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1-07-2010 @ 3:35AM
@ Alanid: Word. Illidan is far, far more complex of a character that people who are only familiar with him from WoW give him credit for. Before the massive wallbanger of BC, Illidan regularly straddled the line between villain and anti-hero. He's a textbook example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions. Illidan -never- did anything with the intent to harm anyone, not even his so-called "betrayal" (regardless of which version you go by). The worst you could accuse him of was shortsightedness and selfish pride. Illidan's fatal flaw was that he was always done in by his own stubborn insistence that he could handle things better than everyone else. There was always a kind of nuance to his motivations though. Like when he consumed the Skull's power--yes, he wanted the power boost, but he really did want to cleanse Felwood. If it just so happened to benefit him in the process, why not? :P And, bless him, he really did want to stop Arthas--even if it was to save his own hide. He didn't even go to Outland to conquer it, he just wanted a place to hide out from KJ and the Sunshine Band.I hate to sound like a broken record but what became of him in WoW was just depressing. He basically turned into a Chaotic Evil comic book villain for the sake of needing a Big Bad for that xpac. "He went crazy" is the worst sort of copout for a writer, imo.
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