Spoilers: Peacock Origin Story Discussion

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  1. Dom Park

    Dom Park New Member

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    With the release of 1.3 we got a look into the past of Peacock. I'm hoping I can discuss some things that I noticed during my playthrough of it.

    Spoilers Ahead.

    So we begin with the Anti Skullgirl Lab agents breaking into a Medici hideout to save the orphans that were taken. We get a nice new art of some of the Lab 8 agents, and some conversations between people we didnt get to see interact much in Skullgirls. Needless to say Patricia cracking jokes while eyeless, toothless and limbless was heartwarming to see.

    Honestly I was kind of disappointed that we didnt get to see Patricias relationship with Marie fleshed out more, or get a deeper look into what happened at the orphanage. As the upcoming origin story characters are all ones that we know the general backstory of, this does slightly worry me about whats to come.

    Part 2 and 3 focus more on the relationship between Big Band and Peacock which we do get a glimpse of in Big Bands story mode. Although in this version the conversations seem choppier (probably due to the medium) the dad/daughter vibes were appreciated. Not really much in terms of groundbreaking story but Peacock antics and examples of how the Lab 8 agents care for each other was interesting.

    Peacock makes a reference to Big Bands private regions as his brass section and that makes the story mode like 10 times better.

    All in all I wasnt blown off my feet by the story of the origin mode. Hopefully the future stories have a bit more oomph to them. The rewards being character relics and moves makes a lot of sense and its nice to get these relics outside of purchasing them with theonite. I havent completed Advanced and Expert yet but the difficulty seems to be on par / harder than Ascent of a Woman. Needing a peacock for every match wasnt so bad, but the story mode did feel extremely long.
     
  2. Cellsai

    Cellsai Curiously robotic for a fishgirl
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    Aye, it was pretty interesting to see that Patricia was a snarky brat even before she became Peacock, but aside from that I wasn't exactly blown away by this story either. I was hoping for a few more peeks into her life before she had her... various pieces removed.

    Things I did like though:
    Valentine working as an actual Anti-SG lab member was cool. I wish Hollow, Christmas or Patty had shown up too though! I wonder how long they've been dead for by the time SG actually starts.

    Patricia breaking the 4th wall when she got her codename.

    The Medici goons showing up again. I like those guys!
     
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  3. Dom Park

    Dom Park New Member

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    The goons are adorably incompetent :D

    Hopefully we get a deeper look into the Last Hope in Valentines origin stories. It also struck me as odd that we dont have a Valentine fighter requirement when we see her fighting the goons. Instead we need peacock whos currently patricia. Same with when the story was centered around big band searching. It does ruin the immersion (not that there was much to begin with) a bit.
     
  4. BrolaireOfAsstora

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    I loved seeing more of the (current) background characters, like Leduc and Stanley. It helps flesh out the story and the world more, though I honestly feel PC running off and then coming back only because Ben finished her sentence was kind of stupid. Yet, we got more story, and I'm pretty happy about that. I really liked being able to get character specific relics too, giving us a chance to get something rare.

    Now do Cerebella next please.
     
  5. Dellen

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    It was pretty pleasant seeing how they handled the backstory actually, good interactions and character moments and it gave me a bit of a laugh.

    It's also pretty interesting to know that Black Dahlia is actually something that's made from the anti-skullgirls labs, glad they gave more backstory on her.
     
  6. Dom Park

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    Huh I think I missed that Black Dahlia part, do you remember which section it was from?
     
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    The very end of the first segment.
     
  8. FreyRenoir

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    Spoilers!
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    Its close to nothing, really.
    For me at least.
     

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