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Why "The Heavy"

posted by Jub on - last edited - Viewed by 548 users

I'm just curious as to why Telltale chose specifically the Heavy Weapons Guy out of the entire cast of Team Fortress 2. Don't get me wrong I love the Heavy beingit here, I'm just curious as to how Telltale narrowed down their choice specifically to the Heavy.

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  • @MeaningOfLife said: Actually the biggest question is why RED team Heavy but not BLU team Heavy?

    I thought this was because he refers to Strong Bad as lil' Heavy, and SB is also red. If Heavy had been in the blu team then he would probably consistently try to assasinate SB thinking he's on the other team, which would make it awkward when trying to play poker.

    That was my first thought on the subject, anyway.

  • @tredlow said: I'm surprised on how good Telltale depicted Heavy. They didn't make him the big, dumb moron, which would be the obvious choice. Instead, they made him the aggressive, ambitious guy, but he's not an idiot.

    I think they made him a little bit of a moron, but not as much as it 1 would think. Then again, I think moron is a strong word for Heavy since "simple" would be a better term.

    I mean there were lines which made him a little bit simple like mistaking Strongbad's job to do a prank on the king of town as to murder or liking Tyco's wife just because she has red hair.

  • @jeeno0142 said: I thought this was because he refers to Strong Bad as lil' Heavy, and SB is also red. If Heavy had been in the blu team then he would probably consistently try to assasinate SB thinking he's on the other team, which would make it awkward when trying to play poker.

    That was my first thought on the subject, anyway.

    I always thought it was because red is the official colors for the characters. I think because both Heavy and strongbad are red they made them allies.

  • @Jub said: Also RED Team is always on defense in the ATTACK / DEFEND game modes, adding to their "good guys" appearance. Whereas BLU Team is always attacking for "no apparent reason".

    Except for Meet the Spy video, in which Blue team defends their intelligence... and Meet the Scout, where RED Scout starts the fight... And Heavy, as he just kills a BUNCH of BLU guys for no reason in 12 seconds...

  • I think the RED Heavy was chosen simply because of the fact that Strong Bad has the best responses for when Heavy refers to him as a potential ally and Tycho is more likely to act afraid to the Heavy's insinuations that Tycho plays for the BLU team.

  • I like that he is the most cautious players

  • @Bunnyman said: The Spy would make this game too confusing. Not only would he have the perfect poker face, you wouldn't be able to believe anything about the game. You will defeat Strong Bad and it revealed that he is actually a spy, along with everyone else at the table, and even your full house is a spy. Then you are murdered by the one thing you thought wasn't a spy: the table.

    This gave me a good hearty laugh. Thank you.

    Anyway, heavy is the most quotable, ever since he got the sandvich. Shame he doesn't try to get advice from it. "What's that sandvich? Go all in! Well, I don't know, but if you say so..."

    Anyway, in the blurb for Meet the Heavy, they explicitly averted the dumb muscle stereotype; he's a big bear; sleepy and conservative, but he'll kill you if you annoy him. Nothing in there about being dumb.

  • @PSI Guy said: he's a big bear; sleepy and conservative, but he'll kill you if you annoy him. Nothing in there about being dumb.

    Don't forget he's cultured: "check, check, check! on my sandvich! cha cha cha!"

  • @Jub said: Also RED Team is always on defense in the ATTACK / DEFEND game modes, adding to their "good guys" appearance. Whereas BLU Team is always attacking for "no apparent reason".

    "No reason" if you disregard that BLU are attacking to capture/prevent the use of huge ballistic missiles and other assorted superweapons. They should so have depicted these items being fired if BLU lose a timed attack such as dustbowl or gravel pit.

  • @Falanca said: Except for Meet the Spy video, in which Blue team defends their intelligence... and Meet the Scout, where RED Scout starts the fight... And Heavy, as he just kills a BUNCH of BLU guys for no reason in 12 seconds...

    It's not that BLU is "the bad guys" (in canon, both teams are being manipulated by The Administrator anyway), it's just that the RED Team is, for some reason or other, the "face" of TF2. Why is a mystery. Maybe they just like the RED outfits better?

    Regardless, the only class to regularly be shown as BLU in promotional material is the Spy. ...Or maybe it's a RED Spy disguised as a BLU Spy? :p

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