Re: The appeal of Commando's.

I like the use of Star Wars swears...

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Re: The appeal of Commando's.

I think the Republic Commando novels and the game are awesome.3 guesses who my fave Commando is? Lol

I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.

Re: The appeal of Commando's.

Hmmmmmm, lemme guess.....Niner. big_smile

Oh, yes. Star Wars swears are rather entertaining aren't they?
You can call anyone a Hu'tuun Sheb, and most of the time they won't even know what you're saying. big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

Anyway back on topic....


I think Karen Traviss intended to show everyone that the Clones we're normal men born into a world that used and treated them like Cattle.
They are rather charming. wink

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I think it's the appeal that even though these men were bred for one purpose, they all look the same, and are all supposed to act the same, they each have their own personalities.  I think we as humans, even though society may tell us that we don't want to stick out in a crowd, or we don't want to be 'different,' actually do wish to be seen as unique.  At least for me, I've always prided myself on being very different from those around me.

I think it's also a way for us to put ourselves in the world of clones.  As it stands, we could never really understand what's it's like to grow up within a few years, know nothing but drills and combat, or even what's it's like to look/be (at least gentically) the same as another human being.  But if you explore the more 'human,' elements of each clone, we come to understand that they really aren't that different from us, they've just be born into this extremely bizarre and messed up world.

And yes, they are rather charming aren't they?;)

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30 (edited by Kandosii Mando Verd Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:18 pm)

Re: The appeal of Commando's.

queenkale wrote:

And yes, they are rather charming aren't they?;)

Mostly Darman. wink


I have to agree with you on that one queenkale. I think it's hard for some people to remember that these men are clones. Mostly because they have so many different personalites. Like Fi, he's funny and often annoying, then he can turn into a ruthless killer in the blink of an eye. Like you said, we can't even begin to imagine what these boys are going through. Every day they are being shot at and knowing that if they don't die from a blaster round that they'll die from acelerated aging.
They are living in a unfair world.

Bal kote, Darasuum kote. Jorso'ran kando a tome - And glory, eternal glory, We shall bear it's weight together.

Re: The appeal of Commando's.

Kandosii Mando Verd wrote:

Like Fi, he's funny and often annoying, then he can turn into a ruthless killer in the blink of an eye.

Exactly. The commandos allow us to see them as 'normal' people, individuals, but in the end, there clones.  They know nothing but killing and serving.  It's all to put a human element to it all.  And specifically with the commandos, these are guys that don't have a mother or father, never went to 'school,' never had a childhood and grew up as we know it, but somehow formed the basic idea of a family.  I find all clones, Boba aswell, so very fascinating, they're whole world is so 'alien' to us, it's amazing to think of what that does to people.  I can't image what it does to them psychologically.

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Re: The appeal of Commando's.

queenkale wrote:

Exactly. The commandos allow us to see them as 'normal' people, individuals, but in the end, there clones.  They know nothing but killing and serving.  It's all to put a human element to it all.  And specifically with the commandos, these are guys that don't have a mother or father, never went to 'school,' never had a childhood and grew up as we know it, but somehow formed the basic idea of a family.  I find all clones, Boba aswell, so very fascinating, they're whole world is so 'alien' to us, it's amazing to think of what that does to people.  I can't image what it does to them psychologically.

Makes me want to give them all hugs. Psychologists would have a field day with them. Kinda funny to picture, a clone at a psych's office...anywho, I love the clones.

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