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Title: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 15, 2010, 02:11:54 AM
I was playing TRPG2 and suddenly came up with a question that hasn't been asked before:

Why does Tastidian have cracks on his face?
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: bugfartboy on December 15, 2010, 06:26:09 AM
They're scars. He's been in battle. He gets scars. End of discussion.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 15, 2010, 06:45:44 AM
Lots of Shadowlings have been in battle and I haven't seen a scar on any of them except for Tastidian.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: bugfartboy on December 15, 2010, 02:42:55 PM
Tastidian is also older than most. He's old enough to havee grown his horns.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: MikeW781 on December 15, 2010, 03:36:45 PM
They're scars. He's been in battle. He gets scars. End of discussion.
don't be rude to him. thats not entirely true. General Darkeye is old, old enough to have horns and an eye patch, but he has no scars. And the shadowlings have never shown signs of injury besides these alledged scars and Darkeye's patch.
I think they may simply be a facial feature that is uncommon, prehaps something that is derived from one's heritage.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Duskling on December 15, 2010, 06:56:39 PM
I think the horns are a part of heritage, not age, as Lala did not have any horns, and neither did Festus, Lala being green and Festus being blue, and General Darkeye being red.  I'm pretty sure someone like Tastidian would not allow anyone get close enough to scar his face, so, the scars could also be a part of heritage, like the horns.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: bugfartboy on December 15, 2010, 08:17:01 PM
Also, who said that someone inflicted them on him? I know I implied it but maybe when he was just learning to float, he had a little trouble and accidentally landed on his face on some very spiky and sharp rocks.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on December 15, 2010, 09:12:17 PM
No.... just no.

Tastidian really doesn't seem the sort that would take unnecessary risks. Ever.
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Post by: bugfartboy on December 15, 2010, 09:33:15 PM
When he was first "born" I mean. When he was just learning to float.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Duskling on December 15, 2010, 09:35:22 PM
Possibly, but he seems incredibly shrewd and intelligent by nature, young or not.
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Post by: SmartyPants on December 15, 2010, 10:16:56 PM
Tastidian has a big battle scare on his forehead.  Darkeye has a battle scar across his left eye which makes it appear blind.
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Post by: cyso on December 15, 2010, 10:56:52 PM
I also think it's a battle scar. Darkeye was missing a horn (I think), so a large crack down Tastidian's face doesn't seem to extreme.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Duskling on December 15, 2010, 11:20:38 PM
The horn might not be missing, it could just be one horn, either the other one hasn't grown yet, or that's just in his genes, but yes, maybe Darkeye had another horn that was severed in battle. I think maybe the crack on Tastidian's face is from all that energy concealed inside him, perhaps like a caterpillar waiting to bloom into a butterfly, he had so much energy in him that he might have had nearly enough to transform into a god. A second theory is that the scar appeared when Nelis (that is how it happened right?) transferred some of her energy into Tastidian, and perhaps the procedure was painful, or had some sort of effect on him, such as the scar on Abe's hands in the Oddworld series when he got his powers, that gave him the scar.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: cyso on December 15, 2010, 11:23:34 PM
I think the scar is just a normal scar. I think it glows because of Tastidian's power.
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Post by: Duskling on December 15, 2010, 11:25:26 PM
Or, that could be it... the much less deep and exciting option... :D
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on December 18, 2010, 12:16:31 PM
The more realistic answer usually is less exciting.  Then again, if it a scar from battle, then it portrays Tastidian as a warrior instead of just a general who never leaves Somnus.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Duskling on December 18, 2010, 01:12:32 PM
I'm just saying, like Duckling, I don't think Tastidian would ever do anything that would endanger him any way, except go into battle, and even then would be too powerful to receive a scar of such size and shape.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on December 18, 2010, 01:30:08 PM
What makes you think he was always as powerful as he was in TRPG2?  He probably got the scare when he was a young non-general.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 21, 2010, 01:40:42 AM
Well, I think that perhaps there's too much power in him, so the power breaks through his face. Not a very good reason, eh?
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: bugfartboy on December 21, 2010, 08:02:53 AM
Not a very good explanation. :P
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 21, 2010, 08:28:47 AM
I will clarify it. They say that he has so much power that he pulses, right? So I reckon that the power inside him was too much, and (I think) that his face cracked for the sake of letting the power out, to prevent Tastidian from exploding.

According to my theory, I say that the crack was a natural phenomenon, not that Tastidian made it on purpose to let the power out.
(like when a tomato has too much juice that it it cracks a bit and squirts juices, but it's natural, and it happened by itself, not made my you or me)
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on December 21, 2010, 10:18:27 AM
Instead of assuming that Tastidian scarred from an injury, you think Tastidian is like a big tomato? Really?
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 21, 2010, 06:47:16 PM
No! He has nothing to do with tomatoes, is just that I'm using tomatoes as an example.
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Post by: CraigStern on December 22, 2010, 08:43:09 PM
Man, I would kill to see Lethal Laurie make a picture of Tastidian as a tomato right now. :D
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on December 22, 2010, 08:47:31 PM
Wouldn't we all...  :(
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: bugfartboy on December 22, 2010, 10:21:35 PM
Heh heh. Gotta love LethalLauries work. And I'm not even going to attempt to draw Tastidian as a tomato. I would get the proportions all wrong and end up unhappy with the end product after going through n reams of printer paper. :p
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on December 23, 2010, 11:02:44 AM
I will! But it goes in fanart, so check it out if you get the chance!
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on December 23, 2010, 11:09:29 AM
Okay, away it goes.
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Post by: Steelfist on December 26, 2010, 06:03:46 PM
Well, it could well be an injury; no matter how careful or powerful, everyone makes mistakes, and close calls happen to everyone. As for horns, we don't know nearly enough about shadowlings to be sure; I suspect it's a gender thing, if they have genders.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Duskling on December 26, 2010, 06:34:23 PM
Well, it could well be an injury; no matter how careful or powerful, everyone makes mistakes, and close calls happen to everyone. As for horns, we don't know nearly enough about shadowlings to be sure; I suspect it's a gender thing, if they have genders.
I'm pretty sure they have genders, there's Nelis and Lala, females, and... many others who are males, remember, Nelis tried to exterminate females of Spriggats... though I'm not sure about Shadowlings, even if she did, I would not see the strategy in it, but they do have genders, most likely the horns are a result of heritage, age, or are just mutations.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Steelfist on December 26, 2010, 08:16:10 PM
Consider that the most significant gender seperation is, quite simply, due to . . . particular . . . organs, and their part in reproduction. Shadowlings don't have organs, so the idea of gender is more or less meaningless. We know the do have genders, due to the queen killing all the shadowling females. Thus, Lala is actually male. But we don't know enough about them to be sure if it is a gender thing, and what differences gender actually make to them.

Mutation is an interesting possibility.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on December 26, 2010, 09:39:24 PM
Well, it could well be an injury; no matter how careful or powerful, everyone makes mistakes, and close calls happen to everyone.
I completely agree.  Even Napoleon, Alexander the Great, and Achilles have suffered defeat.

As for horns, we don't know nearly enough about shadowlings to be sure; I suspect it's a gender thing, if they have genders.
Offtopic: I think horns are like red hair. It is a rare trait, but not unheard of.

Lets drop the "shadowling reproduction" conversation.  It is offtopic and a little wierd to discuss.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on December 27, 2010, 01:32:44 AM
Thanks im2smart4you
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Reiji on January 18, 2011, 08:31:43 PM
What if yes it was before he was so careful, not the floating thing but in his training. It never said who his master was so maybe he was beaten nearly to death constantly thus giving him his scar and his need not to take unnecesary risks. Or it could have been at the end of his training (say a test so his master could see if he was strong enough) and he was hit with a powerful attack, quite possibly a secret one it never showed tastidian use and he was the only one to know it after that battle. plus this also adds a chance for a side game that is very small and the guy/girl who makes these awsome games to make something on the side. :-[
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on January 22, 2011, 05:54:34 PM
The about page on the site might have told you that the creator is Craig Stern.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: CraigStern on April 05, 2011, 06:01:48 PM
The small effort of going to the about page on the site would have told you that the creator is Craig Stern.

There's no need to reprimand him--I'm sure he would have figured it out eventually. Anyway, it's better that we be courteous so that people will feel encouraged to stick around. ;)
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on April 05, 2011, 07:35:19 PM
Acknowledged. Post edited to be less obnoxious. Sorry, I'll try to be nicer to newcom-- ... nicer to everyone.  :-[
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Reiji on April 05, 2011, 08:37:31 PM
Sory dude... im just that bad with names
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Post by: bugfartboy on April 05, 2011, 08:49:34 PM
Don't feel bad Reiji. During my first week or so here, back in the summer, I called Craig "CygnusStern" instead of "CraigStern". :/ My secret shame.

Getting back on topic, gosh. I can't remember what this topic is about! Must go look up! :)

-Edit

Oh yeah!!! Why does Tastidian have cracks in his face!

I still keep with the idea that he's a powerful warrior who simply got it, meaning that it's a scar here, in battle before he became a favorite of the queen.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Idozen Cair on April 06, 2011, 04:35:09 AM
I still keep with the idea that he has too much power, which caused his head to split.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Ertxiem on April 06, 2011, 03:18:48 PM
I still keep with the idea that he has too much power, which caused his head to split.
That doesn't sound too healthy...
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on April 06, 2011, 04:54:10 PM
Agreed. A strong leader like Tastidian wouldn't stand for having a physical impediment like that.

Perhaps it's just his sheer power coming out in radiative form, along certain lines in his face in a similar manner to that in which humans have palm lines.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Deagonx on April 07, 2011, 08:00:33 PM
Or Craig just wanted to make him look cool without precieving a before-hand backstory.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on April 07, 2011, 09:07:40 PM
Sometimes a scar is just a scar
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: CraigStern on April 16, 2011, 07:47:07 AM
Sometimes a scar is just a scar

Ha ha ha! Well played. :D
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Post by: bugfartboy on April 16, 2011, 08:40:02 AM
Sometimes a scar is just a scar

Ha ha ha! Well played. :D
Looks like that is the end of it. Craig agreed with Smarts.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: ArtDrake on April 16, 2011, 09:22:38 AM
Wait a minute. Is that a reference to a line, "Sometimes a star cigar is just a star cigar"? I think I might have heard that somewhere, and that would explain the "hahaha"...

EDIT: Ooops.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Ertxiem on April 16, 2011, 09:44:30 AM
I think the reference is attributed to Freud Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (http://everything2.com/title/Sometimes+a+cigar+is+just+a+cigar).
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: SmartyPants on April 16, 2011, 12:54:48 PM
I think the reference is attributed to Freud Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar (http://everything2.com/title/Sometimes+a+cigar+is+just+a+cigar).
I am glad someone caught on.
Title: Re: Tastidian's face
Post by: Ertxiem on April 16, 2011, 04:14:28 PM
I recalled hearing something like that, but I needed to google it to find where it came from.