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Old 08-30-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default {In Nomine} Favorite Canon Superiors?

Out of idle curiosity, which Superiors are people's favorites -- and why?
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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Out of idle curiosity, which Superiors are people's favorites -- and why?
For myself, It would have to be Vapula and Novalis. Their Words, well, resonate (no pun intended) with me, especially when they're used together. That alone should tell you volumes about myself.

(Maybe SSO could have another couple...)
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Old 08-30-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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From the Host:

Yves - Enigmatic, wise, and he has a Library as his Cathedral, which is something I just cannot overlook.

Gabriel - Blazingly insane. Because of Belial? Sure, that's the party-line. Heh. Maybe she's nuts because she got too much of God's plan? Maybe the horror of the future was too much for her to take? I love to play with motivations.

Eli - If you look at Creation as a verb, it's pretty important. But if you look at Creation as a noun, it's everything! I can't help but smile that a hippy is the most powerful being short of God (and maybe, just maybe Lucifer).

From the Horde:

Kronos - Inevitable. He just popped up one day in Hell. Lucifer says "say hello to the new Prince, the new very powerful new Prince." Humans being what we are, Kronos' Word alone makes sure that souls keep flowing into Hell. Gotta respect that.

Baal - Proud, but not necessarily evil. A warrior, a general, and brilliant as both. Dangerous because he knows he's right.

Lucifer.

Oh? You thought I was going to explain that one? Nope. I figure he doesn't need it.
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:13 AM   #4
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Eli. Without a doubt, Eli. :) Other than him, I adore Gabriel and Janus.

On the Infernal side of things, Kobal. There's potential there, I feel.
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Old 08-31-2004, 03:06 AM   #5
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Come on people Malphas, gotto love the game of factions.

It's like jenga only with broken halos. But seriously as the ultimite in Egoism Malphas is the way to go.
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:31 PM   #6
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Gabriel - I simply enjoy the mix of passion, insanity and semi-useful prophecies. Besides - she's hot (pun intended).

Jean - Always being cool while probably being one of the AAs with the most secret projects. I think he can compete with Yves about being enigmatic.

Malphas - Look around you. If it wasn't for Factions people would get along in a way that would damage nearly any other infernal Word. I always like to sow a little distrust.

NOT Eli - I probably would have liked Eli the way he was 4000 years ago or so. Today's Eli doesn't add anything to anything. Sure, having an archangel smoke pot and misbehave is fun and all... a few times. It simply gets old.
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Old 08-31-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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Gabriel: For most of the reasons already posted.

Horde:

Baal: I love the fact that he believes he's right. That during the Fall all he wanted was to prove his supremacy over everyone else and be recognised for it. He's a tragic figure and I love it.

I'm in the same boat as 4223, I'm not a fan of Eli IF he's played as a pot smoking hippy. As an Archangel with a mission, I love him.
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Old 08-31-2004, 05:38 PM   #8
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Favorites: Eli and Nybbas.

Oddly enough, I have a soft spot for Christopher. He's perfect for low-key, low-powered games.
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:45 PM   #9
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I like Superiors for whom I can spin nifty extrapolations off of the canon. What follows are largely such extrapolations, and should not be taken as canon.

Marc - He's the Archangel who realizes that every human has an inseparable combination of selflessness and selfishness, and figures out how to work with that dichotomy to achieve the best results (and destinies) nonetheless. He is the little-considered third Superior to favor high Ethereal Forces in his Servitors, after Blandine and Jean. In many ways, he is Asmodeus's true opponent at the great game of intrigue - Dominic concerns himself more with Heaven's internal affairs, but Marc shines at intelligence gathering. He has a Mercurian's talent for people and relationships, and his Word lends itself well to recruiting spies. I mean, really - James Bond? Was "James Letter-of-Credit" too obvious?

Haagenti - His relationship with Kobal is fascinating, founded as it seems to be on unselfish emotions. Haagenti is one of the two younger major Princes who can be considered a custom job, crafted for power by an elder Superior with whom he is still on good terms. He's also got the highest DP kill count around, beating Archangels and Demon Princes alike. I can't help but wonder if Haagenti /is/ the punch line to Kobal's big joke - a weapon crafted to slaughter Demon Princes, controllable only by love.

Jean - Elohite, geek. Need more be said?

Nybbas - Nybbas is humanity's bitch. His Word is powerful, but it's controlled by humanity, not by Nybbas. Sure, he gets the huge rush of Word-Essence - but it's all tainted by humanity's ideas and passions. The Media is a very light grey Word right now - and Nybbas is perforce a light-grey Prince. Nybbas is an indicator of how the War for humanity's hearts and minds is going. Right now, Hell is just barely ahead. Should Heaven take a decisive lead, Nybbas would either redeem or be destroyed by Word-friction. Is this what Vapula had in mind for his little Impudite?
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Old 08-31-2004, 08:54 PM   #10
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Let's see... Canon, huh? I can't even send my obligatory tease in your direction?

I'm really fond of the Cherub-ish superiors, personally. I get along well with them in terms of personality, although Blandine irriates me. I say Cherub-Ish because the post-Cherub Malakite David is my absolute all-time favorite, and not just because lithic technology is my life. I like that sense of dedication, unity, and togetherness, although I'm not fond of the skinheads stuff. For similar reasons, Zaddie is my favorite minor. Chris used to be second, but irritating portrayals of him have pushed him down somewhat on my list. Novalis is behind all of them- I think she's sweet, and in a way, she's a realistic pacifist- she WILL permit violence, if there's no other option- but she and I just don't mesh well.

Other than that, I have a fondness for Michael when I'm feeling militant, and Laurence makes for a great impetus of plot devices. Janus I find to be highly useful in writing 19th-18th century stuff, and Gabby's prophecies...

And, heck. I'm a book Geek. Yves all the way, baby!

I guess what I'm really saying is that I like all of Heaven. Marc is interesting- especially since I'm doing some work now on early trade- Jean has the /toys/ man... Um. :) I'm a Heaven Fanboy. Even you, too, Jordi, ya big lug! *hugs* *has hand mauled* Dammit, third time this week.
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