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View Poll Results: What is your *main* impression of how Nihilus looked?
Cool 46 59.74%
Scary 10 12.99%
Stupid 8 10.39%
Ugly 2 2.60%
Neutral/Something else 11 14.29%
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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How did Nihilus look?

How did Nihilus look?
With his eyes of course!

But seriously, I'm wondering what the general populace's impressions of the way Nihilus looked is.

Personally, I think he looks ridiculous. He's like a retarded clown woman. An UGLY, retarded clown woman.

But since I have shockingly encountered more than one other person who thinks he isn't totally stupid looking, I began to wonder what the general opinion was.

Note: This post an I are obviously biased , but that doesn't mean the poll is. Don't let my opinion influence your vote. I'm genuinely curious.

Note 2: This thread is about Nihilus's appearance ONLY. Its not about how much he sucked in a fight or anything else.



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Old 12-07-2006, 07:50 PM   #2
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I thought Nihilus looked spooky, especially with that mask of his. He creeped me out.


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Old 12-07-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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Scream mask, anyone? It's such an overdone look, and he didn't really pull it off very well...

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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With his tendency to suck the life out of things and his voice (such as it is), I always pictured him as a cross between a vacuum cleaner and Speak, loyal mascot of The Tick. Here's a link w/ picture for easy reference. Don't forget to scroll down.

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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Extremely kewl. The mask was an original design, and a bad guy with a cape was a good addition. It seemed to reflect that hunger of his very well. But it's all personal taste here, I suppose.


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Old 12-07-2006, 08:58 PM   #6
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I voted cool, but I think he's kinda scary too. Not scary as in a "hide under my bed cuz i think he's gunna come get me" scary, but a "tough, bad guy don't wanna make him angry" kinda way.


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Old 12-07-2006, 11:12 PM   #7
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I vote stupid, I do think he looks stupid that Damn ugly mask, injunction with that Dark Robe= OMFG, he looks like a major DORK!
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:13 AM   #8
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In my opinion, Nihilus looked very cool. He had that dark, mysterious persona, which had faded after the initial impression of Vader. He was just uber, excellent, numero uno, whatever.


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Old 12-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #9
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When I saw a wallpaper featuring Nihilus fighting Atris (I didn't know that at that time of course) I really thought he looked cool... a crossover between V (from the movie Vendetta) and Revan.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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I think he looked cool, and like a proper Star Wars villan, I was just disapointed he wasnt in the game more.



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Old 12-09-2006, 03:12 PM   #11
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could be worse

When I see him, I think he looks retarded, but if I see Malak at the same time, he looks good. So, while he may not be that scary/cool, he dosent look so bad considering what his predecesor looked like.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:21 PM   #12
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I voted cool. When I first saw the cover art I could not wait to find out who was behind the mask.


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Old 12-09-2006, 08:42 PM   #13
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I think he looks cool, and like some of the other sayed, the cover art of him is very good
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:24 PM   #14
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Scary. He's so unlike most Star Wars villains, and his mysterious nature just adds to that, making him even creepier. We needed a villain that was different from the usual "I'm all power and evil incarnate" and instead offered some real mystery and unknown evil, and Nihilus is pretty good at that.


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Old 12-10-2006, 03:00 AM   #15
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I voted neutral I think he looks interesting, but not scary. (Not like when I first pulled my Star Wars Insider out of the mailbox and dropped it because Darth Maul was looking back at me. That was scary.) But he does have an intriguing mysterious look about him. I mean that stark almost white mask and the black holes with no eyes, speaks volumes of the soulless individual within those robes.


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Old 12-10-2006, 05:53 AM   #16
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Melly, actually he does have eyes beneath that mask, from the pic Jawajoey posted at the start of this thread.

He looks mysterious, but the mask is Utterly Ugly. What kind of design is that? He looks like a dorkish polar bear.

And why the two bulging points at the top of his head? Is he a twilek? From the shape of it in the picture he does seem to be one.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:37 AM   #17
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Isn't the outline of the mask a bit too much like General Greivous?

I think he's okay. A little scary--a little goofy. sort of mysterious. All in all, a small time person with little to no history or personality consumed by nothingness. Nothingness can posses one to become extremely destructive and hungry. It's true in real life--so why not have a character that exemplifies that very same thing?
Still as far as a plot, not the best character. Darth nothing or nothingness or Nobody would also work for him

I wonder just how ugly he was beneath it all. Like jason Voorhees perhaps?


Sort of looks like ICP--yes I said ICP, so shut the hell up. ICP is comedy, metal, and old school rap. Neither they nor their fans care about the big success nor being super great at musical talent--they'll even admit they suck at making music--but people listen to and like it. They have their own message and it isn't talking $&*^ about everybody to get ahead in the world, and then giving them hugs onstage. Or prasing people and then turning on them. Its a message of being real. Hug you child or it may end up going off the deep end.

Still, needs something to keep it from being too lackluster.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:00 AM   #18
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Before I bought the game, when I saw the concept art of him fighting Atris, I thought he looked great. In the game, however, he was scary/ugly/stupid and he started my life long hatred against him. Despite my hatred for him, I might write a Fic about his past life.
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:25 PM   #19
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When I first saw him long ago, before the game was out, I thought it was kinda scary looking. Then after facing him, I thought he looked pretty silly.

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Scream mask, anyone? It's such an overdone look, and he didn't really pull it off very well...
Yeah really, I have to agree with you there.

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Old 12-11-2006, 03:59 PM   #20
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Before the game came out I thought he looked sweet but he was just OK once you met him in-game. I thought Sion was designed a lot better.


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Old 12-11-2006, 04:02 PM   #21
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Before the game came out I thought he looked sweet but he was just OK once you met him in-game. I thought Sion was designed a lot better.
Agreed 100% though my top Kudos still remain for Kreia...

Nihilus was probably the least time consuming of all the characters to develop. No facial modeling other than a mask. A cover-detail robe/cowl (black I might add) and no dialog other than slowing down an audio track along with some "filler noise"


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Old 12-11-2006, 04:32 PM   #22
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Before the game came out I thought he looked sweet but he was just OK once you met him in-game. I thought Sion was designed a lot better.
I agree that Sion was designed better. He was my favourite of the three Sith Lords in TSL, with Nihilus being the worst of them.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:59 PM   #23
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Nihilus looked cool and scary. I voted cool, because I consider the scaryness to be a part of his coolness (but if this was a multiple choice poll, I would have voted both options).

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Old 12-11-2006, 07:24 PM   #24
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I voted cool, too. Mysterious would get most vote if there is one.




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Old 01-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #25
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i thought he looked cool but damnn was he big!


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Old 01-04-2007, 10:31 PM   #26
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I think obsidian did an excellent job on Nihilus. Especially combined with the eerie voice they made. Sion was so-so but what I really would have liked to see is Sion fall apart into individual pieces.

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:47 AM   #27
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I think Nihilus is a cool looking Sith Lord. I wish he was more developed as a character, but kudos on his look.


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Old 01-07-2007, 05:03 AM   #28
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Nihilus look awesome!! He looked like an end of game boss. The only problem was that they gave no story or build up before facing him it was like we just heard of him then we get dropped on a ship then BANG kill him now
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:59 AM   #29
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i thought he looked pretty cool, as a character i thought he was lame, he voice was stupid, and he was far to easy to beat, malak and kreia were much more difficult than he was, specially having a party while fighting him, but as for his yeah i thought he looked pretty cool, i'll give him an A- on his look
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #30
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I think obsidian did an excellent job on Nihilus. Especially combined with the eerie voice they made. Sion was so-so but what I really would have liked to see is Sion fall apart into individual pieces.
I thought that too. The whole "Force holding him together" thing was rubbish when he died, he did'nt fragment. Funny if the game had ragdoll physics. Im sure they'd have done it then.


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Old 01-27-2007, 12:01 PM   #31
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I thought Nihilus looked great. That pale white mask, contrasted with the pitch black darkness hidden beneath his cloak... Now, if only he had a decent (or existent) backstory...
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:26 AM   #32
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I vote stupid, I do think he looks stupid that Damn ugly mask, injunction with that Dark Robe= OMFG, he looks like a major DORK!
I thought he looked brilliant. One thing you must make sure to do first, is think of all he stands for, of what he's done, of who he is, then look at his face. If you were being serious Anakin then your not really looking deep enough or your not as serious about Star Wars as some are

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:07 PM   #33
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i was torn between 'cool' and 'scary'. if i had the choice, i would say 'menacing'.
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Cool. He looked the best in the game. But my fav SithLord is still Kreia.


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Old 01-31-2007, 12:18 AM   #35
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I agree .

Nihilus was definately the coolest looking and most menacing Sithlord... hell, he was the focus of the front cover wasn't he? I think a few of those who voted negatively towards his appearance are torn with the fact his role was so pathetically small and he was such an awesome character
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:13 AM   #36
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He was cool-looking enough. But that is pretty much were his awesomeness more or less ends...

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