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Phoenix Online Studios => The Silver Lining => General => Topic started by: Sir Perceval of Daventry on September 04, 2011, 02:36:09 PM

Title: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Sir Perceval of Daventry on September 04, 2011, 02:36:09 PM
I know there's all manner of spooky guys and girls in the KQ universe--From Lolotte, to the Abdul Alhazred, to the possibly occult participant Mordack, to the cave troll in KQ4, the blind witches, the Blue Beast, the assorted zombies and ghosts of KQ4, the zuvembies and ghouls of KQ6, the minotaur, etc etc--
But for me, one character stands out as the creepiest of all KQ characters: Colin Farwalker. Just his voice and his whole demeanor creeps the hell out of me, both as a kid and even now. He's not an evil character but he's just scary--Scary in a way that none of the more obvious spooky characters in the games are. I mean the Ogre and Cave Troll are very obvious in the way they're scary. Zombies are scary without even trying, the minotaur IMO wasn't that scary, and the villains are more "villains you love to hate" than being outright scary.

The Blue Beast will always make me jump no matter how many times I play KQ5--But it's not so much that he's scary, it's just the whole "Comes at out of nowhere" effect that makes it a bit scary.

But Colin stands out as a real creep. He's the most forlorn, haunting, disturbing ghost of the whole series. As a kid, I always expected him to kill Valanice at any moment, and everyone says it's an urban legend but I swear I remember him killing Valanice for giving him the salt water too many times. I had the 1994 re-release version 2.0, so maybe they added that into the re-release version.

A runner up is the ghost boy from KQ4. There's something eerie, Twilight Zone-ish about him. He's not like the sad, friendly ghost boy Ali in KQ6. There's something just creepy about the ghost boy in KQ4. I always expected him to trick Rosella to her death somehow. He reminds me of the Creepy Kids from Ooga Booga, or the little boy Anthony from the Twilight Zone.

Anyway, who are the creepiest, scariest or eeriest, KQ characters/monsters for you, and why?
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Fierce Deity on September 04, 2011, 03:43:08 PM
Cedric . . . for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Baggins on September 04, 2011, 03:56:14 PM
Colin really isn't that creepy... Bright daylight sun destroys any creepy mood.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Fierce Deity on September 04, 2011, 04:31:56 PM
Colin really isn't that creepy... Bright daylight sun destroys any creepy mood.

The sunlight might change how you react to him, but a creepy character is still creepy. I was never scared of him, but his character is still mysterious and unnerving. It might have just been his monotone voice and his vague statements. What about the lost ghost boy that Alexander found in the cellar while infiltrating the palace? A lost boy isn't really something to be afraid of, but the dark cellar may have made the character scarier than he really was. Location, location, location.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: KatieHal on September 04, 2011, 04:36:48 PM
I'd say the witches in KQ4. They were freaking creepy. They had one eye, that you had to get reeaaaallll close to be able to grab, and if you failed, they would EAT YOU. I know a lot of things are implied to devour you in the KQ games, but these were human-looking beings, not big ogres or trolls or spiders or whatever else. These were cannibal women, hidden in a malicious forest, who shared an eye, and would eat you.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: dark-daventry on September 04, 2011, 05:30:34 PM
I was ALWAYS scared of those blue creatures in Mordack's Castle. They scared the crap out of me as a kid!
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Bludshot on September 06, 2011, 02:20:11 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mannannan.  Trying to plot his demise amidst his watchful eye and sudden teleportations could give someone a heart attack.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Lambonius on September 06, 2011, 08:12:08 PM
Does the TSL narrator count?
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: DawsonJ on September 06, 2011, 08:44:24 PM
If you're including TSL, though unofficially KQ, you have to include the Banshee.
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: KatieHal on September 06, 2011, 09:25:12 PM
Does the TSL narrator count?

She does know some NINJAS!  :ninja:
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Lambonius on September 07, 2011, 07:18:00 AM
Does the TSL narrator count?

She does know some NINJAS!  :ninja:

*gulp*  Better keep my mouth shut, then.  ;)
Title: Re: Creepiest/Scariest KQ character and/or monster?
Post by: Icerose on November 29, 2013, 05:36:58 PM
i think i named the monsters in the other thread thats why i choose here only the enemies:

Manannan and Mordac.