How many iconic villians so far in Pathfinder?


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We have 18 icons so for in Pathfinder but, outside of what's his name on the cover of the Gamemastery Guide, how many iconic villains are there now?

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Not very many if you can't remember his name ;-)

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Not very many if you can't remember his name ;-)

I think he got me with a, what's it called spell, you know the one that makes you forget things? :-p

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Spoiler:
His name is Karzoug.

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If you count characters who have appeared on the covers of Pathfinder Adventure Paths... we've got close to probably 30 iconic villains so far. Maybe more!


I've always looked at Karzoug The Claimer as THE iconic villain. The man who crawled his way through the ranks and played his cards right to seize the day and win it all.

If he weren't the BBEG, his achievements would sound almost heroic.

To me, moreso than all the villains who have come afterwards, ol' ioun-head was a twisted reflection of the traditional hero/ine and his/her rise to greatness.

Grand Lodge

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Lady Allerah Azarine has all the best characteristics of a good BBEG, complete from fall from glory, to bitter revenge. I think my favourite is you learn about her pre/post drow selves as separate people with a coincidental common surname before you tie them together as one person.

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I'm not so sure that some of those 18 iconics aren't villains :)


Me!

Of course I need an illustration somewhere first. Geez, my minions get illustrated twice and nothing for me. But regardless, when you think Iconic Villain, you should think Horseman of Famine.

>:)


Trelmarixian the Black wrote:

Me!

Of course I need an illustration somewhere first. Geez, my minions get illustrated twice and nothing for me. But regardless, when you think Iconic Villain, you should think Horseman of Famine.

>:)

Oh hush, Mr jackal-headed jello fiend with an appetite for souls. You don't qualify unless I do. And besides, I'm older than you.

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I always think of Tar-Baphon when it comes to PF baddies.

Grand Lodge

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Perhaps the real question how many of the iconics aren't Anti-Heroes more than Heroes? Valeros and miss "Dagger in the Ribs" come to mind.


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LazarX wrote:
Perhaps the real question how many of the iconics aren't Anti-Heroes more than Heroes? Valeros and miss "Dagger in the Ribs" come to mind.

The good iconics, definitely, and some of the neutrals (Sajan stands out).

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Evan Tarlton wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Perhaps the real question how many of the iconics aren't Anti-Heroes more than Heroes? Valeros and miss "Dagger in the Ribs" come to mind.
The good iconics, definitely, and some of the neutrals (Sajan stands out).

It's possible to be a good Anti-Hero, the attitude is the major difference.


Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
I always think of Tar-Baphon when it comes to PF baddies.

The ole' Ghost-Whisperer certainly made it on the cover of both incarnations of the settings book. That might just be his good agent, though.

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