I absolve you, my child. Go forth and sin at a level appropriate to your situation.
Oh my… You’re very welcome.
I shall be sure to procure you some. In the meantime there is the Codex to pore through as well as the teaser scene compilation, which might give you a little fix in the meantime.
…I’d best put a rush on that.
True, the Rebels are almost mathematically designed to be adorable. Honestly its a little scary sometimes…
Thank you so much for mentioning it! I’ve tried hard to add lots of options for character creation that allow you to really feel who your character is. I’ve always been a little worried about getting it right so to speak, so to my mind it isn’t quite perfect yet (I’m still toying with adding more options for choosing one’s own skin for example) but I’m doing my darndest.
You are of course very welcome. If you have any questions or suggestions for the text I’d be very happy to hear them!
I don’t know that there is a direct inspiration for Radjack that comes from any one place, but there are a handful of fairly strong influences.
While he doesn’t bear any relation to the character (thankfully) the physical identity of Radjack comes from Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. A sort of blue-collar swagger on the surface that gives way to a more sensitive soul underneath.
The image I (and most) associate with Radjack is this one:
Smiling cockily while oblivious to the dirt and grime around him.
I also took a lot of inspiration from Indiana Jones (and indeed many other Harrison Ford roles from his youth. Mostly because Harrison Ford used to take a punch like nobody else in Hollywood.
See in this scene, when Ford gets attacked, he doesn’t do the traditional Hollywood thing. When he gets tossed into a windshield he doesn’t stoically shake it off, the only indicator of pain being a thin trickle of mouth blood.
Ford screws up his face like he’s not sure if the world just ended.
He’s scared, vulnerable, scrabbling for time he doesn’t have.
That half-cocked improvisational approach can be seen in other films that Ford does, Star Wars and Indiana Jones are the best examples. Indy rolls from one fight scene to the next constantly improvising, his body language not signalling bravado or stoic confident but fear and adrenaline.
Radjack is a constant improviser, one acutely aware of his own shortcomings. He has a pathological disdain for ‘fair’ fights and is only concerned with winning or escaping if the situation demonstrated that victory is impossible.
He’s not a coward, he just understands street fighting better than his opponent. There’s no point in dying for your cause. Radjack believes that the whole point of fighting is to make the other bugger die for his cause.
So I suppose you could say that his two principle influences are Brando and Ford.
Although his ‘Burned Man’ persona comes from Sam Raimi’s Darkman if that’s any help.
Aren’t you all glad I put that little canon-nugget in there?