Oddworld Stranger's Wrath Character Profile #1
We begin our series of looks at the eclectic cast of characters in Oddworld's latest game. First up, the enigmatic Stranger.
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StrangerName: Unknown. 'Round these parts he's known as "Stranger."
Occupation: Bounty Hunter
Base of Operations: Oddworld, Western Mudos
History: Some say he's from the river. Others say he's from the mountains. He dresses like he has got something to hide. But the fact is, no one knows where this loner came from, which is why we call him Stranger. When big game goes bad, he's the dude to call. Conveniently anonymous, this bounty hunter will bag any bounty for a price. With a wrist-mounted, double-barrel crossbow and a pack full of live ammo, Stranger is a force to be reckoned with. When you first meet our mysterious tall, dark, and hairy hero you'll begin to understand why the local posse of coldhearted rednecks never liked his kind. Fortunately for our stranger, his wrist-mounted crossbow gives new meanings to "live ammo," as his projectiles are purchased from the local pet shop. Sure, he could bring a rocket launcher and riot gun to deal with these trigger-happy clowns, but it's a lot more fun to fire vicious chipmunks into their faces, noxious skunks into their barbecues, and killer bees at their bosses. If you think screaming NRA members trying to pull rabid rodents off their faces is cute, then catapulting 500 pounds of beef at 50mph into their chests will really soften the heart...and bones...and cranium. When big game goes bad, you won't let the gorgeous scenery, beautiful rivers, and strategic cat-and-mouse moments fool you... This is truly Charlton Heston's worst nightmare. Welcome to the latest breed of deviously deceptive and cunningly contagious action adventure games. Air bags and trauma center are not included.
Weight: 390 pounds with boots. 260 pounds without.
Last purchase at a mini-mart: Six-dollar necklace, a file, and a Splinterz boot shine and toothpick kit.
Signature scent: Musk It Musk.
Catchphrases: "Never did like guns." "Need to find a bounty store." "Where's the exit to this dump?" "Here kitty, kitty..."
Most reliable power tool: Semiautomatic, custom-made, retractable, double-barreled, high-tension bow with optional sniper/snooper scope.
Powers: Hunting, party crashing, bagging enemies and messing with their minds.
Fact: Stranger's top speed is a little over 20mps, which is about 45mph.
Weaknesses: Oral hygiene. Social skills.