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9-08-2010 @ 4:09PM
Well Mike I did read the book and I just find it interesting that you see that single moment in that same light (ha ha). It's Turalyon that the Naru reach out to near the end of Beyond the Dark Portal to give him a vision of people in other worlds fighting the same evil he is facing in Draenor. It's that same vision that galvanizes him into stopping Ner'zhul and keeping even more Aliens from suffering the same fate as those that were slaughtered by the Horde. It's interesting that if he's such a douche-bag about aliens that the Naru would have reached out to him, of all people. So, sorry if I don't see that one single moment as a blatantly "racist or ... planetist (??)" act. This is where he realizes that the horde weren't even just blood thirsty enemies (and possibly neighbours) that, for whatever reason, were bent on the destruction of humanity out of need but that they were people doing the same thing because they destroyed the goodness of THEIR own world first. Yes, that wasn't implicit in that moment either but given everything that had gone before concerning that character and the behaviour of Doomhammer, sorry, it's a lot easier to attribute a positive to Turalyon’s actions. So, there is my bias I guess. ;-p I think it's pretty well-rounded though. There are Orcs I admire like Thrall, his parents etc but I'll never see Doomy as a hero.OH and yeah, I think there is a place for compassion in warfare, that’s why I believe in the term: War Crime.
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