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I am reminded of Ganondorf's speech at the end of The Wind Waker about his people in the Gerudo Desert facing burning winds with the sun and the bitter cold with the moon...and how he coveted Hyrule's gentle breeze and lack of suffering for its people.

Even Ganondorf, the Legend of Zelda series' primary antagonist and perhaps literal incarnation of evil, had the capacity for an honourable goal once - he wanted to bring his people into a peaceful and tranquil land, and cursed the Gods for their suffering. Sure, he's not very redeemable beyond that point, but people still find this a poignant mark for the character.

Characters with depth just make a more interesting story. The idea that your antagonist greatly depends on your point of view is something Jagex seems intent on hammering-home with the Sixth Age...

Perhaps Nomad can become the pure villain in the future, with everyone of any faction generally having no reason to think otherwise at this point. Bandos was coming close to that point of the divine entities, but any potential (for good or bad) with him is obviously moot for him post-death. Sliske seems, at least to me, the rival of the World Guardian, but perhaps not necessarily the villain in the process (as the Gods have their rivalries, Sliske may be portrayed as the World Guardian's - even if you can agree with him and enjoy his character, he is often involved in things as, effectively, our antithesis).

I thought they would do this with the Dragonkin once RotM launched, but even now they're quite tragic characters and have floated above the irredeemable barrier.
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People with hair, they're the ones we really need to stop.

Let's make Gielinor a place for the bald.
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26-Jun-2016 05:55:36

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