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BM vs CG

PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:34 pm
by NinjaFreak-IFMOP
Quite frankly, I find CG to be the amalgam of BM and Fighter. His personality and skills are like if you took the average of them both. He's got fighting and magic, and while he is homicidal, he targets his unending rage at enemies (and Link), rather than the nearest available target that isn't WM.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:35 pm
by The Total Anime Nut
I can see similarities, but there is one thing that separates CG from both Black Mage and Fighter: Inteligence.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:33 pm
by King Author
Honestly, I never considered Black Mage an inspiration for CG. The "I hate my teammate" mentality which shows up in many of my characters (primarily Lance and Bill) is much older than Black Mage, and I think it's the main reason that people think of CG as a BM rip off. That or the fact that he's angry and likes to fight, which is rather different in execution.

CG is a bitter man, who enjoys combat and a little bit of torture if the victim deserves it, but is ultimately ruled by a system of honor. Black Mage is a violent evil man, who wants to kill everything around him, and is only stopped by his complete ineptness at doing said things.

CG is bitter because he feels that he has been shafted by the world. He has saved the world and gets little fame for it. Link on the other hand, is recieved as the worlds greatest hero. This is, in fact, done to reflect the popularity of their games. Crystalis never got any sequels, while Zelda would be single handedly carrying Nintendo if it weren't for the fact that Mario beat her to it.

He also doesn't get enough chance to shine in combat. He really likes defeating evil and showcasing his skills, and he never gets a chance to.

So I really don't think there is that much of a comparison. If anybody is a rip-off of Black Mage, it's Lance, and I don't think he is either.

Anybody who says otherwise will face the wrath of my rocket-powered lamppost!


Fear the lamppost!

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 2:11 pm
by DanDani
Yeah. I believe you're right-dani.

CG does seem suppressed, and it makes sense that he's always angry. BM's like that too, but I never really considered him AS "backwater-ish" as CG due to BM actually doing his powers in the way he wants more often than CG.