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22 August 2013 @ 04:18 pm
What's the coolest thing your favorite hated characters have done?  
This isn't really a defense, just a general fun question.

Today, I was replaying Oblivion, and ever since the two of us somehow got into an epic barfight with half of Bravil my first time through the game (by accident, and I'm still not quite sure just how that happened, or how apparently none of it counted as a crime), it's been a personal tradition to drag Maglir off to do something ridiculous while he's in my party. This time, I decided to take him with me to close an Oblivion gate.

So we're in the upper levels of The Blood Feast when suddenly we're ambushed by a couple of Flame Atronachs and an armored Dremora. And during the ensuing scuffle, Maglir's sword breaks. So he starts using his fists, gets hit with a fireball, and...

I just saw a burning Maglir punch a Dremora off a bridge, laughing the whole time.

I just saw Maglir.

Punch a Dremora off a bridge.

While he was on fire.


...and people wonder why I like this guy.

Anyway, what are some really cool things your favorite bashed character has done?

[PS, Spoiler]For a more legitimate scripted plot example for Maglir, I said in my last defense about him that my respect for him went through the roof when he challenged the Champion of Cyrodiil even though he pretty much knew it was suicide.
Banwar Jesticles: Dalekkankurette on August 23rd, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
This. All of it.
Bird: Pinoko; let me 'shplaininkedfeathers on September 7th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
He sounds pretty awesome! Bashers are silly.

My favourite bashed character... let's see, Pinoko has saved the main character, Black Jack, from dying a few times and gotten him out of jail! She's pretty awesome.
ringing_phone: WarWithinringing_phone on September 23rd, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Maglir, and Mankar Camoran for that matter, were hit particularly hard by Oblivion's 'Player POV' approach to characterization; there's a lot more to both of them than is immediately obvious, but the game does not take any great pains to point that out. You pretty much have to read the in-game books and pay attention to the (many) discrepencies between what they're saying and what's actually happening to pick up on some of the nuances (Mags, for instance, acting so afraid of fishing a journal away from a few mudcrabs, but visibly excited at the prospect of charging into a cave full of bandits. Oh, and at one point, he's sleeping a room down from Kurdan gro-Dragol. Y'know, 'cause he's really afraid of hurting himself).

ETA: But I fixed things for Maglir. I made him my Dovahkiin. It never gets old seeing Maglir- who you can make nearly identical to his Oblivion counterpart with a hide helmet and iron armor (for FG Mags) or Orcish armor (for BW Mags)- jump onto a dragon's head in slow motion, and some of the letters addressed to him are instant hilarity.

Edited at 2013-09-23 03:22 am (UTC)
Birdinkedfeathers on September 23rd, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's a bit unfortunate! Some canons depend a little too much on supplementary sources to get all of the non-major or main character information.
Nikki Flash: BK Kingmoon_doggy on September 8th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Taking down the head of the Murond Glabados Church by backhanding 'em upside the head with an unabridged dictionary...
*Yeah, you read that correctly...*
if it bites it's probably interesting.: bamfginasketch on October 4th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Slyly insult Umbridge while being a Badass double agent.
android_raptor: fabulous~ no.2android_raptor on October 11th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
I can't think of much "cool" Ghinius does, but I really like his scene early in the series with Aina before their relationship turned to shit. They were really sweet <3