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Re: The Worst King

Postby Justin M » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:14 am

Yeah, the Troll/Orc King is definitely up there on the list. :orc: He stinks at all aspects of being a King.
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Re: The Worst King

Postby lord_of_orks » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:35 pm

I must protest, where is the evidence that the ork king is only the king because he's the strongest(he only has one eye after all). and who's to say to say that his men has to work long hours or that he'll kill you if you don't follow his orders. besides, he must be quite good to his subjects seeing as he doesn't have enough gold left to buy himself a cape that's not tattered, a crown that's not rusty, or armor that's not cracked.

I submit that king King Mathias is the worst king. not only did he tolerate his knights dressing like jesters, he also gave his kingdom to some nutcase in baby blue armor. not to mention the fact that every time that vladek guy showed up all but about three of his men deserted to the other side :o
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Re: The Worst King

Postby richardanthonyc » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:31 pm

Am I the only one who likes Basil? I think the torso's from that series were also very good IMO
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Re: The Worst King

Postby Sir Bragallot » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:06 am

I don't mind Basil, but I can see why people wouldn't want to live under his rule :o He could kick King Mathias and King Jayko's behinds three ways to next Sunday, though. The concept of an evil sorcerer king (although I don't think Basil was ever referred to as a King... help?) was also quite interesting. The more Basils you get the less useful they also seem to become though, although I've been able to employ some as Crimson knights (mostly by combining them with Vladek parts) and use the torsos for an army of skirmishers / light troops. If he opens a hotel, though, he'll definitely be the worst at that ;)
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Re: The Worst King

Postby richardanthonyc » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:26 am

Basil the Bat Lord is not a king... he is a lord as his title suggests. Apparently he is also known as count too http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Basil_the_Bat_Lord
So he has to be out of the reckoning. Personally I am not a fan of any of the last 3 or 4 kings that the kingdoms theme produced
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Re: The Worst King

Postby OverLoad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:57 pm

richardanthonyc wrote:Am I the only one who likes Basil? I think the torso's from that series were also very good IMO


Oh don't get me wrong, I do like a lot of the torsos and the helmet from Fright Knights, but my initial comment was to reference how awfully the theme was executed as a whole.
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Re: The Worst King

Postby Athos » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:30 am

What about Theodin, King of Rohan? Or Aragon? And the Goblin King? They're kind of Castle-y.

And why limit it to Castle, which us mention King Kahuka and the Crystal King.

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I think he likes to go a-Viking.

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Re: The Worst King

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:10 am

As Steve sort of mentioned in the above post...what about the Vi-Kings? ;)

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Re: The Worst King

Postby captainamerica » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:09 am

Sir Bragallot wrote:I don't mind Basil, but I can see why people wouldn't want to live under his rule :o He could kick King Mathias and King Jayko's behinds three ways to next Sunday, though.


I vote Mathias and here's why: He's the only Lego king to get REPLACED by one of his knights!!!!
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Re: The Worst King

Postby JPinoy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:42 pm

What about those Kings who are absolutely ABSENT from their kingdoms, making it appear as their factions have no leader? Like the Black Falcons and Crusaders...

For me I believe the White Dragon Plumed knight in 6086, is the King of the Black Knights/Monarchs (same faction to me really).
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Re: The Worst King

Postby Keromar » Tue May 14, 2013 7:11 am

JPinoy wrote:What about those Kings who are absolutely ABSENT from their kingdoms, making it appear as their factions have no leader? Like the Black Falcons and Crusaders...

For me I believe the White Dragon Plumed knight in 6086, is the King of the Black Knights/Monarchs (same faction to me really).


Interesting. The white-plumed is my favorite. But I think he is not the king. On the box art, there is only one knight with a double flag on his lance, so I infer he must be the king. This harkens back to 6080 King's Castle, where you also have one knight with double flag (dismounted on the box art), with a rare black saddle, and the only one with a different shield, who stand so very much apart that he must be the leader/king as well.

I notice the same in the Black Falcon's 6073 Knight's Castle, where the knight in black has a double flag on his lance as well, so he must be the leader of the Black Falcons at that point.

Therefore I very much think that both the Lions and the Black Falcons do have a leader. There was just no crown to show off that time...

For me the white knight in 6086 Black Knight's Castle looks like a champion/paladin, the "first knight". Hence the white flag, the symbol of winning a joust.

Well, that's how I always looked at it. What do you think?

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Re: The Worst King

Postby athronieth » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:26 pm

JPinoy wrote:What about those Kings who are absolutely ABSENT from their kingdoms, making it appear as their factions have no leader? Like the Black Falcons and Crusaders...


With my "collector" hat on I agree (what could be worse in terms of collecting than to have nothing to collect?); however, with my "customizer" hat on, I disagree. From a customizer's point of view, this is a good thing as you get to create your own awesome king for such factions.
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Re: The Worst King

Postby athronieth » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:41 pm

Lord of Orks wrote:
lord_of_orks wrote:I must protest, where is the evidence that the ork king is only the king because he's the strongest(he only has one eye after all). and who's to say to say that his men has to work long hours or that he'll kill you if you don't follow his orders. besides, he must be quite good to his subjects seeing as he doesn't have enough gold left to buy himself a cape that's not tattered, a crown that's not rusty, or armor that's not cracked.


Agreed! Ork are seriously misunderstood creatures as revealed in this daring expose by BrothersWorkshop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JazW0BcqPH8 :wink:
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Re: The Worst King

Postby sidewinderl » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:39 pm

I'd vote for the king of the current lion faction simply because I'm tired of all the grey beards who live in giant castles and can't even protect the princess. The lion faction king should be a real warrior king. He should be the sort to wear a lion's head for a crown...he should look like the cover of Hercules: The Knives of Kush. He should be the one leading the assault against the dragons' impenetrable mountain fortress where the princess is locked away in a real dungeon for once.
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Re: The Worst King

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:37 am

For me there are no "Bad" or "Worst" Kings. If a King has an older bearded head on and I think the King for a particular faction should have a more youthful look, its a simple head switch to correct the problem. LEGO provides the figure--its my task to make a good background story for him. The same goes for Queen figures as well. Some figures present more of a challenge then others, but that's perfect. It helps in the development process.
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