Why does the grunt have a cape?

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Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Gambit » July 12th, 2009, 9:06 pm

A simple enough question. It doesn't make much sense to me for the bread and butter of the orc (of all races!) fighters to wear capes.

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Turuk » July 12th, 2009, 9:09 pm

I would imagine it hangs in there for TC purposes.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by thespaceinvader » July 12th, 2009, 9:10 pm

Because he does.

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by PsychoticKittens » July 12th, 2009, 9:11 pm

Because he fights crime by day (and subjugates lesser races by night).
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Turuk » July 12th, 2009, 9:12 pm

PsychoticKittens wrote:Because he fights crime by day (and subjugates lesser races by night).
That also makes me wonder why superheros who fly wear capes. Because it looks dashing?

Maybe the grunt just wants to be dashing, you ever think of that?
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Aethaeryn » July 12th, 2009, 9:13 pm

I agree, Turuk. Even orcs want to look cool and follow fashion styles.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Gambit » July 12th, 2009, 9:14 pm

Question 2. Why because.
Just kidding. I won't be that childish.

I was just wondering. It struck me as odd. It seemed to me it would get in the way. Then again this game has sea serpents and yetis.


Ha! I'm on my third "At least one new post has been made to this topic. You may wish to review your post in light of this.".

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Turuk » July 12th, 2009, 9:16 pm

Gambit wrote:Ha! I'm on my third "At least one new post has been made to this topic. You may wish to review your post in light of this.".
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Well, the original caped superhero idea came from the imagery presented by strongmen who used to wear capes in their performances. The grunts are big and bad, so maybe they felt a cape would really set off their image as well.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Gambit » July 12th, 2009, 9:18 pm

Nothing puts fear into the hearts of the goodguys like an orc dressed like a superhero.

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Aethaeryn » July 12th, 2009, 9:21 pm

Gambit wrote:Nothing puts fear into the hearts of the goodguys like an orc dressed like a superhero.
Villains can wear capes too.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Turuk » July 12th, 2009, 9:22 pm

Aethaeryn wrote:Villains can wear capes too.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Gambit » July 12th, 2009, 9:26 pm

I concede.

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Shibamage » July 12th, 2009, 9:36 pm

Obviously, the orcish grunts haven't watched The Incredibles enough times.
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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by Exasperation » July 12th, 2009, 9:52 pm

Shibamage wrote:Obviously, the orcish grunts haven't watched The Incredibles enough times.
In their defense, there are very few jet engines to worry about in mainline Wesnoth.

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Re: Why does the grunt have a cape?

Post by ancestral » July 13th, 2009, 12:09 am

Those "capes" are actually hides skinned from killed dire wolves and vicious black bears. It's a status symbol - in order to wear one, the Orc must kill the animal by himself. The larger the hide, the more feared and respected he becomes among the clan.
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