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Shaper
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Who are your favorite main villains?

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This poll contains 1 question(s). 45 user(s) have voted.
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AmnesiaDileciaThe Empire's New GroveExpress Delivery
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Shaper
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Is it terribly bad that I forgot Ebhert's name?

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It's not good. :P

OK, who voted for Rentar?!

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Shaper
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Not me. I voted for the following:
Stalker, because he actually tried to do something.Zenbu/Casimir. He's evil, but then again, he's not.Janok, who's insane, yet in a refreshing way.Dalaghant, who's highly charismatic, and somewhat humorous. For a demon, anyway.Arivan, who actually showed some compassion. And then she died.Someone may have voted for Rentar as a joke, though. And it's not too bad. I really had to dig to find at least one main villain from each scenario. Sadly, I didn't find any for VoDT, Z-KR, Nine Variations, HLPM, Artifact Hall, or Dallerdin's Scenario. Of course, a few of these I really didn't expect to find one.

[ Monday, October 16, 2006 08:17: Message edited by: Ghouloca ]

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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus.:

OK, who voted for Rentar?!
Despite portrayls, and frequency of use, she is a villian. She's just misunderstood.

;)

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ghouloca:

Sadly, I didn't find any for VoDT, Z-KR, Nine Variations, HLPM, Artifact Hall, or Dallerdin's Scenario. Of course, a few of these I really didn't expect to find one.
*VoDT - The Empire?

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Guardian
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THE LICH GUY!!!

And Artifacts Hall does have a villian. Why else do you think TM's there? :P

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Hey Nioca, I think you left out Lord Putidus.

EDIT: Okay, nevermind, I'm just going blind.

[ Monday, October 16, 2006 10:18: Message edited by: Nemesis ]

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Agent
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Without a lot of backstory, I think Maynard and Vakhos are both the best developed characters in BoA. Although DWTD doesn't strike me as a great scenario, it has interesting NPCs.

[ Monday, October 16, 2006 11:38: Message edited by: Enraged Slith ]
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Shaper
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Did you mean to make that the thread title?

I haven't played half these scenarios, the ones I played I didn't like, I won't name them... yet.

I made the safe bet and went with the greatest villain of all time, even though she's not a villain and was just trying to avenge horrible atrocities committed against her people.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Did you mean to make that the thread title?
It sounded better then 'Main villain poll.'

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AmnesiaDileciaThe Empire's New GroveExpress Delivery
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I voted for Stalker, Lord Putidus, the Lich Guy, and Maynard.

Dikiyoba would have liked to vote for Lord Volpe as well. After all, his greed was what caused the mistreatment of the peasants and caused the Hill Runners to rebel.
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Shaper
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Considering you never even see him, I decided to omit him from the list. After all, you can't get a true feel for his personality.

EDIT: For the benefit of those who are not members, and thus, cannot view the results, here are how things are going so far.

29 people have voted.

Leading, at 31%, are:
Vahkohs, from Diplomacy With the Dead
Stalker, from A Small Rebellion

In second, coming in at 24%, is:
The Immortal, from Echoes: Renegade

Third place, with 21%, is:
Jaen, from A Small Rebellion

Following at 17% are:
General Trahison, from Canopy: Manufactured Womb
Zenbu/Casimir, from Mad Ambition

14% of the vote has gone to:
Emery J. Bishop, from Canopy: Manufactured Womb
Janok, from Dilecia
Mayanard, from Diplomacy With the Dead
Profanus Pyre, from Echoes: Renegade
Putidus, from Lord Putidus
Arivan, from A Perfect Forest

At a vote of 10% are:
Lich Guy, from The Cave of No Return
Death, from Death at Chapmans

7% of the voters have chosen:
Sabertooth, from Mad Ambition
Ebhert, from A Good Beginning
Duzaki, from Babysitting
Kjellka, from Babysitting
Nolagh-Khar, from Bahssikava
Galthrax, from Bahssikava
Kharprev, from Druids of Krell
Licgan, from Emerald Mountain
Kurojutsu, from Roses of Reckoning
Rentar-Ihrno, from Undead Valley

Bringing up the back of the pack, with 3%, are:
Spiegelbrecher, from Canopy: Manufactured Womb
Kaejil Nyh'yltak, from Backwater Calls
Dalaghant, from Exodus
Nathaganth, from Exodus
Attorosi, from Rats Aplenty
Hana, from Roses of Reckoning
Kiersten, from Xerch'de

And finally, those honorable mentions that have recieved no votes:
'Ravaging Raven' Roger, from A Large Rebellion
Marnok, from Backwater Calls
Valzier, from A Perfect Forest
Polonius, from Magus of Cattalon
Thralni, from Where the Rivers Meet

Phew, that's quite a long list.

[ Monday, October 16, 2006 16:00: Message edited by: Ghouloca ]

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Law Bringer
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I'm flattered that somebody else voted for Kharprev. :D

Emery J. Bishop might've been my favorite (that I didn't create)... I just wish some sort of confrontation were possible in Canopy... one that didn't result in a horribly painful death.

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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:


Emery J. Bishop might've been my favorite... I just wish some sort of confrontation were possible in Canopy... one that didn't result in a horribly painful death.

Ditto.
I'd like a scenario that would explore Bishop's character a bit more thoroughly; but I'll assume that TM is already looking up my mother's number just for mentioning the idea.

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The Silent Assassin is his own favorite villain.
Or was that Ghandi?

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Lenar, Inc.:

Ditto.
I'd like a scenario that would explore Bishop's character a bit more thoroughly; but I'll assume that TM is already looking up my mother's number just for mentioning the idea.

He's actually already dialled all but the last digit, and is waiting for you to leave the house before completing his call...

Why on earth did people vote Ebhert?! I had to... what was your excuses?

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Do they have to be FIGHTABLE villains? If not, Vinnia would easily qualify as the villain of VoDT. She used several interesting assassination techniques in a bureaucratic struggle with rather big implications...

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Shaper
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No, the unofficial restriction was that you had to be able to meet them or first-handedly see them in action at least once.

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Oh. Well, then you did forget someone. The dreaded Lyfan, from EM.

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The Lyfan, while it will kill you, isn't really a villain. It has no direct opposition to your goals and does not harm you or anyone aligned with you over the course of the story unless you attack it yourself and die.
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Shaper
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I must admit I am surprised to see Stalker received so many votes. I could have sworn the plot was designed for you to feel sympathetic towards the rebels. Even I, heartless as I am, felt a little remorse when I threw that explosive box thing right into Luna's face. I imagined her being attractive. What a waste.

Edit: Stalker is now in first place with 35% with Vahkhos in second with 29%! I don't understand how this is happening. Do the twelve that voted for him care to explain?

[ Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:51: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Agent
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Don't blame me; I voted for Kerry.

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Originally written by Kelandon
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Originally by Emperor Tullegolar:

quote:
I must admit I am surprised to see Stalker received so many votes. I could have sworn the plot was designed for you to feel sympathetic towards the rebels.
Dikiyoba voted for Stalker for that reason. Sure, he's evil. But he's also got good intentions. That's what makes him a compelling villian, in Dikiyoba's mind.
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Off With Their Heads
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Edit: Stalker is now in first place with 35% with Vahkhos in second with 29%! I don't understand how this is happening. Do the twelve that voted for him care to explain?
It's probably as I said in another topic recently: the best villains are not just the ones who sit in their towers cackling and ordering innocent children to be slaughtered; the best villains are the ones who have a legitimate point to be made and happen, via circumstance or hubris or whatever, to be on the opposing side of the struggle.

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Even Vahkohs has a vulnerable, sympathetic side. If you recall, his actions were in direct response to his torture at the hands of Lord Maynard.
By the time the party enters the story, he's desperate, despite being heartless.

Death, as an example for the other hand, makes a very poor villain because, despite his mysterious and destructive nature, he has no aggressive motivation, no soft side, no plot twist. He claims his kin, takes revenge, and then just hangs around to kill people.

EDIT: I'd like to add, as an afterthought, that the best villians also make the best anti-heroes.

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Or maybe I'm confusing him with Ghandi again.

[ Wednesday, October 18, 2006 15:14: Message edited by: Lenar, Inc. ]

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