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Which droid type do you most like?
The original model as seen in the TOTJ comics!
15%
 15% [ 3 ]
The model as seen in the new Kotor comics!
40%
 40% [ 8 ]
The one from the Force Unleashed!
35%
 35% [ 7 ]
The one from Kotor 2!
10%
 10% [ 2 ]
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PostSubject: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:28 am

Yeah, exactly what asked in the title. I'd like to see what you guys think about Basilisk War Droids and which model you like best. Here are the pics of these:

The Original model as seen in the TOTJ comics.
The model as seen in the new Kotor comics.
The one from the Force Unleashed.
The one from Kotor 2.

Personally I like best the ones from the Kotor comics. They're the most droid like for starters, they look like they fit into the SW theme and they look very menecing. The one I like the least is the one from Kotor 2, the reason being it doesn't look like droid at all and it's like a very regular starfighter - nothing especially menecing about it. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:19 pm

I liked the one from TFU. It's bad ass AND it's red. :p I'm a very color-oriented person.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:42 pm

Catika wrote:
I liked the one from TFU. It's bad ass AND it's red. :p I'm a very color-oriented person.

I second this opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:44 am

I'd say the KotOR comic and the TFU versions. although the original from the Tales series does add the aspect of how old the sucker actually is, giving an "older version" to compare the newer models to.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:42 pm

Shas Kal'Abra wrote:
I'd say the KotOR comic and the TFU versions. although the original from the Tales series does add the aspect of how old the sucker actually is, giving an "older version" to compare the newer models to.

Hehe yeah, exactly. Personally I think the reason for the Tales version being like it is is because the artist's style, and it's pre-Kotor games so there wasn't one specific look for the era at the time - only what Gosset had done before. It's still awesome. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:06 pm

I gotta go with the original from TOTJ. I'm partial to the K2 version because it is a starship (which allows for RP characters to actual travel together in the thing), but I like the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:11 pm

Douglas Fett wrote:
I gotta go with the original from TOTJ. I'm partial to the K2 version because it is a starship (which allows for RP characters to actual travel together in the thing), but I like the original.

I can't understand why they would call it a droid, though, the K2 version that is. Laughing

There's one from TOTJ that had a two seater, actually. The one on the back had a cannon to fire, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:33 am

I go for new KOTOR comics version. When I listened to that "How I once rode the Basilisk" Canderous's tale, I visualized something like this. Well, the TFU one is not bad either, but the Basilisk from the game is not a Basilisk at all. No
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue May 05, 2009 11:53 pm

Aren't they all versions of the same general design? I don't see much difference besides specific armor plating choices and colors, other than the comic artist's own style of drawing.

Uhh but anyway, I'm going to go with the TFU version simply because it's red. Red is always groovy.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon May 25, 2009 1:07 pm

study *looks up from study material for Boat driver's test*

I go for the TotJ Basilisk, as it seems more challenging to take into battle and to drive.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:03 am

Looking at all four I like the Kotor comics one because it looks more animalistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:42 am

I vote for TFU one because it has a sidedish of whoop ass that comes with it xD
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:30 pm

I don't really like any of these. I have two on my computer that I like a lot, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:05 pm

Of those options in the poll i probably like the one from TFU the most though I don't really like the nose on it that much, it just doesn't seem to be as awesome and sleek as say this one
for example, and although the one Mesh has posted is pretty BA it just seems to be lacking in the nose guns department... Lol yes I am a sucker for many BFG's!
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:13 am

I agree with Ordo. Thats one of my favorite pictures of the Basilisk.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:22 am

Tracyn Ordo wrote:
...although the one Mesh has posted is pretty BA it just seems to be lacking in the nose guns department... Lol yes I am a sucker for many BFG's!

lol. The miniature I posted can actually come in the box which has cover art of the picture you posted. And I agree that the mini needs more nose-guns, too. Razz

http://www.coolstuffinc.com/images/Products/Misc%20Art/Star%20Wars%20Miniatures/pack_bountyhunters.jpg

But yeah, those last two pictures are how I always thought Bes'uliike were supposed to look, and therefore which version I would pick to represent them. As for why the Virago was used in the KotOR game, I'm not sure. (Only played one of them all the way through and really don't remember it all that well.) Though the Wookiee article does say that Xizor contracted MandalMotors. /shrug

Also just noticed that the one on the right in the second picture of the OP (the one of the "new KotOR comics"), actually has the little fins kind of like the Virago. So I dunno. XD
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:00 pm

I looove that miniature! *insert drooling maniac smiley*
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:28 pm

Completely random thought here...(and I don't know if this is sad or an "aha" moment...)

I was watching one of the many preschool shows with my son today, and they had a small segment about...

BASILISK LIZARDS!!

So, I just learned something new today. I thought "Basilisk" was simply a term tossed around in the Star Wars Galaxy because it was a made-up word. It turns out this droid is probably modeled after one.

Amazing what you learn on TV these days...my son is learning more Star Wars stuff that I even imagined I could teach him! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Ms.MaraJade wrote:
BASILISK LIZARDS!!

So, I just learned something new today. I thought "Basilisk" was simply a term tossed around in the Star Wars Galaxy because it was a made-up word. It turns out this droid is probably modeled after one.

Hahaha. Have you ever seen/read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? The main monster in that is a Basilisk.

Historically, the Basilisk is a mythological reptilian creature.

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"In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance."
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:51 am

Hi Mesh'la,

No, I do not follow Harry Potter, but I did see on the Internet that Basilisk was a mythical creature as well. I was just pointing out my ignorance for the world around me and how a child's show taught this "old lady" something new. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:58 am

Basilisk war droids were originally produced by the Basiliskans, an extinct lizard-species, which they modeled after themselves - according to Wookiepedia. And I've got an impression that after the Mandalorians had conquered them, they were used in the production of the droids as spare parts, so to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:59 am

You got that partly right. The Mandalorians did conquer them, but when they saw how the Basiliskans fought, they used them for grunts. I saw a few pictures of Mandalorians fighting side by side of Basiliskans. The Mandalorians then used the Basilisk War Droids after all the Basiliskans died in their army.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:15 pm

Also partly right.

Basiliskans were an intelligent lizard species native to the planet Basilisk in the Core. They were the creators of the Basilisk War Droids, that were rumored to be modeled after themselves. During their war with the Mandalorians, the Basiliskans chemically poisoned their own planet, in a last effort to defeat their conquerors.

After the war the Mandalorians found a new use for the Basiliskans. With their tough hides and claws (not to mention how easily they could be trained) and their intelligence the Mandalorians used them as weapons for aerial and ground fighting during later wars. Because of this the Basiliskans degenerated and became nothing more than beasts. As such they were re-named the Lagartoz War Dragons.
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PostSubject: Re: Basilisk War Droid - which version do you most like?   Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:44 am

I generally love any element in SW that's exotic, and Basiliskan tech is the most exotic next to Vongese tech. I wonder what kind of society they had. Here's an idea: bug worship. Think about it. Every Basiliskan tech we've seen so far has had a bug hull design: the Kyramud looks like a wasp, the Shadlaar looks like a cockroach and the Basilisk looks like a very weird bug combined with lizardy claws. Makes me wonder if the planet before it's conquest had architecture supposed to resamble hives, from mounds to beehives.

Perhaps a bit off-topic but still... on topic.
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