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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2011, 09:01:40 PM »
I don't know.. I always go back to the fact that we never see eyes or hair. Move/video game logic usually says that the reason someone's eyes and hair aren't revealed is because it's someone we would recognize. Otherwise, what's the point of covering the face of a stranger?

It makes it cool and breaks established norms perhaps?
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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2011, 09:50:24 PM »
I don't know.. I always go back to the fact that we never see eyes or hair. Move/video game logic usually says that the reason someone's eyes and hair aren't revealed is because it's someone we would recognize. Otherwise, what's the point of covering the face of a stranger?

I agree. You can make a cool character mysterious VERY easy and still show who they are. Hiding identity from the viewer means they want the identity to be a surprise cause there isn't anything new to learn about them except that they now represent this group *cue points for solving problems music*

The other option is that the face is mearly that and everything under it doesn't exist. I like to think he's more physical than an aberration though. He does disappear, but I like to think he's a being that possesses magic.


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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2011, 10:33:49 PM »
I don't know.. I always go back to the fact that we never see eyes or hair. Move/video game logic usually says that the reason someone's eyes and hair aren't revealed is because it's someone we would recognize. Otherwise, what's the point of covering the face of a stranger?
The other option is that the face is mearly that and everything under it doesn't exist. I like to think he's more physical than an aberration though. He does disappear, but I like to think he's a being that possesses magic.

Anubis from Stargate SG1 springs to mind instantly. If you're unfamiliar with Stargate, allow me to explain this bit in spoiler tags so as not to spoil the show's later seasons for those wondering.

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2011, 10:47:40 PM »
I know Stargate Atlantis I think... I don't remember seeing that creature though.


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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2011, 10:56:12 PM »
I know Stargate Atlantis I think... I don't remember seeing that creature though.

Because he was from Stargate SG1, not Atlantis. SG1 predates Atlantis.
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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2011, 11:08:17 PM »
So not in the story line with the Jaffar and all the... stuff... Actually, it was a while ago I watched it ^^;


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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2011, 11:19:54 PM »
So not in the story line with the Jaffar and all the... stuff... Actually, it was a while ago I watched it ^^;

Well, he was a Go'auld and previously a System Lord, so it was most definitely during the Jaffa story arc... Basically, his storyline happened before the Ori came into the picture. At the point he's introduced, Apophis has been defeated (for like, the 5th time...), Daniel has already died and joined the Ancients in Ascension, and yeah... I'm tempted to pull out my Complete Collection set and start watching Stargate right now. I actually kind of want to rewatch the entire series, and finally get to finishing Atlantis. I'm only half-way through season 3 I think.
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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2011, 11:42:17 PM »
I... missed alot of episodes cause I was joining my friends for Sci-fi nights. Back then it was hard to follow cause I was new to sci-fi. I'm part of Rovers (Scouting), so I'm busy some weekends doing service, camps or what not so I have gaps. I'm more familier with Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr Who, and a few others. I missed alot of Stargate.


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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2011, 02:06:01 PM »
Basically I have two possible theories on who the Ranger is.  I've posted them in the theories of what's to come thread, but I will write them here, since this is about the Ranger specifically.

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2011, 02:54:27 PM »
I like theory 2 better :) There's plenty of angst out there already for the family- no need for the Ranger to be too. This is actually a very convincing theory too ^^


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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2011, 10:25:41 PM »
My guess is that he is either a Silver cloak, or the guardian of their secrets. The majority of the Black Cloak society appears to be at large ( to the chagrin of the Graham family). Alternatively, the dialogue between Graham and Shamir hints that Graham is a descendant of the Silver Cloaks himself. Perhaps the ranger is as well.  ???

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2011, 05:05:43 PM »
as a far off guess I reckon the ranger looks kinda like Anakin Skywalker LOL!!!

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2011, 09:11:29 PM »
There is ONE person that hasn't been mentioned. He's in KQVIII and kind of important. They DID say early on that this character plays a role in the game!

There are only three people it could possibly be from KQ8 based on gender and magical abilities:
  • The Wizard - the wizard in Daventry with the tower on the island and pet/familiar crow, Dante
  • Uriel - the Archon apprentice of Lucreto who was one of the few taked with protecting the Mask
  • Prophet Hector - a "Crystal Mystic" (whatever that means) who leaves a recorded message to Connor about his role in the cataclysm and the restoration of the Mask

What makes no sense is why any of them would want or need to disguise themselves when speaking with Graham. None of them have any reason to. And it's certainly not Connor, because that makes even less sense.

I'm still convinced it's somehow a Wanderer, just like the KQ7 desert ghost, Colin Farwalker. I've scanned lists of all the characters from all the KQ games, and I can't think of anyone else who it could be, if we've even met this character before. I'm feeling fairly certain that he's either the 13th Silver Cloak left to look after Zodia Stone, or at least an apprentice of some sort. Definitely sticking by that theory.
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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2011, 02:34:17 PM »
Now that we have some new screen shots, I'm wondering if anyone else has renewed curiousity in the Ranger?

I think Damar's theory frankly makes the most sense; that the ranger was meant to be a Zodia guardian but for whatever reason was sealed out. I think this would be the most satisfying explanation because it would be technically a new character, but one who ties in to the story without too much of a stretch.

I don't know about you guys, but I think I would otherwise be a little annoyed if the Ranger is just some new guy who has no tie-in to the rest of the story, OR if he is a very minor character from a previous game that was brought back by means of a very strained explanation (speaking of, were there any children or young adults in any of the episodes that we met before the episodes with adult Rosella or Alexander? I suppose they would fit the right age group to be the Ranger).  For the same reason, I'm in the "not Edgar, not Connor" camp - I think if either of these guys turn out to be the Ranger, I fear the explanation will just be too forced - I just can't think of a logical reason why it could clearly be one of them (but I'm happy to be proven wrong)

That being said, I think many good points have been raised about Edgar...  Anyone got a screen cap of Edgar's face that we can toss up next to the new Ranger shot?

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #54 on: September 05, 2011, 03:52:14 PM »
Well, normally I'm sworn to secrecy, but I'll make an exception here... The identity of the Ranger is...

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #55 on: September 05, 2011, 04:08:13 PM »
Ah, thank you DD.

So what you're saying is, it almost certainly is Edgar or Connor, and the explanation as to how either became the Ranger makes about as much sense as throwing a bridle at a snake.

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2011, 04:17:20 PM »
LOL, I think you mean *Malicia*, DD :)

besides, everyone knows that the Ranger is actually...

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2011, 08:11:57 PM »
LOL, I think you mean *Malicia*, DD :)

besides, everyone knows that the Ranger is actually...

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DOH! Yes, I do mean Malicia. Note to self: don't post replies while on your lunch break while simultaneously answering a grocery call and eating goldfish...

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2011, 11:27:45 AM »
LOL, I think you mean *Malicia*, DD :)

besides, everyone knows that the Ranger is actually...

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Re: The Ranger Analysis thread
« Reply #59 on: September 07, 2011, 04:26:44 PM »



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