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Protagonist and antagonist side
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:34:06 am »

I wanna ask anyone which is protagonist side, Alliance of Free Stars or Ur-Quan Hierarchy?
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 11:36:00 am »

The Alliance.
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 12:40:04 pm »

Just out of curiosity, why are you asking? Are you using Star Control 2 as a subject in a homework assignment?
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 05:16:54 pm »

The Alliance.

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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:02 am »

I was going to provoke a philosophical debate, but then I remembered that the Hierachy practice slavery on a massive scale. Also that you don't play as them in the story. So yeah, there's not much choice.
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 12:16:36 am »

In a way though, every member of the Hierarchy are victims of slavery. Therefore, they might not be the villains that they appear to be at first glance.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 12:35:23 am »

In a way though, every member of the Hierarchy are victims of slavery. Therefore, they might not be the villains that they appear to be at first glance.
The antagonist is not necessary evil. It is the entity which works against the protagonist.
The protagonist is the central entity with which you are supposed to identify, not necessarily the good guy.

So in SC2 the protagonist is the captain. As the question was about the protagonist side, I guess that would be the alliance, though this would be a rather pointless term.
The Hierarchy and Kohr-Ah are be the antagonists.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 12:11:46 pm »

My comment was more trying to reword the statement, I was trying to look and see if there are any "evil" races in the game.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2012, 04:33:40 am »

My comment was more trying to reword the statement, I was trying to look and see if there are any "evil" races in the game.

Why, the Ilwrath, obviously. They proudly proclaim their evil from the rooftops, and try to kill you if you dare suggest they might not be evil! (the Dnyarri probably qualify as well.)
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 01:32:35 am »

Fair enough.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 06:44:13 pm »

My comment was more trying to reword the statement, I was trying to look and see if there are any "evil" races in the game.
The Dnyarri.
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 12:15:44 am »

I kinda don't get it though, the Ur-quan put a bunch of planets in slave shields, but those shields would protect them from the Khor-Ah, so why didn't people just set back and let it blow over?
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 01:12:46 am »

The Kohr-Ah know how to crack slave shields, IIRC.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 01:14:21 am »

Well then that's stupid why would the Ur-Quan enslave everyone when they could use everyone's help? That drastic of an evolution wouldn't happen in a few years it had to have been doing on for a while.
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Re: Protagonist and antagonist side
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 10:34:30 am »

The whole point of it is that it's the Ur-Quan's competing philosophies set against each other. The Kzer-Za said they'd enslave everyone, the Kohr-Ah said they'd kill everyone, so they went opposite ways around the galaxy to see how it went. If the Ur-Quan had then NOT gone around enslaving everyone, not only would it totally miss the point of the Doctrinal Conflict, they'd also have lied to the Kohr-Ah. Ur-Quan don't lie.
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