Sandvich of Peace Jun 30 @ 5:17am
Predictions of Sniper's personality/backstory???
So with the upcoming comic, it seems we will be spending some time with the Sniper this time around as Miss Pauling and the others have just arrived at Australia at the end of the last issue. To me it's unfair that he's one of the characters that Valve has not developed much in the comics. At least until the new chapter comes out. I've always been interested in his character. Ever since watching Meet The Sniper, for me I've seen him as the most relatable of the mercs. A grown man who has attachment issues with his parents, who enjoys being by himself for prolonged periods of time, living in a van with little to no social contact whatsover. I'm interested to see how introverted his personality is. How he interacts with the other mercs. What his chemistry with them plays out. Or if he simply avoids talking to any of them, which may be why he hasn't talked much compared to the others. He could be a man who values his privacy heavily, and enjoys living a simple lifestyle (hence the van). So far the writers have not given him any scene that stands out..

We know Medic and Engie are close science buddies. We know Scout and Spy have an extemely bi-polar Father-Son type of relationship. Demo as crazy as he seems finds Soldier's insanity as aggravating. Heavy fights to ensure that his sisters and mother lead comfortable lives. Pyro views the world as a sugar-coated fantasy land. Engie's grandfather created Blutarch and Redmond's life extender machines. So far we know the other characters well enough except for Sniper. Even Saxton Hale, who isn't even one of the main protagonists, has had more development than Sniper.

There also seems to be alot of interesting backstory behind his character, as we never have gotten an explanation for why he seems to be one of the few Aussies who has had no contact with Australium whatsoever. It's possible he doesn't relate to the other Australians and views their lifestyles as incompatible with his. What do you think of the Sniper and how he will be portrayed in future comics/movies???
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Sandvich of Peace Jun 30 @ 7:45am 
Anyone?
Crystal Crystal Jun 30 @ 7:55am 
None at all
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@H|H Duke λ Jun 30 @ 8:00am 
^^ this, but seriously. i would love some more sniper development , As he is my personal faviroute. If not ingame just by persona. C'mmon ValvE , give us the delopment sniper/we need/want.
Sandvich of Peace Jun 30 @ 2:22pm 
Yes, Sniper needs this new chapter dedicated to him! And Cold Eyes I will cut you in your sleep!
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Nyquillus Dillwad Jun 30 @ 3:04pm 
Yes we need more of Sniper. One of the biggest dissapointments is that he didn't get a single voice line in Expiration Date.
Sandvich of Peace Jul 5 @ 9:00am 
Thank you for agreeing with me. And it's true. Sniper didn't say anything at all in Experation Date.
Diesel Jul 5 @ 9:03am 
Finally some one who doesnt act like an imbred 12 year old who thinks doge memes are funny. Apart from that, I agree, the Soldier and the Scout take way to much 'lime light' from the other characters like the Engineer, Heavy and the Medic.
Sandvich of Peace Jul 5 @ 9:07am 
Hweh Hweh. DOOOOOGE!!!!
Lagger -CZE- (Banned) Jul 5 @ 9:12am 
Originally posted by Sandvich of Peace:
Thank you for agreeing with me. And it's true. Sniper didn't say anything at all in Experation Date.
Holy Necro!

Anyways, I agree that his personality wasn't developed much...

From what we know, it might be very possible there isn't much to say about him at all. That his silence and lack of personality development speak for itself - He's too much of an introvert for anyone to know.
Sandvich of Peace Jul 5 @ 9:16am 
Yeah, maybe the writers intended it to be that way. But there is evidence of a more open character beneath that silence. I think him and Spy would probably be polar opposites in terms of class, wealth (Spy lives lavishly while Sniper lives simplistically) but very similar to one another in terms of how serious they are about their focus.
Lagger -CZE- (Banned) Jul 5 @ 9:18am 
Originally posted by Sandvich of Peace:
Yeah, maybe the writers intended it to be that way. But there is evidence of a more open character beneath that silence. I think him and Spy would probably be polar opposites in terms of class, wealth (Spy lives lavishly while Sniper lives simplistically) but very similar to one another in terms of how serious they are about their focus.
I guess it could be that way. We'll see. Comic is on it's way, even in Valve Time.
Billy Roflcopter Jul 5 @ 9:30am 
I've been curious about the Sniper for a very long time, honestly. I wanna know what he does in his free time and what he likes. Hell, they even gave Heavy a name, finally. All the funny is cool, but back story is important too. They started it, and now they have to finish it.
Just Another Dire Avenger Jul 5 @ 3:30pm 
Really agree, Sniper has the most life like personality, yet doesn't get developed on much.
Garfield Jul 5 @ 7:02pm 
In the latest valve movie, sniper had no lines. People theorized that VALVe wants to make Sniper a secretive character. He most likely grew up as an (warning mediocre) orphan trying to get revenge or something and keeps his life pretty personal. And he has ego problems so he pees in s
More sniper more medic never enough of the two !
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