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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2006, 08:45:51 pm »
Excuses...

I've never played Serious Sam, I'm afraid, but I have played most of the Sam Fisher games. While the games are very cool, Sam Fisher himself is not actually that cool a character. He lacks, I feel, something special. He's just a sneaky deadly guy. So Serious would beat Fisher in the Macho Sam subdivision.
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2006, 09:45:43 pm »
Damn, there sure are lots of purple stars around here...

Very manly, indeed.

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2006, 11:01:21 pm »
Damn, there sure are lots of purple stars around here...

Very manly, indeed.

lol, that was what I was thinkin.

Anyways the Doom guy is the best HANDS DOWN.

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2006, 01:08:54 am »
What about Mr 47 from Hitman-series? I think he is quite manly in a cold sterile way - way better than Bonds and others. Genetically engineered perfect (male)killer.

EDIT : Personally I still prefer Duke Nukem - being manly man is not being cold or sterile. It's all about being hot and messy. But because whole term "manly" is subjective someone might find tight, bald and efficient worker in industry of death manly... Like some angel of death or something.
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2006, 10:19:29 am »
naw nukem is a joke, and the hitman only does just that 'hittin'

Doom guy is the shit, he took on hell itself.

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2006, 12:04:56 pm »
I agree that doomguy is way more manly than Nukem and 47. He's taking on all hell by himself and doesn't stop to either complain or brag about it.
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2006, 03:17:50 pm »
That is a very good point.

I think we just found the winner.

I mean, yes, Duke kills off an entire advanced alien race, and looks good doing so. Mr. 47 is a stone-cold killer with just enough of a nice streak to become very manly. Gordon Freeman saves the world, silently and without complaint.

But The Nameless Spacemarine wades through Hell itself, slaughtering daemons left and right, to protect our beloved earth, uttering nothing but grunts of pain as he is hit by waves and waves of bullets and hellfire.

And from how he looks, I'm sure he's a descendant of Blazkowicz.
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2006, 01:26:41 am »
I nominate Sergeant Johnson (the black guy) in Halo/Halo 2.

Hearing him go "Get up so I can shoot you again!" after headshotting someone while sitting on the tread of a tank tearing through Assault of the Control room is just plain awsome ^^


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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2006, 12:40:17 pm »
I vote for The Nameless Space Marine as well. Torp's description of him makes it clear to me that he really is the one who deserves to win.

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2006, 05:05:05 pm »
His name's "doomguy" because thats what the sprite was named in Doom. :)

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #70 on: November 18, 2006, 05:25:38 pm »
The Nameless Space Marine sounds cooler, though...
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2006, 05:33:34 pm »
"Doomguy The Nameless Space Marine" then :P

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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #72 on: November 18, 2006, 05:36:17 pm »
It's kind of hard to decide who the most manly game character is, since it's pretty hard to define Manly in a way that everyone would agree to, therefor i've made a short list:

Macho-ness: Duke Nukem
General Awsomeness: Kane (C&C)
Most Human: Gordon Freeman. (Half Life)

My vote goes for Master Cheif (Halo) though, since he's always business, and is just generally cool.


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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2006, 05:43:41 pm »

This guy just got digitilized from his warmy human flesh to cold bits and binary code from one moment to another, and started running, jumping and managing with almost perfection a disc in a world that he just probably only know in his dreams.
He got to drive some kind of light-speed motorcycle, beating "people" who was literally made for do that without practice.
Algo, he were obligated to use a flash-bomb-suit all the time, save his father who just stay in a site all the time, stop an invasion worst than any alien could do, and carry a name that sounds like a drug in other games (fallout) and a sonic speed plane
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Re: (Wo-)Manliness in games
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2006, 06:01:32 pm »
But Master Chief just looks so...wannabe-Doomguy. He got more angles on his armour, but he still reminds me of the Nameless Space Marine.

And besides, the Hell vs. Aliens discussion was just taken (well, it was stated that killing off half of Hell was a greater achievement than killing off an alien race).

I do like your subcategories, but I don't think Freeman is the most human game character I've seen. He does have the same grim determination as Doomguy, though, so he ranks high up on the main list.
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