Pop Quiz: William Shakespeare or Legacy of Kain?

Categories: Gaming, Stage
1. "Given the choice whether to rule a corrupt and failing empire or to challenge the Fates for another throw, a better throw against one's destiny, what was a king to do? But does one ever truly have a choice? One can only match move by move the machinations of Fate and thus defy the tyrannous stars."

-Legacy of Kain: Defiance

2. "I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial."


3. "Conscience? You dare speak to me of conscience? Only when you have felt the full gravity of choice should you dare to question my judgment."

-Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

4. "PLAYER 1: What do you profit from this defiance?
PLAYER 2: There's some grim satisfaction in infuriating you."

-Legacy of Kain: Defiance

5. "My conscience has a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain."

-Richard III

6. "I seem to recall I played the pawn once before. It ended badly."

-Legacy of Kain Blood Omen 2

7. "I have done a thousand dreadful things as willingly as one would kill a fly; and nothing grieves me heartily indeed, but that I cannot do ten thousand more."

-Titus Andronicus

8. "What if this cursed hand were thicker than itself with brother's blood -- Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens to wash it white as snow?"


9. "Everyone is afraid, sibling. You awake to a world of fear. These times of change are so unsettling. Do you think I feel no revulsion for this form? Do you believe for a moment that our Lord would risk his empire upon an upstart inheritance?"

-Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

10. "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell."


11. BONUS QUESTION WORTH AN EXTRA TEN POINTS: Kain himself quotes Shakespeare in Blood Omen while holding a severed head. What was the name of the character whose head he was holding?

Answer: Nupraptor

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