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Orcs are unattractive!?

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Wait, wasn't this thread elsewhere?

 

Anyway, yes, I agree. I appreciate the recent anime-influenced better-looking orcs.

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The way I recall it, orcs and other fantasy races were not attractive to human and other fantasy PC races.  Orcs no doubt find each other plenty attractive in various ways, and may be attracted to non PC races. 

 

Attractiveness goes beyond physical appearance. There's also behavior and cultural beliefs.  You can like the way someone looks, but still be repelled by their beliefs or actions, and vice versa.  

 

Orcs are not just green humanoids. The way they are viewed in fantasy is due more to their actions and behaviors (raiding and burning the villages of other races) than purely looks.  Thus a single half-orc player character has stigma and stereotypes to overcome as part of his role to play.  Gamora might be attractive as a 'female orc' but she also had a reputation as a killer and the daughter of a killer to overcome on her way to becoming a hero. 

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The way I recall it, orcs and other fantasy races were not attractive to human and other fantasy PC races.  Orcs no doubt find each other plenty attractive in various ways, and may be attracted to non PC races. 

 

Attractiveness goes beyond physical appearance. There's also behavior and cultural beliefs.  You can like the way someone looks, but still be repelled by their beliefs or actions, and vice versa.  

 

Orcs are not just green humanoids. The way they are viewed in fantasy is due more to their actions and behaviors (raiding and burning the villages of other races) than purely looks.  Thus a single half-orc player character has stigma and stereotypes to overcome as part of his role to play.  Gamora might be attractive as a 'female orc' but she also had a reputation as a killer and the daughter of a killer to overcome on her way to becoming a hero.

 

Brilliant.

 

I am actually the spirit of a half-orc warrior who was brutally murdered by a group of racist humans for no reason. You have freed my soul from my earthen prison now by finally understanding me.

 

Thank you.

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