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Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

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Bowie Vs. Max: which one do you prefer?

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Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Wanuska » Mon Feb 09 2015 12:09am

Which is your favorite character?
Remember, this poll is not about the games, but about the main protagonists.

Do not forget to tell us the reasons of you choice!
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby metateen » Tue Jul 14 2015 11:31pm

Max, I do believe his series of experience and his lack of talk makes him a far more lethal character. He doesn't really smile, face usually is of a serious notion! He doesn't joke around on the battlefield, no need for humor.!

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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Ansa » Wed Jul 15 2015 8:04pm

Medion...

Oh thats not an option? I voted Max but in all seriousness MEDION. :P
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby damashii!! » Fri Jul 24 2015 2:32pm

Haha, gotta go with my boy Max.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby realnabarl » Tue Aug 25 2015 1:20pm

In the earlier days, I bought Mega Drive and SF2 as my first game. So Bowie is my irreplaceable character. But when my friend shows me promoted Max (he only played SF at that time), I was so suprised at Max's outfit, this character is older but he is more fashion, a black iron knight! :excited:
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Lucifer » Sun Jan 10 2016 12:07am

I voted Max because of his stronger character. He was serious and self-sacrificing, whereas Bowie was borderline goofy. I also prefer how Max simply was the Chosen Warrior contrary to how Bowie continually boasted about his title.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby ZalbardsGoatee » Sun Jan 10 2016 8:10am

Max is less childlike unpromoted than Bowie, despite his gimp leg in the original. I've always much preferred Bowie's promoted appearance to Max's, though; Max's shoulder-length cape looks weird, while Bowie's color palette and hair band are rockin'.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby PrinceZach » Wed Jan 13 2016 12:41pm

Bowie. His story was great, what he had to achieve and go through as well. His promotion was much better than Max's in my opinion.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby ehow22 » Thu Jan 14 2016 5:13am

Max pushes a cart into an old lady. While, Bowie....drinks soap water.

Max wins.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Earl » Thu Jan 14 2016 12:47pm

Ken, Tao, Luke, Hans, Lowe.
Chester, Sarah, and, after a late wakeup, Jaha.

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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby ZalbardsGoatee » Fri Jan 15 2016 2:05am

On the other hand, I don't think that Max actually knew any of those people prior to their joining the Force. Which is strange, given that the military of Guardiana seems to have consisted of a dozen nameless centaurs, six or seven armed guards, Varios, Mae, Max, and those five. You'd think they'd have always been on a first name basis.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Rems » Sun Jan 31 2016 11:48pm

I add to all the above that Max didn't have to deal with a cheesy
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Warrax » Thu Jun 30 2016 11:44pm

Before promotion : Max, unpromoted Bowie looks a bit out of place.
After promotion : Bowie. He gets promoted from kid too young to wield a sword to badass. That seems to be a common feature in SF 2, the more annoying the unpromoted character is, the more badass the promoted version is. I'm thinking about Peter who is quite ugly unpromoted but becomes a majestic phoenix after promotion, or Slade the useless thief who becomes an ├╝ber-ninja.

Globally : Bowie because he gets Bolt and he shows more evolution than Max (Max is quite badass from lvl 1 so he has less room for progression apart from stats that are just a gameplay feature).
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby Wulfunruh » Mon Jan 16 2017 11:22pm

Bowie is a Disney protagonist! Scrawny with no chance of possibly defeating enemies outside of a perfectly coincidental world. Max would hands down mold Bowie's feminine little body into whatever form he chose. Plus, he can go full end game Musashi. Who knows if that became permanent after beating Dark Dragon.
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Re: Bowie Vs. Max: Who is the best?

Postby ZethaPonderer » Mon Jan 23 2017 7:35am

I'd vote for Max since the artstyle of SF1 is unique and stands out more compared to the rest of the Shining series along with SiTD (feels like anime, but it doesn't meet the standards of mainstream anime as Sega are doing with their new Shining games) :( . Plus, Bowie swings his sword very awkwardly in his promoted class. Max despite looking ridiculous swinging that sword in his promoted class you can't help but admit that he truly looks like a Hero while being so. :)
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