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Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:59 am
by Atario
KSPuff wrote:Crippled after having his legs crushed, he built himself a technological wheelchair. Just look at him, You can't tell me that's not a little awesome.
I don't know why it took that to remind me of this, but:

John Vriess from Alien: Resurrection.

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Paraplegic; odd dude with an unplaceable foreign accent; starship mechanic; mercenary badass. Fuck yeah.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:13 pm
by Steinherz
Atario wrote:
KSPuff wrote:Crippled after having his legs crushed, he built himself a technological wheelchair. Just look at him, You can't tell me that's not a little awesome.
I don't know why it took that to remind me of this, but:

John Vriess from Alien: Resurrection.

https://i.imgur.com/F2Db79Q.jpg

Paraplegic; odd dude with an unplaceable foreign accent; starship mechanic; mercenary badass. Fuck yeah.
That just reminded me of Marcus "Pinky" Pinzerowsk, from the Doom movie.
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Due to a teleporter accident, his torso ended up in one place and (quoting the movie itself) "his ass somewhere else"

He, of course, becomes one of the monsters. Specifically, the Demon or "Pinky" from Doom 3.

Movie Pinky:
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Game Pinky:
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Even monsters of Hell can get crippled :lol:

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:10 am
by FelOnyx
Someone mentioned Yuki Yuna is a Hero a while back, and I feel like it could do with a re-mentioning, in light of almost all of the main characters becoming disabled in some way. It's basically become Katawa Mahou Shoujo. We''ve got a blind eye, muteness, a loss of taste, and the girl in the wheelchair that first earned the show a mention here is now deaf in one ear. In addition, another character appeared who is fully paralyzed from the neck down, and can't use one eye, plus whatever else is wrong with her that was left unmentioned.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:15 am
by Steinherz
I just remembered this:
In the video game Drakengard for the Playstation 2, there are these things called "pacts", where people make a pact with a magical being for power at a price. The Pact Price can be something frivolous such as your hair, like Verdelet, or something more. Two characters who actually ended up physically disabled from this are Caim, who paid with his tongue (voice, mute) and Leonard who lost his eyes (sight, blind).
Now some of these Pact Prices don't sound that bad, Seere lost his "time", rendering him functionally immortal. This would be awesome aside from the fact that he's permanently eight :lol:

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:16 pm
by d2r
Maculay Culkin's character in Saved!, if it hasn't been brought up already.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:43 pm
by HarvestmanMan
Can't imagine anyone has mentioned the wheelchair-bound Lord Guinness from Around The World with Willy Fog yet...

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:10 pm
by Munchenhausen
HarvestmanMan wrote:Can't imagine anyone has mentioned the wheelchair-bound Lord Guinness from Around The World with Willy Fog yet...
It's not every day you get Guinness and Wheelchair in the same context...
But when it occurs, it usually involves police intervention

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:47 pm
by Atario
FelOnyx wrote:Someone mentioned Yuki Yuna is a Hero a while back, and I feel like it could do with a re-mentioning, in light of almost all of the main characters becoming disabled in some way. It's basically become Katawa Mahou Shoujo. We''ve got a blind eye, muteness, a loss of taste, and the girl in the wheelchair that first earned the show a mention here is now deaf in one ear. In addition, another character appeared who is fully paralyzed from the neck down, and can't use one eye, plus whatever else is wrong with her that was left unmentioned.
Yes, good call. The mentions of it here are what made me start watching, and the show has been one surprise after another, in a good way. Disabilities incurred as a direct result of heroism for the greater good are probably pretty easy to draw parallels to for many real-world situations, too.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:46 am
by OremLK
Has Miles Vorkosigan been mentioned? Main character of a sixteen book science fiction series.

He's 4'9" as an adult and has brittle bones which break from minor impacts (so he's had broken bones dozens of times). Also grew up as a short, weird-looking guy in a world where "mutants" are hated and feared so he went through a lot of discrimination.

Probably my favorite fictional character ever. I think a lot of KS fans would like the book series too. It starts out being a space adventure type series but later on explores a lot of different genres such as mystery and romance.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:52 am
by SpunkySix
Oh! Bernard Marx from Brave New World.

He's supposed to be taller because of his social status and the artificial way humans are made in the future, but something went wrong and he was born as the future equivalent of a little person, which I believe also made him more fragile, though I may be misremembering that part.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:54 pm
by Broomhead
Tom Robinson - To Kill a Mockingbird

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:50 pm
by Oscar Wildecat
FelOnyx wrote:Someone mentioned Yuki Yuna is a Hero a while back, and I feel like it could do with a re-mentioning, in light of almost all of the main characters becoming disabled in some way. It's basically become Katawa Mahou Shoujo. We''ve got a blind eye, muteness, a loss of taste, and the girl in the wheelchair that first earned the show a mention here is now deaf in one ear. In addition, another character appeared who is fully paralyzed from the neck down, and can't use one eye, plus whatever else is wrong with her that was left unmentioned.
Oh yes. I've been following Yuki Yuna. Katawa Mahou Shoujo indeed. The latest episode implies that each time they cycle through a tour of duty, they acquire a new "fairy" sidekick at the start, then a new disability when they go Mankai. Thus, the revelation of why Togo has three fairies to the others one -- she's been on three tours of duty, losing first her walking ability, and then her memories. The quadriplegic girl has twenty-one fairies. Also, as a side bonus, the girls can die or commit suicide.

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:00 pm
by Munchenhausen
Broomhead wrote:Tom Robinson - To Kill a Mockingbird
I honestly read that as Tony Robison :lol:

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:58 pm
by Atario
Oscar Wildecat wrote:Also, as a side bonus, the girls can die or commit suicide.
Can't, you mean. :cry:

Re: Notable non-KS disabled characters

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:35 pm
by Oscar Wildecat
Atario wrote:
Oscar Wildecat wrote:Also, as a side bonus, the girls can die or commit suicide.
Can't, you mean. :cry:
D'oh! :oops: