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10 most important Valiant characters

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List who you feel are the ten most important Valiant characters. Make your list longer if you want to. Discuss.
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Re: 10 most important Valiant characters

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In No Order

Sting
Toyo Harada
Master Darque
X-O Manowar
Bloodshot
Shadowman
Eternal Warrior
Rai
Geomancer
Mothergod
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Re: 10 most important Valiant characters

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BruceReville wrote:In No Order

Sting
Toyo Harada
Master Darque
X-O Manowar
Bloodshot
Shadowman
Eternal Warrior
Rai
Geomancer
Mothergod
i agree with this list.

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Harada
Master Darque
Pete
X-O
Archer (keep thinking of Archies)
Bloodshot
Shadowman
Rai
Gilad
Sandria Darque?

If we're talking about the OLD VU, I'd replace the last two with Magnus & SOLAR
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I picked these characters mainly on their overall importance and because of their integral value to VH1 as a whole.

Phil Seleski
Erica Pierce
Gilad Anni Padda
The Geomancers
Aric Dacia
Toyo Harada
John Torkleson
Magnus
Peter Stanchek
Rai
Bloodshot
HARD Corps

Omissions from my list and why

ShadowMan (Jack Boniface) Had little to no influence on the VH1 Universe as a whole and it's future (perhaps he did, but to only a few people)
Master Darque (same as above)
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Sting
Harada
Master Darque
Bloodshot
Shadowman
Aric Dacia
Gilad The Eternal Warrior
Rai
Archer & Armstrong

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Solar
Magnus
Mothergod
Eternal Warrior
Shadowman
Rai
X-O
Sting
Harada
Master Darque

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Re: 10 most important Valiant characters

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Ignoring the GK characters, I would pick:

Eternal Warrior
Archer
Armstrong
X-O Manowar (Aric)
Rai
Pete Stanchek
Toyo Harada
Master Darque
Geomancer (Geoff)
Bloodshot
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Also ignoring the GK3, the most important to me as a prospective reader of a new VALIANT are:

Shadowman
Master Darque
Harada
Bloodshot
X-O/Aric
Gilad
Immortal Enemy
Dr. Eclipse (yes I would like him around, even sans Solar; I liked the visual aspect and opportunities he offered)
Dr. Mirage (note I said most important to me as a reader, not most important period - that list would sort itself fairly easily)
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leonmallett wrote:Also ignoring the GK3, the most important to me as a prospective reader of a new VALIANT are:

Shadowman
Master Darque
Harada
Bloodshot
X-O/Aric
Gilad
Immortal Enemy
Dr. Eclipse (yes I would like him around, even sans Solar; I liked the visual aspect and opportunities he offered)
Dr. Mirage (note I said most important to me as a reader, not most important period - that list would sort itself fairly easily)
Peter Stanchek/Sting/Visitor?
Peter Stanchek/Sting/Visitor/TheHarbinger?

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MarrowMan wrote:
leonmallett wrote:Also ignoring the GK3, the most important to me as a prospective reader of a new VALIANT are:

Shadowman
Master Darque
Harada
Bloodshot
X-O/Aric
Gilad
Immortal Enemy
Dr. Eclipse (yes I would like him around, even sans Solar; I liked the visual aspect and opportunities he offered)
Dr. Mirage (note I said most important to me as a reader, not most important period - that list would sort itself fairly easily)
Peter Stanchek/Sting/Visitor?
Peter Stanchek/Sting/Visitor/TheHarbinger?

Fixed.
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Excluding Gold Key, in no particular order:

XO
Sting
Harada
Master Darque
Gilad
Geoff the Geomancer
Bloodshot
Rai
Archer (Archies)
Shadowman
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Toyo
Darque
Aric
Gilad
Sting
Shadowman
Bloodshot
Aram
Geomancer
Rai

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Elveen wrote:Toyo
You and Harada on first name terms Elveen? Should the rest of be afraid, very afraid? :P
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leonmallett wrote:
Elveen wrote:Toyo
You and Harada on first name terms Elveen? Should the rest of be afraid, very afraid? :P

Yes.... and possibly.

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Elveen wrote:Toyo
Darque
Aric
Gilad
Sting
Shadowman
Bloodshot
Aram
Geomancer
Rai
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How about the most under-appreciated important characters in Valiant?

I would say:

Kris from Harbinger (no powers but held the team together and is the mother of Magnus)
Zephyr - always popular and maybe the first comic book geek to be a superhero in a comic book.
Rai - I think generally the most under appreciated of the title characters, though I would say the most original concept of the original Valiant Universe.
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BugsySig wrote:How about the most under-appreciated important characters in Valiant?

I would say:

Kris from Harbinger (no powers but held the team together and is the mother of Magnus)
Zephyr - always popular and maybe the first comic book geek to be a superhero in a comic book.
Rai - I think generally the most under appreciated of the title characters, though I would say the most original concept of the original Valiant Universe.
I would Argue because Phil Seleski appears long before Zephyr, that he is the first (He read Gold Key Solar as a kid.)
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MarrowMan wrote:
BugsySig wrote:How about the most under-appreciated important characters in Valiant?

I would say:

Kris from Harbinger (no powers but held the team together and is the mother of Magnus)
Zephyr - always popular and maybe the first comic book geek to be a superhero in a comic book.
Rai - I think generally the most under appreciated of the title characters, though I would say the most original concept of the original Valiant Universe.
I would Argue because Phil Seleski appears long before Zephyr, that he is the first (He read Gold Key Solar as a kid.)
But Zephyr was a modern geek, not just someone who read comics as a kid. I don't think I ever saw a character use frak and grok in their regular vocabulary before Zephyr. :D
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steverino wrote:What? No love for the goat?

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xodacia81 wrote:
steverino wrote:What? No love for the goat?

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Vincent had to be put to pasture. Chiclo and MOTA are both having an emotional time right now, but for different reasons.
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Elveen wrote:
leonmallett wrote:
Elveen wrote:Toyo
You and Harada on first name terms Elveen? Should the rest of be afraid, very afraid? :P

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BugsySig wrote:How about the most under-appreciated important characters in Valiant?


Rai - I think generally the most under appreciated of the title characters, though I would say the most original concept of the original Valiant Universe.
He really was a great character. A great character in a great world: a unique power-set, Grandmother, The "Dragon City", an estranged wife who has the X-O Commando armor, and a divided country.

I really don't think that Valiant understood what they had when they killed him.
I think they made a big mistake when they killed him in Unity. :(

And no other incarnation of Rai could live up to him.
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Big Red wrote:
BugsySig wrote:How about the most under-appreciated important characters in Valiant?


Rai - I think generally the most under appreciated of the title characters, though I would say the most original concept of the original Valiant Universe.
He really was a great character. A great character in a great world: a unique power-set, Grandmother, The "Dragon City", an estranged wife who has the X-O Commando armor, and a divided country.

I really don't think that Valiant understood what they had when they killed him.
I think they made a big mistake when they killed him in Unity. :(

And no other incarnation of Rai could live up to him.
Agreed.

His sacrifice and the Dragon City crashing to Earth sure made for a dramatic read, but it really hurt the series from then on. They pretty much killed off the best aspects of the series in one swoop. It sure makes you wonder what they were thinking of at the time.


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