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Fwiffo and vegetables
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:10:45 pm »

When Zelnick meets the Spathi safe ones at the moon of Spathiwa, they say something like "If you held a gun to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to say. In fact, if you held a vegetable to his head, he would probably say anything you wanted him to say."

This has always been bugging me... Did they mean that Fwiffo would be scared of the vegetable, or does Fwiffo just really like vegetables? Or did they mean something else?
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 11:19:31 pm »

I assumed it meant he would just naturally assume that if you were threatening him with it, it must be threatening.  Or that the remote possibility that the vegetable was actually some kind of weapon would be enough, er, motivation for him--that even an obviously empty threat would be too much of a threat for him to stand up to.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 12:15:10 am »

Fwiffo should follow this self-defense class. (Yeah, I know, a carrot is not a fruit.)
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 01:38:04 am »

This has always been bugging me... Did they mean that Fwiffo would be scared of the vegetable, or does Fwiffo just really like vegetables? Or did they mean something else?

"Point a gun to his head, he'll say anything, put a carrot against his head, he'll also say anything."

Basically, if you threatened him with anything, even if whatever it was you were threatening him with was a harmless object, he'd blab the secret homeworld defence codes to you anyway Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 04:09:41 am »

If Fwiffo was afraid of vegetables then this would be his nightmare:
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/musical.html

I mean they would look and sound threatening hehe.

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 10:35:21 am »

The safe ones say it in a way that gives the impression that Fwiffo is exceptionally cowardly. But I'm under the impression that all Spathi (except the black squadron) are like that.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 07:37:28 pm »

I think the Black Spathi Squadron is a red herring. TFB is bound to put a few of those in the next game too, if we should be so lucky.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 10:27:06 pm »

I thought the Black Spathi was just a reference to a fan group?
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 11:51:34 pm »

What Tiberian said.  Spathi are cowardly by nature, maybe Fwiffo is more cowardly than most Spathi, but until I see a member of the mythical "Black Spathi Squadron", finding a brave Spathi is about as likely as finding the Tooth Fairy, or Santa Claus.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 10:21:41 am »

I thought the Black Spathi was just a reference to a fan group?
I thought that the fan group was a reference to the ingame rumour. The PoNaF news archive confirms that the fan group was founded 1999-01-05; long after SC2 (even years after PoNaF!).
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 06:52:34 am »

What Tiberian said.  Spathi are cowardly by nature, maybe Fwiffo is more cowardly than most Spathi, but until I see a member of the mythical "Black Spathi Squadron", finding a brave Spathi is about as likely as finding the Tooth Fairy, or Santa Claus.
Or a VUX that likes humans.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 09:10:24 pm »

What Tiberian said.  Spathi are cowardly by nature, maybe Fwiffo is more cowardly than most Spathi, but until I see a member of the mythical "Black Spathi Squadron", finding a brave Spathi is about as likely as finding the Tooth Fairy, or Santa Claus.
Or a VUX that likes humans.

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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 05:55:13 am »

I thought the Black Spathi was just a reference to a fan group?
if it was a fan group, then the commander wouldn't say they were "elite spathi" just fan girls/boys.
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