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So where is Vima Sunrider during the Kotor story?


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Heh. I wonder if Sunrider is an actual name. I mean, it's not like they are naming some character 'Vima Microsoft'. :wub:

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Likely, my guess it was "Sun Rider" because of Luke "Sky Walker" that was almost "Star Killer".

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I read soem old comics and remember reading about her. Maybe she turns up in the next game?

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Not if she died in the Mandalorian Wars, Jedi Civil War, or on Katarr.....

If she managed to survive all that...then few would even know where she is.... :huh:

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Vima was first mentioned in 1991 Dark Empire by her descendant Vima Da Boda.

Later various sources are saying that she was a great jedi of her times.

Her absence in both parts of KOTOR is just stupid. She should appear as a head of the jedi council instead of that pathetic clone vandar. I can forgive ignorant Bioware but not Chris Avellone who is an EU fan just like me.

She should have appeared not for the sake of continuity but becouse she's very interesting - only she made Redemption best star wars comic ever.

Bizarre blurb "Vima was supposed to be Bastila in K1 (seriously), but there are legal issues with using the name "sunrider" so we were not allowed to use it in K2. You'll notice Jolee mentions it in K1, however, but that was an oversight." doesn't sound convincing. If that name was used in TOTJ and various books why
exclude TSL? Are Obsidian a band of cowardly cheese-eating monkeys or what?

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Her great-great-great grandaughter turns up in the Dark Empire Comics, but now with a different sirname, Vima Da-Boda, so if she didn't survive her offsping must have.
Nomi's armband turns up, not seen anything else of the Sunriders though.

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It was not.

I am very cynic over KotOR storylines since they make enoug references to those comics character to give the idea they actually know who they are and then pretty much ignore the same comics.

As for Vima ... let me put this way, she was in the Tales of the Jedi comics that show a much diferent Jedi Order (not the prequels knock-off Jedi Order) and would simply not work in KotOR.

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How so? I have read those comics (well, I own them all...), and I think both KotOR games have done a pretty good job of acknowledging their existence. I mean, the KotOR games were built on the success of those comic-books and used them as the foundation. I don't see where they show any disrespect. I mean, they called the games 'Knights of the Old Republic', which was the title given to the collected paperback version of the "Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon" and "Saga of Nomi Sundrider" in the five original issues of Tales of the Jedi.

And how was the Jedi order different? Yes, there were some differences, but it was obvious that it would change some, given that Ossus was pretty much destroyed and the original order shattered at the end of the Sith War saga.

I actually think we could make a better case of voicing disrespect of the original where starships are concerned, as they all look far more futuristic in the KotOR games (where they don't look too dissimilar to the starships of the movies some 4000 years later) than they did in the Tales of the Jedi comics, where the ships really did have an archaic feel to them.




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