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Vecke
01.11.2012 , 01:23 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackSmokeDMax View Post
As someone who was around at the beginning, my reason for liking Boba Fett was simple: his was by far the baddest *** looking action figure. My 2nd fav was some imperial in black armor, think that was maybe a Tie pilot from ESB. Just looked awesome, may have to go digging in my basement soon, still have a lot of that stuff down there somewhere. One of my friends I still hang with still has everything, and I mean ALL of the original stuff(at least through Empire) in storage at his parents. Not in orig packing or anything cuz we played with all of it when we were little, but all in good shape. Damn, I'm getting old. :/
As someone else that was around for the originals, I agree with you here. I was about 11 or so when I first saw Empire, and we all raced to be the first to own a Boba Fett action figure. As kids, it was just the mystery he brought. No backstory, no explanations. All we had to go on was Vader looking at him and saying "No disintegration."

That one line was enough for us to all think he had a cool history with Vader. It just sparked our 11 year old imaginations and spawned many great adventures, back in a day and age where the only place the EU existed was in play-rooms and backyards of the kids that loved that movie.

I can't say for sure, but I think that the same thing happened with Darth Maul and the kids watching the new movies. I think that's why he was so popular (although, admittedly, they did get to see Darth Maul being a bad***; I'm mainly referring to his mystique).
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Rikalonius
01.11.2012 , 02:06 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Why people love HK-47? Get off the fanboy train and really tell me, because after watching and looking at him he doesn't really seem that special. Ok so...he has a cool/sarcastic voice and says the word "meatbag".......is that really all your giving me? People say hes special because he has his own personality....that doesn't make him special.

R2-D2

C3-PO

T3-M4

All went without memory wipes and they all developed their own personalities. Hes an assassin droid....that can kill jedi....again thats not really special, killing jedi isn't a special thing anymore. The CIS droids did it, clones did it, bounty hunters did it, its not a special thing anymore. He was built by the sith lord Revan....ok so? 3PO was built by Anakin at the age of 9(or was it 10?) so does that make him the best droid ever? In fact the only thing I find about him that is in detail is his personality, everything else is either non-existent or theres little information.
Nice that you start your discourse by calling those who disagree with you fanboys. Did you play KOTOR? HK-47 is a deadly Marvin the Paranoid Android. Unlike most science fiction nonsense involving androids, HK-47 doesn't long to be human. He is misanthropic as can be, and detests organic beings. Then add his deadpan delivery, and he's very funny. He is like Christine meets Leland Galt from Needful Things. He pretends to be your loyal servant while systematically breaking down your morality, slowly egging you on to be more and more evil so you'll eventually ask him to murder many organics, and when that ends in your inevitable demise, he'll slip back into the background a a humble protocol droid looking for his next victim.

He's was also a marked departure from droids of Star Wars at the time. Compare him to Lucas' stupid battle droids. There is no comparison. He's actually very underrepresented in SWTOR, it's only after a long 30 hour journey with him that you appreciate his underlying badness.

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Rikalonius
01.11.2012 , 02:12 AM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Midasear View Post
You cannot judge fan-love for HK-47 by anything that happens in SWTOR, or from his picture & written lore.

You have to listen to him tell the story of his life, a little bit at a time, as you repair his memory core in KOTOR. One fiasco after another, delivered with a voice laced with utter loathing for the meatbags who put him through it all. Imagine a C3-P0, who instead of whining about how awful whatever is going on is, quietly plots the demise of all the responsible parties and sounds malevolently gleeful describing how he brought each demise about.

You have to use him as a translator with the Sand People, and actually hear him say: ""Translation: He requires proof of good faith. We must make a contribution to his people that shows we are not a threat. Shall I blast him now, master?""

The line is awesome enough when read, but the voice actor nails the combination of feigned servility, sarcasm, passionate hope for violence, and pure malevolent intent it so perfectly....

Yeah, when it comes to HK-47, I'm a fanboi, too.
2% probablity the minature organic is just looking for trouble and needs to be blasted. This might be wishful thinking on my part.

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Oonkeh_
01.11.2012 , 02:32 AM | #44
I found the character of HK stale and repetitive. I was so glad to
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