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First and foremost for the new concept- Crippled is defined as "paralyzed" (like Von Bolt's Ex Machina) , which lasts only one turn.

CO James Graves
Affiliation- Dark Matter, but no true devotion.

Backstory
For the many years of Graves's existence (he is thought to be at least forty despite his appearance), he has moved through the history of Wars World much like he has on his many missions, appearing suddenly, accomplishing what he needs, and disappearing quickly back into the shadows, unseen until his next move.

Part One: Military Intelligence
~From the compiled archives of the Allied Nations
...While not much is known about his early life, the various known assassinations performed by Graves are well documented. Through the early stages of his career, he performed as a freelance, selling his skills to whomever needed them, but after solidifying his name in the underground, found himself working for the forces of Blue Moon when war broke out between them and their neighboring nation of Orange Star due to a simple land dispute. During this time, there were three confirmed assassinations of Orange Star CO's during this time attributed to Graves, as well as countless other nameless officers. The "dispute" eventually ended, the soldiers composing the armies began to dissolve into civilian life, and Olaf became leader of Blue Moon, while Hachi stepped down as the Commander-in-Chief to retire and live a quiet life as a shopkeeper. No mention of him exists until after the war instigated by the actions of Sturm ended and the second war began...

~From a memo found in the ruined Black Hole factory in Green Earth
I have finished the assignment...[unreadable due too burning]...appears that the assassin disappeared during the final week of the [unreadable] War. A classified document in the [unreadable] archives states that he failed to assassinate a [unreadable] officer by the name of Nell[...] Exact motives unknown, although had the attempt been successful, it is possible that Orange Star would have fallen under the might of Blue Moon [...]

~A transmission to Black Hole forces (decoded) intercepted by Yellow Comet CO Sonja
~Dated a few days before the Allied retaliation against Black Hole

Found the target.
Working literature teacher at a public high school.
Will make proposition to him at 1800.
Response: Eliminate target if he does not accept the offer.

~An excerpt from a local newspaper
... the unidentified corpses of two men have been found...
~From a local paper a few days later
...identified as Black Hole operatives... suffer multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest... authorities say the killer was quote "a professional."

~ Computerized transcript of access of intercepted transmission to Hawke, dated a week after Sturm's Death
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN MARKED "HIGHLY CLASSIFIED' BY USER 'NELL'
ENTER PASSWORD.
********
VERIFYING...
PASSWORD ACCEPTED.
Your actions have made me consider.
Tell me, do you have a purpose?
-JG
END

SHORT Description
Graves is a former professional assassin with a remarkable record of one failure in in his line of work. He retired shortly after, but now commands troops with that same deadly efficiency. He seems to willingly work as Hawke's pawn in the Dark Matter army, but even Hawke is not sure of Graves's motives.

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Personality
A remarkably intelligent individual, Grave is quite skilled concealing his emotions and motives. He treats most individuals in a remote and controlled business-like manner. Even during a rare defeat, he does not lose his temper, viewing every loss to the enemy and every stratagem he develops a personal victory. He has a strong disliking for those who blame their failings on others (Example: Adder) and those who simply use their resources with waste or without any regard to the impact.

:skill: Any unit enemy reduced 2 or less hit points becomes crippled.

CO Meter :smallstar: :smallstar: :smallstar: :smallstar: :bigstar: :bigstar: :bigstar:
:power: Plague - All enemy units take 1 points of damage. All enemy units at 3 or less hit points become crippled. Any unit reduced to 3 or less hit points this turn becomes crippled.
:super: Perdition - All enemy units take 2 points of damage. All enemy units at 4 or less hit points become crippled. Any unit reduced to 4 or less hit points this turn becomes crippled.

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Ain :smallstar::smallstar: Beyond Good and Evil 120%
Hawke :smallstar::smallstar: Antagonistic Desire - 115%
Falcone :smallstar: Debilitate 110%
Thanatos :smallstar: Memento Mori 105%
Napoleon 105%
Adder 85%
Ember 85%
Rachel 85%
Nell 80%
Xavier 75%

ThemeGo here.

Quotes
Battle
Good: "..." or "Excellent."
Neutral: "..."
Negative: "...hmm." or "A pity."

Tag
"Fear the shadow that rises to meet you."*
"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."*

CO Power
"Fear is a valuable tool. I suggest you learn how to use it."
"Do you desire death that greatly?"
"You must give everything if you want to win."
"You are ill prepared to face me."
"A valiant effort. But futile, nonetheless."
"Prepare yourself."

Victory
"That was it? ...I overestimated you."
"Such a victory was... so rudely forced"*
"Lives could have been spared had you just accepted your fate."
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Ain: "Ironic how one must fight if he desires peace."
Graves: "But that is the way. One must intend to die if he wishes to live."

Ain: "We were plucked from the fires of war and escaped the maelstrom of death."
Graves: "I see I'm dealing with a quasi-literate."

Graves: "Man will never learn from the mistakes that lead him to war."
Ain: "To me, that's not as important as that man can."

Graves: "Man is merely a blade of grass. The grass withers and its flowers die."
Ain: "And yet their words endure forever in our memories."
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Graves: "The target has been silenced."
Hawke: "And another deed is done."

Graves: "Once again, they wasted their men's lives."
Hawke: "The unavoidable fate of those who believe they are strong."

Hawke: "Pathetic."
Graves: "They stood no chance."

Hawke: "We have left this place a rats' alley..."*
Graves: "Where the dead have lost their bones..."*
_________________________________________
Graves: "Mission accomplished."
Falcone: "Effortlessly."

Graves: "The victory was flawless."
Falcone: "Hawke will be most pleased."

Falcone: "Those with no purpose cannot stand against us."
Graves: "Hanged men need something to fight for."*

Falcone: "The fools thought they stood a chance."
Graves: "They lacked a vision and had no will to fight."
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Graves: "To think that they tried to resist."
Thanatos: "I enjoyed crushing their pathetic dreams."

Graves: "To stand against Dark Matter is to stand against death itself."
Thanatos: "Then we have delivered their deaths, fulfilling our obligation."

Thanatos: "We are a rare breed, Graves. We both appreciate the full value of information."
Graves: "And the enemy's lack thereof."

Thanatos: "Know your enemy as well as your friend, and no one shall surprise you."
Graves:"Keep a dagger at both their backs, and no one ever will."

Defeat
"A nugatory setback. Beware our next meeting."
"Interesting. I did not expect this. "
*See T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

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Graves's tags have been updated.

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Too many tags. @_@

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Apparently, but with 50+ CO's...

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I'm thinking I'm going to try spriting this guy next, but I'll need some description as to what his outfit is.


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He's being worked on by another spriter, do Alexander. <_<

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I'm still waiting on Obscure to return >_>. I haven't seen him in like a month.
Any idea where he is? I may be patient with waiting on sprites, but I like to know if my spriters are alive...

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Why does he tag with five people [jeez] and yet only three sets of quotes are available?

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I added Thanatos's quotes.

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Dude, can you cut down on the tags a bit? 5 tags is a bit too much. >_<

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Of course, only 3 of those COs are in CW, so in effect, he has.

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Dude, can you cut down on the tags a bit? 5 tags is a bit too much. >_<


I might remove Mina and/or Hawke.

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Mina's tag is excessive, IMO... perhaps Hawke's too, but there's more grounding for that.

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Mina's tag is excessive, IMO


Not to mention outragiously powerful.

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I haven't seen Obscure of late, so I'll be contacting a new spriter soon. Anyhow, I plan on making my own theme for Graves.

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That's too bad, it looks damn good so far.

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I've made an official sprite request.

http://www.customwars.com/viewtopic.php?t=2426

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If you hadn't noticed, I added defeat quotes for him. I will be expanding on the the Adder and Ember negatags (something I plan to have happen in the campaign, merely dialog) and removing the Eagle negatag.

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His body looks so twisted >_>


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I figured he needs as little emotion as possible.


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Why did x0 make a sprite? Or was that the alt?


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Kosh and XO started making a sprite at the same time <_<

kosh finished a colour version before XO has, but I dont know if XOs going to colour his or not <_<


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Three-Headed-Monkey wrote:
Kosh and XO started making a sprite at the same time <_<

kosh finished a colour version before XO has, but I dont know if XOs going to colour his or not <_<


X0 colored his. It needs to be scaled, though.

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it's done lol

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EDIT: THM, I think the "sad/angry" face (the third) should be more of a glare than frown. Excellent work on your part.

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You want that to be his alt?


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Three-Headed-Monkey wrote:
You want that to be his alt?


X0's? Yeah.

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I think hes already glaring with the eyes he got.....


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The franken-sprite looks... wrong to me, for some reason. I think it's his back, it needs to be longer.

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I agree it's not perfect (and I think X0's looks a little too thin), but considering how long I've been waiting for ANY sprite, I am pleased.

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I'm pretty sure that this fellow is underpowered....

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I'm pretty sure that this fellow is underpowered....


I'm doing playtesting with him. Right now, I don't seem to be having many problems.

In other news, I removed the Mina tag.

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He could work without the weakness in the d2d, I think.

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Recolours/alt fix <_<


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(90/100 when attacking a unit with full hp).

I never noticed this before....

It's ridiculous. =/ Day-to-day he's worse than bland unless he cripples a unit, and in that case... it's still serving its purpose as a meatshield in most situations. Even as a blandie this would barely be better. The powers are both just pricey mass damage with added effects. It's like Drake. The difference between the two is that Graves' bonus is going to make a difference, but Drake's will occur far more often.

This guy is probably underpowered even if he didn't have that weakness.

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I dunno, the CO powers seem quite strong to me...

But I also think the D2D weakness is a bit much... not sure if it needs complete removal (since the strength can be useful), but it at least needs to be reduced.

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Hmm, I agree. That 2HP thing won't always be cropping up, but the 90/100 will be a lot.

Though I think something like it should stay coz we don't want another blandie >_> Maybe do something when an enemy reduces one of your units to 2HP?

Though 2HP seems low in general as it's very situational, however I suppose with Graves it may be more useful to try and leave units with 2 HP as opposed to taking them out completely.

I like him actually, should be fun to play as. He strikes me as CW's answer to Hawke.

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I like him actually, should be fun to play as. He strikes me as CW's answer to Hawke.

Exactly my thoughts; Parallel Galaxy's Hawke.

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Perhaps, but I've done playtesting. I played my Sami against my Graves. And I'm a good Sami player. Sami even had FTA and a fund advantage for most of the game, but Graves just wore her down into nothing.

Think of his power like this: you only have to do 8 HP to a unit to make it useless. But perhaps being the creator, I'm not the best judge, so please do testing of your own.

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Though 2HP seems low in general as it's very situational, however I suppose with Graves it may be more useful to try and leave units with 2 HP as opposed to taking them out completely.


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