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      • Yeah, the official ages have some weird as hell stuff in them – from ages that seem unlikely for character models and/or backgrounds to ages that flat out don’t match the in game information. (Corso’s conversations/story bits give you his age, if you do a tiny bit of math. That math puts him at 19.)

        • Oh ew. He’s not even old enough to be drinking that wine he offers the captain. Blargh.

          There seems to be an obsession with youth, in general, in fantasy games – but for characters to have a rich and vibrant backstory, they need to be a bit out of diapers first. 19 is practically a fetus.

          • I’ve just decided to arbitrarily add 8-12 years to everyone in order to make it less squicky to romance some of these characters.

  1. The thing that strikes me here is that the imbalance comes largely from the inappropriate aliens category.

    For some reason, Bioware made all the weird aliens male until Treek. Seems a little unfair. Clearly we should have had a female wookie companion.

    • Yeah, for some alien races, I don’t think BW made a female model, period. I’ve never seen a female amongst all the NPC quest givers for the following:

      – Gault’s species
      – Rusk’s species
      – Mon cal
      – Wookiee

      I’m assuming that these species are sexually dimorphic (meaning that the males and females actually look different or at the very least sound different in voiceover.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism

      For certain species, I might very well think that the members look the same, and that some of the NPC’s we see are male or female and we just can’t tell:

      – Talz
      – Those little blue elephants
      – Jawas

      Anyway, I’m just interested in this primarily because the default seems to be male, and then if the character is female, it’s a specific choice with a specific reason. Even with Treek, there are dialogue options for “wait, you’re female?” Why is that notable in a science fiction universe where women hold the same social status as men – except in the eyes of Corso The Stalker.

      • http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Devaronian seems to indicate that Gault’s species require significantly different female models and seems to confirm that we’ve only seen male Devaronians ingame.

        Jawas – how do you sex a jawa? I’m not looking under the robes. I believe the Jawa shaman encountered on Tat Imp storyline is female, however.

        Ortolans – not sure we can tell the difference between male and female Ortolans. Certainly not through voice acting!

        • The only way I knew Blizz was male is by the use of the male pronoun both in-game and in the informational materials on the website. Otherwise, he, like Broonmark, I would not classify as a specific gender. To avoid using a gendered pronoun, the droid at the beginning of the imperial Treek questline refers to her as “it”.

  2. I’m glad that at least they instituted the same sex flirting in some of the expacs. I was pleased to see that as an option with my Sorcerer when she met with Darth Acinia the first time.

    • Totally agree re Zenith, Iresso was just annoying (and patronizing) but no matter how many shinies I gave him Zenith wouldn’t give up more than a rather gingerish hand shake. In fact one of his comments if you click on him while bored (you know you do) is “Hey! Personal Space”. sigh

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