Spacetraindriver

Your Favorite Randomized Kerbals

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We all know Jebediah, Valintina, Bill, and Bob. However, one can't run an interplanetary space program off of just 4 Kerbalnauts! So we have the others, whose names are randomly generated. These are often the un-sung heros of the space program, doing far more dangerous, pioneering, and/or signifigant actions and get no praise. This thread is to shine light on them! 

Currently I am quite attatched to one specific female Kerbal named Beala. Some of you might know that my main 4 ate currently on vacation. So Beala has been taken the brunt of the force, the work of 4 veteran kerbals on her. And she did a good job! At first she was a test pilot, and I just happned to be on a craft making rampage. She flew on most of them. Then I realized this. I continued on until I grew an attatchment to her. And I wasn't exactly grateful at first, sending her on almost suicide missions, and she survived! She is assigned on all of my most inportant flights, I recall she was on the STS-0.1, and I think STS-1 as well. She did far more of the grimey work, while the others are reserved for more 'press worthy' work. That is until the shuttle program, as stated earlier, launched. :wink: 

So who are your unsung heros?

My original idea of this thread was to talk about your favorite randomized kerbals' names AND their stories! So just keep that in mind...

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Red Shirt    652

The big 4 seem to creep into every flight. When I remember to give them the boot my lineup includes Trauki - she is my favorite pilot. She almost always returns to Kerbin with an intact craft. Jeb can't say that.  I also have Jendine as a back up pilot. My engineer of choice is Harmy. Why? His name is close to Harney - they sell great tea.   

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MR L A    33

I've had Elon, which was cool. But also Lana.. LANA.. LANAAAAAAAAAAA

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322997am    151
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i had a self generated engineer who was named Scotty.

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qzgy    1730
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My sister got attached to two kerbals named Patbo and Malman (and one I edited so that it was named after her). Naturally, I also kinda got attached. I turned Malman and her name sake into orange suits on my main testing save.

 

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ARS    351

I have conburry kerman who test fly 174-seat passenger jet when the big 4 is on the mun. Conburry seems to never lose his cool when flying a huge aircraft that's barely able to turn. His excitement in flight might turns into a horrified looks when something goes wrong though

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I normally ignore rescue contracts (other space agencies don't fit into my worldview), but when I saw one come up for Nina Kerman, I couldn't say no.  She became my first Kerbal to step onto Duna, though that was in a pre-lifesupport game so I am not sure I count it as anything but a sim anymore.

Nina is my daughter's name.  :)

 

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NSEP    2872

My favourite was Burger Kerman.

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Archgeek    318
On 5/16/2017 at 3:07 AM, NSEP said:

My favourite was Burger Kerman.

If you ever happen to derp with @NecroBones's Burger mod, 'sounds like you've got yer kerb.

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MiffedStarfish    904

Probably Erianna Kerman, the first pilot of my favorite ship, the EX-9 Eos. I had a half finished story showing off the Eos with her as the Pilot, and by sheer chance she and her EX-9 were the sole survivors of the 2v1 Battle of Minmus, destroying 2 enemy vessels. Even though she is regularly piloting ships during armour testing, she is yet to be killed in any of my saves.

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Triop    3713
1 hour ago, joacobanfield said:

Herdan Kerman, for bonus rhymes.

Great, now I want a Hardon Kerman. :lol:

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DarkOwl57    1655

Thompy Kerman

I think SQUAD has an @Just Jim Emiko Station addiction

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FungusForge    273

I had a Harm Kerman in a BDArmory install once. She was a heck of a pilot.

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helaeon    97

Melty Kerman.... from a rescue mission in low Kerbol orbit.

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Just Jim    8254
6 hours ago, DarkOwl57 said:

Thompy Kerman

I think SQUAD has an @Just Jim Emiko Station addiction

While that's a nice thought, Thompberry was a game generated name. Emiko Station was just getting going, and I was thinking I need a mad scientist of some sort, and when I went and looked, there was a scientist named Thompberry.... and I knew that was the one. 

So anyone has a chance of getting a Thomp-something.... or Thompberry himself.

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kraden    208

I had a scientist named Dudewin on a previous save. The guy had really high courage and very low stupidity and ended up becoming my primary scientist. Wishing I had him back right now :rolleyes:

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adsii1970    4386

I've got a few: Doodemon, Thompberry, Kerny, and Gilti...I even have a Ralph and Karloff that were randomly named...

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