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Who is lord Faren and why is he half naked a lot ?

Who is Lord Faren and why is he half naked a lot? https://imgur.com/a/vXVds This was during the end of the living story.

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  • Lord Faren is a recurring character. I suggest creating a human from noble ascent to meet him from the start. You can allready see his more excentrick traits. After being tortured by Scarlet in LWS1, this is increased to his current self.

  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    He's comic relief.

    IMO he's not that funny, but I like how we have one character who has not made a couple appearances and has then been forgotten (like almost everyone we meet in the core GW2 storyline), nor follows our character around everywhere all the time (Taimi and her super friends). There are a few NPCs like that in the game, mostly part of the Divinity's Reach nobility (the queen, the countess, Faren, and so on).

    How about some anti eyes bleeding options? Here's the direct link to the concept.

  • He's the 1st Taimi. I wanted him dead but he somehow lived for this long.

  • kurfu.5623kurfu.5623 Member ✭✭✭

    @Cynz.9437 said:
    Many things can be said about Lord Faren. But in short he is a delusional gentleman and noble :)
    Why he is naked? Ever heard of fan service? :D

    Cool! Does that mean that we will also have female characters running around shirtless as well?

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  • @kurfu.5623 said:

    @Cynz.9437 said:
    Many things can be said about Lord Faren. But in short he is a delusional gentleman and noble :)
    Why he is naked? Ever heard of fan service? :D

    Cool! Does that mean that we will also have female characters running around shirtless as well?

    Do you not recall our first meeting with Kasmeer Meade?

  • @kurfu.5623 said:

    @Cynz.9437 said:
    Many things can be said about Lord Faren. But in short he is a delusional gentleman and noble :)
    Why he is naked? Ever heard of fan service? :D

    Cool! Does that mean that we will also have female characters running around shirtless as well?

    Honestly, female armor skins show off so much skin in this game that they might as well be topless.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2017

    Because he is Lord Faren and likes to entertain us with himself and get some attention with his physique.
    Same reason for all those half-naked girls in the game basically.

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Because he is rich, you know.

  • LanfearShadowflame.3189LanfearShadowflame.3189 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2017

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    As for why he's so often naked there's a variety of reasons in-game. In Southsun he was on holiday on the beach, in HoT I think he lost or damaged his clothes in the crash and then decided he was going to live off the land and dress kind of like the hylek. And at the end of PoF he's apparently working on his tan...at night...inside. He's not the brightest bulb in the box. I get the impression someone at Anet thinks he's attractive and wants excuses to show him off.

    (There's also been mention in-game of a rare Lord Faren calendar, but we've never seen it.)

    You missed one. In LS1 when Scarlet "ends up" with him in her custody, he ends up in his undies too. If I recall correctly, she had him in a cook pot. And there was a line about "fancy panties" or "manly panties" that made me laugh so hard, I cried.

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  • RoseofGilead.8907RoseofGilead.8907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LanfearShadowflame.3189 said:

    You missed one. In LS1 when Scarlet "ends up" with him in her custody, he ends up in his undies too. If I recall correctly, she had him in a cook pot. And there was a line about "fancy panties" or "manly panties" that made me laugh so hard, I cried.

    Yup. That "manly panties" line was my favorite part of that entire LW section.

    Also, Faren was the judge of the Tyria's Fanciest Cat Competition. He robbed Chauncey von Snuffles III of his deserved title!

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  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2017

    @chronometria.3708 said:
    Faren is actually our version of Bruce Wayne. He appears to be rich, useless fop but in fact is very likely the character who sends us all those secret messages in the story and who saves the world from the shadows.

    Yep. I've thought for years that he is E, in proper Scarlet Pimpernel fashion. The old forum discussions on it are gone except in the archive but here's the current one: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/8307/speculations-on-e/p1 (in which the focus is on Faren as E but other opinions are welcome as well).

  • @Palador.2170 said:

    @chronometria.3708 said:
    Faren is actually our version of Bruce Wayne. He appears to be rich, useless fop but in fact is very likely the character who sends us all those secret messages in the story and who saves the world from the shadows.

    It's worth pointing out that he survived the jungles of Maguma on his own, unarmored, with nothing but a sword. That's a place that broke trained and armed solders in groups.

    There's clearly something going on with him, he's better than he acts.

    Or maybe he just has The Dark One's own luck. ;)

    Don't believe anything you've heard. None of it is remotely close to my actual insanity.

  • Dashiva.6149Dashiva.6149 Member ✭✭✭

    @LanfearShadowflame.3189 said:

    @Palador.2170 said:

    @chronometria.3708 said:
    Faren is actually our version of Bruce Wayne. He appears to be rich, useless fop but in fact is very likely the character who sends us all those secret messages in the story and who saves the world from the shadows.

    It's worth pointing out that he survived the jungles of Maguma on his own, unarmored, with nothing but a sword. That's a place that broke trained and armed solders in groups.

    There's clearly something going on with him, he's better than he acts.

    Or maybe he just has The Dark One's own luck. ;)

    I got that reference! ;)

  • @Dashiva.6149 said:

    @LanfearShadowflame.3189 said:

    @Palador.2170 said:

    @chronometria.3708 said:
    Faren is actually our version of Bruce Wayne. He appears to be rich, useless fop but in fact is very likely the character who sends us all those secret messages in the story and who saves the world from the shadows.

    It's worth pointing out that he survived the jungles of Maguma on his own, unarmored, with nothing but a sword. That's a place that broke trained and armed solders in groups.

    There's clearly something going on with him, he's better than he acts.

    Or maybe he just has The Dark One's own luck. ;)

    I got that reference! ;)

    I should hope so with that name! :grin:

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Wow, Faren as Batman...I never considered that but in a weird way it almost makes sense.

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  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2017

    @Razor.6392 said:
    Because male sexualization is fine but as soon as it happens to da gurlz everyone loses their kitten.

    I don't mind it of course, but the double standards are HILARIOUS as always.

    Lo and behold as the triggered kitten are now gonna point out that kasmeer also was in a bikini at one point and also has a bikini mini. NO other female character would appear in underwear in the middle of a story instance like Faren. But it's ok, live and die by your double standards.

    Relating to your comment: I found it quite hilarious (in a sad way) how the half-naked Faren mini costs 5 mini tickets from the black lion mini vendor, but the half-naked Kasmeer mini is double that at 10 tickets. Both items released in the same content at the same time. Both re-released in the BL mini vendor at the same time and both are of the same item rarity. However, one costs double the price of the other. The prices for the minis on the TP are player-controlled, so I'm not surprised Underwear Faren only costs a few gold and the Bikini Kasmeer has always been several hundred gold, but the black lion vendor ticket cost is defined by ANet. Only one thing is different between the two minis and this single difference causes one of them to be double the cost of the other despite all aspects of the two being 'equal'.

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  • @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Razor.6392 said:
    Because male sexualization is fine but as soon as it happens to da gurlz everyone loses their kitten.

    I don't mind it of course, but the double standards are HILARIOUS as always.

    Lo and behold as the triggered kitten are now gonna point out that kasmeer also was in a bikini at one point and also has a bikini mini. NO other female character would appear in underwear in the middle of a story instance like Faren. But it's ok, live and die by your double standards.

    Relating to your comment: I found it quite hilarious (in a sad way) how the half-naked Faren mini costs 5 mini tickets from the black lion mini vendor, but the half-naked Kasmeer mini is double that at 10 tickets. Both items released in the same content at the same time. Both re-released in the BL mini vendor at the same time and both are of the same item rarity. However, one costs double the price of the other. The prices for the minis on the TP are player-controlled, so I'm not surprised Underwear Faren only costs a few gold and the Bikini Kasmeer has always been several hundred gold, but the black lion vendor ticket cost is defined by ANet. Only one thing is different between the two minis and this single difference causes one of them to be double the cost of the other despite all aspects of the two being 'equal'.

    The popularity and importance of the character to the main story? Kasmeer is pretty important so I could see why she would be worth more.

  • @mercury ranique.2170 said:
    Lord Faren is a recurring character. I suggest creating a human from noble ascent to meet him from the start. You can allready see his more excentrick traits. After being tortured by Scarlet in LWS1, this is increased to his current self.

    My main is a human noble (and legacy-named from my GW1 main), and Lord Faren is his "contact NPC" in the early story stages. He is mostly comedic relief, really. In-world, he is a dandy, a foppish nobleman concerned with fashion and image. He's not the brightest, but not really an idiot either. He's a good guy, too, just.... overestimates his abilities.

    The fanservice started with Southsun (Return to, I believe), where he was enjoying the beaches there in his Speedos. This was reprised when Scarlet took him captive, and has since become a running gag (the loincloth in the jungle, for instance).

    Him being my main's "old friend" NPC, I can't help but have a soft spot for him. Plus, he makes me laugh.

  • Razor.6392Razor.6392 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I can assure you, if Countess Anise or any secondary character female character, was often treated as a joke character and permanently kept in a bikini, oh boy the outrage would be great!

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  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Some people just want to run freely without the constraint of dastardly "clothing".

  • Drecien.4508Drecien.4508 Member ✭✭✭

    The real question is why don't we see more of his "fancy panties" as Scarlet put it. 😁

    New mount skins?! Anet take my money!

  • @Razor.6392 said:
    Because male sexualization is fine but as soon as it happens to da gurlz everyone loses their kitten.

    I don't mind it of course, but the double standards are HILARIOUS as always.

    Lo and behold as the triggered kitten are now gonna point out that kasmeer also was in a bikini at one point and also has a bikini mini. NO other female character would appear in underwear in the middle of a story instance like Faren. But it's ok, live and die by your double standards.

    I'm not sure why you're triggered by this considering it's not the norm. Sorry but the women in this game show more skin than the guys, end of. You're upset by one male character not having a shirt yet are perfectly fine with all of the women characters running around showing so much skin. Now _that _is your double standard right there.

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2017

    @Treacy.4067 said:

    @Razor.6392 said:
    Because male sexualization is fine but as soon as it happens to da gurlz everyone loses their kitten.

    I don't mind it of course, but the double standards are HILARIOUS as always.

    Lo and behold as the triggered kitten are now gonna point out that kasmeer also was in a bikini at one point and also has a bikini mini. NO other female character would appear in underwear in the middle of a story instance like Faren. But it's ok, live and die by your double standards.

    I'm not sure why you're triggered by this considering it's not the norm. Sorry but the women in this game show more skin than the guys, end of. You're upset by one male character not having a shirt yet are perfectly fine with all of the women characters running around showing so much skin. Now _that _is your double standard right there.

    Except it is not a double standard as they never said they "...are perfectly fine with all of the women characters running around showing so much skin", or anything close to that. You said that is what they said. You then attacked them for something you said they said, which they did not say. Most refer to such antics as a 'strawman' - you claim they think a certain thing and 'put words in their mouth', and then you attack them for saying it, which they didn't.

    Also, to both quoted, using a term like 'triggered' to describe a person and their expressed opinion or observation is insulting, condescending, trivializing and delegitimizing.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Duke Darkwood.4237 said:

    @mercury ranique.2170 said:
    Lord Faren is a recurring character. I suggest creating a human from noble ascent to meet him from the start. You can allready see his more excentrick traits. After being tortured by Scarlet in LWS1, this is increased to his current self.

    My main is a human noble (and legacy-named from my GW1 main), and Lord Faren is his "contact NPC" in the early story stages. He is mostly comedic relief, really. In-world, he is a dandy, a foppish nobleman concerned with fashion and image. He's not the brightest, but not really an idiot either. He's a good guy, too, just.... overestimates his abilities.

    The fanservice started with Southsun (Return to, I believe), where he was enjoying the beaches there in his Speedos. This was reprised when Scarlet took him captive, and has since become a running gag (the loincloth in the jungle, for instance).

    Him being my main's "old friend" NPC, I can't help but have a soft spot for him. Plus, he makes me laugh.

    Same here.

    My headcanon is that he's an only child who lived next door to my human character and was always jealous of her and her sister being taught to fight properly when his parents would only allow fencing lessons. Then they got older and it got even worse with Deb in the Seraph and then the Vigil and Dani going off on adventures and ending up as the Pact Commander fighting Elder Dragons and he's still being told to stay at home because it's not appropriate for him to join in.

    Which means I feel oddly protective of him when I find him in the middle of the jungle in his underwear. I ended up doing the whole Noble's Folly event chain just to make sure he'd be ok (and would stay put) before carrying on.

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  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like Faren as a character - he's the fool. An idiot who will blindly walk into the face of danger, and come out the other side none the wiser. He's too dumb to be dishonest, but that's probably his best quality. Though if the rumours are true, he's also supposed to be quite the looker.

    ... He'd almost be endearing, if he hadn't completely forgotten human nobles after the level 10 Personal Story.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Razor.6392 said:

    @Treacy.4067 said:

    @Razor.6392 said:
    Because male sexualization is fine but as soon as it happens to da gurlz everyone loses their kitten.

    I don't mind it of course, but the double standards are HILARIOUS as always.

    Lo and behold as the triggered kitten are now gonna point out that kasmeer also was in a bikini at one point and also has a bikini mini. NO other female character would appear in underwear in the middle of a story instance like Faren. But it's ok, live and die by your double standards.

    I'm not sure why you're triggered by this considering it's not the norm. Sorry but the women in this game show more skin than the guys, end of. You're upset by one male character not having a shirt yet are perfectly fine with all of the women characters running around showing so much skin. Now _that _is your double standard right there.

    Lmfao look at this poor soul. There's a VERY big difference between an armor set showing skin and being on your literal underwear.

    I can imagine how angry you would be quite vividly if a female character was sexualized to this extent. Muh equality, muh objectifying.

    Sad. Yes I get triggered by pathetic double standards.

    I would love to see more stylish male light armors showing more of the characters' skin. Maybe even Faren himself would wear them.

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  • Aerlen.5326Aerlen.5326 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 29, 2017

    @Razor.6392 said:

    Sad. Yes I get triggered by pathetic double standards.

    You have a PTSD trauma reaction and/or severe panic attack or flashback over "double standards"? Might want to get some help for that. Most people just get angry, irritated, or irked. Sad ;)

  • Cynz.9437Cynz.9437 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kurfu.5623 said:

    @Cynz.9437 said:
    Many things can be said about Lord Faren. But in short he is a delusional gentleman and noble :)
    Why he is naked? Ever heard of fan service? :D

    Cool! Does that mean that we will also have female characters running around shirtless as well?

    Have you not played GW2 yet? Most female outfits offer certain amount of fan service. Also https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mini_Southsun_Kasmeer

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  • Razor.6392Razor.6392 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Aerlen.5326 said:

    @Razor.6392 said:

    Sad. Yes I get triggered by pathetic double standards.

    You have a PTSD trauma reaction and/or severe panic attack or flashback over "double standards"? Might want to get some help for that. Most people just get angry, irritated, or irked. ;)

    I don't like hypocrites. I think they're the worst kind of people alive. Feigning righteousness while ignoring how they themselves break that notion multiple times, sometimes without noticing. The current accepted mentality in most subjects oozes with these. It's mind blowing how no one can see it.

    I get irritated, I suppose triggered is a level above all those other adjectives? Then allow me to switch up my answer.

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  • Rumors said that he is the eight'th descendant of Lord Faren the First... : Lord Faren VIII

  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dara Potocska.8196 said:
    Praise Faren! The only true Lord. Only with him will the world be Faren-well. ;)

    Oh God the avatar.
    I want it.

  • Doghouse.1562Doghouse.1562 Member ✭✭
    edited November 29, 2017

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    As for why he's so often naked there's a variety of reasons in-game. In Southsun he was on holiday on the beach, in HoT I think he lost or damaged his clothes in the crash and then decided he was going to live off the land and dress kind of like the hylek. And at the end of PoF he's apparently working on his tan...at night...inside. He's not the brightest bulb in the box. I get the impression someone at Anet thinks he's attractive and wants excuses to show him off.

    I always thought of him as a running gag.

    Plus he's genuinely a nice guy - delusional, sure, but as brave, loyal, honest and well-intentioned as the day is long. He'll never be a major character, because he's just too good as he is to have to add more depth to - and perhaps have to kill off - but he'll doubtless keep popping up to lend his own peculiar brand of "support" when he's least expected. There will always be a place for Lord Faren; without him, the game would be that little bit a poorer place.

    As for the true motivation for his modes of dress - indeed.
    "I see you've managed to get your shirt off." - Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), "Galaxy Quest".

  • @chronometria.3708 said:
    Faren is actually our version of Bruce Wayne. He appears to be rich, useless fop but in fact is very likely the character who sends us all those secret messages in the story and who saves the world from the shadows.

    TO THE FAREN MOBILE!!!

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