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Haer'Dalis
8 (5.6%)
Jan
8 (5.6%)
Keldorn
15 (10.4%)
Korgan
14 (9.7%)
Minsc
26 (18.1%)
Sarevok
18 (12.5%)
Valygar
12 (8.3%)
Yoshimo
7 (4.9%)
Anomen
15 (10.4%)
Edwin
14 (9.7%)
Cernd
7 (4.9%)

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Offline Ashara

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Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« on: May 05, 2007, 06:44:42 AM »
To balance the 'fav femme' poll. Uhm, remembered Anomen in the last moment, sorry, haven't played BG2 in a long, long time....

Heh, for me Haer'Dalis really ties with Jan, but 3 votes are 3 votes. :) So, Valygar, Cernd and Jan they are.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 07:17:46 AM »
And at the other end of the spectrum, it's Anomen, Keldorn and Minsc for me.

I like Anomen because he's a complex character. He is still fighting his demons, he has many flaws, and he can be a real bastard. But he is also endearingly vulnerable, treats the PC with respect, and... well, let's just say that I'm a sucker for chivalry.

I like Keldorn because he's seen it all and kept his faith. He is world-weary and wise, but he never abandons his beliefs, nor is he too uptight to see that sometimes rules should be bent rather than broken. He's got a great banter with the PC where he admits that there is a legitimate place in the world even for Korgan's brutality.

And Minsc is just a loveable goof.

Had I had more choices, my list could have gone on for quite some time.

I like Valygar's quiet acceptance and generally agreeable nature. I like Jan's jokes. I like Yoshimo's sense of humor and his self-effacing irony.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 07:46:24 AM »
Korgan, Keldorn and Valygar. Nuff said.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007, 08:57:55 AM »
Minsc and Korgan. The rest are irrelevant (like the Borg said ;D ).

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007, 09:06:35 AM »
I love Minsc.

Jan's got great tales, Cernd great dialoges witty insults, Anomen well I always take Ano. A dialog with Mazzy that I saw recently really made me mad at him though. Korgan has great banters with Mazzy.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 09:45:23 AM »

 Cernd, Valygar and Anomen ...

 then it would be Jan and Korgan.

 The rest I dislike.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 09:57:05 AM »
Minsc is my first favorite. He's the loyal big brother I never had, a little dumb, but a valuable friend (and his banters are among the funniest) and someone you could trust (in a game). Oddly enough, he for all his low wisdom, he manages to save against mindspells more than most NPC's.

Then we have Keldorn. I wouldn't have minded Ajantis, since he was a favorite in BG, but he comes with an interesting story of family, gods and banter. He's just someone I like to have in tow when I'm on the righteous path. Mazzy in all glory, but she doesn't wield a Carsomyr.

Finally, Sarevok. Since I started with SoA (a few years ago when I was a newbie in the Forgotten Realms) and didn't even know of ToB, I was surprised when I finally crossed the line, got Internet and learned about the add-on, and even more so, which NPC you could get into the team. Sarevok was the big surprise in the game, which added a nice little twist to the game, where the Bhaalspawn gathers his/her trusty (oath or not) siblings against the Five. It might sound weird, but I like to play the game storywise, so Sarevok is almost a must, as is Imoen and Minsc (unless I play evil), and sometimes, even Jaheira.

After those three, I would have to say Valygar and Korgan. Cernd, sometimes.
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2007, 10:37:14 AM »
OFF:Is your avatar a little blurry, Hide and Seek? Or is it just me?
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 12:36:56 PM »
OFF:Is your avatar a little blurry, Hide and Seek? Or is it just me?
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007, 06:50:17 PM »
Korgan, Minsc and Sarevok. Minsc and Boo and you! Sarevok and Korgan are my main tanks.  ;)
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007, 02:26:25 AM »
Anomen, Sarevok and Minsc (with Boo).
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2007, 05:26:42 AM »
Anomen has 5 votes already? I thought he was one of the most annoying npcs in a poll not too long ago.  ???
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007, 05:42:45 AM »
Anomen's one of those NPCs that you either love or hate. And you probably will get about equal measures of each, with only a few whose opinion is more moderate.

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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007, 05:48:30 AM »
Like Kotor 2's Disciple.  :-X
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Re: Your Favorite Male BG2 NPC
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2007, 06:23:43 AM »
Yoshimo, Anomen and Sarevok.

Yoshimo has a sense of humour, is smooth and seems like a generally nice guy (apart from the whole betraying business). He's a friendly guy, and unlike a lot of the other NPCs, isn't stuck up.

Anomen has his flaws, and that's what I love about him. He's arrogant, proud and quite often selfish, but he also has his good qualities. He genuinely cares for the PC, he's got his heart set in the right place (even if he doesn't always follow it) and all he's doing is trying fulfil his lifelong dream.

Sarevok gets a vote for his voice alone. Still, I like the fact he can get redeemed. Watching him learn that repeating past mistakes will end up with him getting the same results in kind of endearing (if that's the right word ... which it isn't :)). And, even after he's turned good, I like the fact he's still his same rude, obnoxious self.