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8-21-2011 @ 6:48PM
It always disappoints me how Blizzard seems to love taking formerly strong, powerful female characters (Tyrande and Jaina as the biggest two examples but also arguably even Sylvanas) and somehow manages to turn them into just girls who need their men. Jaina's behavior with Arthas in the ICC arc was highly disappointing, and a far cry from the strong girl who told Arthas she couldn't watch him torch Stratholme and turned away. Am I the only one who sees this? I can't be. I used to love Tyrande as a strong, powerful female lead then she too became not herself in the name of her man.
8-21-2011 @ 7:40PM
You're definitely not alone. I hated Jaina in ICC... so wussy and embarrassing to an entire gender. It would be different if Tyrande was non-combat priestess and diplomat all her life, but yeah, after they've established her as a capable military leader and huntress it's just disappointing.
8-21-2011 @ 7:47PM
Jaina was dealing with the first person she ever was in love with, someone she once thought she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with, and all that goes along with such relationships. Not only did she lose him at the gates of Stratholme, but over the course of WotLK, she had to accept that he couldn't be redeemed, and so she lost him *again* when he died.Considering all that, I'd think there was something seriously wrong with her if she showed absolutely no emotion throughout the entirety of ICC. The woman's not a Vulcan, she's human, and I think it would have been unrealistic for her to be completely unaffected by such very personal matters.
8-21-2011 @ 8:09PM
I wouldn't call Jaina strong, not at Stratholme. Her and Uther ran away from a difficult decision and abandoned the innocents in the name of not being practical or even trying to heal them.
8-22-2011 @ 7:53AM
@MusedMooseThere's a difference between showing emotion and becoming a weeping, blubbery mess. You can hear the pain in her voice when she turns away from Arthas at Stratholme but in ICC... it was taken to an embarassing extreme. This is the woman who sacrificed her father for her ideals and values. And she becomes... that... over a man who's not even related to her? Over a man who's killed in cold blood countless thousands of innocents? I dunno. I'm not explaining myself very well, others have done a better job, but it really just feels like there has yet to come a truly strong female heroine to Azeroth who wasn't eventually turned into something totaly watered down in the name of "her man."Garona is showing promise though.
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