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Your all-time favorite NPC in a CRPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Callaxes, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Callaxes Arbiter

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    Ok, so someone had to do it. Better luck next time HyberBoy.
     
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  2. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    I dunno. Deionarra, probably. I would wait up on her death's halls, if you know what I mean.
     
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  3. Haraldur Augur

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    That'd be Morte, chief.
     
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  4. Chefe Erudite

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    The guy who gives you the first sword in Zelda.

    IT IS DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE. TAKE THIS.
     
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  5. cardtrick Arbiter

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    The girl on the radio in VTMB.
     
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  6. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ajira, the Khajit mage in the Balmora Mage Guild in Morrowind.
    I like her attitude.

    She sends you to collect some flowers and mushrooms and then writes in her reports:
    "Ajira works very hard to go all over Bitter Coast and collect all these mushrooms. Ajira deserves rank of Journeyman much sooner than Galbedir."

    "Ajira works very hard to collect these flower samples from the dangerous Lake Amaya. Ajira must do two reports and Galbedir must only do one silly report. Ajira deserves rank of Journeyman very soon now."

    And honourable mention must go to Crassius "Dirty Old Man" Curio from the same game. Not many game where you are forced to undress to get help from an NPC. ;-)
    Morrowind doesn't have *many* memorable NPCs, but those that are are good.
     
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  7. aboyd Liturgist

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    Annah.

     
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  8. Ladonna Arcane

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    Irenicus was quite good.
     
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  9. Keldorn Scholar

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    Yeah, Irenicus.

    He's a little over-the-top (like me), but that's the way uh-hu uh-huh I like it...
     
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  10. callehe Liturgist

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    Marcus the supermutant is my personal favorite. I liked his comination of down to earth thinker/machine gun toting muscle mutant.

    The twins in VTMB provided some good enterntainment. The "twist" was a funny and not entirely expected.

    I'm suprised no one has mentioned Dogmeat yet. I never developed any fondness for the pooch myself, but people here seem to like him.
     
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  11. The_Pope Scholar

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    HK-47.

    I know he's a pretty two dimensional character, but I just love killbots.
     
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  12. Oarfish Prophet

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    Smiling Jack from bloodlines. Great writing and superb voice acting.
     
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  13. fastpunk Arbiter

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    Kreia, definitely!
     
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  14. Shoelip Arbiter

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    Minsc was the first RPG character to make a strong impression on me. I played BG 1 and 2 before most of the other classics.
     
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  15. Slylandro Scholar

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    Surprising that nobody mentioned Dakkon and Fall From Grace, considering they are probably the two best characters from Torment. Sure, Annah is sexy, but she wasn't as intriguing or as well developed in the other sense of the word. A chaste succubus that runs a scholastic brothel. You can't get more original than that. Morte was quite good but his back story does not really approach Dakkon's level. Actually I can't think of any NPCs in the past or recent RPG history that have approached Dakkon's level. The only complaint I have is that there was not much nonlinearity when it came to unraveling the circle of Zerthimon. You either progressed to the next stage of dialog with Dakkon, or you didn't. There were no gradations and it was completely dependent on wisdom and intelligence IIRC.
     
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  16. RAG Educated

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    That would be Dak'kon. I am not a big fan of AD&D so wasn't familiar with the story of the planes and other races. I really loved unlocking the circles of Zerthimon.

    Edit : Damn you beat me to it
     
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  17. fastpunk Arbiter

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    I still pick Kreia as my favorite NPC but Dakkon and Grace are definitely complex and unique and deserve a mention.
     
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  18. NiM82 Prophet

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    If playable, Myron. He's the polar opposite to the stereotypical heroic/tough guy NPC, he was just a chicken shit coward. Not very practical, but good for a snigger.

    Non Playable, Shodan. For a character you hardly see and have little interaction with, the sense of presence and personality was awesome. Smiling Jack was pretty good as well.
     
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  19. Andrej Liturgist

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    Wooz, because he's a colorful personality and his dialog is true to his character.
     
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  20. Favourite NPC for me would be between the following:

    Canderous, Khelgar, Sand, Kaelyn
     
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  21. DemonKing Arcane

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    Viconia in the BG series was pretty good.

    I also have a soft spot for Bastilla.

    My favourite non-party NPC would probably be the dark side instructor in the original KOTOR. Great look and voice acting!
     
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    Smiling Jack, followed by Irenicus. Probably both thanks to the great voice acting.
     
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  23. Black Arcane

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    HK-47
     
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  24. merry andrew Erudite

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    Master Chief or Noober from Baldur's Gate.
     
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  25. chaedwards Liturgist

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    Trajkov from Geneforge - the big foozle who isn't.
     
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