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  • I don't know much about the lore yet but this is the most awesome topic I've ever seen on these boards!
    It's really inspiring and it makes me want to learn more about the different stories, it makes the whole things a lot more personal.
    I've always enjoyed browsing through the warcraft/wowwiki, it would be awesome if we made a 'Dota 2 Lore Wiki' later on.
    I would also love to create lore based Dota 2 machinimas at some point, so we could spread the awesomeness of the stories behind the heroes that way!

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    • Originally posted by El Maiz View Post
      New one:

      Clinkz, Pugna, Riki

      They all have:
      horns
      small size

      Clinkz and Pugna are both flaming skeletons, though that may be a coincidence.
      They both have very similar teeth.

      Yeah, my only base here is the size+horns+teeth. But they are all very similar.
      Now I wonder how Pugna came to be a flaming skeleton.
      This could work, but I don't think that Clinkz has hooves, which could(and should, in my opinion) be 'fixed' quite easily.

      On another note, aren't Bloodseeker, Bounty Hunter and Phantom Lancher the same? They've all got the same feet, roughly the same hands, and some of their facial features even match.

      Actually, are the shopkeepers the same as Axe?

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      • I don't see similarities in Phantom Lancer and Bounty Hunter, and it's kind of hard to tell with Bloodseeker. BS seems to be deformed, like Witch Doctor, so we can't tell for sure.

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        • Yeah, the phantom lancer is kind of the one who looks most different. But then again, the batrider doesn't look anything like the other 'trowles'. But I agree, it's kind of far fetched.

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          • Phantom Lancer - Big Feline
            Bounty Hunter - Small Feline
            Bloodseeker - Canine

            This is the feeling they pass off to me at least. BS is even described as a "Hound" two times and once as a "Jackal".
            We can get rid of this doubt easily. We simply remove Bloodseeker's headdress and take a look at what's underneath, if possible. It was done for Drow's ears, should be possible for this...? If he has a similar nose or something to that effect, then we can argue they're related. If there's nothing, we keep speculating. Would do it myself, but, I don't own CS:GO's beta key.

            Trailer isn't clear on this either. 1.png

            Actually, are the shopkeepers the same as Axe?
            I don't find them similar at all. Leragas(?) has a really huge, protruding caricaturist nose. Kinda like an attempt at "Realism Asterix". the "Orcs" have FLAT noses wide noses.
            It's easy to describe them to basic shape and come up with "Rectangles" against "Like a Pear with handles".
            Last edited by Dr Quint; 06-06-2012, 10:57 AM.

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            • He doesn't have a nose underneath his helmet; he has nothing underneath his helmet on his model. It's just a black eggshaped something underneath his mask, since it doesn't get rendered anyway.
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              • Leragas(?)
                Woode Eadward. And, yes, I was thinking on where to add him in the list. In the end, I couldn't decide, really - my so-called Nation of the Red Mist fits best, but that's chiefly because he's just THAT different from the rest. I believe he's either a deformed human or something different altogether. I'd actually wait for Rubick to come out - if he does not get a complete redesign, he might shine some light, since their legs and feet are exactly the same... For some reason.
                Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                • Originally posted by Hefaistus View Post
                  He doesn't have a nose underneath his helmet; he has nothing underneath his helmet on his model. It's just a black eggshaped something underneath his mask, since it doesn't get rendered anyway.
                  Ah yes, thanks. I actually managed to get a visual (I seek the bloods.png) from my sources, but I expected someone reliable to have figured it out eventually.
                  Woode Eadward
                  He's named?

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                  • I think Valve was trolling, but here's the source.
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                    • Isn't Lich also a creature that is eons old? He should be added to the list of heroes that predate the crash of the Mad Moon.

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                      • Updated the opening post with newcomers and Lich to the heroes who could predate the Mad Moon - reminding me that I should have thought of that myself.
                        Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                        • Faceless Void, Spirit Breaker, Dark Seer, and Spectre - All come from parallel universes and may possibly have existed before the event.

                          This line looks really chaotic to me, it may use some fixes.
                          "HUMAN ELEMENT"

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                          • Oh, boy, the everpresent irony. That's what you get for trying to do something at 7 AM.

                            Fixed now; also, there's an other interesting thing about the Keen Folk: all 4 obvious representatives wear goggles or armor over their heads and eyes. This doesn't apply to Alchemist. Alchemist is also not mentioned by the Gyrocopter.


                            On the other hand, Clockwerk, who has a strong passion towards his race, doesn't mention Gyro anywhere as well, instead sticking with Tinker and Sniper. An overlook? Or something more?
                            Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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                            • 1337: They may not have added lines for Clockwerk yet. Patience, yeah? And I wouldn't say that Clockwerk has a 'strong passion for his race'. It's more like he's one of the guys who got rivalry lines earlier on. And he just got a lot of them for Sniper and Tinker before Valve started 'standardizing' the amount of rivalry lines a character has for each of his rivals.

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                              • Amazingly good stuff.

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