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The Bad Batch Royce Hemlock

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Konrad Pietrzak, Mar 29, 2023.

  1. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    A star wars verion of Dr. Mengele and apparently a new big bad of series in replace of Admiral Rampart. What you think about him?
     
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  2. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A big step up from Rampart.
     
  3. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Master star 4

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    A cool, calm, calculating villain who is genuinely intimidating because of his coldness and mystery, I like it a lot. This is the kind of villain present in the OT.
     
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  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

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    I just don't see anything at all that's original or interesting about him.
     
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  5. Watcherwithin

    Watcherwithin Jedi Master star 4

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    Sexy voice
     
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  6. Vader Bob

    Vader Bob Jedi Knight star 1

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    Not much to go on at this point but the name annoys me more than it should.
     
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  7. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think Jimmi Simpson gives a really good performance, going for that soft spoken, pseudo-soothing voice (which is very much in line with the stories of Dr Mengele in the concentration camps with his victims as he mutilated them).

    Star Wars doesn’t have mad scientist figures too often, but given how much it draws from real world, 20th century history it makes a lot of sense. Doubly so when you have a series that follows clones as the protagonists.
     
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  8. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    Well of mad scientists we still have Dr. Vindi who is on the other side of the spectrum, then there is this Nihil scientist who is somewhere in between.
     
  9. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There have been mad scientists in Star Wars, yes. Though Hemlock is the first who is the primary villain in the on-screen side of storytelling.
     
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  10. Foreign32567

    Foreign32567 Jedi Master star 4

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    Also Demagol and Jenna Zan Arbor.

    Regarding Hemlock - IMO, he was not very interesting in his initial appearance, but after the last three episodes of the season he became quite intriguing - especially his goal of creating an "enlightened society" (another possible reference to Dr. Strangelove), he is both intimidating and effective, already a better villain than Gideon.
     
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  11. Crimson_Guard975

    Crimson_Guard975 Jedi Master star 1

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    I like the single black glove on one hand. Reminds me of Dr. Childress (John Cassavetes) in The Fury.
     
  12. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    also the one who most represents that mad nazi scientist evilness
     
  13. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    Looks like we have Hemlock theme called "The Doctor"
    I love how dreadfull it sound, Like something disturbing was about to happen.
     
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  14. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    The less is said about Vindi the better. Probably my least favorite on screen Star Wars villian.
     
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  15. clone commander bossk

    clone commander bossk Ostrich Velocity Expert star 5

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    He was... a bit much, but I enjoyed him.
     
  16. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 8

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    I’m with you. I was hoping that if nobody talked about him, he’d cease to exist. Alas, I was wrong. Thanks JCF!
     
  17. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    I like Vindi, maybe because in my country they removed his accent.
     
  18. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    It’s purely due to his pure Saturday morning cartoon feel. Laughing all the time. Creating a deadly virus to kill literally everything. Just grated me.
     
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  19. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 8

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    Yeah, he’s the worst villain in Star Wars, followed by Grievous.
     
  20. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Chosen One star 10

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    Hemlock is the way to do evil scientist. Vindi is not. It’s as simple as that in my opinion.
     
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  21. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    I like memes with Vindi and Coronavirus.
     
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  22. Foreign32567

    Foreign32567 Jedi Master star 4

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    I can see Vindi appearing in TBB, now working for the Empire in Hemlock's team. Maybe even along with Lok Durd, that in EU also worked on developing bioweapons.

    Same. Although he is hilarious in original version
     
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  23. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Master star 4

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    I liked Vindi, it matched the wackiness of the PT era.
     
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  24. Konrad Pietrzak

    Konrad Pietrzak Jedi Knight star 1

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    Wackiness was in Star wars core since beggining.
     
  25. jedi_master_ousley

    jedi_master_ousley Force Ghost star 8

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    It'll never happen, but I'd enjoy a really dark/gritty book that dives into all the crazy unethical experiments Hemlock has probably already done to get to the position he's in now. And I bet it would involve direct dealings with Palpatine to use his character a little more in written form.