[NRW] Nihilus' crazy talk

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Charlemagne19, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    Anyone think it might be that Nihilus isn't speaking gibberish (especially since Sion and his apprentice can understand him fine) but he's just speaking Sith?

    It certainly sounds like what I imagine Sith to speak.
  2. SuperSaiyaMan12 Jedi Padawan

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    The holocrons in Atris's meditation chamber seemed to be speaking the same thing...
  3. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    I've heard that its actually backwards Basic, though I haven't seen it confirmed.

    Anyone have a soundbite of his?
  4. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    That proved to be fanon.
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  6. Admiral_Keller Jedi Youngling

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    It sounds like it's on a deeper level then our range of voices. I've always thought its an ancient sith dialect boosted by the Dark Side of the Force. I mean a voice can go a long way to break someone's will. But even if you can't understand it I think that the language is so fueled by the Dark Side that people get the general jist...like "your going to die now."

    :p

    Thats my thoughts on it though.


    P.S. but remember that our friend Nil isn't exactly Human by their standards now.
  7. 000 Jedi Master

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    I thought the whole point of his garbled speech is he's lost his mind and is no long comprehensible save through the Force?
  8. Master_Keralys Sometime Technical Aide and Erstwhile Lit Mod

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    Yeah, that was the point... he can communicate, but only at a guttural level, almost like an animal.

    - Keralys
  9. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    That doesn't seem to be the case in most of his encounters though.
  10. Havet_Storm Jedi Knight

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    It's both - It's the language the Sith Holocrons speak in the game, but the RL people who designed it obviously had the incomprensible, animalistic qualities in mind when the did so.
  11. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Knight

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    Interesting choice of words. Who's "they"? By whose standards is he human?

    I'd love to see the Sith [species] that actually spoke this language, and/or some Sithspawn that speak it. Bet they'd be freaky
  12. Pipboy Jedi Youngling

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    If I was going to retcon it it would be to either the Kar VAstor force imprinted speech or the Ziost knot work, sith inpregnation of sound/sight with meaning.
  13. DoranNu Jedi Master

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    Hmmm... [face_thinking] how animalistic were the Sith species?

    Wait, did some checking on Wookieepedia. I forgot that Jensaarai is actually a Sith word, as is Massassi, Saarai-kaar, etc. Nihilus doesn't sound like he's saying stuff remotely like this, so I'm thinking he's gone guttural, or his species don't have human vocal cords like Gammoreans or Wookiees.

    Possibly something similar to Kar Vastor's speech...
  14. Sauron_18 Jedi Master

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    Is it me, or did he sound like he was singing some times while talking?

    This is the only thing that really irked me about his voice....
  15. Ulicus Lit'ari [Literature Manager]

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    Nihilus was human. Of course, he's changed a lot since those days, but I don't think what he became could be described as a "species"... or could it? [face_thinking]
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