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No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
07-03-2008, 08:25 AM,
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No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
The recent topic by Shadowen (questioning the Captain's gender) got me thinking about the intro cinematic again and I already expressed some thoughts towards that in that topic. I initially wanted to post that in my post there as well but I felt this was going hugely off topic and probably even warrants a topic of it's own.

Something else that has bugged me forever with that intro is also why the Captain didn't warn the others. You clearly see him drop a whole second before the Vetron starts firing and clearly he noticed something earlier on. Wouldn't he have shared his concerns with his teammates? Or did he/she only notice it in the last second, thinking that warning them wouldn't make any difference anymore except maybe attract the Vetron to the fact that he/she wasn't hit?

Or could it be he didn't warn them for whatever reason? Maybe he already had decided to leave the WEC and join the Resistance. Or maybe he decided after seeing they were sent to terminate innocent civilians and wasn't sure that Vittek and Zurovec, in spite of what happened and the obvious moral conflict they (or at least Zurovec) went through, would stop him or not.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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07-05-2008, 06:40 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-05-2008, 06:42 AM by Shadowen.)
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpos
I think that's what TVTropes.org would call Poor Communication Kills.

After all, the Silencer is a Heroic Mime.  Why make him talk at all?

(TVTropes.org, by the way, is an awesome site.  It's like a more laid-back, entertainment-focused Wikipedia.  Get to know the site, check the homepage and so on, learn the rules, and then have at it.)
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07-05-2008, 03:28 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
I still thinks he does speak one line, the very first in the cinematic. I'm not convinced that it is Vittek.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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07-05-2008, 04:11 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
Quote:I still thinks he does speak one line, the very first in the cinematic.

hm, which line?
WTF? <br />WEC!
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07-05-2008, 06:35 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
The very first spoken line of the cinematic is "What good will that do?" without zooming in on any of the Silencers. Only when Vittek starts ranting "Oh man we shouldn't have let them go" does the camera show the Silencers with Vittek zoomed in.

Sometimes I think that first voice sounds like Vittek in later parts when discussing with Zurovec, but right at the start, it really seems to me it isn't. Listening to the initial dialogue sounds like they have at least three different voice actors which would only make sense if the third Silencer in the team also spoke.

But regardless any of that, it remains weird why he didn't warn his teammates. I don't think he didn't have the time to warn them, he is clearly aware that something is amiss while the other two discuss. While from the game's perspective it might seem logical to keep him silent since he's a silent protagonist, it really makes no sense from a story's or even character's perspective.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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07-11-2008, 07:45 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpos
Don't have No Regret installed on my system now, so I can't check, but I seem to remember the third Silencer in the intro (the Captain) speaks one line shortly before the Vetron attack. Isn't the Captain saying something like: "I have a bad feeling about this"?

I think he takes one hand to his/her head (almost as if sensing something) and speaks that line, then he/she feigns to be hit by gunfire.

Does this seem correct to anyone of you?
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07-11-2008, 09:43 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
Ok, lets see
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uvAt3hDcNT4
"What good will that do?"  - I think this one...
WTF? <br />WEC!
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07-16-2008, 01:45 AM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpos
(07-05-2008, 03:28 PM)The Silencer link Wrote: I still thinks he does speak one line, the very first in the cinematic. I'm not convinced that it is Vittek.
Nah. Sorry, it does sound like Vittek to me.

Maybe we could ask Mr. Vittek himself?  Tongue
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01-31-2009, 07:32 PM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
um, I think his line is "I've got a bad feeling about this" = 1.23...
(youtube link)
WTF? <br />WEC!
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02-08-2009, 10:04 AM,
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Re: No Remorse intro cinematic: did the Silencer let his teammates die on purpose?
(01-31-2009, 07:32 PM)Jeya link Wrote: um, I think his line is \"I've got a bad feeling about this\" = 1.23...
(youtube link)

Yep, I was thinking about that line in my post above... I always though it was the Captain speaking that line.

In any case I think that basically the Captain does not warn his/her comrades just to avoid attracting the Vetron's attention on him/her.
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