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3-17-2010 @ 3:46PM
IIRC, the quest dialog and the text in the manual have both been saying he was driven mad by the forces he unleashed, for as far back in the game as I can remember... It's not like the text on that page was some sort of new retcon or anything.I agree "driven insane" is an overused plot device, though, I don't feel like it's somehow making me think that all mentally-ill people are somehow demonized by a troll losing his sanity by tampering with forces he ought naught (I guess I might also be thinking of thos old "voodoo" movies, stories, etc.., any more than a "mad scientist," or "mad bomber," or "The Mad Hatter." Hell, one could probably argue it's more demonizing to the people that practice the religion that the troll's "voodoo" is based on, than mentally-ill people... Ultimately, though, they're just plot devices and character stereotypes in a videao game, and they are what they are, good or bad. But that's my two cents.
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