I’m actually hesitant to call my MC a villain too. She’s there because she feels it’s necessary and she’s also very afraid of completely going full villain.
Ortega though is very much a weak spot for her and tbh if given the choice she’ll choose him every time. I just hope the feeling is mutual and he gets his head in the game and figure out what she means to him – otherwise this is one heartbreak that I feel she’ll never get over
Same pretty much my MC pretends and desperately tries to convince herself that she is a villain but doesnt actually hurt the rangers to the point of breaking bones or letting them die, hell more often than not she ends up saving ppl tho she will paint the walls red with the blood when it comes to the farm
Frankly, the more I think on it, the MC could be bordering on a Jason Todd regarding the Farm and Ortega should they chose?
“I’m not angry because of ___ and ___ but because they took me away from you”
Like potentially Ortega could’ve been the one good thing in the MC’s life and gosh now the angst is 10x more real now? If the MC is indeed engineered to be some sort of tool of war and then finds meaning outside of that and the government finds out and decides to reboot everything so that they don’t lose a prime specimen OH GOSH
Same my main villain. Part of her still miss being Sidestep, and if she wasn’t so much down the villain path, she would even accept going back to being a hero.
I’d like for her to be more of a “sometimes you need a villain to beat evil” than just the bad girl/guy.
That’s my guy’s motivation. He doesn’t necessarily want to be evil, but since being a hero failed him he sees no other option. Either safety as a villain, or imprisonment as either a hero or if he tries to live in obscurity. Basically I want my guy to have a tragic death while being held in Ortega’s arms, wondering why it’s raining for the death of a villain, and why the rain tastes so salty, all while Ortega wonders if there was anything she could have done.
Yes to this, but only because he’s got copious amounts of envy. He does hate every single one of them, and takes pleasure in walking amongst the Rangers with them being oblivious of who he really is.
Ortega is the only thing holding him back from going berserk. If it wasn’t for him, MC would’ve never believed things like friendship, caring, and all those good feelings actually exist. He has zero to no empathy and a very high drive for reward.
Admittedly while death in Ortega’s arms sounds lovely as an ending I really just want to earn a happy ending for my MC. She deserves good things – especially to be the hero I know she could be – and I want to give her the chance for that
Frankly, I’d love her to actually get on board with the Rangers – unofficially because I can’t imagine her serving in an official capacity – as mission control? Keeping them out of trouble and what not and only going on the field if it gets that bad but otherwise yeah
Also I’m weak for the idea of fanboy Herald getting to serve with his idol and basically being the moment ruiner for Ortega
Welp…what’s up muh beautiful bean footed people…I just completed my third run through sadly I’m such a sucker to be nice to people…I can’t bring myself to harm them… and let me just say…I love this…I love this more then any other COG or Hosted Game…only one other has come close…but this one indefinitely took the cake also…man it took me a week to scroll down here…and bahhh!!! Spelling errors… shakes fist
I absolutely love this game and right now I find myself hunting for three more achievements. (Days, Close, and Scar-face)
In my canon playthrough is one of the best things ever because my character is a villain that is reusing his old name as the rebirth of a dark phoenix, robbed the gala, absolutely stomped the Rangers(threatened Herald, choked out female Ortega, and Spoils of War for Argent), and keeps the puppet around(slowly turning independent) for the Docs sake.
I really can’t wait for the second just to see how crazy this tale gets, especially with the Farm, Hallowed Ground and the Rangers dealing with this new rising villain.
I apoligize for how much of a spacey train wreck this comment is…
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My MC likes to think of it as the actual therapy, not the trash that the Farm shilled out. They sure feel better after making the Rangers eat dirt.
Also on the flip side, I feel like my other MC has a rough plan for peeling back the curtain on the special directive, the rangers are simply collateral but they’ll understand when it’s all over. Just have to keep them chasing their tails.
I feel like Ortega played an integral part in the MC actually becoming who they were today. If it wasn’t already established that Ortega meets the MC after they decided to become a hero. I would have assumed that Ortega had tried to rescue them and found out they didn’t need rescuing, or by some chance came upon Ortega in trouble and helped them. What spurred the cynical sidestep down that path?..
Also why does Ortega know what the MC looks like under the mask? LIke it’s established that the MC didn’t trust anyone especially not anyone government issued, so why does the MC trust them with this? Did they get outed by accident? Was it at the Psychopathor scene? Did the MC choose it? @malinryden I need answers!!! If it’s spoilery I apologize for wasting your time with reading my dribble .
@squarelyblue I wanna feel some of that Herald fanboi love tbh. I wonder if Ortega is the jealous type?
I head cannon just mopping the floor with Hollow ground. Ugh, I want to cross that killing line when it comes to the villains. It would be even better if Ortega found out you were the villain and was okay with it till they discovered you killing or have killed hollow ground and a ton of their lackys.
@Jax give yourself a villian name that differs with each playthrough. Thankfully Malin’s already accidentally done that where the really important variables are taken into account when the press picks your name. any more detail than that and just write it afterward as a side note on the save label.
Or you know, just do like me and do all your runs one more one week before the release of the second book just to immerge yourself all over again in this magnifique universe…
It will be an even bigger mess, but what a glorious one mon chéri…
Okay so I have a few theories on things that are probably gonna be revealed in the next book/books
Our puppet is almost most definitely enhanced and or has powers. I’m guessing her body is in reality in some type of hibernation or cocoon like state and that is the reason for why she was in a coma/ brain dead or whatever.
De. Mormont, I’m guessing used to work for the Soecial Directive ir whoever it is that kidnapped the MC. That might explain how Ortega might know her.
I feel like Marshal Steele had something to do with the MC’s kidnapping as well. It seemed real suspicious how he was the only one who saw what happened to the MC. But I’ll admit that it’s a long shot in this one.
What are some theories that you guys have on what may or may not happen in book 2?