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1-02-2011 @ 9:58PM
I don't think its fair to say Sylvanas the Banshee Queen has ever been a "good" character, but I don't think Blizz is turning her into the next Kael and setting her up to die in 4.2.We all like to point out the couple Forsaken who disagree with what Sylvanas is doing (and are allowed to, meaning she isn't LK-mind-controlling anyone), but the fact is the vast majority of Forsaken support her. Forsaken who are of their own free will and mind are fighting and dying for her in Gilneas and Hillsbrad and Arathi, something they wouldn't do if they didn't support her. Characters like Argent Dawn Forsaken or the Apothecary that uses grenades are there to highlight the free will of the Forsaken and to show that they aren't all of a single mind and purpose, just like any other faction. There were a handful of Forsaken who left Sylvanas pre-Cata, there are some now, this isn't all that new.I think if you're an average Forsaken right now, she's probably in the best position she's ever been in. She's beaten the Lich King, she's solved the issue of procreation, and she's quite successful militarily in this expansion. And if she gets killed what will happen to the Forsaken? And who is to say her replacement would be any less "evil" than she is?I'm going to agree (inc downvote) with Artificial and say she's pretty morally gray, though I won't go as far to say she's a "good" character (though who, save for Thrall maybe, is?). I see a genuine concern for the welfare of her people in a world that despises them, tangled and muddled by an enormous amount of power and morally ambiguous decisions and often no real reward for taking the high road. I think what she did to Koltira was evil and unnecessary, but I also think that most of Silverpine shows she's not a mindless killing machine and being set up for raid boss status. I wouldn't kill her, I can tell you that.
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