This is my submission for Murf's 2015 Screenshot Safari, category Heroes or Villains. At first I read the category as requiring a screenshot featuring people of which their status (hero or villain?) was unsure. But then it dawned to me that we were probably allowed to enter either a hero or a villain as well. I decided to stick with my earlier interpretation, though, because I thought it was an interesting approach. What do you think of my juggernaut Neserys depicted above: is she a hero or a villain?
Neserys is a pureblood sith. Even if you're not a big Star Wars fan, you probably know that this is usually bad news. However, Neserys wants to do good. Her profession in service of darth Baras leads her to situations in which she has power - power she wants to use to make the right decisions.
I tried to show Neserys' attunement to the light side through her outfit. Her lightsaber is yellow; not red, as is traditional for sith. Yellow is a relatively neutral colour: blue or green, traditional jedi colours, would cause many raised eyebrows among her peers. You may also notice a distinct lack of red, purple and, above all, black in her clothing. There are also no pointy shoulders, frayed skirts or skull ornaments. Instead, she wears a cape that wouldn't do bad on a superhero and a lot of gold, which Imperials will attribute to her sith heritage: many pureblood sith like to wear golden adornments. After all, she still is part of the Empire and cannot give away that she has different motivations than most.
Does it work? If my friend's reaction while checking out my characters on the SWTOR character selection screen is any indication, Neserys has nothing to fear. "That one? Ahhhh no, I don't like her. She is really creepy."
Poor Neserys, but everything for the good cause, right?
My 2015 Screenshot Safari contributions:1) Juggernaut Neserys: hero or villain? (hero or villain)
2) The Republic wants YOU (selfie)
3) Capturing High Fantasy (High Fantasy)
4) The scariest place... for a hungover Elf (the scariest place)