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10-24-2011 @ 8:16AM
People complain about Thrall being Chris Metzen's Mary Sue self-insert but I'll tell you this right now: somebody on the writing staff over there has a serious hard-on for Garrosh Hellscream being the Bestest Thing EVER. The pre-Cataclysm quest-text had Thrall being treated with respect and the deference due his office as Warchief -- the post-Cataclysm quest-text has multiple NPCs outright fanboying/girling Gary H as though he's the greatest thing since goblin lube.Unfortunately, this bleeds over into the tie-in fic, where we're supposed to buy -- appropos of the plot saying so -- that Garrosh Hellscream is massively popular with the younger members of the Horde, despite the fact that he holds everything non-orcish about that organization in blatantly obvious contempt. Further, we're supposed to believe that the younger members of the three races he explicitly regards as weak and unworthy -- the trolls, the blood elves, and the Forsaken -- almost universally support his leadership...because they're "young and hungry" and also apparently enjoy being kicked in the teeth and getting up to say, "Please, sir, may I have some more?" That was pretty much where my suspension of disbelief started cracking with "The Shattering." Garrosh's ridiculously swift rise from manky emoteen to universally admired war-hero badass leader of the Horde makes his popularity feel, and read, and play, very much like an Informed Attribute.http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InformedAttribute
10-24-2011 @ 11:12AM
He's somebody's Garrosh Stu? ;)
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