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Old September 7 2012, 07:43 PM   #31
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Can't believe I forgot Covenant.
And let's not forget Corwyn, Prince of Amber was blind for awhile when his eyes got burned out
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Old September 7 2012, 07:51 PM   #32
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Then Paul Maud'dib too, after the stoneburner blinded him...
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Old September 7 2012, 09:04 PM   #33
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^ Yeah, I said Paul.
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Old September 7 2012, 09:11 PM   #34
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Nog from Star Trek Deep Space Nine lost a leg in the final (or penultimate) season, during the Dominion War.
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Old September 7 2012, 09:16 PM   #35
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How about the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
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Old September 8 2012, 01:15 AM   #36
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Del Spooner in I, Robot has an artificial arm.

Dom Cobb from Inception is in desperate need of a counselor!

Worf had major back surgery.
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Old September 8 2012, 01:26 AM   #37
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Rimmer from Red Dwarf?

Dunno... does being dead count as a disability? lol

if not, we can always take into account his personality instead

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Old September 8 2012, 01:36 AM   #38
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How about the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
Twas but a scratch. A flesh wound. Hardly a disability.
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Old September 8 2012, 01:50 AM   #39
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Deathlok the cyborg from the comics.
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Old September 8 2012, 04:48 AM   #40
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Robotman. He's a brain in a robot body.
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Old September 8 2012, 06:49 PM   #41
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Dunno... does being dead count as a disability? lol
Kai, undead assassin for his Divine Shadow, last of the Brunnen-G.

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Old September 8 2012, 07:08 PM   #42
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Farscape's Scorpius is a hybrid between two nearly incompatible species and thus has horrific birth defects. Scorpius requires a special cooling suit to stay alive, as well as a temperature-regulation system surgically implanted in his skull.
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Old September 8 2012, 07:36 PM   #43
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Jake Sully - paraplegic (human form)

Neo - "not too bright"

Vincent, "Gattaca" - heart defect, myopic

Zia, "Wristcutters: A Love Story" - dead


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Old September 8 2012, 10:49 PM   #44
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Are a lot of these characters really disabled though? Most of them through the use of advanced technology (cybernetic implants and such) end up practically super heroes with abilities far beyond a baseline human.
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Old September 9 2012, 05:56 AM   #45
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^A lot of modern day people with missing limbs can function now with artificial limbs, but they are still considered disabled. I don't see where situations like are that different from Luke's arm. Sure it's more advanced, but some modern artificial limbs are getting pretty close to that. There quite a few people at the Paralympics who had artificial limbs, who you could pass on the street and not know that they were disabled.

For anyone else who is interested in talking about real life heroes with disabilities, I've started a Paralympics thread.
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