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9-21-2011 @ 5:36PM
And this quite nicely wraps up everything I hate about Maiev. The world isn't as black and white as she wishes it was, and when she's so single mindedly determined to prove it things get dangerous. I don't like Mal or Tyrande at all, but they at least have proven they can learn and adapt. Maiev not so much.
9-21-2011 @ 6:55PM
Ironically, flip that around and that's why I adore Maiev so much. She never flinches from her convictions, even when those convictions drag her down to ruin. She spent ten thousand years guarding a traitor - ten thousand years! - and followed him across two worlds. Maiev gave everything that she was to her work, until when Illidan was finally slain there was *nothing left*. Maiev will never negotiate with the enemy, will never make deals or let them go free. She is implacable, inexorable, and unflinching in her pursuit of justice.Unfortunately, the laws she's enforcing are the ones Tyrande originally set up, and which Tyrande has later gone back on. So yeah, she's a little at odds with Night Elf society these days - I'm sure someone will say "crazy" but she's really not. It's a real shame that she felt she had to oppose Malfurion and Tyrande with force rather than politics - Tyrande has been *very lucky* that her political rivals have become open enemies, to be crushed by mercenaries and the Alliance. Her inactivity and failures in Ashenvale, her husband's collaboration with orcs in Hyjal, mean that her position politically has never been weaker. A more militaristic Night Elf who *didn't* resort to open warfare could easily usurp political control of Night Elf society from her.Do I think that Maiev could have been that elf? Absolutely not. Everything I love about Maiev says that she would be a *terrible* politician. But as the red right hand of the law, she is glorious.
9-21-2011 @ 8:31PM
Why don't you try appreciating characters for having points of view other than your own sometime?
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