Fallen Hero: Rebirth is released - discussion thread!

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#1441

For the people who don’t follow Malin on tumblr, she just posted an excert rough-draft on her tumblr for FallenHero book 2!!!

For anyone who does not follow the page for whatever reason I highly recommend it because she posts updates about progress and answers questions regularly that you may have about characters and the story. Also, she gives out hints for anyone interested in piecing the story together before it’s told, and yes. She laughs at our pain frequently…

The scene has code and is a rough draft that does not reflect the final draft in any way and may be cut altogether in the final product.

However is it fun to read and provides a sliver of insight into what the villain may have been up to after the gala.

Whooooo She also posted another excerpt with Herald! This one apparently has spoilers. Same disclaimer for this that it’s a draft with code and maybe cut and altered before the finished product.

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#1442

Excited about the small snippet! 2019 is going to be a great year for CoG/HG.


#1443

I wanna know what Herald does that dishonors him as an actual hero in the MC’s eyes. I mean they never outright call Argent a fake hero even though she tried to outright murder them in the sewers.Also Argent breaks up with Herald due to the limp, really? Also that limp text tho…


#1444

I didn’t think Argent and Herald were actually together


#1445

I agree with @Morphine. I think their relationship is more of a publicly stunt.


#1446

Yeah that was kinda the part I found funny about it.:rofl: Something tells me she was pretty much looking for any excuse to break it off. Still, what did Herald do that almost gets him fired? Did we set it up? God, I hope I get to set it up.

Yes. Yes it is.


#1447

I wish I could… when your country blocked Tumblr :sob:


Anyway about Argent and Herald: At question thread, Argent answer that only Herald and public that assume they in relationship. Something about because both of them is the young ones :thinking:


#1448

For anyone who wants to read the Passages but Tumblr is not available in their country can read it below.

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Summary

*label argenthunter

Looks like she’s been doing some hunting on her own. Not that you mind. Not really.

If there is one thing you know, it’s that a fight between you and Lady Argent will give you better headlines than destroying the Handyman ever would.
*if not(prepare_them)
You didn’t wake up today planning to tangle with the Rangers, but since she seems to be here on her own, who are you to deny yourself a good fight?
*if prepare_them
You didn’t wake up today planning to tangle with the Rangers, but Lady Argent is a special case. Of all the heroes you have fought, she’s the one you have judged closest to understand what is going on. To be ready to cross the line. There’s no naivety in her mind, no illusion that the world is just, or that the people in power have anything but their best interest at heart.

You could turn her. Maybe. If you play your cards right.

*if win
You beat her once, you can do it again.

*fake_choice
#“Are you going to come to the rescue of every two-bit hero in this town? Then you’ll be busy.”
"Are you going to come to the rescue of every two-bit hero in this town? Then you’ll be busy.“ You straighten your back, making sure to strike a good pose for the hovering cameras.

"Don’t be absurd,” she scoffs, looking as much at ease with herself as you do. “I’m not the one that set this up.” She glances back at the Handyman,
*if not(handyassist)
who has pulled himself to his feet, arm wrapped around his ribs.
*if handyassist
who has stepped back, keeping the gun trained on you.
"He had a plan. I liked it.“

"It’s not the first crook we’ve brought in together.” His mouth is spotted with blood, but the grin on his face is from triumph. “I set them up, she knocks them down…”

"…don’t say it…“ she mutters quietly, pressing two fingers to the bridge of her nose as he continues.

”…gotta use the right tool for the right job.“ He gives her a weak little wave, before backing away behind her shielding form.

"Why do they always feel the need to talk…” You can feel the waves of annoyance coming off her.

"I get it,“ you scoff, causing her eyes to focus back on you. "He’s the bait and the brains. You’re just the muscle.”
*if not(prepare_them)
That makes you feel a lot better about things, the last thing you need is to contend with someone else with half a brain in the Rangers. One you don’t know and can’t predict. Yet.
*if prepare_them
You’re not sure if the statement is true, but a little bit of prodding never hurt anyone. Is Lady Argent more than a domesticated killer? Can she be more? Perhaps.
*if argent_sample
You still don’t know what to make of Dr. Mortum’s assessment of the sample you brought ${mhim}. Who is Lady Argent really? What is she?

"If that’s what you like to call it.“ She flexes her hands, the tips of her fingers elongating into her trademark razor-sharp claws. "I’m just here to bring you in.”

"Good luck with that.“
*if argent_sample
Is it nails or skin that forms those claws? You’ve never seen her do any major shape-changing, and you didn’t feel anything odd when you possessed her. Maybe if you could get a better sample you’d know more.

"I won’t need luck,” she says with the sharpest of smiles, “I’m the hunter here. Not you.”

#“You know, if you wanted a fight you could just have asked,” I say, cracking my knuckles.
"You know, if you wanted a fight you could just have asked,“ you say, cracking your knuckles. It’s not even a lie, being called out for a duel might have been both flattering and a good opportunity to
*if not(prepare_them)
take her down.
*if prepare_them
test her mettle.

"Really?” She raises her eyebrow in disbelief. “I got the impression you were afraid of a fair fight, considering your choice of opponents lately.”

"I’m willing to move you up on my list, even if I was saving the best for last.“ The Handyman is irrelevant. You can see him limping back behind her shielding form. He is irrelevant. She is not.
*if argent_cape
"Not to mention that I’d want my cape back.”

 "It’s right here.“ She touches the fabric almost tenderly. "All you have to do is come and get it.”

 "That was the plan all along.“

"Oh that’s cute, you think you’re hunting me now?” Her fingertips have stretched into her trademark claws, tapping her thigh impatiently.
*if argent_sample
Is it nails or skin that forms those claws? You’ve never seen her do any major shape-changing, and you didn’t feel anything odd when you possessed her. Maybe if you could get a better sample you’d know more.
"Come on then.“

#"All this for me? I’m flattered,” I tease, glad that the helmet is hiding my smile.
"All this for me? I’m flattered,“ you tease, glad that the helmet is hiding your smile.

"I am not the one that arranged this dance,” she says, flexing her fingers as her razor-sharp claws starts growing.
*if argent_sample
Is it nails or skin that forms those claws? You’ve never seen her do any major shape-changing, and you didn’t feel anything odd when you possessed her. Maybe if you could get a better sample you’d know more.

"That would be me,“ the Handyman says, raising his voice. His mouth is spotted with blood, but the grin on his face is from triumph. "I knew you were looking into my business, and when I got that tip it wasn’t hard to figure out that something was wrong and take relevant precautions.”

"Shut up. You’re not the one I’m interested in dancing with.“ Your voice is a low growl. You don’t like being played. Not even a little.

"Get back,” she orders, and he obeys, one limping step at a time. You can see from the way she’s watching you that she’s expecting you to go for him.

"I told you I wasn’t interested in him.“ It’s a small step forward, but you can see the change it makes in her posture. "This is between us now.”

"Bold words.“ Her grin widens. "Come on then, let’s dance.”[/spoiler]

Spoilers for Herald encounter.

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Summary

Herald. Bleeding on the ground. Hopelessly outmatched but still trying. You remember the thrill that came from taking him apart, grounding the golden boy of the Rangers.
*if herald_rival
…You always new he couldn’t measure up to the hype. Now, so will everyone else.
*if villainherald_relationship = “nemesis”
…Does he hate you now? Despise you for everything you’ve done?
…*if villain_name = “Sidestep”
….The legacy you’ve despised? Oh if only he knew the truth. Maybe one day you’ll tell him.
*if villainherald_relationship = “humiliated”
…He’s nothing. Nobody. Just someone playing pretend. He’s not a hero, you certainly showed the world that. You’re surprised he wasn’t fired.
*if villainherald_relationship = “afraid”
…You remember the fear in his eyes. He thought he would die. That you would kill him.
…*if kill
….Not right now. You like to play with your victims a little more first.
…*if not(kill)
….But you didn’t.
…You’re surprised he didn’t quit the Rangers
…*if herald_limp
…. after what you did to his leg

*if herald_limp
…It feels good though, that every time he takes a step he has to remember you. He might try to hide the limp by hovering, but you know the truth.
Nobody was surprised that he and Lady Argent broke up the following month.[/spoiler]

Spoiler just isn’t working no idea why


#1449

And yeah their relationship is a sham. It’s insinuated that Herald apparently wants it but Argent just isn’t interested. Something tells me he was afraid of her before you kick his butt in chapter 1.


#1450

…you know you are metaphorically waving cocaine in the faces of addicts with these snippets and tumblr pages, don’t you? :sweat_smile:


#1451

Malin is actually the drug lord.
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I’m simply the dealer.And I live for enabling fandoms


#1452

You could use the details option to hide it.


#1453

Thank you! I could kiss you right now you’re a genius, But here’s something even better to show my gratitude.
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#1454

That’s not even a kiss, it’s a “Lemme press my face against your face and see who falls over first” which is WAY better then a kiss IMO.


#1455

Wait Malin is a female?


#1456

My stance during the beta test and my stance after playing it hasn’t changed: I fucking love this game. The drama, the awesome power armor, the espionage. The MC should get his own comic book detailing his past and crap.

As a side note, really wish save files could be deleted, wanna change a few minor choices. But overall, I wouldn’t mind aticking with this save.

Any sneak peek you’d like to share about the next game?


#1457

You could do another playthrough since they don’t overwrite your previous save. I just wish we delete the old saves. XD


#1458

It’s complicated and doesn’t really matter…


#1459

Randomly. Does anyone play as an MC who doesn’t hate the Rangers per se but is definitely angry at themselves and it manifests in being angry at the Rangers? Like they’re fortunate enough to not have to deal with what the MC knows and are loved and respected?

And the MC is wrestling with the fact they’re falling further and further away from grace but know that they have to do this because it’s the “right” thing to do – and no one else will – and that being the shadow to the Rangers’ light might end up being the necessary “evil” no one else had the courage to be?

Generally complicated feels on my end because I actually like Herald and the current gang of the Rangers :))


#1460

I am in the same situation. My MC was a reluctant villain. Meeting Ortega again has complicated matter more. XD