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Flint was the name of a male Human who had live across various periods in history.

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Biography

Early life

The being known as Flint was an immortal who was born as Akharin in Mesopotamia on Earth in 3834 BCE. As Akharin, Flint became a foot soldier who, after living a long and full life, discovered that he couldn't die when he was wounded on the battlefield. After his discovery, Flint continued his life on Earth, taking numerous aliases over the years, often playing a vital role in Human history.

Among his many identities were King Solomon, Lazarus, Alexander the Great, Merlin, Leonardo da Vinci, William Shakespeare, Johannes Brahms, Reginald Pollack, Sten, and Micah Brack. Flint also witnessed numerous historical events, such as the Black Death in the 14th century, and often met other individuals who had a huge impact on the world, such as Moses, Socrates, and Galileo Galilei. Flint would also have many wives and children, all of whom he would outlive. (TOS episode: "Requiem for Methuselah")

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Flint the Immortal

He continued to live by the year 2239 where he used his identitiy as the interstellar financier Brack to buy the planet Holberg 917-G in the Omega system. As the world was uninhabited, Flint took careful steps to ensure it remained that way whilst he created a home there in order to live a reclusive existence. During that time, he managed to engineer a number of female androids in his quest for an undying love partner; each of which held the Rayna which culminated in Rayna 17 who was not allowed to know of her failed predecessors.

Flints existence remained secret until 2269 where he was discovered by the United Federation of Planets vessel USS Enterprise which orbited his world in order to take the planet's ryetalyn ore for use as an antitoxin for Rigelian fever which had infected the entire crew. While they were on Holberg 917G, they encountered Flint who had introduced himself after he stopped his M-4 robot from killing the landing party. Taking them to his home, Flint sought to jump start Rayna 17's emotions by allowing her to interact with these visitors where she fell in love with Captain James T. Kirk though was unable to transfer this emotion back to her disappointed maker. Being forced to choose between these suitors, Rayna 17 ceased to function which to the horror of Flint.

During this time, science officer Spock deducated that Flint had lived for a long time at which point he revealed his immortality. However, Doctor Leonard McCoy discovered that Flint was actually dying as he had previously been sustained by the complex fields on Earth and thus by relocating to his new home he had sacrificed his immortality. Flint stated that he would devote the rest of his new natural life to the improvement of the Human condition. (TOS episode: "Requiem for Methuselah")

Emil Vaslovik

Though McCoy believed that Flint was dying, he had actually misled the doctor. The discovery of his identity by Kirk and his comrades had not been the first time his existence was learnt of but was the first time in several centuries. Normally, he prepared a new identity to adopt in such conditions but this time the groundwork of this new persona was not fully developed. He quickly decided to adopt the name Emil Vaslovik in an effort to atone for past mistakes namely the mistakes he had made with Rayna. This was because he believed he had wronged her and instead of giving her life, he simply wanted to shape her for his own purposes. Thus, he had lost a truly wondrous thing which was a soul in his creation and it was this thought that shaped the heart of Flints new existence as Emil Vaslovik who sought to impart this sense of responsibility on others.

This persona was active by the early part of the 24th century where he had met similar cyberneticists who sought to study the field of artificial intelligence. These included Noonien Soong and Ira Graves who he worked closely with. Such individuals shared Emil's concerns on the ethical treatment of AI and it was this fact that led him to acquire their aid in the recovery of various artifacts which were the "bodies" of numerous machine intelligences. In 2307, he accompanied the two on an expedition to the planet Exo III in order to learn more of the rumoured technology that produced artificial life in order to save the artifacts present on the world. However, their trip to Exo III instead woke a large number of androids that had been in stasis and sought to kill the trio of trespassers. Vaslovik, Graves and Soong, however, managed to escape though were unaware of the intentions of the androids having believed them to had returned to their slumber.

Later, by 2374, during the Dominion War, he joined a Starfleet research program into Holotronic brains for a new type of android where he worked with Bruce Maddox and Reginald Barclay. However, Vaslovik's aim was simply to infiltrate the program, steal the prototype android and purge all records of the project. He was successful in this and managed to hide the prototype android as a Starfleet Lieutenant that went under the name of Rhea McAdams. Emil was not aware of the fact that the androids of Exo III were secretly working to acquire the android and use its technology to fix a flaw in their design. This chain of events led Rhea McAdams to take Data to a cloaked space station which was the home of Flint where the android instantly deduced his identity. He worked with the crew of the USS Enterprise-E in combating the android threat and helped plan the use of a nanite colony which assimilated the rogue Exo III androids. During the crisis, Emil escaped to parts unknown though he later reactivated Juliana Tainer and introduced himself as Akharin. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)

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Level: 22
Category: Stone
Weight: 5 pods
Sells to NPC: 0 kamas
Flint
Official description
This a particularly sharp stone that has cut the throats of more than one careless mole.

Flint is a stone.

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Flint
File:Flint.gif
weight: 2
value: $5

Flint is a stone used to sharpen weapons.

Aquisition

  • Talk to Mynoc about his spear (requires decent Perception to notice his is different), then ask Morlis for the Flint. She'll ask for three batches of Healing Powder in exchange.
  • If you don't want to give her the powders, you can talk her out of it (requires Speech).
  • Just steal it from her.
  • If you are caught stealing it a few times, she'll give it to you.

Once you have the Flint, you can give it and a Spear (you have two at this point) to Mynoc. He'll use up the two to make a Sharpened Spear.

Interestingly, Morlis has two pieces of Flint, although Mynoc will only use one.

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Flint is a city of about 125,000 with a metro population of about 450,000. It is located in eastern Michigan, United States.

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Arenas

Perani Arena and Event Center


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[[File:|200px|center|Flint (Goon) (Earth-616)]]
Real Name
Unknown
Affiliation
Kingpin's lieutenant

Status
Occupation
Criminal

First appearance

Amazing Spider-Man #50
(July, 1967)

History

Flint was [Wilson Fisk (Earth-616)

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Akharin is an immortal human, born on ancient Earth. He is most well-known by the name he took in the mid-23rd century, Flint the Immortal. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

Among his claimed identities were Methuselah, Solomon, Alexander the Great, Lazarus, Merlin, Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Brahms, William Abramson, Sten of Marcos II. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah") Some of those claims are questionable, but Flint could have assumed the identities of other persons at some point. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Akharin's confirmed identities include Wilson Evergreen, Micah Brack, and Emil Vaslovik. (TOS novels: The Eugenics Wars, Vols. I & II, Federation; TNG novel Immortal Coil)

He also met people like Moses, Socrates and Galileo, and witnessed the bubonic plague spreading over Europe in the 1340s, killing nearly half the European population at the time. He was married hundreds of times, and had to watch his beloved ones grow old and die over and over again.

Over the centuries, he gathered a large collection of original artworks from his many lives -- some of them his own creation. Among it were a Shakespeare first folio, a Gutenberg Bible, the creation lithographs by Taranullus of Centauri VII, several of his own original da Vinci works, some paintings of Reginald Pollack and some of the painter Sten from Marcus II. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

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Ancient times

Akharin

Akharin was born in 3834 BCE in Mesopotamia, on Earth.

He grew up as a bully and a soldier. During battle, he was slain, however he realized that his injury did not kill him, as it should have. This lead Akharin to the realization that he was immortal, due to some unknown Earth phenomenon.

Upon this realization, he went on to better his life, and would continue to live for another six thousand years under a number of aliases, often playing a role in human history.

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Akharin was descended a line of "watchmen" planted on Earth by the Aegis to observe and defend the human race. The ancient Sumerians referred to the Aegis and their offspring as the Anunnaki, "those who came from Heaven to Earth."
As a child, he constantly "got into trouble" with several boyhood friends, including Saladin, Vandar and Et-Maros.
At the age of 25, Akharin became a caretaker of a Preserver artifact that would one day be called the Holy Grail. Several years later, after Saladin was killed in battle, Akharin used the Grail to restore him to life. The process also granted Saladin a form of immortality, as long as he possessed the artifact, and thus was born great emnity between the two friends.
When Akharin was 50, still a young man in those ancient times, Saladin attacked the Aegis temple, seeking to take the artifact by force. Many of the watchmen died defending it, and Akharin himself was stuck down. Saladin stood over his dying body, cursed him, and took the Grail.
Hours later, however, Akharin revived. He initially thought it was because of the artifact, but soon realized that it was an innate ability in himself (passed down from his Preserver lineage), rendering him effectively immortal.
Akharin devoted himself to recovering the Grail and fulfilling his oath to the Aegis by defending humanity. The years brought him into conflict with Saladin many times, and the artifact passed between them on numerous occasions, and often was lost to both of them for at various times.
Akharin eventually became a chieftain among his people, but after leading them for nearly a hundred years, he realized that they were beginning to worship him as a god, so he faked his own death, and disappeared, wandering in search of Saladin and the artifact.

Early Common Era

Joseph of Arimathea

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Sometime shortly before the first century AD, Akharin took the name Joseph and set himself up as a man of influence in the town of Arimathea in Roman-occupied Judea. During that period, he somehow recovered the Grail, with the aid of "three old men from the east."
In this guise, circa 30 AD, "Joseph of Arimathea" became involved with nascent Christianity, and took the body of the crucified Jesus Christ for burial. Shortly thereafter, his enemies discovered him, and he "fled to Britain with the Gospel and the Grail."

Middle ages

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist and artist in Italy, on Earth's continent of Europe, living in the 15th century. Among other works, he painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.

In 2369, Flint the Immortal claimed to have been Leonardo. (TOS: "Requiem for Methusalah")

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

As he would later recall, during the early 1500s, Akharin was living in Italy, "enjoying the Renaissance" as a man of great influence. He had enjoyed a friendship with Leonardo da Vinci for over a decade.
In 1507, he came to Leonardo's studio, and found the artist dead, murdered in a "most gruesome fashion," a brush still in his hand. On a canvas in front of the body sat a portrait he had worked on for the last four years, finally completed, but unsigned. "Without thinking," Flint would later say, he used the brush in Leonardo's hand to sign the portrait, and assumed Leonardo's identity while searching for the murderer.
His works as Leonardo include the second rendition of the Virgin of the Rocks, a copy of Leda and the Swan, St. John the Baptist and Bacchus.
Though he never found the killer, Akharin continued to masquerade as Leonardo until his "death" in 1519, in the arms of King Francis I.

21st century

Micah Brack

In the mid-21st century, Akharin lived as billionaire industrialist Micah Brack, one of the wealthiest men in Earth's solar system. He used his fortune to finance Zefram Cochrane's warp research.

When Colonel Adrik Thorsen came after Cochrane, Brack urged him to leave the solar system aboard the SS Bonaventure after a layover at Brack's manufacturing setup on asteroid RG-1522.

Brack then transmitted all of Cochrane's design theories, blueprints, and manufacturing logs system-wide, allowing anyone with a few hundred thousand Eurodollars to retrofit existing space vessels into faster-than-light starships, ensuring humanity's spread to the stars despite impending war approaching on Earth between the World Party and the Optimum Movement.

After three attempts on his life by the Optimum Movement, Brack intentionally disappeared in 2070. He left the bulk of his fortune to the Cochrane Foundation for the Study of Multiphysics. Rumors placed him on Mars (helping to draft the Fundamental Declaration of the Martian Colonies), on Altair IV (excavating the ruins of an alien civilization: the Krell) and on Earth, leading any one of a number of resistance cells in regions ruled by the Optimum. (ST novel: Federation)

In 2239, under the assumed name of Mr. Brack, he bought the uninhabited planet Holberg 917G in the Omega system. There he designed the female android Rayna Kapec, to become his eternal partner. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah"]]

23rd century

Flint

The immortal Flint (2269)

In 2269 the Federation starship USS Enterprise, its crew plagued by Rigelian fever and in dire need for ryetalyn to cure the disease, visited Holberg 917G because it had rich natural deposits of the antidote. It was during that occasion that Akharin made himself known as Flint. Hoping to stir emotions in Rayna, he deliberately introduced her to Kirk whom she fell in love with and, unable to bear hurting Flint, she died.

Also during this visit, Spock deduced from a number of clues, like the presence of a recent but original Brahms manuscript and recent da Vinci paintings, that Flint in fact had to be immortal. However, it was also discovered that he was finally dying because his immortality had been induced by unknown Earth influences, not present at Holberg 917G. Flint stated that he would devote the remaining portion of his life to the improvement of the human condition. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

In 2270, Kirk and the Enterprise encountered Flint again, in a crisis involving the Onlies and a prototype cloaking device that Flint had invented. In the aftermath, Flint adopted one of the Onlies, named Pal. (TOS novel: Cry of the Onlies)

According to Starfleet records, Flint died in 2312. Upon his death he donated a fully restored Pioneer class corvette to the Starfleet Museum.

In actuality, Flint had faked both Dr. McCoy's tricorder readings and his death, and simply moved on to another identity. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil; Star Trek: Pendragon)

24th century

Emil Vaslovik

By the early 2300s, Akharin had established himself as Dr. Emil Vaslovik, a leading cyberneticist. As Vaslovik, he taught both Ira Graves and Noonien Soong.

In 2305, Vaslovik, Graves and Soong went on a secret expedition to Exo III, and found an ancient, long-abandoned facility there. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)

By 2340, Vaslovik had retreated into "seclusion," and would not reappear for more than twenty years. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Robert Blaisdell

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Robert Blaisdell (2340s)

Under the name Robert Blaisdell, Flint worked at Enclave J-12 in 2341. He took control of Project Erion, and spent the better part of the next fifteen years raising, observing, and training Timothy Sinclair. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Father to the Man")

After Sinclair left the Enclave in 2355, Blaisdell disappeared and Flint eventually returned to his identity as Vaslovik.

Chronology

Note: Names in italics are identities of persons that Flint claimed to be, but are unlikely to actually have been. Names in bold are those he is believed to have been.

Notes

  • Flint was played by actor James Daly. He is featured as a supporting character in the non-canon novel Federation, where his primary guise as a billionaire industrialist seems to have already begun devoting himself to the betterment of the human condition.
  • In VOY: "Concerning Flight", Janeway comments that Kirk claimed to have met Leonardo da Vinci. This implies that he broke his promise to Flint not to reveal his identity.
  • Flint is a recurring character in the Star Trek: Pendragon fan series, where he is "played" most often by Derek Jacobi.

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Starwars

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This article is about the Sith Lord. You may be looking for his father, Flint Torul.
Flint
Biographical information
Homeworld

Belderone[1]

Died

c.14 ABY (49), Belderone[2]

Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Hair color

Black[1]

Eye color

Blue[1]

Skin color

Light

Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
Known masters
Flint: "I'm not afraid of anything."
Luke: "Not even me?"
―Luke Skywalker confronts Flint

Flint was a male Human native to Belderone. The son of Clone Wars-era Jedi Knight Flint Torul, Flint was chosen by Darth Vader as his fourth pupil, following the destruction of his home and death of his mother, Zana. While Flint was in service as a stormtrooper, he received personal training from Vader so that he would eventually face Vader's other pupil, Lumiya, for the honor to be Vader's Shadow Hand. However, after Vader's death, the showdown took place prematurely, and resulted in Flint becoming the apprentice to the new Dark Lady of the Sith, Lumiya.

Flint served under Lumiya as she prepared for the Nagai-Tof War and was sent to subjugate the Phelleem Sector. He was also ordered to avenge Vader's death at Endor by confronting and killing the Sith Lord's own son, Luke Skywalker. Flint finally had a showdown with Skywalker on the planet of Naldar, but was unable to bring himself to overcome or kill the Jedi. In the end, his childhood friend, Barney, helped redeem Flint from the dark side of the Force, and he turned on his Imperial allies. After residing in prison for a time, Flint took to helping displaced peoples from the Galactic Civil War. This work continued until he was finally murdered by his old master Lumiya for his ultimate betrayal.

Contents

Biography

Early life

"He's going to get you into trouble someday, Zana, that boy of yours…He's his father all over again, and you know what that could mean…"
―Belderone waitress
Flint yells for his friend Barney.

Flint was the son of a Jedi Knight, Flint Torul[2] and a woman named Zana.[1] Flint's father was killed during the Clone Wars by General Grievous near the end of the Outer Rim Sieges.[5] Whether the Jedi knew of his son or if he was a legitimate child is unknown, but Zana was forced to raise her young son alone.[1] To support their small family, Flint had to begin work at a young age. Zana worked the evening shift as a waitress in a cantina while Flint worked in a localized Imperial factory that was specializing in the production of AT-ATs.[1]

Although shifts at the factory were strictly enforced by the Empire, Flint constantly had his head in the clouds and dreamed of becoming a Jedi Knight like his father. Zana was in constant worry that Flint might miss his shifts at the factory, but her son's skill as a landspeeder pilot made sure that he was always on time. Flint's idealism also got on the nerves of his best friend Barney. While Flint became excited at any change of scenery, even the occasional spacecraft that landed in the Belderone spaceport, Barney always had to be dragged along, not sharing the enthusiasm that Flint possessed.[1]

During the height of the Galactic Civil War, the rebel heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca arrived on Belderone in the Millennium Falcon. As was their custom, Flint and Barney went to see the craft's arrival. Flint became ecstatic when he saw that Skywalker had a lightsaber clipped to his belt. Although Flint was sure that Skywalker and he had something in common with both of their fathers being Jedi, Skywalker denied it, in part because he had just recently discovered his father's true identity as Darth Vader.[1]

Following a Jedi

"He's everything we'd like to be…everything we're going to be, someday."
―Flint

Although Skywalker refused to acknowledge that he was a Jedi, Flint was confident that Skywalker would be the one to teach him to use the Force, and he led the rebels into the main city. Flint continued to follow Skywalker around, trying to work up the courage to ask the Jedi to train him. As Barney and Flint tried to casually spy on Skywalker a trio of Imperial assassins attempted to eliminate the rebel crew. The two friends watched as Skywalker's skills helped him easily eliminate the threat.[1]

Flint becomes a stormtrooper.

Now confident that Skywalker was a Jedi, Flint decided to show the rebels the AT-AT factory on the world, knowing that they would want to eliminate it to weaken the Imperials' hold on the planet. However, when the group finally arrived at the factory they found it swarming with troops, including several active AT-ATs that were making their way towards Flint's hometown. As the rebels signaled their allies to attack the monstrous machines, Flint and Barney jumped in a landspeeder and sped towards town in hopes of warning the general populace, especially Flint's unaware mother. Unfortunately, Flint's piloting skills failed him and he crashed the craft just on the outskirts of the city. Flint and Barney were both knocked unconscious.[1]

Waking up the next morning, Flint found Barney still unconscious and believed him to be dead. One of the AT-ATs had managed to escape the rebel assault and had destroyed Flint's town. As Flint looked at his destroyed home, he realized that he had not been able to warn his mother in time, and sprinted into the city. Seeing his mother's cantina completely destroyed, he expected the worst. Among the wreckage Flint found his mother's lifeless body and broke down into a state of despair. He had not known how serious the situation was and blamed the rebels for allowing him to believe that he could make a difference.[1]

Flint promised himself that he would become someone who mattered, someone who would show everyone that he was not worthless. As Flint spoke his promises out loud, Darth Vader arrived and recognized the power within Flint. He told the young man that he could make Flint someone of great importance and offered him a place by his side. Flint happily agreed and decided to join the Empire. Vader immediately made Flint into one of his many stormtroopers, promising that in time he would train him to use the Force.[1]

Fall to the dark side

"Maybe…maybe he was never as interested in the Rebellion and the Empire…or good and evil…as he thought. Maybe all he ever really wanted was power. And it just took this to make him see it."
Barney
Flint in his signature armor.

Before long, Flint began to receive personal training from Darth Vader. Just as with Vader’s other illegitimate apprentices such as Lumiya, Galen Marek, and Tao, Flint was kept secret from Emperor Palpatine. Flint slowly developed his Force powers eventually mastering the art of telekinesis and was able to sail boulders through the air with ease.[4] Unknown to Flint, Vader was preparing him for a showdown with Lumiya to determine who would become his Shadow Hand when he decided to overthrow Palpatine.[2]

However, before this could take place, Vader died along with Palpatine at the Battle of Endor.[6] Vader’s death affected Flint greatly. He had grown to love Vader and saw him as the father he never had. With his beloved mentor’s death, Flint retreated to the planet Vjun to grieve, eventually making his way to Bast Castle. In a state of despair, Flint was disturbed in his mourning by the arrival of Lumiya. After a fierce confrontation, Flint was defeated and taken on as Lumiya's first apprentice.[2]

With the roles of master and apprentice decided, Lumiya ordered Flint to subjugate the Phelleem Sector while she prepared for the arrival of the Nagai and their imminent invasion. Flint was also given one final task, one which he was more than happy to accept: a mission to kill Luke Skywalker. Flint knew that Skywalker would eventually come to him as he and his men slowly conquered the Phelleem sector.[7] Flint’s reputation eventually led to an identity as the Dark Lord of Belderone in which he wore extravagant armor and wielded a red-bladed lightsaber.[4]

Reunion

"All I ever wanted, my whole life, was to become a Jedi Knight, and you…you--! I went to you, I wanted training. You didn’t just spurn me, I was beneath your notice."
―Flint

Flint’s campaign in the Phelleem sector eventually led to the planet Naldar and a series of brutal battles took place. The entire royal family of Naldar was wiped out except for young Princess Vila who left to find help from the Rebellion. Her starfighter landed on the forest moon of Endor, and Vila requested to be trained as a Jedi by Luke to save her people from Flint's forces. Luke, Leia, and Barney decided to accompany her to Naldar. During the trip, Luke Skywalker was warned by the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker that only he could redeem Flint. Anakin pleaded with Luke to undo the damage to Flint that he had done as Vader and was now unable to undo himself.[4]

Flint reveals himself to Luke Skywalker.

Meanwhile, Flint waited for the rebel’s return, preparing an ambush for anyone that decided to rescue Naldar. Eventually Flint’s forces witnessed the arrival of the Millennium Falcon and surrounded the rebels. Flint told his men to stand down, and he personally confronted Luke, igniting his lightsaber. Luke and Flint engaged in a furious duel, matching each other blow for blow. Luke tried to reach out to Flint and convince him to turn away from the dark side, but Flint refused to listen. Eventually, one of Flint’s stormtroopers was able to hit Luke in the arm with a carefully placed blaster shot, ending the fight. Now with the upper hand, Flint revealed to the rest of the rebels that he and his forces had prepared an enormous energy cannon to destroy the rest of the city and that it was too late to stop its activation.[4]

However, before Flint could signal his troops, his old friend Barney confronted him. Flint was shocked to see Barney still alive, and his resolve weakened. Barney asked Flint to turn away from the Empire and reexamine the atrocities that he had committed. The Dark Lord of Belderone found that he could not continue in his actions any longer and began to repent. One of Flint's stormtroopers witnessed his betrayal and prepared to execute his commander for his treason. However, the Imperial blaster bolt meant for Flint was intercepted by Vila, mortally wounding her. With another death on his conscience, Flint could no longer serve the Empire, and in his last act as a Dark Lord, he self-destructed the energy cannon, killing his Imperial allies and winning the day for the Rebellion.[4]

Redemption

After his defection and capture, Flint was kept in a cell of Mandalorian iron on an Alliance safeworld for many years, in order to overcome his traumatic experiences as a darksider.[2] He was eventually reformed and returned to Belderone to live out a simple life.[3]

After the destruction of the Crystal Star in the Crseih system, the New Republic sought to find a new home for the dislocated and enslaved Firrerreo freed by Leia and Rillao. With a passionate plea, Flint persuaded the Belderonian people to accept the Firrerreos to their world,[3] although the two groups would later develop a rivalry which the Yuuzhan Vong manipulated to lead to the mutual extinction of both peoples.[8]

Death

Following the fall of the Disciples of Ragnos, Flint's body was found on Belderone, having apparently been stabbed through the throat by a lightsaber or a lightwhip. It appeared that Lumiya had taken revenge on her former pupil, after having vowed to deal with his treachery many years before.[2] Flint was replaced by Carnor Jax, who almost took Palpatine's place on the throne.[2]

Personality and traits

Flint turns away from the dark side.

Flint was an enthusiastic and compassionate individual during his early life. Much the same as Luke Skywalker, he had a dream to go off-world and become a Jedi like his father before him. However, when Flint finally thought that he had found someone just like him when Skywalker visited the world, the Jedi denied it, pushing Flint away. Although Flint's dream to be trained as a Jedi was hurt by Skywalker's refusal, he still maintained a positive attitude, trying to impress Skywalker enough to change his mind. This came to a crashing halt following the Empire's attack on his home town. He became a bitter and cynical individual, coming to an understanding that rising up against the status quo was a foolish idea.[1]

After his recruitment into the stormtrooper corps, Flint still kept a picture of his mother with him to remind him of his former life.[1] However, his training under Vader completely warped his view toward events of the past, and he blamed Skywalker for his mother's death and the destruction of his town. When Flint finally came under Dark Lady Lumiya's influence, he was enveloped in hatred for the Jedi and was eager to track him down and punish him.[7] When Flint finally faced Skywalker in a duel, he stated that he had purged himself of fear. The fight proved otherwise, and Flint's offensive was battered aside. He was only saved by a loyal stormtrooper hitting Skywalker with a blaster shot.[4]

Flint's hatred was finally broken by his friend Barney who finally reached Flint and reminded him of the truth about his mother's death. With his head finally clear, Flint was able to realize the evil he was perpetuating. He turned on his Imperial allies and repented, submitting to New Republic authority.[4] Flint was obviously reformed during his imprisonment, and he was soon back to his compassionate ways, using his enthusiasm to help persons recover from the war.[3] Flint died as a hero of the peace and a lesson to the dangers of the dark side.[2]

Powers and abilities

"I'm going to learn…I'm going to get the same training…the same training my father had…I'm going to become someone who matters…and then I'll show them all!"
―Flint

Flint had an exceptional skill at controlling the landspeeder, which allowed him not to miss his shifts at the AT-TE factory. Although Flint was confident in his skill, it failed him when he rushed to warn his mother. Flint had enough Force potential to be chosen as Darth Vader's apprentice,[1] but not enough to defeat Lumiya.[2] After his training under Vader and Lumiya, Flint became adept at telekinesis, being able to push aside one of the stormtroopers on Naldar and to manipulate a boulder behind Skywalker's back. Flint was also skilled with the lightsaber and successfully utilized it against Skywalker. The latter himself acknowledged that Flint almost matched him in physical prowess and strength.[4]

Behind the scenes

Flint was created by Mary Jo Duffy for use in the Marvel Star Wars comic series. The character had a backstory much the same as Luke Skywalker with a missing father that had been a Jedi Knight as well as an idealistic temperament and wish to go off-world. However, the character's final fate was ending up working for the Empire instead of against it. With these opposite fates and outcomes, it's likely that the character was made as a "what could have been" character in relation to Luke. It also deserves to be mentioned that Flint's character begins his journey onto the dark path after seeing the death of his mother. This is notable because his mentor, Darth Vader, also witnessed the death of his mother before starting on the path towards the dark side. This information about Vader was revealed after the release of the Marvel comic during the prequel trilogy which makes this connection all the more interesting.

Flint was used once again near the end of the Marvel series where Flint finally had a showdown with Luke. The fight was the first lightsaber battle between two Force users shown in the Expanded Universe, aside from the Luke-Vader battle in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, and disregarding the fight that Luke had with Baron Orman Tagge who was not a Force-sensitive individual. It's interesting to note that the trick that Flint tries to use on Luke during the duel (flying a boulder through the air at Luke's back) is used again by Carnor Jax in his duel with Kir Kanos during Crimson Empire. This is even more interesting considering later retcons which made Jax the replacement apprentice to Lumiya following Flint's capture.

Flint was unreferenced until a minor reference in 1995's The Essential Guide to Characters which mentioned his exploits in the Marvel run. New information on Flint eventually came in 2001 in The Essential Guide to Alien Species which mentioned Flint's work with the displaced Firrerreo species. He was then referenced again later that same year in Abel G. Peña's first article, The Emperor's Pawns which among other things, confirmed Flint's apprenticeship to Lumiya during the Marvel series. After this, Flint was mentioned in another Peña work, Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties which finally referenced Flint's death at the hands of Lumiya.

It is interesting to note that the character of Flint was involved in the first works of both Abel G. Peña and Jan Duursema who did the art for Star Wars 92: The Dream, since both are fairly popular with the current Star Wars fandom.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Annual 3: The Apprentice (First appearance)
  • Star Wars 92: The Dream

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Star Wars Annual 3: The Apprentice
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 You must be a member of Star Wars Hyperspace to view this linkEvil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties on Hyperspace (article)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Essential Guide to Alien Species
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Star Wars 92: The Dream
  5. Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous
  6. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  7. 7.0 7.1  "The Emperor's Pawns" - Star Wars Gamer 5
  8. Force Heretic I: Remnant

External links


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Transformers

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Flint is a member of G.I. Joe from the Generation One continuity family.
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Flint is a warrant officer and occasional field leader for the counter-terrorist team G.I. Joe. His real name is Dashiell R. Faireborn. He was born in Wichita, Kansas.

He is (sometimes) the son of Nathaniel Faireborn and the father of Marissa Faireborn.

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Fiction

American cartoon continuity

Voice Actor: Bill Ratner (US), Hōchū Ōtsuka → Takurō Kitagawa (Japan)
Note: Because of the romantic relationship shown between Flint and fellow G.I. Joe operative Lady Jaye, it is possible that Jaye might be Marissa Faireborn's mother, although she is never mentioned or seen.
60-year-old Flint sports the latest in 2006 clothing.

In the year 2006, Dashiell Faireborn was still quite active. Although usually busy with his duties (whatever those may be), he occassionally took enough time off to visit with his daughter, Marissa. At least, he did it often enough that young Marissa was not immediately suspicious when a Quintesson used an elaborate hologram of her father to trick her on board its ship for examination and eventual dissection.

Judging from Marissa's reaction when told that her father was visiting, it can be assumed that she and Flint have a very loving, if not particularly close, relationship. The Killing Jar

Note: Marissa's father is not named in "The Killing Jar", the episode in which his holographic double appears, nor in the script for the episode, where he is referred to only as "Civilian." His identity was suggested by his voice actor, Bill Ratner, who played Flint on the G.I. Joe, and the shared surname between Flint and Marissa; this would later be confirmed by the Sunbow master Cast List, which notes that he is a "60 year old Flint."



Japanese cartoon continuity

Binaltech

In the year 2004, a Binaltech replacement body designed for the wounded Sunstreaker had somehow been used to revive the Decepticon, Dead End.

Fearful that unjust suspicions amongst the Binaltech Project collaborators would completely derail the joint venture, the information about the Decepticon Binaltech was supressed. "Operation: Carwash" was then launched, whereby a special team of experts led by D. R. Faireborn conducted secret inquiries while Jazz investigated on his own.

D. R. Faireborn's inquiry led him to the Concurrence, a group of villainous humans who seek to eventually rid the solar system of all Transformers. He also learned that the Concurrence had teamed up with the Decepticons to achieve their goal, and that they had used an advanced combination of Dr. Arkeville's hypno-chips and Bombshell's cerebro-shells to brainwash innocent Binaltech Project scientists into reviving injured Decepticons for them. This information, he noted, should go straight to commander Ultra Magnus at Autobot City as soon as possible, so that the mind control devices could be found and nullified.

Faireborn ended his transmitted report on an anxious note, worried that Concurrence agents would soon be on him. However, he made sure to remind the recipients to keep his cover story up - to tell his family that he'd be enjoying himself at the Lunar Colony for a little while longer.

Marvel Comics continuity

Marvel US

G.I. Joe Starring Snake-Eyes And The Transformers

Flint was present at a temporary G.I. Joe base-camp that was set up outside of Millville, New York. The Joes had been staking out the town after being tipped off about a Cobra air armada being on the move - an armada, they would soon learn, that included Megatron and the Ark.

Transformers Generation 2

The Decepticon army, under Megatron's full command once more, relentlessly attacked the Earth in an attempt to draw out Optimus Prime. London, Moscow, Tokyo, Washington, D.C.... the Decepticons' carnage was global, the entire planet becoming a smoldering ruin before them.

The U.S. Army was in shambles. The G.I. Joe team, under the command of General Hawk, was given the task of salvaging the dwindling counter-offensive.

Flint was present as Hawk voiced his fears about humanity's chance of survival; unless Skydive could get them significant reinforcements, they were done for. Interrupting Hawk in mid-sentence came both Skydive and Optimus Prime... which caused Flint to wonder if Skydive knew that "significant" meant "more than one".

Skydive tried to explain that Optimus was no ordinary Autobot, but Prime cut him off. The Autobot leader went on to explain his reasoning to Hawk and Flint, saying that a full-scale conflict would only make things worse. Optimus hoped to speak to Megatron, to make him aware of an even greater evil that threatened them all... which Flint promptly spat at, figuring the giant killer robot wasn't in a listening mood.

Note: The catastrophic events depicted on Earth in the Transformers: Generation 2 series did not seem to have any effect on the regular G.I. Joe comic book.

Marvel UK

Flint is David R. Faireborn, born in Lincoln, England. As the chief commanding officer of Action Force, the British counterpart of America's G.I. Joe, Flint had several encounters with both the Autobots and Decepticons.

When exploring a mysterious report of giant creatures in the sewers under London with archaeologist Susan Hoffman, Flint and the Action Force encountered first the Protectobot Blades, and then, more ominously, Megatron.

Believed dead when a space bridge overloaded, the Decepticon leader had instead been transported into the sewers, where he had been wandering ever since (or so it seemed at the time: this was later revealed to be a different Decepticon, named Straxus, who was controlling a cloned body of Megatron's).

Flint bore witness to the final battle of the noble Centurion, who fought the Decepticon leader to a standstill, and was proud to honour the noble sacrifice of yet another old soldier.

Dreamwave's Transformers/G.I. Joe: Divided Front

Flint's father, Nathaniel Faireborn, served alongside Duke.

In 1985, a G.I. Joe team led by Flint attacked a Cobra shipping facility. While the facility was largely destroyed, Destro and Scrap-Iron managed to escape via Trouble Bubble, an act that led to Flint being reprimanded by Duke. Soon afterwards, the Joes detected the crash of an Autobot shuttlecraft near Portland. Flint was sent to retrieve it with a team of rookies, and managed to repel a Cobra strike team and recover an unconscious Blaster. Hours later, Flint's team was briefed by Duke, Stalker, and Scarlett on the threat posed by the Transformers.

Note: While it was never explicitly stated, it appears that Nathaniel Faireborn was the Flint from the 1930s.

Devil's Due's G.I. Joe/Transformers

Flint, with Cosmos help, defeated Unicron by unleashing fungus in his brain. Screw the Matrix! Black Horizon issue 2

Trivia

External links

  • Flint at YoJoe.com


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Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

The Arabic name given is an approximation. (card names)

Flint
フリント
File:FlintRDS-EN-R-1E.jpg
 English: Flint
 Arabic: فلِنت
 German: Flint
 Japanese (Kanji): フリント
 Phonetic: Furinto
Type: Spell Cards
Property: Equip Image:Equip.png
Number: 75560629
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Lore A monster equipped w A monster equipped with this card cannot change its Battle Position or attack, and has its ATK decreased by 300 points. If the equipped monster is destroyed, select 1 monster on the field and equip this card to that monster. is card to that monster.
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