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9-08-2010 @ 2:02PM
I know Uther did great deeds, but I still can't get over his failures in the 3rd War, especially in regards to Arthas. I can't but help to think that had he stuck with Arthas, he would have been able to temper the young paladin, instead of running like a whiny tattle-taler to his daddy to go tell on him. I'd take Tirion over Uther every day of the week and twice on sunday. I could also think of some other paladins, such as Bolvar Fordragon, that I would consider as "greater" than Uther.That all being said, I think most of us would agree, Turalyon is probably the greatest of them all. Most bad-ass pally ever. Another great post, keep up the good work. :)
9-08-2010 @ 2:36PM
There is NO way that Turalyon would have gone into purge Strath. with Arthas though. I know some people see that as a failure on both Uther and Jaina's part but that boggles me. It's set in stone that that act was the beginning-of-the-end for his soul. Turalyon is defined by his compassion, as much as his prowess. He felt bad killing Black Dragon eggs for gosh-sakes (which solidified my love for him forever).Sure, he'd maybe have some compassion for Arthas but he would NOT have participated in killing his own people, ever. That is why for me he isn't "Bad-Ass", as that term has never been more than chest-thumping to me, rather he's a true hero.
9-08-2010 @ 5:03PM
I don't really know what the "right" thing for Jaina and Uther would have been to do during the Culling. Should they have helped? Should they have stopped Arthas?What I do know is they did nothing. They felt so strongly in their convictions that they walked away like little wusses. Jaina couldn't watch Arthas do it? But she couldn't freeze him? Uther couldn't stop him?They just walked off and whined, portraying it like some great event.
9-08-2010 @ 5:25PM
Ah I see, interesting take on it I guess. :)I guess I'd argue that there is a difference between saying NO to your prince, technically the guy in charge at the moment, and actually preventing him from doing what he was doing, especially when a number of the soldiers were behind him.It's a really good point though. One could argue that at least Jaina may have learned from that moment since she was willing to freeze Varian in the Undercity, preventing him from attacking Thrall. This is why I do not see her as the whiney, token character that a lot of people make her out to be. (fighting an uphill battle on that one)Point taken. :) Though I don't think Arthas was deserving of much respect by this point but that's my bias. I thought he was a spoiled douchsnozzle (official term ;-)before his "down-fall." Jaina can do a lot better.
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