TOR What or Who is the Imperial Agent based on?

Discussion in 'Games' started by CoolyFett, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Is it a cross between Storm Trooper & Imperial Officers like Tarkin & Peitt? It seems the Trooper class is based on Clone Troopers, but with the Imperial Agents is hard to tell what it is based on.
  2. TwoSeven Jedi Master

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    It is a mix between Garindan and Aurra Sing.
  3. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Um, Imperial Intelligence agents.

    They're not in the movies, but they're big in the EU.
  4. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Hmmm so there is no influence at all from the Saga? Not familiar with EU, may have to check it out.
  5. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    I don't use this EU doohickey that these young'uns fancy.
  6. TwoSeven Jedi Master

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    Mandalorians come from the EU and TOR/KOTOR is full of them. I guess they're doing the same with Imperial Agents but I've never encountered that type since I'm not a big comic book reader and didn't take a big interest in the lore.
  7. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    You can also think of the Imperial Agent as James Bond. He's a spy, he's got the high tech gadgetry and fancy starship and I bet at some point he'll be pumping some girl for information.
  8. TwoSeven Jedi Master

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    I was planning on making a female Agent and with gender reversal your comment just became unacceptable.
  9. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    Hmmm arent the Fetts based on the Mandalorian organization?
  10. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Boba Fett was just another bounty hunter until the EU made him a Mando
  11. godisawesome Jedi Master

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    It's been mentioned somewhere that the Imperial Agent is supposed to give someone a roll and power akin to Grand Moff Tarkin and any of the non-stromtrooper minions we saw in the movies- a character who's true power comes not from weaponry or mystic capabilities, but instead from the proper application of intelligence and efficient stealth. We're supposed to see how a character could stand toe-to-toe with a Dark Lord while still being extremely vulnerable and human.
  12. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

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    And from what I've seen so far in the beta, his storyline is brilliant. Very different from your run-of-the-mill questing.
  13. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    But wasn't Jango one first??
  14. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    so who else in the saga would be considered an imperial agent?
  15. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    You can believe that all you want. Making Of TESB makes it pretty clear that Boba was never "just another bounty hunter".
  16. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    What does it say? I've never seen it and I'm genuinely interested.

    By 'just another bounty hunter' obviously he was a cut above, his capture of Solo proves that when all others failed. What I should have said was that his being a mandalorian wasn't established until after the movies were out. I think.

    I made that post over a year ago so I can't remember :p
  17. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    lol. Sorry, I hate it when people do that to me.

    Boba went through a number of design/backstory changes-from a sort of super stormtrooper, to a 'supersoldier' that may have inspired the stormtroopers, to being described as a Mandalorian in the TESB novel. Whether the author made that term up or took it from the script (I lean towards the second option, as the TESB novel is the one that sticks closest to the script it's based on), Boba's been a Mandalorian since he appeared.
  18. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Heh, no problem.

    Thanks for the info, I was worried it was some EU author's desire to make their pet favourite character that extra bit special (which is all too common these days) :)
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  19. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    To be precise, he was described as "wearing the armour of a group of evil warriors that were defeated by the Jedi in the Clone Wars".

    While that became "the Mandalorians" it was left vague as to whether Boba had been one, or just somehow obtained the suit.
  20. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Nice! We need another clone war to sort the continuity out, lol
  21. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, my mistake. Still, Boba was never just another bounty hunter.
  22. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    But the Fett are still somewhat tied to the troopers. Like in Episode 2
  23. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    I thought Marvel Star Wars created the term "Mandalorian".
    Death Watch?
    Last edited by darklordoftech, Nov 25, 2012
  24. Ghost Chosen One

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    Based on Mara Jade, Luke's wife, most likely.

    Also, there's an "Agent of the Empire" series set betweeb Episode 3 and Episode 4 right now.

    Kol Skywalker's ex-wife, Morrigan Corde, was also an Imperial agent and very popular (Kol was one of Luke's great-grandsons),
  25. PsychoGobstopper Jedi Youngling

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    I've only read the inaugural miniseries of Agent of the Empire so far, but it is excellent. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in SW comics.