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[R&F] New civ on the horizon! Abilities?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Wingednosering, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Wingednosering

    Wingednosering Prince

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    Realistic suggestions I've seen:

    Lautaro
    Huanya Capac
    Basil II
    Pomare

    Lautaro for the Mapuche is the closest match and SA is empty. Blue on blue works for any of those civs, except the Inca.

    Lapu-Lapu is another really good suggestion actually. A lot of depictions have him with a headband and neck ornamentation. Similar hair as well.
     
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  2. frubox

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    Here's my two cents:

    As far as I'm concerned it's either a south american civ or a polynesian and here's why:

    SA
    • South America is still unrepresented except for Brazil
    • The guy could be Lautaro
    • Blue on Blue is their color and the Mapuche flag is blue
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    • If representation is an argument, then Polynesia has to be considered. Sure in SA there's only Brazil, but in polynesia there's nobody!
    • The guy looks polynesian to me, first thing I thought when I saw him
    • Blue on blue could be any polynesian civ color for obvious reaons

    I realized that we were all so sure we were getting the Inca, hat we kept our focus on SA. But quite frankly I am starting to think that the guy was polynesian all along. He looks more polynesian than anything else, his garments would fit the bill, his colors are perfect...I'm calling it: RAPA NUI! Moai plz
     
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  3. Quis

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    If it is Lautaro, it seems they had inspirations of different sources.

    Lautaro.png
    • Green arrow: The headband seems very close to the depiction. The feathers would probably not appear in the leader icon as they are on the back of his head.
    • Black arrow: Somewhat curlier hair, but the headband in this picture is not so similar.
    • Red arrow: In this picture Lautaro seems to wear a metallic breastplate. Maybe this is a part what we see as collar? or...
    • Yellow arrow: it is this "orange" cape that is very shiny?

    Nevertheless I find the depicted nose quite broad, in comparison to the pictures of Lautaro. Either it's part of artistic freedom, a misrepresentation again (Seondeok, Tamar,...) or maybe it's someone else.
     
  4. Alexander's Hetaroi

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    That would still be like SA after all, since it's part of Chile today. :mischief:
     
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    The nose, as I thought. Honestly, it really doesn't look American...That's why, as stated earlier, I first thought of a polynesian man
     
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    Kudos to you, sir
     
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  7. Guandao

    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    But isn't it possible for South Amerindians to have a broader nose?
     
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    Sure, but between the nose and the eyes, he just looks more polynesian than american. We'll see
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I just haven't been convinced by any of the Polynesian leader pictures posted so far.
    And Firaxis has a record of not portraying leaders with the proper phenotype. :p
     
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    If it is a Comanche chief it would probably be Iron Jacket who wore some armor that his ancestors poached off a Spaniard, hence his name. Skin tone should be darker though and the curly hair doesn't really fit.

    Really though Quanah Parker, Buffalo Hump, Santa Anna, or Old Owl would be better.
     
  11. Wingednosering

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    This is the closest match:
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Is there any chance this headband guy could be Shaka Zulu? :p
     
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    There aren't many depictions of their leaders. I'd say we'd be getting a mythical leader if that were the case. Hotu?

    God, I hope not. The thought crossed my mind though.
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I doubt Firaxis would make a Rapanui Civ. Their territory is too small. They would probably be folded into a blob Polynesia.

    People have said Australia being in the game makes a Polynesian Civ less likely for some reason. Also some say Indonesia and Norway have taken abilities that would belong to a potential Polynesia Civ.
     
  15. Quis

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    I have to disagree with you:

    • the statue has rather straight hair
    • the necklace does not really match the visible collar
    • the structure/fabric pattern of the headband is not visible on the statue
    • the nose is too narrow here too (but this also applies to all other illustrations)
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    Remember that all portrayals of Lautaro were made long after his death. None of them are accurate to the real-life person.
    This allows Firaxis the freedom to portray Lautaro differently from the other depictions.
     
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    Because all civs have retained their previous abilities. :rolleyes:
    I think some form of Polynesian people is possible, especially since they are seeming to de-blob Civs to an extent. If anything Maori could be more warfare like, Samoa more culturally. Perfect civs to make use of seaside resorts
     
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    Guandao Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka

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    I support some form of Polynesian Civ too! :D
     
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    It's possible we might know in a few days. :mischief:
     
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    The new civ represented by the headband leader is depicted in the Scotland First Look video to be primarily inland.
     
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