Fallen Hero: Rebirth is released - discussion thread!



Hmmm…Pretty sure Steel’s cybernetics are exposed for the most part, so assuming we don’t get knocked around to much and have enough time (i.e. a subtle MC capable of playing cat and mouse long enough) the nanovores might be able to ruin his armor and make it unusable. An MC with enough control might even be able to seep past the armor (exactly how tiny is a nanovore?) and would be able to eat straight into Steel’s cybernetics. I’m not sure exactly how dependant Steel is on his mods but it’d at least play havoc with his fighting ability. Either way anyone who’s boosted is going to have major issues with a competent enough MC without them ever having to use telepathy directly on them. A tech savvy MC might get away with that more easily, too, passing off their control over the nanovores as technological prowess.

I do agree that telepathy isn’t the most subtle enhancement ever but there are still ways a sneaky enough MC could pull it off to great effect while still maintaining anonymity.


You don’t have to use your telepathy in obvious flashy ways. It helps with controlling the nanovores. I picked speed/telepathy because it was pretty much how my MC used to fight - read their mind and then don’t be there when they plan to hit you. Also helps that Ortega can counter both of those, mwahaha. I really want my poor MC to get caught.

Not sure what kind of defenses Steel has in his armor or if you can skim his thoughts though.


I did that on my first run, however later on I tried out the strength upgrade and after seeing just how much damage and mayhem I could cause to the Rangers (terrifying Herald & Ortega) I never looked back since and also used it on my canon playthrough. Moreover, exoskeletons are cool. And so are nanites.


Agreed, lol Part of me really wants MC to get caught, even if my MC herself doesn’t, so I’m trying to balance giving the other characters clues with my MC’s extremely paranoid and cautious nature. I can’t wait to see Ortega’s (or the others for that matter) reaction to the reveal.



he does seem the sort to use dampeners after the disaster that was the heartbreak incident, that may adversely affect the nanovores. Maybe best to avoid tangling with him unless absolutely sure our boosters outclass his dampeners. I’d definitely stay away without them… I might have to do another run through at some point.


If they don’t, that’s what the jump jets are for. Fly up out of his reach and then, idk, throw rocks until he goes away.


Or, you know… Use an exoskeleton?


Ha! my main mc uses the jump jets and speed and she totally would, she already took Herald down so we know that’s not an issue. Not much the others can do unless Ortega manages to hit us with a lightning bolt or something. Definitely got a hit and run thing going on.


That’d work. I personally favor fast and sneaky MC’s but yeah, that’d work. :smile:


Since we are talking about MC’s fight with the Rangers…
Has anyone’s MC triggered an epileptic seizure in the fight with Ortega? I read that they can do it, but I haven’t even seen the option to do that. Not that I could do it ;_;


But then you can end up hurting Ortega and Herald :cry:

Ortega might be able to keep up with us, due to his speed. Also he’s willing to fight dirty, like when he can use a gun during the gala fight.

It’s been a while but I think you have to be getting your butt kicked (so, play against your suit strengths and don’t choose to fight like you know him). It’s offered as a last ditch kind of thing.


Didn’t even know he did that. Huh. Is that something he does if you have a super agressive mc? Admittedly I haven’t actually gotten around to playing an MC that’s gone completely off the deep end, murderous intent and all.

Yeah me neither, it’s like kicking a puppy. :cry:


It’s hard to explain, but it’s part of Ortega getting the better of you during the fight. If you don’t end it fast he gets crafty. Like attacking the nanovore cage, stabbing something metal through your armor’s insulation layer in order to conduct electricity past it, and shooting you.


Ah. I’ve only ever had him take out the cage.


Dont we all secretly want our MC to be captured? Just to see the shock and hurt from mama Ortega? Like… I get that…though the main reason I didn’t pick Telopathic upgrade was due to my reasoning that it was unnecessary…


Looks really cool!

Also @ApplePi same as well xD tho my MC is more aggressively showing herself off not caring anymore if she gets caught or not tho she realllly wants to be outed especially by ortega so they cn kill her off

Also i cn never get the epilepsy scene cuz the strength and telepathic upgrade are overkill to the rangers :’( i always unintentionally break ortega and heralds bones…


And I always intentionaly do it


I didn’t even think of mama Ortega, I keep forgetting about her. Whoops. She would probably be super disappointed in our current career path, depending on the MC’s relationship with her.

I wonder if that is going to be a bigger issue than the fact that we hurt her baby, though. She’s a character I’m actually super looking forward to meeting (assuming we get to see her ingame) but for all we know she might be absolutely furious with the MC. We can do some pretty major damage; even on my pacifist playthroughs Ortega is hospitalized. Can’t see that going over well if she ever finds out.


If you got captured by Lady Argent, your limbs is going to be tore one by one :wink:


Hmm, I think I’d feel a bit torn about that… :scream:


Aww… @malinryden is the mc really forced to be a coffee drinker in that scene?


Most likely not. In the original posting, she explained this is just raw writing it out and other characterization options haven’t been added in.

Explanation part of the post

Yep, we’ve reached the big round number (well big for me, I’m no celebrity) so it’s time to post another snippet of book two. This time I decided to post a bit of a Steel/MC scene I am working on. It doesn’t have any plot spoilers, it’s basically relationship building, so it should be safe for everyone. Coding-wise, it’s in the middle stage. I’ve added the major choices, but haven’t added personalization, thus it assumes a lot of things that might not be true about your MC (that you’re a known telepath, that you went into Argent’s mind and so on.)

That’s usually how my process works:

1: Write what amounts to a short story, detailing a single path. The fun bit, this part is easy.

2: Add the major paths and fake choices. The hard work.

3: Add the personalization from various tags depending on who people are and what they have done. Keep checking those tags….

4: Once enough of these have been written to form a coherent story section, play through it again and again, adding things and checking for flow.

5: Once everything flows, add flavor text, check for grammar and describe surroundings and fill things out. Also known as the other fun bit.