorian story arc it has, Besides The Republic commando arc, And hondo karr. I mean you have 3500 years worth of story hell i even get the option to be a mando. id like to see that fleshed out more in the bounty hunters story arc. the mand'alor himself even says your his heir.
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HellbirdIV
12.08.2012 , 02:21 AM | #2
No-one really cares about Mandos except fanboys, which is the only reason Mandalorian characters are forced into the narrative as is (see Boring Cadera and Akaavi Spar).

I get the distinct feeling BioWare understands just how awful and ****** Traviss' writing is and are treading the line between openly mocking Mandalorian fanboys and giving them a little bit of the awful trash that they like (Best Bounty Hunter option in the game is telling the Mandalore to go **** himself and watch him get all nerd-rage on you while the rest of the Big Five mock him behind his back).

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angrydurf
12.08.2012 , 10:27 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by HellbirdIV View Post
No-one really cares about Mandos except fanboys, which is the only reason Mandalorian characters are forced into the narrative as is (see Boring Cadera and Akaavi Spar).

I get the distinct feeling BioWare understands just how awful and ****** Traviss' writing is and are treading the line between openly mocking Mandalorian fanboys and giving them a little bit of the awful trash that they like (Best Bounty Hunter option in the game is telling the Mandalore to go **** himself and watch him get all nerd-rage on you while the rest of the Big Five mock him behind his back).
this. fandalorian tears are so sweet.

I don't get all the mando love from one character in cool armor with two lines before getting knocked into the sarlac by a blind han solo.
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YoshiRaphElan
12.08.2012 , 01:02 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by HellbirdIV View Post
No-one really cares about Mandos except fanboys, which is the only reason Mandalorian characters are forced into the narrative as is (see Boring Cadera and Akaavi Spar).

I get the distinct feeling BioWare understands just how awful and ****** Traviss' writing is and are treading the line between openly mocking Mandalorian fanboys and giving them a little bit of the awful trash that they like (Best Bounty Hunter option in the game is telling the Mandalore to go **** himself and watch him get all nerd-rage on you while the rest of the Big Five mock him behind his back).
Hmm. So if Traviss' books are so awful, why are you in the minority about this, whereas I can link you to a whole website of fans of the novels? All she did was base the Mandalorian culture on the ancient Spartans, so what? Are the Spartans Mary Sues? Hmm?

I understand some people take Mandalorian fanboying to the extreme. Not me - Jedi are awesome, Sith are great, and so are Mandalorians. It's just another culture in Star Wars - why do people get so upset when there's a non-Jedi, non-Sith culture that gets focused on? Is it the Jedi killing? It's been said once, it'll be said again - the Force makes the Jedi powerful, not kriffing gods. If the Jedi were as powerful as you suggest, then Grand Master Zym would not have been killed by Braden (a non-Mandalorian, BTW!), Jace Malcom couldn't have beat the stuffing out of Malgus, and despite all that, the Mandalorians are never portrayed as invincible/immortal. Revan killed the shabla leader of the Mandalorians, Jango Fett's entire army got slaughtered by Jedi (so much for Jedi killing, huh?), and Ulic Qel-Droma curb-stomped Mandalore. Great fighters =/= Mary Sues.

And to the beskar'gam. Traviss was not the one who invented it - that was as far back as Tales of the Jedi, when the Mandalorians were a race of Crusaders working for Ulic Qel-Droma. Not exactly demi-gods or Mary Sues, are they? So one culture has stronger armor than others. The Voss have above-average rates of Force sensitivity among their people, all the Korunnai are Force users, and the Echani proved to be possibly the best martial artists in the galaxy. The Mandos are only nomad warriors with one advantage of an ore that can be mined on their planet. Besides, usually 1 Mandalorian does not match 1 Jedi. It takes 3 or 4 Mandalorians to beat a Jedi.

There, I just threw all your reasons for them being Mary Sues out the window. Care to counter?

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12.08.2012 , 01:05 PM | #5
300 Spartans faced down the thousands of soldiers in the Persian armies at Thermopylae. While they lost, the Greeks ended up winning the war later
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lokdron
12.08.2012 , 01:06 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by HellbirdIV View Post
No-one really cares about Mandos except fanboys, which is the only reason Mandalorian characters are forced into the narrative as is (see Boring Cadera and Akaavi Spar).

I get the distinct feeling BioWare understands just how awful and ****** Traviss' writing is and are treading the line between openly mocking Mandalorian fanboys and giving them a little bit of the awful trash that they like (Best Bounty Hunter option in the game is telling the Mandalore to go **** himself and watch him get all nerd-rage on you while the rest of the Big Five mock him behind his back).
Yup it was quite fun rejecting mandalore and seeing him throw a fit and the rest of the great hunt winners telling you that you are awesome for rejecting him/not sucking up to him.

Personally the mando nonsense during chapter 1 and the revanite questline annoyed my BH.

Plus fett was killed by a blind man and the way Han killed him he did not even mean it lol. When I finally watched episode 3-6 I was wondering why fett had so many fans.
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HellbirdIV
12.08.2012 , 01:30 PM | #7
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<Waah waah im massively overracting to the fact people dont like the same things i do>
Care to counter?
Not really, since you're obviously out of your ****in' mind.

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YoshiRaphElan
12.08.2012 , 01:32 PM | #8
I'm not overreacting to anything - I'm just giving facts, canonical facts, as to why neither Jedi nor Mandalorian are invincible. If either are, they become Mary Sues. But as it stands, they are not. Either of them.

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Maaruin
12.08.2012 , 02:02 PM | #9
Instead of more Mandos I'd like to see more Rebels. People who can't stand the Empire's oppression and take up arms to fight for their Freedom. We already have this on Balmorra and Corellia and, to a lesser extend, in disorganized slave rebellions inside the Empire, Revanites and a tiny bit of it in Malgus' "New Empire". IMO Balmorra and Corellia feel closest to the Original Star Wars movies because of this. (And, needless to say, Rebels play a much bigger role than Mandalorians in movies and EU.)

With the Empire weakened by the war, Malgus and other Sith powerplays, rebellion could spread on its worlds.

About the Mandos... well, maybe let Bounty Hunters choose if they want to work for the Mandos for honor or whatever or the Hutts for big cash.
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YoshiRaphElan
12.08.2012 , 02:54 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Maaruin View Post
About the Mandos... well, maybe let Bounty Hunters choose if they want to work for the Mandos for honor or whatever or the Hutts for big cash.
They already did that. At the end of Act 1 your BH can become a Mando. Main reason I played one!