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The Mighty Hero

Postby Lord Mercat » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:36 am

So, within the world of endless battle that constitutes brikwars, there are a great many varieties of hero minifigs. Out of curiosity, and regarding a project I'm currently working on, what (or who, if you have a specific hero in mind) are your favorite types of heroes? Farce wielding jedi, Knights in shining armor, necromancers, Matrix-wielders, one of the many scharzeneggars, bounty hunters, or something else entirely? List them here!
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Bragallot » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:50 am

I like almost all heroes, really. I always thought melee-armed heroes in Scifi battles had a great deal of character, like Captain Alexandria (Brittanian hero from ZZD).

As for favorites,

The Dark Lord Lucian (I'd ninja one of FISH!!!'s pictures but they all appear to be broken) was a really cool, versatile hero that worked out well for me in Clash of the Tides.

I also liked Niol from Zahru's battles a lot much for the same reason, those paladin-types are always pretty fun to play. Unfortunately he suffered from Qui-Gon / Sean Bean disease.

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And of course, Blaze Ironbreaker is thé badass from Zahru's battles :mrgreen:

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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby IVhorseman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:48 pm

Recently, I've been playing a lot of Space Knight heroes, Alien Horror heroes, and Commando heroes, but they all tend to be pretty much the same thing (minus the alien clawing faces off). More often than not, it's just the guy on my team of dudes with the coolest armor on.

I used to use a bunch of Telekinetic and Psychic heroes, Robot/Cyborg heroes, and strange alien heroes.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Rev. Sylvanus » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:29 pm

My favorite fantasy-type heroes have been wizards and mages.  They can be tricky, though, and should have more narrowly defined cliches; otherwise their feats just become any old "spell" that the player thinks up at the time.  It's more thematically enjoyable to have narrow it to "time wizard" or "elemental mage" or "necromancer" etc.

In my sci-fi games, I've really enjoyed using a Space Knight Aristocrat hero.  Deviates from the norm of super-soldiers that go blandly through the wash...
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Zahru II » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:27 pm

I like a wide variety of heroes, ranging from serious to comic relief, but if I had to pick, any Warhead sphincter is fun to play as.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:10 am

I'm partial to actual superheroes with absurdly specific/embarrassing but powerful superpowers and matching costumes.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby mgb519 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:49 am

Brutal antiheroes.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Zupponn » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:41 pm

I like heroes with large melee weapons.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Silverdream » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:44 pm

Brikthulu, Simho Hayha and Finlay the Fucka' have been my favourites to play as lately.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Gungnir » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:35 am

My hero is a lot like John-117 of the Halo fame, with a few major differences.
6. He's about the same size as a 40k Space Marine.
7. He always keeps his visor up, even in space.
8. He's Scottish.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Whiteagle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:11 am

Ironically enough, the only Hero unit I've ever considered is for my droid army, Briktoid Automata...

...And it'd be an Astromech Droid...

Because, let's face it, R2-D2 is the most useful character out of the whole Star Wars franchise.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Zupponn » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:13 am

Whiteagle wrote:Because, let's face it, R2-D2 is the most useful character out of the whole Star Wars franchise.

Chewbacca could do almost everything that R2-D2 could do and he could fight too.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:11 pm

Zupponn wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:Because, let's face it, R2-D2 is the most useful character out of the whole Star Wars franchise.

Chewbacca could do almost everything that R2-D2 could do and he could fight too.

...True, but Chewy only showed up in four of the movies.
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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby stubby » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:24 pm

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Re: The Mighty Hero

Postby Apollyon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:46 pm

In my opinion the best heros are those with well defined clichees and/or abilities.  Otherwise you will quickly end up with boring insta-kill or unit-buffing (the latter are really popular as of late in forum battles) feats.
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