Farcry11 Posted January 2, 2015 Share Posted January 2, 2015 And no, I don't mean people that roll tator a lot. I mean characters that, through their actions and personalities, have become the "bad guys" of the Aurora's collective storyline. Characters that reject the usual white-knight, likeable character build and instead choose to advance the story through negative actions. You can choose more than one characters, and explanations for your choices are appreciated. TL;DR: who are the main bad guys onboard and why? My first choice is the one, the only, Dicklizard (or Isilithai Uaekis, for the precise among us.) First thing's first, the character design- cold grey skin, rows of teeth, horns, and a possibly more-than-a-foot-long tongue , he simply looks evil. Secondly, the whole character fits, at least externally, in to a bad guy archetype- a highly trained, lethal warrior from a (subjectively) barbaric society. Horrifically violent, inhuman, and with seemingly little to no regard for human ethics or morals, Uaekis is one of the more dangerous and "evil" figures onboard. Every time I interact with him, it always feels a little dangerous- a somewhat refreshing experience. Big props to Covert. Secondly, in a shameless act of self promotion, Leonin Smythe. When I first designed him about a year ago, it was at a time where Aurora was lacking mean, antagonistic characters. He was in fact created as a "bizarro" version of one of the more prominent characters onboard, Selvion Renworth. The cybernetic implants, mechanical eyes, and harsh military training were, I felt, better used in an antagonistic fashion, and I decided to bring back the character from perma death purgatory to keep the ball of dickishness rolling. Smythe is generally cold and dismissive, and when he's not, he's more than likely screaming venomous insults in to his headset at some poor incompetent that failed to follow orders (usually while a hostage situation devolves and the singularity breaks loose). Even when it may seem like he's being genuinely kind, it's usually to be manipulative and serve his own interests, or the interests of NanoTrasen. (But really I'unno what you guys think of him.) And finally, one of the newer antagonists I've seen onboard is Hivefleet's Malcolm O'Connor, aka the cargo-tech bastard son of the aforementioned Selvion Renworth. From what I've seen of him, he's shaping up to be a bitter, dangerous person, due in part to his dissolution after news of his father's death, as well as extended contact with both Uaekis and Smythe. I could definitely see him being one of the bigger bad guys on the station soon enough. Other candidates for "station bad guy" I think would be good are: Vittorio (even though sometimes he seems more bumbling than evil) Houssam Jawdat (even though being a mafioso doesn't necessarily make one evil) And that one really, really racist engineer who's name I forget. Also all the Russian characters because how could they not be the bad guys, right? Quote Link to comment
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