Archive for February 9, 2020
Sung Kang is returning as Han for F9, and one of Han's fake names in the Fast & Furious franchise is the best Easter egg of the series. Han made his debut in the franchise all the way back in 2006's Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. As a longtime collaborator with director Justin Lin, Sung Kang was brought into the fold to play the charming driver. Despite his apparent death in that film, Han returned for the next three films, only for his death to be shown again at the end of Fast & Furious 6.
These additional appearances by Han were used to help tie together the various stories that the Fast & Furious franchise was telling. Along the way to box office dominance, these movies began operating like a shared universe. Through various references and Easter eggs, the Fast Saga became more connected than ever before. But, the franchise has also included an assortment of other Easter eggs over the years that reference Marvel or actors' other films, like the reference to Jason Statham's The Italian Job in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
However, the best Easter egg that the franchise has included is one of Han's alias. In Furious 7, Han's file is shown for a brief second and his last name is an incredible reference to another charismatic rogue. The file says his full name is Han Seoul-Oh, a clever nod to Harrison Ford's iconic Star Wars character Han Solo. While many would rightfully think this is Han's full name, that is not the case according to Justin Lin, who clarified on social media that Han Seoul-Oh is a fake ID used by Han.
Han playfully referencing the iconic smuggler with this codename just goes to show how big of a fan he is of Han Solo. Unintentionally, there is now another layer of irony to Fast & Furious' Han choosing Seoul-Oh to be his last name for his ID. Assuming that the Star Wars movies do exist within the Fast Saga, then both versions of Han obtained their last names because of IDs after Solo: A Star Wars Story revealed Han Solo got his last name because he was traveling alone. But, Han Seoul-Oh may not be aware of that yet depending on how F9 explains his return from the dead.
With Justin Lin claiming that Han Seoul-Oh is a fake name for the character, the truth to Han's name is more complicated than some may think. Lin isn't just the only director to use Han in the Fast & Furious franchise, but he and Sung Kang have a working relationship that goes back even further. In Lin's film Better Luck Tomorrow, Kang stars a character named Han Lue and it is believed that this version of Han is the same one in Fast & Furious. That is not yet confirmed though, so F9 could finally provide some much-needed details on Han's backstory, especially as it answers how he survived the previous crash.
Destiny 2 Warlocks are benefiting from yet another new exploit that makes them insanely powerful - this time, infinite flaming swords. Destiny 2 has produced some spectacular glitches in its time, from the Wish-Ender bow's multiple massive damage bugs to a glitch that allowed players to completely avoid Destiny 2 bosses' AOE kill abilities, to the reign of the Guardian-melting Prometheus Lens in the Crucible, players have had a lot of interesting things to enjoy or hate.
One prior glitch gave Warlocks unlimited Nova Bombs in Destiny 2's Mayhem PVP mode. This effectively turned every match into a game of dodgeball with players constantly running away from massive purple orbs as they attempted to defeat their opponents. This was fun - for Warlocks. The rest of the community was not the least bit happy with the constant spamming, and now Warlocks have a new, even stronger advantage thanks to a Dawnblade exploit which gives them access to apparently infinite flaming sword attacks.
Destiny 2 Dawnblade Warlocks love throwing around flaming swords - and now they can do it indefinitely thanks to an easy-to-pull-off glitch involving the class' super ability. This gives them a major advantage in the Crucible and allows Dawnblades to wreak havoc on even the toughest of mobs. While this is handy for strikes, it makes PVP matches a battle of who has the most Dawnblades. Twitch Streamer Gladd first showed off how the new Destiny 2 glitch works and shared the video on Twitter, embedded below:
To activate the newest Destiny 2 glitch, a Dawnblade must first activate his or her super. Immediately after, they should open their inventory and equip a new weapon. After that, they are basically the Human Torch for the foreseeable future. Dawnblades then have unlimited use of their super ability and can burn their enemies to a crisp with abandon. Some are angry with Gladd and other streamers for making the glitch, which he says was discovered by CzRSpecV, public, but widespread use will encourage Bungie to fix it sooner rather than later. This glitch has been known by players for months, according to Gladd, and likely isn't one Bungie will ban players for using.
When the Prometheus Lens was basically an instant kill or Warlocks could chuck infinite orbs, Bungie explained that a fix was on the way and no bans would occur. This situation will likely play out the same way, so players should take advantage of the opportunity to go crazy with it while the newest in Destiny 2's long line of exploits still exists.
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