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1-17-2011 @ 2:30AM
Going to Saeadame's above comment on whether a flaw could unmake a Mary Sue, I believe that that would put Tirion solidly out of the Sue realm. If you look at Tirion's story in Vanilla WoW, the very traits that he displays in Wrath (treating races equally, his stubborn belief in what is 'right', faith that the Light would favor the just, and so forth) not only affected him, they came close to destroying him! Tirion was a Lord in Hearthglen before he chose to save an orc's life. That act cost him him his lordship, his family, his friends, EVERYTHING but his life. He was living alone as a hermit when we first met him in Vanilla. His decision to reunite with his son led directly to Taelan's death. If you want to extend that a bit, his decision to obey the terms of his exile and not help defend the towns and villages of Lordaeron probably caused many helpless civilians to die for lack of protection. While his fortunes in Wrath have taken a turn for the better, he's still very much the same man. (And I'll remind you that his predictability very nearly got all of us killed when Arthas decided to let Tirion do the recruit training for a change. Aka: the end of the LK fight when we discover Arthas' master plan.) The only difference is that Tirion's bullheadedness and his faith in the Light have attracted followers, followers who wanted the LK dead, but didn't know how to recruit and prepare a fighting force.
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