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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #165 on: October 07, 2008, 09:40:36 am »
It's odd how you posted in EVERY thread when you were a newb, Tact!

Just messing!   :D

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #166 on: October 07, 2008, 06:41:24 pm »
I was a rambunctious little youngster back then. (I'm disguisted by my grammar back then, too. Eheh.)

Good times.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #167 on: October 07, 2008, 09:13:46 pm »
That was like four or five months ago.  Maybe less...

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #168 on: October 07, 2008, 09:56:53 pm »
I joined in April. Four or five months can make a difference. I've grown a lot, mentally and personally, since then. The 'Pendjum is probably the best site I've ever happened upon.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #169 on: October 07, 2008, 11:18:27 pm »
Four of five isn't that long in the grand scheme of things.  (and by saying that I am lying.)

magus is da best because he is actually janus of zeal.  and because of this.



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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #170 on: October 10, 2008, 04:19:06 am »
It's odd how every newbie adds to this thread.

Yeah, my mind has changed since I made this thread. So, I one-hundred percent agree with you Zipp Dementia. and also, welcome  to th Compendium.

Ironically enough, I think the fact that "newbies" post to this thread is partial proof of your original complaint.  "Someone contesting that Magus is cool?!  No way, I've got to speak out on THIS issue!"

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #171 on: October 22, 2008, 10:54:00 pm »
Magus is awesome because everybody wants to be awesome, and he already is. 

More specifically, emos, cool kids, and the U.S. Marine Corps alike can set aside their differences in agreeing that if Magus were real, he could kick ALL their asses at once. 

Idea:  I wonder if anybody's written a fanfic about Magus vs. 50 Magitek Soldiers from FFVI?  THAT would be pure win. 

Another idea: Magus looks like Vegeta from DBZ.  Vegeta is a badass prince whose kingdom was destroyed when he was young.  Magus is a badass prince whose kingdom was destroyed when he was young.  Since Vegeta is badass, and Magus is badass, Magus = Vegeta.  (Has this been discussed?)  And THAT is why Magus is awesome.


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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #172 on: October 23, 2008, 05:02:02 am »
Another idea: Magus looks like Vegeta from DBZ.  Vegeta is a badass prince whose kingdom was destroyed when he was young.  Magus is a badass prince whose kingdom was destroyed when he was young.  Since Vegeta is badass, and Magus is badass, Magus = Vegeta.  (Has this been discussed?)  And THAT is why Magus is awesome.

Yes, and I still think that sounds stupid. They barely look alike aside from the widow's peak & Toriyama's own stylistic approach. I think it's just as stupid & unfounded as the "Crono=Goku" thing.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #173 on: October 23, 2008, 06:34:22 pm »
To be painfully honest, Toriyama's artwork is awful in my opinion. Aside from his characters being horribly deformed, too many of them share the same features in appearance: We've got the mean-looking square shaped eyes (Vegeta, Magus, every villain in DBZ, etc.) and the oval shaped ones (right many of his female characters and some of the protagonist males); the widow's peak and the large curly tufts that spike at the ends; the pointy nose and the ones in which the nostrils are apparent (which is a rarity, and that's a bad thing). Vegeta's face indeed looks much like Magus' face, to me, because both faces share many of those facial palettes. It seems as if he simply mixes and matches these features when creating his characters in right many cases, so it's a little senseless to argue that the proposed similarities between Toriyama's designs are unfounded when so many people are noticing them.

As for Magus himself, I'm quite intrigued by his character and personality. Design and appearance, not so much.
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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #174 on: October 23, 2008, 08:43:05 pm »
Yes, and I still think that sounds stupid. They barely look alike aside from the widow's peak & Toriyama's own stylistic approach. I think it's just as stupid & unfounded as the "Crono=Goku" thing.

I wasn't completely serious, but the major difference from the neck up is the hairstyle. 

And I also agree with Celestial Insanity that Magus' personality/character is his defining point, and that (plus his backstory) is the real reason he stands out.  If someone else had done the artwork, the game would not have been too much different in the areas where it counts.  Namely, Zeal.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #175 on: October 23, 2008, 09:26:52 pm »
I actually really dig the Toriyama designs when they seemed to have his old Dragon Ball personality to them, I dislike the PSX redesigns that look too DBZ DBZ HURR DURR. Plus they made Magus's thighs fatter and his codpiece smaller.

Magus's "generic" demonic RPG warlord design works with his story, too.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #176 on: October 23, 2008, 09:36:43 pm »
Plus they made Magus's thighs fatter and his codpiece smaller.

No wonder the guy never smiles.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #177 on: October 23, 2008, 10:25:04 pm »
I think to answer the topic question: Yes Magus is really all that cool.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #178 on: October 23, 2008, 10:32:19 pm »
Well said, sir.

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Re: Is Magus really all that cool?
« Reply #179 on: October 23, 2008, 10:48:19 pm »
Plus they made Magus's thighs fatter and his codpiece smaller.

No wonder the guy never smiles.
Actually he seemed rather pleased in the art, too.