Talk:Christopher Blair

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I am new here :) I don't know the article's sources but currently I am watching the Academy cartoon episodes and the article doesn't tell anything about it. For starters, Maverick is seen sending messages to his parents, whom the article mentions to be dead. Second, he is seen transferred to the Claw still in his academy years, while the movie doesn't mention anything about it. And finally, several events from the cartoon episodes are kept silent from the article.

So, what is the policy here? Should we add some things from the cartoons or are they non-canon? Paladin 03:26, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

My understanding is that the 'parents' in WCATV are his foster parents - that is, his aunt and uncle. It's not that the series is 'kept silent', just that no one has contributed information from it yet. The WCATV series is definitely part of the 'canon'. - Wedge

Blair was raised by his father's sister's family - Jennifer and her husband, who opposed his service (Wing Commander movie novel, 63). The plan for Academy's second season was for him to show up as an anti-war senator. - Bob McDob 03:02, 14 August 2010 (CDT)

How can Blair be 'born to a farmer' if Devi was his biological mother? Also, did Blair really marry Rachel? I don't have The Price of Freedom novel, but I always thought Blair and Rachel were only in a relationship with each other and hadn't actually got married. - Wedge

I'd cut both out. The information on Devi comes from the Confed Handbook and two movie novels, and precious little comes from the latter aside from a recurring "intuition" of her that appears as a kind of specter during dream- and hallucination-like sequences. Pretty much everything we know about Arnold is in his obit. As for Rachel, the novel calls it a "May-December romance" and his obit in the Secret Ops fiction makes no mention of her. - Bob McDob 03:02, 14 August 2010 (CDT)
Done. Would you review the Rachel bit to see if I got that right, please? I don't know much of that period outside of the WC3/4 PC games. - Wedge

Do we have a source for the claim that Blair's average kill rate was 400 per year? Player character aside, that's an extraordinary number of kills in the WC universe - compare with Maniac's score of 2000 from his entire career from WC1 to just before Prophecy. - Wedge

Remember that Blair was only a combat pilot for about five years - the court martial didn't just take him off the front lines for ten years, it chained him to a desk.
That aside, the ICIS entry (29) credits him as the "eleventh greatest ace in Space Force history, and the man who holds the all time record for Kilrathi Ace kills." If we're judging from numbers alone, that would put him in front of Maniac, who's ranked 14th - but I'm not sure we are. Maniac is explicitly ranked "fourteenth highest-scoring ace", while Blair is simply called the "greatest". There's a recurring bit that comes up now and again that puts Blair as eleventh because of some kind of graded scoring system, where earlier pilots are ranked higher based on equipment disparity. I'm not sure where that's from and it needs to be looked into. - Bob McDob 03:02, 14 August 2010 (CDT)
The question remains if we can really state that this was his average kill score in the article. Also, I'm not sure about the graded scoring system thing: my understanding is simply that earlier pilots racked higher kill scores because of the relative ease with which to dispatch unshielded Kilrathi fighters. - Wedge

I'd remove the average kills. It's a useless stat that requires more explanation than it deserves. --Dundradal 09:06, 14 August 2010 (CDT)

Is the "Pilgrim" storyline actually canon? I'm talking about the plot from the 1999 movie. I haven't read the novels that contain Blair, so I'm not clear on that. --Jamchris 13:03, 29 October 2018 (EST)