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RoboRed 
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(1/9/04 4:08 am)
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A Quick Question About/Relating-To Vorticons.
If you could/would relate Vorticons to Earth creatures, would you see them more as blue, walking dogs?


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KeenRush 
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Re: A Quick Question About/Relating-To Vorticons.
Well, when I was small and played Keen, I called them "dogs" or "blue dogs". :) They still look like dog to me, though the one between red vorticon and mom, (Vorticon Warrior Elite?) looks like some other animal, can't remember even its Finnish name. :)

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RoboRed 
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Well, when I was small and played Keen, I called them "dogs" or "blue dogs".:)

Yeah, I used to call them "alien doggies" when I was small and played Keen.(first ep I ever played was ep3)

And I wonder, what inspired Adrian Carmack to draw up the Vorticons like they are now?

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Edited by: RoboRed  at: 1/9/04 7:49 am
CommanderSpleen
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Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
I've never looked at the Vorticons with a comparison against Earth creatures in mind. I've always thought of them as something entirely different. Though I never realised Goofy was a dog when I was a kid. Strange.

It was quite irritating for the last few months of last year with all these JimSoft Commander Keen newbies asking me questions about the 'kangaroo things' and 'bouncing dog guys'.

Hmm... maybe whoever invented dogs on earth also created the Vorticons... 'mans best friend' could be a phrase hinting at this historical humanoid/canine combination... or perhaps the compatibility between the two species were the inspiration behind the invention of Vorticons...

Meh.

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KeenRush 
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Re: Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
"Though I never realised Goofy was a dog"
He is?

Anyways. Maybe some of them had a dog and so on.
Or maybe it wasn't meant to look like dog but they noticed after the game was released.. :)

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Djaser 
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Re: Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
Goofy is a dingo.

And the Vorticons remind me of wolfs because of their claws. But perhaps they are more related to humans because they are civilizated.

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KeenRush 
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Re: Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
..And have designed deadly weapons to kill others..

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Robo Blue
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Goofy is a dingo.

I thought goofy was a horse.:rolleyes
The name vorticon doesn't really say "dog" when I read it. I played keen 4 first, and initially thought that the vorticons were like guys on star trek (ie, human with some makeup).

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RoboRed 
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Re: Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
Do you think that Vorticons have blue fur, or blue skin?

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Scizor CT
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(1/10/04 12:07 am)
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Re: Vortipros. Ultrathongs. Intrapods.
Tempted to say fur, since things with claws, teeth, and noses like theirs are normally associated with furry animals.

XkyRauh2001 
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(1/10/04 1:19 am)
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re: Vorticons
Fur... definitely blue fur. I agree that they're somewhat lupine in appearance, but the rounded snouts (Keen3 endshot) make them much more friendly looking. I'd say they're closest to earth dogs as far as ears-and-snout go, but they're really their own creature. Just don't say "dog-like" to their face! ;-D

Bloogs, on the other hand... *shot*

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KeenRush 
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Re: re: Vorticons
Yeah, fur I would say too..
Seems that I have though even that (fur or skin) thing, but never actually noticed. But if now someone would come and ask what I think about orbatrix, I would say "blue skin".

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RoboRed 
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Re: re: Vorticons
I wonder if there's a "long-hair" species of Vorticon?

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KeenRush 
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Re: re: Vorticons
I doubt that, though I think there are other vorticons we didn't see in Keen games. (For example younger females than vorticon mothers..)

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Zorath 
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(1/10/04 10:54 pm)
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Re: re: Vorticons
Heh, when I first played Keen 2 I didn't realize that the Vorticon Elites were vorticons. I thought they were some other race with pink faces, blue ears and and a blue nose. :)

I always thought that the vorticons had blue skin, not a fur - take a look at that thumb in the ending of keen 3!

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KeenRush 
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Re: re: Vorticons
LOL, yeah, they kinda like something bear or something like that..
You're right about the thumb, it looks like skin. But I still think that it's fur - some short one.
Oh, and I really like that picture. Everything's fine again (for a while)..

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RoboRed 
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Heh, when I first played Keen 2 I didn't realize that the Vorticon Elites were vorticons. I thought they were some other race with pink faces, blue ears and and a blue nose.

When I looked at their heads after I killed them, I thought that they were robots.

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RocketJess
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Re: re: Vorticons
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Goofy is a dingo.


Erm... right. Dingoes are sandy-coloured. Goofy is black. Anyway, I read a Disney book ages ago that said he was a dog. Don't know if I would have ever realised he was a dog otherwise, because he doesn't seem like a particular animal, I guess, he's just Goofy and that's it...

And I think of Vorticons as being wolflike.




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RoboRed 
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Re: re: Vorticons
Do you think that there might be any other species of Vorticon? Maybe different tribes?

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Djaser 
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Erm... right. Dingoes are sandy-colored. Goofy is black. Anyway, I read a Disney book ages ago that said he was a dog. Don't know if I would have ever realized he was a dog otherwise, because he doesn't seem like a particular animal, I guess, he's just Goofy and that's it...


Mickey Mouse isn't grqy either. I thought that dingo's were a kind of a dog.

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I doubt that, though I think there are other vorticons we didn't see in Keen games. (For example younger females than vorticon mothers..)


Don't forget Keen has been all over their planet, I don't think there are more.

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Heh, when I first played Keen 2 I didn't realize that the Vorticon Elites were vorticons. I thought they were some other race with pink faces, blue ears and and a blue nose.


Unless these Vorticons are from one of the other Vorticon planets.

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Edited by: Djaser  at: 1/11/04 5:20 pm
KeenRush 
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Re: re: Vorticons
"Don't forget Keen has been all over their planet, I don't think there are more."
Well, he hasn't been on the other side of planet.. ;)
Yeah, and I almost forgot - good point Djaser - there are other Vorticon planets, we never know what's on them..

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