KotOR/SWtOR
swtorconfess:

After the dialogue where Kira talks about torturing Imperials I don’t know how anyone can like her.

We seem to be doing a run of “I don’t know how anyone can legitimately like x-character after they do x thing,”-type confessions.
:/
Uh, first of all, OP, finding a character fascinating from a storytelling perspective doesn’t have to coincide with finding them to be immaculately praiseworthy from an ethical perspective. You’d probably notice if you took an inventory of people’s favorite characters in mythology, literature, film, and so on, that most of them would be deeply-flawed people.
Also, if I only associated with people who were flawless, I would have no friends. If everyone else had that policy, I’d be out in the cold for sure. Kira is a realistically-flawed character, who happens to be my realistically-flawed JK’s best friend.
Things to consider: The game is set during a galaxy-wide war. War inevitably does horrific things to the people who fight it, under the best of circumstances. If you think Kira’s unlikeable, I’d hate to introduce you to the real-life war vets I know. 
There’s also the matter of her unusual origin story. I don’t want to spoil anyone who doesn’t care to be spoiled concerning something specific in her background, but if profound frustration with the glacial pace of the senate and Jedi Order’s peace process, a bit of a superiority complex when it comes to Jedi, and entertaining the idea of torturing enemy combatants are the worst things that Kira does, that’s surprising considering the circumstances.

swtorconfess:

After the dialogue where Kira talks about torturing Imperials I don’t know how anyone can like her.

We seem to be doing a run of “I don’t know how anyone can legitimately like x-character after they do x thing,”-type confessions.

:/

Uh, first of all, OP, finding a character fascinating from a storytelling perspective doesn’t have to coincide with finding them to be immaculately praiseworthy from an ethical perspective. You’d probably notice if you took an inventory of people’s favorite characters in mythology, literature, film, and so on, that most of them would be deeply-flawed people.

Also, if I only associated with people who were flawless, I would have no friends. If everyone else had that policy, I’d be out in the cold for sure. Kira is a realistically-flawed character, who happens to be my realistically-flawed JK’s best friend.

Things to consider: The game is set during a galaxy-wide war. War inevitably does horrific things to the people who fight it, under the best of circumstances. If you think Kira’s unlikeable, I’d hate to introduce you to the real-life war vets I know. 

There’s also the matter of her unusual origin story. I don’t want to spoil anyone who doesn’t care to be spoiled concerning something specific in her background, but if profound frustration with the glacial pace of the senate and Jedi Order’s peace process, a bit of a superiority complex when it comes to Jedi, and entertaining the idea of torturing enemy combatants are the worst things that Kira does, that’s surprising considering the circumstances.

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