- Ambassador Londo Mollari
It's a natural thing to want to compare our fantasy selves to famous movie and book characters. While we play EVE Online, many of us, especially the role-players in our ranks, but not only them, pursue a self-image we derive from characters who resonate with us. This goes beyond EVE's lore with its Amarr loyalists, Minmatar freedom fighters, Caldari generals and Gallente... what do we Gallente stand for anyway? Nevermind.
Still, there are many among us who look outside EVE lore for inspiration. The brief time my RL brother played, he fancied himself Harry Mud of Star Trek fame. My wormhole corporation HBHI follows the ideology of the brown coats from Firefly. I personally started off more like Freeman Lowell in Silent Running - less murderous rage; more isolation. When I joined HBHI in their wormhole, I adopted their brown coat outlook for the most part, though I was Wash, not Malcom and certainly not Jayne.
As I've entered a time of limited play, and certain events have prompted me to be more introspective in all things, I've begun to wonder where I go from here. Indeed, such ponderings have prompted me to review EVE Online in general - trying to understand it better. And to do so I've relied on comparisons to all the sci-fi I've indulged in over the decades.
And of all that I've read and seen, I've come to the conclusion that EVE Online is more like Babylon 5 than any other sci-fi universe I can recall. The sheer breadth of personality types within that universe is staggering to contemplate. You've got the killers and the healers; the followers and the traitors; agent's of chaos, agents of order, and enough shades of grey to confound even a Minbari.
Such musings lead me to wonder who among the famous in New Eden best matches each of the characters from that award winning show. But matching them is very difficult in some cases. Each character goes through various amounts of growth during the show's storyline, and many are not the same person at the end as they were in the beginning. For the purposes of comparing EVE personalities to Babylon 5 characters, most will be from the beginning or middle of the character arc, not the end - which is convenient as several characters died. ;-) So without further ado, I give you my vision for the Babylon 5 who's who of New Eden.
|Commander Jeffrey Sinclair|
|Ambassador Londo Mollari|
I've limited this post to only five. That seemed like just the right number. I'll leave the rest up to you who have read this post all the way through. Give your thoughts in the comments. Let's have an unserious discussion for a change. Have fun!