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Which of the following characters is your favourite in The Astonishing

Nafaryus
56 (38.6%)
Faythe
27 (18.6%)
Gabriel
12 (8.3%)
Arhys
21 (14.5%)
Daryus
4 (2.8%)
Xander
3 (2.1%)
Arabelle
4 (2.8%)
Evangeline
1 (0.7%)
Imperial Guards
2 (1.4%)
Narrator
1 (0.7%)
Townsperson
14 (9.7%)

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Favourite character in The Astonishing
« on: January 31, 2016, 02:34:25 AM »
What is your favourite character in The Astonishing?

I have to go with Nafaryus. Both because he is the badass emperor in the story, but also very much because of James LaBrie. The way he portrays Nafaruys is just incredibly cool. It's very easy to imagine how superior Nafaruys feels whenever James sing his parts.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 02:40:25 AM »
Nafaryus.

You forgot the Narrator  ;D

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 02:41:07 AM »
Added. How could i forget such an important character  ;D
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 02:43:34 AM »
You also forgot my people, dem NOMACS. We will blast beat your ear holes for such an offense.

Xander because I'm ready for that XXX sequel and Xander Cage is a boss even as a kid.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 02:44:48 AM »
You know, it's after listening to this album that I realized I always tend to relate to the "rebel leader" character, like, in any given plotline, so yeah, I was all for Arhys and then... Well, yeah...  :'(

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 02:57:45 AM »
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 02:58:26 AM »
Faythe  :heart

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 03:02:58 AM »
Imperial Guards :lol

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 03:06:40 AM »
Nafaryus for sure! The Nafaryus songs are awesome, and I like the style of his vocals. Pompous and fun.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 03:16:26 AM »
Nafaryus for sure! The Nafaryus songs are awesome, and I like the style of his vocals. Pompous and fun.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 03:32:07 AM »
You forgot the random townsperson in Ravenskill! If you include "Imperial Guards" you clearly need to include him as well. :P

I'm tempted to say Evangeline. Obviously she isn't actually in it as she's deceased, but I love her theme that Arhys sings in A Better Life and The X Aspect.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 04:04:47 AM »
I'd say Arhys. He goes through the most interesting and emotional character arc and James performs his lines really strongly.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2016, 04:52:19 AM »
Nafaryus is the one that brings the most entertainment and fun and associated with the best music. But Ahrys and Daryus parts are usually good as well.

In terms of the actual story rather Ahrys is the best.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 05:17:57 AM »
You forgot the random townsperson in Ravenskill! If you include "Imperial Guards" you clearly need to include him as well. :P

Added! How could i forget that one :rollin
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 06:04:25 AM »
I'd have to say Gabriel, the concept of his character moves me more than any other. When I listen to When Your Time Has Come, I can't help but wish I was one of the citizens of Ravenskill sitting in the town square having my mind blown in half by his music.

Nefaryus comes a close second. I'm a sucker for the cocky, arrogant archetype and I love the way JP turned the trope on its head in the end.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 09:18:17 AM »
Evangeline :neverusethis:

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 09:23:59 AM »
Had to vote for Bug  ;D

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 09:37:47 AM »
I'm surprised noone has picked Daryus. He is maybe the most important character nn terms of the plot and the turning point. Without him, faythe wouldn't have been stabbed and Nafaryus wouldn't have changed his mind.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 10:00:09 AM »
Evangeline :neverusethis:
i voted her but i was the only vote did you lie  :'(

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2016, 10:05:17 AM »
What about the crowd in Hymn Of A Thousand Voices or in Astonishing?

I voted for Nafaryus. Brace yourself, bow down to Nafaryus!

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2016, 10:07:43 AM »
Faythe.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2016, 10:30:40 AM »
Nafaryus for the fun and entertainment and Faythe fir her beautiful theme.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2016, 10:56:34 AM »
Nafaryus because he's the classic Disney villain who we always end up liking.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2016, 12:19:16 PM »
I'd say Arhys. He goes through the most interesting and emotional character arc and James performs his lines really strongly.

I was basically going to post exactly this. His inner conflict is the most interesting.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2016, 12:21:47 PM »
The chirping cricket in the intro to Losing Faythe - talk about interesting character arc.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2016, 12:32:10 PM »
Toss up between arhys and narfaryus, arhys because he has the most interesting story and nafaryus because he is just cool.  :rollin

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2016, 01:36:44 PM »
Evangeline :neverusethis:
i voted her but i was the only vote did you lie  :'(

Wait, she was listed in the choices? :lol Seriously, I checked the list twice and wrote that as a joke since I didn't saw her name.

Anyway my serious answer would be Nafaryus because of James' interpretation of him and Arhys because of this
He goes through the most interesting and emotional character arc.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2016, 03:16:42 PM »
The one line of the townsperson really made a huge impact on 5 people  :rollin
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2016, 03:29:18 PM »
The one line of the townsperson really made a huge impact on 5 people  :rollin
He's such an important, deep and profoundly written character with great development.

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2016, 04:37:29 PM »
Had to vote Faythe. I love the way JLB sings her songs.
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« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2016, 05:08:41 PM »
Nafaryus is definitely the most interesting and fleshed out character on the album, in my opinion.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2016, 05:14:29 PM »
Daryus parts are some of my favourite tracks so far so he gets my vote.  :metal

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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2016, 05:17:27 PM »
Townspeople, otherwise miracles wouldn't have happen, and Gabriel would still be a voiceless douchebag. And he'd lose the girl.
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2016, 05:31:05 PM »
The chirping cricket in the intro to Losing Faythe - talk about interesting character arc.
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Re: Favourite character in The Astonishing
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2016, 05:54:54 PM »
gabriel is actually a really boring character tbh. he's afraid in The Answer, suddenly has an ego in Savior in the Square, and then he does nothing but fall in love with Faythe and then scream really loudly for the rest of the album, like, what