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Post Oct 6th '10, 00:09

G.S.10 wrote:I'm pretty sure the marine is a white man who got black hands through surgery. That makes more sense than a black guy who got a white head through surgery.


See preceding posts in the above thread. I agree with Goran Svensson. What do you guys think?
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irons
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Post Oct 6th '10, 00:35

NOBODY KNOWS!

He wear gloves. Period.

It's a first person game. "I" am playing it. And when I am playing it, I am the 10th military Mjolnir Mark IV.

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But ok, lets say the hand the player sees have "dark" skin. Ever heard about G4 Sunbathing? SUNBATHING! He left his hands in the sun too long! He got a tan, in his hands!

Or, being a very modified soldier, maybe it's some king of Frankenstein thing, and that's why the hands have "darker" skin, and the head has "lighter" skin.
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Post Oct 6th '10, 00:36

I think he is white, and I agree with you in that old thread, irons, he does look white in the face. The hands don't look dark enough to me for the marine to be black. He could just have a tan.
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brilliant

Post Oct 6th '10, 01:01

You know, I always thought he was racially mixed.
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TectonInd

Post Oct 6th '10, 01:14

I was FORCED by W'rkncacnter to reverse my position on the topic years ago and so I must insist that he is black.
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irons
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Post Oct 6th '10, 01:22

I think we can all agree that there's no way he's Canadian.
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Wrkncacnter

Post Oct 6th '10, 01:27

W wrote:I think we can all agree that there's no way he's Canadian.

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Post Oct 6th '10, 01:56

The concept art shows a marine who has black skin, however it is argueable as to whether or not this person is the marine, if it is then he is black. However, I can sort of remember seeing some in-game pictures of him being white (assuming I remember correctly). There is also the login screen on Bungie.net that has the Marathon Cyborg depicted as white.
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Post Oct 6th '10, 02:28

He's Asian, idiots.
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gmanyo

Post Oct 6th '10, 02:30

He is pretty short...
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Post Oct 6th '10, 02:41

Why does this topic keep coming up...

Bungie has stated that they intended for the human skin tones in Marathon to be racially ambiguous.


Also, where do people think they're seeing a white face? We never see his face... and the color of his chin (the few pixels of it that are visible) is pretty ambiguous to my eyes.
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Pfhorrest
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Post Oct 6th '10, 04:09

Going off what little he speaks, dialect and tone. [How he screams, dominantly] I'd say he is Caucasian. Of course, this means nothing depending on the living conditions by which he grew up.
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Zott
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Post Oct 6th '10, 08:39

If we're going by voice, then of course he's white. Doug Zartman is white. By that standard all of the Bobs are white too...
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Pfhorrest
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Post Oct 6th '10, 19:27

Dialect doesn't have much to do with race. I have plenty of Asian friends who sound like white people. This proves that the marine is Asian.
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gmanyo

Post Oct 6th '10, 19:51

gmanyo wrote:I have plenty of Asian friends who sound like white people. This proves that the marine is Asian.

Just like Irons!
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treellama
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Post Oct 6th '10, 20:32

What if we go by the end screen text of infinity?

I agree with Pfhorrest.
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Post Oct 7th '10, 18:10

So, basically, we've determined that:

Caucasian voice = asian.

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Post Oct 7th '10, 21:27

I'd always assumed he'd be a shade of yellow around the face, what with having slain all those Pfhor Fighters at point blank range and all
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Post Oct 7th '10, 21:41

New scientific discovery using the approved scientific method of color picking. Shocking results! The marine is Indian.
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Post Oct 7th '10, 21:52

G.S.10 wrote:New scientific discovery using the approved scientific method of color picking. Shocking results! The marine is Indian.


Do that test again on a Marine with orange, white, dark blue or green armor. :)
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Post Oct 7th '10, 22:09

President People wrote:Do that test again on a Marine with orange, white, dark blue or green armor. :)


I love when people are wrong, and when they take pride in their false beliefs.
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Post Oct 7th '10, 22:11

He might have turned a bit paler in the eye of death. I'm just saying...with this fountain of blood coming out of his chest
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Post Oct 7th '10, 22:36

G.S.10 wrote:I love when people are wrong, and when they take pride in their false beliefs.


Should have known the dying sequences would all be one color... But I guess Bobwithkeycard's theory explains that.
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Post Oct 7th '10, 23:06

President People wrote:Should have known the dying sequences would all be one color... But I guess Bobwithkeycard's theory explains that.


Ask bobwithakeycard for more explainations.
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goran

Post Oct 8th '10, 23:49

let's say its only depends on how you want to picture the marine

Or

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