One of the best articles I’ve read in a while. It discusses how poorly Thrall is written as a character, and yet no one (at least in Blizzard) seems to notice. An excerpt:
"In the comic, Jaina convinces Varian to attend a peace summit at Theramore to attempt to build a peaceful relationship with Thrall and the Horde. Varian brings Valeera, a Blood Elf who escaped slavery with Varian, and his son Anduin. Thrall brings Garrosh, who from a chronological perspective, made the first of his asshat moments, and Reghar Earthfury, the orc who kept two of the members of the Alliance delegation as slaves against their will. Not only does [Thrall] tolerate slavery within the Horde, he thinks it’s a good idea to make the slavemaster a trusted adviser on the peace process. No one brought up how immensely hypocritical and bone headed this is, and yet people wonder why Varian doesn’t like Thrall.”
I bolded the last line because everyone is so quick to throw the “racist” label at Varian, and they really don’t seem to grasp just how much of a douchebag Thrall is for what he allowed the Horde to do to others after being a slave, himself. Read this article. It also branches off into the depth and development of Fandral Staghelm, and how the story arc of this rounded and troubled character was abruptly (and without explanation) ended to emphasize the power and importance of
Green Jesus Goku Go’el.