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TOR What or Who is the Imperial Agent based on?

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

  1. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    TwoSeven Jedi Padawan

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

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Um, Imperial Intelligence agents.

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

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    TwoSeven Jedi Padawan

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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

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    TwoSeven Jedi Padawan

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

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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

    godisawesome Jedi Master star 3

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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

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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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

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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

    Jedi_Matt Jedi Master star 4

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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I thought Marvel Star Wars created the term "Mandalorian".
    Death Watch?
     
  24. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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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

    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.