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I was tagged by @natsora! Thank you! I tried really hard to get to ten but I’m just not shippy enough, it seems XD

I’m going to tag @obvidalous​, @ama-darav​, @vixilancia​, @vorchagirl​, @thievinghippo​, @starsandskies and @himluv

1. Dragon Age: Origins // Alistair + Catherine Cousland

2. Mass Effect Andromeda // Reyes Vidal + Sara Ryder

3. Fallout 4 // Deacon + Alex Johnson

4. Mass Effect Trilogy // Kaidan Alenko + Cassie Shepard

5. Torment: Tides of Numenera // Tybir + Auvigne (I could cry myself to death for these two even if no one knows who they are)

6. Dragon Age II // Anders + Julia Hawke

7. Dragon Age II // Fenris + Isabela

8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II // Atton Rand + the Exile (if this game had come out in 2017, liking Atton would probably get me blocked on tumblr)

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Some Notable Bioware characters who share voice performers

Not a complete list at all but quite a few voice actors and actresses who cross over from Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age. (list does not include The Old Republic, as I’ve not played that one)

Also worth noting that some of these actors also played minor roles as NPCs in the games, but I couldn’t find all of them (also gave up after Alix Wilton Regan’s went up to 5 picture slots)

Jennifer Hale - Bastila Shan (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Female Shepard (ME, ME2, ME3), Krem (DAI)

Raphael Sbarge - Carth Onasi (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Kaiden Alenko (ME, ME2, ME3)

Steve Blum - Oghren (DAO), Grunt (ME2, ME3)

Alix Wilton Regan - Female Inquisitor (DAI), Comm Specialist Traynor (ME3), Macha (DAII), Ser Cauthrien (DAO)

Nicolas Boulton - Male Hawke (DAII, DAI), Reyes (MEA)

Jo Wyatt - Female Hawke (DAII, DAI) Dr. Cole (ME3) Ostagar Nurse (DAO)

Courtenay Taylor - Juhani (KOTOR), Jack (ME2, ME3)

Freddie Prinze Jr. - James (ME3), The Iron Bull (DAI)

Allegra Clark - Josephine (DAI), Kesh (MEA)

Ali Hillis - Liara T’soni (ME, ME2, ME3) Scout Harding (DAI)

Indira Varma - Vivienne (DAI), Sloane Kelly (MEA), Moshae Sjefa (MEA)

Like I said, not a complete list. I may revisit this post at a later date and add more! If there are any other Bioware carryover voices you’d like to see on the list please let me know!

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Visas: “Canderous, the Force lies in all living things. I have watched my people die- you will survive. You have no choice.You have been wounded before and lived, Mandalorian. Rise…many battles do you still have left in you.”

Canderous: “You… sound like Revan. At… the end. Do you know what she told me, in those last days on the Outer Rim? That the Mandalorian Wars were our doom and we had been deceived. That it had never been our decision to wage war on the Republic. Revan said the Mandalorians didn’t invade Republic space ten years ago because it was our choice. We were…tricked…our entire people sacrificed as pawns…and we never knew it. She said there was a war coming. That it was waiting out in the Unknown Regions, in the dark, waiting for us to destroy each other.”

Visas: “A war? This war?”

Canderous: “No, not this one- another one. More terrible. Against an evil we couldn’t begin to comprehend… a war of belief, that had been fought for thousands of years. Revan went off to fight it.”

Visas: “And left you here.”

Canderous: “Revan was one of the greatest military leaders in the galaxy, in history. She knew what she was doing.”

Canderous: “And I always follow orders.”

“Stop being all noble around her, in your big hero way. She sees right through your little act. She likes honest guys, not guys who run around being unselfish and heroic all the time.”

“I thought she was the hero.”

- dialogue from KotOR 2.

I got a little nostalgic about Knights of The Old Republic after wincenworks drew my attention to the Star Wars humble bundle the other day. So here’s me revisiting the fandom that got me drawing in the first place. Maybe it’s time to reinstall the game and download that restored content mod.

[The last time I drew Atton and Mical was, what, 2006, 2007. Force help me, I hope you lot never find my old art thread.]

Knights of the Old Republic II: A Summary
  • Exile: I think that we should pick option A
  • Kreia: you have chosen... poorly
  • Exile: *reloads* I think that we should pick option B
  • Kreia: you have chosen... very poorly
  • Exile: DAMMIT WOMAN WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
  • Kreia: I honestly have no idea
  • Kreia: they never finished writing the script

You guys, Coorta told the Peragus maintenance officer (aka HK-50) that he knew a pilot who did special missions and would be able to get to Peragus to transport them and the Exile to Nar Shaddaa.

You guys.

I think Atton was the guy Coorta was talking about. Atton’s a pilot who is very familiar with smuggling and black market operations, and he never said why he was locked up on Peragus.
What if Coorta called him to come and pick up the Exile and transport Coorta, his crew, and the Jedi to Nar Shaddaa, but the security officer found out somehow and had Atton locked up? Omg

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The Force Awakens vs. The Knights of the Old Republic - Parallels

Has anyone noticed certain similarities between KotOR and TFA characters? 

  • Kylo Ren may be the biggest Darth Vader fanboy, but Darth Revan is his fashion guru,
  • Rey with her weapon of choice, girly pigtails and outfit resembles Bastila Shan. Not to mention the accent.

Those characters are completely different in terms of personality but the visual similarity is certainly there. It makes me wonder – what if some parts of TFA were really inspired by KotOR? I was trying to come up with other possible future connections:

  • A deserter (Atton Rand/Finn) from an evil organization (The Sith/The First Order) meets a Force sensitive woman (femExile/Rey). He develops a crush on her and desperately tries to conceal his dark past from her. Played for laughs with Finn, played for drama with Atton,
  • Rey could have lost her connection to the Force due to some traumatic experiences, just like Exile or Rey’s memory was wiped out like Revan’s,
  • If Kylo Ren is the founder of the Knights of Ren and if they are a group of fallen Jedis/force sensitives, it mirrors Revan with his Revanchists,
  • Snoke could be an expy for the Sith Emperor, who lured a promising, young Jedi knight into the dark side of the Force.

I know, it doesn’t change anything for KotOR fans like myself. The games will remain Legends and won’t make it into the new canon. Yet spotting those similarities gives me hope that at least KotOR heritage wasn’t completely wasted.

I feel like a lot of people completely misunderstand the entire narrative of Kreia’s character in KotoR II.

She’s not a “grey Jedi,” and she isn’t trying to teach you the importance of balance between the Light side and the Dark side.  She is literally the anti-thesis of the Force; she doesn’t care about keeping balance between the two sides, she spends the whole game trying to get you to understand that her point of view is that the Force itself is an abomination that should be killed.

I apologize, Exile. It is difficult. In reality, you are as foolish as they come. But I needed that holocron badly and I had to give it up just to get the Exchange off our backs. So now we’re gonna have to go get more. And then we’re gonna go on even more adventures after that, Exile. And you’re gonna keep your mouth shut about ‘em, Exile. Because the galaxy is full of imbeciles that don’t understand what’s important. And they’ll tear us apart, Exile. But if you stick with me, I’m gonna accomplish great things, Exile. And you’re gonna be a part of ‘em. And together we’re gonna run around, Exile, we’re gonna do all kinds of wonderful things, Exile. Just you and me, Exile. The rest of the galaxy is our enemy, Exile. We’re the only friends we’ve got, Exile. It’s just Kreia and Exile. Kreia and Exile and their adventures, Exile. Kreia and Exile, forever and forever, a hundred years Kreia and Exile's… things. Me and Kreia and Exile, runnin’ around, and Kreia and Exile time. Aaall day long, forever. All, a hundred days Kreia and Exile, forever a hundred times. Over and over, Kreia and Exile, adventures dot com W W W dot Kreia and Exile dot com W W W Kreia and Exile adventures all hundred years. Every minute Kreia and Exile dot com, W W W hundred times Kreia and Exile dot com.
—  Kreia, upon leaving Taris

Oh yeah and don’t forget the way Atton *begged* Kreia, who he hated with a fiery passion, not to tell the Exile his secret, the way he said, “you can’t tell them, please! I’m asking you! I don’t want them to…” through gritted teeth as she used the Force to probe his mind… Even when he was in pain, humiliated, and being confronted by someone he couldn’t stand about a secret he desperately tried to keep, he *begged* her not to tell the Exile, letting his tough guy front fall away for a few seconds in utter desperation… It’s too early in the morning for this degree of angst yet here I am.

A bond between two living beings is not something easily broken. It’s not a choice… it is like breaking a feeling. Like turning away from the Force. To break a bond, your feelings would have to change, or one of you would have to die—but even then, the bond wouldn’t go away, it would simply… it would simply be empty, a wound.
—  Master Zez-Kai Ell -  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Just wanted to share an ASMR video for those who need help concentrating or inspiration while they are writing, making art, sleeping, whatever.

The video is 1 hour long.

A Star Wars ambient sounds video with Coruscant background noise from Knights of the Old Republic II. A great sleep aid or constant white noise for studying.

Featured sounds: passing spaceships, city noise.

Video is put together by The ASMR Geek whom (in addition to other Star Wars works) also does other sound work involving video games like Overwatch, The Last of Us, and Mass Effect and much more!

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