Duncan Fisher

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The subject of this article is exclusively described in apocryphal sources, i.e. in official BattleTech products that do not fall under the current definition of canon. Consequently, the subject of this article may not be canonical.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.


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Duncan Fisher
Affiliation Solaris Broadcasting Corporation
Profession/
occupation
Solaris Games Announcer

Created primarily by voice actor George Ledoux out of a barebones concept that he was given to work with for the Solaris Games portion of the MechWarrior IV computer game, the Duncan Fisher character apparently struck a chord with players of the MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries game and gained tremendous popularity. It took on a life of its own in the fashion of a BattleTech meme among the BattleTech player community, to the point where players lobbied Harebrained Schemes to hire George Ledoux as a voice actor for the upcoming BattleTech video game they had under development (even though the game's setting and timeframe precluded an appearance of the Duncan Fisher character proper).
George Ledoux reprised the role of Duncan Fisher for the MechWarrior: Living Legends fan project and a promotional video for Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech video game Kickstarter campaign, among others, and most recently the teaser trailer for the MechWarrior Online Solaris expansion alongside the canonical Lars Olafson.

History[edit]

In Duncan's younger days he was an up-and-coming 'Mech pilot competing in the medium-weight class competition.[citation needed]

As of ca. 3066,[1] Duncan Fisher was already an established announcer in the Solaris Games on Solaris VII. He covered the feats of the mercenary MechWarrior "Spectre" in the arenas, namely in The Jungle, The Factory, and the Steiner Coliseum.

Canonicity[edit]

Appearing only in publications that do not meet the current criteria for Canon in the BattleTech universe and are thus considered apocryphal (or otherwise outright non-canon), the character Duncan Fisher must be considered apocryphal as well at this time.

Note that this only covers his voiceover in the game. Any additional fan-made ("fanon") information about Duncan Fisher (including his backstory and visual depiction) was never published in any official capacity, and is therefore non-canonical fan fiction.


References[edit]

  1. Duncan Fisher at one point refers to Theodore Gross's championship fight in 3062 as a past event that he had witnessed, and in 3068 the Solaris Games were subverted by the Word of Blake during their occupation of the planet in the Jihad; this establishes a timeframe between 3063 and 3068. However, "Spectre" does not match any of the canonically established champions from the 3060s period. Within the MechWarrior IV game, the Solaris VII campaign is tentatively set in 3066; however, many conflicts that serve as backdrop for the game fall outside its purported 3066/3067 timeline in accepted BattleTech canon.

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