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Enrico Dandolo's leaderscreen speculation

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Cooleatack, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Kimuyama

    Kimuyama Prince

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    Yes, "milky" eyes while not looking directly into the camera, that should get it across, I imagine him looking down slightly to the right of the screen, thus turning his right ear to the camera, as to better pick up what the player is saying.

    EDIT: Having read up a little, they wouldn't be Milky white, as contemporary accounts describes them as clear
     
  2. Skykiller

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    As supreme irony, I would suggest that he's sitting on the same couch as Theodora in Constantinople since he invaded it and died there.

    More seriously, I imagine him sitting in the ducal palace with the lagune on the back through a window. He turn a bit his head, knowing where we are and he looks a bit next to us when waiting for a proposal.
     
  3. werothegreat

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    Except he didn't have "milky" eyes. His blindness was from a blow to the head, not cataracts.
     
  4. Bonci

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    If you look carefully at the leader icon (from the "leak") you can see that he seems to be in a dark ambient (should be night I think), and his eyes are slightly closed.
     
  5. gunnergoz

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    This forum is getting obsessively weird as time goes on. Weirder, I should say.
     
  6. baptismbyfire

    baptismbyfire Warlord

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    I don't think they're going to make his blindness obvious at all. It might just appear as aloofness.
     
  7. Yubnub

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    The excessive blind jokes are tired and offensive.
     
  8. otaman1

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    Or maybe in front of the burning Constantinople like Askia in front of Timbuktu
     
  9. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    While that might be what actually happened, I could see the devs ignoring that little detail for whatever reason.
     
  10. Rick80

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    I'm very curious about him and his voice.
     
  11. Raskolnikoff

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    I really expect some deep symbol of Venice in the background, some canal or a famous building, even if he is in an office, I expect an open window.
     
  12. nunor

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    My bet's on something like this:



    (Not pictured: Enrico Dandolo :p)
     
  13. HeraldtheGreat

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    Perfect.
     
  14. Buccaneer

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    No kidding. I chalk it to more people having access than we had with other expansions.
     
  15. God of Kings

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    No doubt about that.

    Some people have weird obsessions and since BNW is hotly anticipated, it is inevitable that weird discussions crop up over time.

    Often, intelligent discussion is muddled by silly discussion and it is true in any forum with many members.
     
  16. altayrneto

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    the Saint Mark's Basilica had been built in the time of Dandolo? If was, its a possibilty.
     
  17. HeraldtheGreat

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    It's obeying the laws of the universe just like the next guy. There's nothing wrong with that.
     
  18. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    There is pretty good evidence that he was blind in his later years. His signature became more drawn out over time and it crept towards the edge of the papers as if he couldn't tell where exactly to sign it.
     
  19. otaman1

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    From where I see it, some leaders are designed after real paintings or statues but slightly different.

    George Washington
    Spoiler :




    Ashurbanipal
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    Theodora
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    There are more like Elizabeth, Napoleon, Alexander, Shaka, Catherine etc
     
  20. Calouste

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    Not a bad picture in itself, but too similar to the leader scene for Maria of Portugal IMO, with the pillars in front of the water.
     

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