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I've been thinking about this for awhile. You see, I've always wondered why the agent's default graphic had pale green skin. Maybe all shapers are like that.

Then I supposed that was to represent the use of canisters since the agent was the only character that shows skin.

Has anyone else ever wondered about this oddly coloured skin?

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It has to do with the tinting of the agents clothes. The colors kind of wash together.
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Given that the Shaper wears a shadowy robe that leaves only creepy red eyes visible, and the Guardian wears full body armor, the only skin you can actually see is the Agent's.

Perhaps they're all like that - which would be one thing that clearly distinguishes them from the humans in the game...

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I've always thought that the weird colouring comes from the essence stored within their bodies. Anyone agree?

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Here's another thought: Shanti is hot, green or no green. Anyone agree? :P
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Maybe it's just Dikiyoba, but Dikiyoba doesn't see the green in the agent's skin. It's abnormally pale skin for someone who doesn't wear a lot of armor and presumably travels around outside a lot, but it's not green.
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Maybe it's just Dikiyoba, but Dikiyoba doesn't see the green in the agent's skin. It's abnormally pale skin for someone who doesn't wear a lot of armor and presumably travels around outside a lot, but it's not green.
I looking at the skin again and yes, it is really pale but to me it looks glowy which translates as a greenish tone on my computer.

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Given that the Shaper wears a shadowy robe that leaves only creepy red eyes visible, and the Guardian wears full body armor, the only skin you can actually see is the Agent's.

Perhaps they're all like that - which would be one thing that clearly distinguishes them from the humans in the game...
Ah the eyes are not always red it seems to correspond with your robe colour.

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quote:
Originally written by Milla:

I've always wondered why the agent's default graphic had pale green skin.
Camouflage?

As for Shanti's hotness, whenever I think of her, I think of that dead serviles looking body. Disturbingly enough, this is not the first post I've made about agents and hotness... today...

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I find Agent Miranda hotter myself. But she doesn't count since this isn't the G4 forum.

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Sitting still in a cave for a year and a half. Not necessarily alive. It gives the lichen time to grow, you see.

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I, at least, brush the lichen off. And my soul has been replaced with something grand: The Sphere of Sarcasm.

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Sarcasm? Petty, compared to complete, soul-crushing evil and depression.

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I can do evil. I have a pretty good evil laugh, which has sent more than one person into shock.

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quote:
Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

I have a pretty good evil laugh, which has sent more than one person into shock.
My laugh has been described by several people as demonic. But here's the truly scary part: It's my normal laugh. :D :cool:
quote:
Originally written by lightningmaster2016:

Here's another thought: Shanti is hot, green or no green. Anyone agree?
Originally written by Milla:
I find Agent Miranda hotter myself. But she doesn't count since this isn't the G4 forum.
*shakes his head in disgust* They're all just a series of numbers on a computer. Personally, I don't give a (insert expletive here) about how hot a series of numbers looks. Sure, they may have some nice graphics, but none of them are anything to write home about.

Getting back on topic,
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Originally written by Milla:

Has anyone else ever wondered about this oddly coloured skin?
I've never given this a second thought. Or a first one, for that matter. As long as a character's weird-looking skin doesn't cause my comupter to crash, it really doesn't make much difference to me.

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I have a truely evil laugh, I mean truely evil :D

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The agent has a 'sheen' to her skin. And no, you're not imagining it. She DOES have a slightly glowing skin. However, it's not always green. The colour of the glow is the same as the colour of her uniform.

I remember noticing how sexy glowing skin was on a relatively well toned girl all the way back in GF1.

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Hmm I remember that, she looked....impresive after useing the geneforge and flinging Essance orbs everywere :D

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I thought I noticed a slight shimmering in the Shaper robes in G1, as well.

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quote:
Originally written by Sarasaphilia:

I thought I noticed a slight shimmering in the Shaper robes in G1, as well.
You did not.
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Yes, he did. The Shaper's robes to shimmer. Well, not shimmer, but they glow.

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I'm guessing the Shapers glowing red eyes may be due to the Geneforge effect.

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quote:
Originally written by Milla:

I'm guessing the Shapers glowing red eyes may be due to the Geneforge effect.
They were not.

Um, I mean, if the Geneforge and assorted canisters were hidden away on a remote island and eventually destroyed, then why do all Shapers have red eyes?

Or is the "Geneforge effect" something that isn't limited to the Geneforge?

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