Who inspired the heroes ?

Post Reply
Gathar
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Aug 23, 2009 21:12 pm

Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Gathar »

Hello everybody,

I'm new to this game, and I wonder who the heroes correspond to. I have found some of them, but not all (I play with a french version, so I'm sorry if the spelling of heroes name is incorrect):
  • Anthony Cole = ??
    Stina Holmlund = ??
    Bela Andras Benedek = ??
    Nikolaj Taslov = Nikola Tesla, who gave its name to an unit in electromagnetism
    [James/Charles] Warden (the first name is not stable in the game, at least in its french version) = Charles Darwin, who discovered evolution through natural selection
    Heinrich Kleemann = ??
    Ada Loven = Ada Lovelace, who worked with Babbage, and pioneered computer science
    Jarvis Babbit = Charles Babbage, who invented the first computer (designed to work without electricity, very convenient in Paraworld)
Thank you for your help !

jatherip
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:45 am

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by jatherip »

the first three dont have reference in rl, and heinrich kliemann is heinrich schliemann, who discovered troja.

User avatar
Scrat
- Mod -
Posts: 14160
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 14:44 pm
Location: Bamberg / Budapest
Contact:

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Scrat »

Cole, Stina and Béla were designed to look like George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Johnny Depp, they have no references in historically important people.

Btw, Leighton refers to David Livingstone, an english Africa-explorer who afaik died of a disease in Africa.

JK1011
- Honorable Old Guard -
Posts: 298
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:37 pm
Location: London, England

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by JK1011 »

they have no references in historically important people.
well despite the fact they are 3 of the worlds most famous actors and actress

the rest of the heros are based of the worlds most famous scientists

here are the results i found

Anthony Cole - George Clooney
Stina Holmlund - Nicole Kidman
Béla Benedek - Johnny Depp
Nikolaj Taslow - Nikola Tesla
James Warden - Charles Darwin
Jarvis Babbit - Charles Babbage
Ada Loven - Ada Lovelace
David Leighton - David Livingstone
Heinrich Kleemann - Heinrich Schliemann
Arch Druid - He is supposed to be based of a religious hermit
Governor - I believe he is supposed to be based of an African leader
Trader - Danny DeVito
Tarna - I think she was based of an amazonian warlord
Miyagi - Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid movies
Last edited by JK1011 on Mon May 30, 2011 17:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Scrat
- Mod -
Posts: 14160
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 14:44 pm
Location: Bamberg / Budapest
Contact:

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Scrat »

Trader = Danny DeVito

JK1011
- Honorable Old Guard -
Posts: 298
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:37 pm
Location: London, England

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by JK1011 »

Wow never thought of that, how could I have missed it

Image
Last edited by JK1011 on Tue May 31, 2011 11:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Lord Quinex
- Honorable Old Guard -
Posts: 1664
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 17:54 pm
Location: Inzwischen woanders

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Lord Quinex »

In my opinion, the references of the three main heros aren't this strong.
For example, Cole looks a lot more like Hugh Jackman than George Clooney.
In addition, their names don't have anything in common with their opponents, most others have.
Das neue Licht der Wissenschaft leuchtet heller als das alte der Zauberei.
Aber warum scheinen wir dann nicht mehr so weit zu sehen?

JK1011
- Honorable Old Guard -
Posts: 298
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:37 pm
Location: London, England

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by JK1011 »

What should they have been named then?
Anthony Clooney
Stina Kidman
Béla Depp
LOL

User avatar
Scrat
- Mod -
Posts: 14160
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 14:44 pm
Location: Bamberg / Budapest
Contact:

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Scrat »

@ LQ, according to Neox Cole's textures have been reworked several times.

JK1011
- Honorable Old Guard -
Posts: 298
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 18:37 pm
Location: London, England

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by JK1011 »

I remember the old skins, some looked like mr clooney but some looked kinda random

Julianus Flavius
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:54 am

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Julianus Flavius »

I'll admit it's been about a year since I've played but who is Miyagi? I'm pretty sure he's not in the campaign....

User avatar
Triceratops
- Mod -
Posts: 4906
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 16:16 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Triceratops »

He is a Seasmod/Mirage hero. But he was originally created by SEK Ost and got deactivated during development. He is a Pirate Captain

His model and textures are called myagi, which is probably an homage to Mr. Myagi from the Karate Kid movies

Julianus Flavius
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:54 am

Re: Who inspired the heroes ?

Post by Julianus Flavius »

Haha nice xD by the way I never noticed the three main characters were based on famous actors...

Post Reply

Return to “- Main Characters -”