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.

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.

2 years ago
  1. bitterlips-likes reblogged this from kiango
  2. hopehoweverdire reblogged this from dracoto and added:
    I fully support killing off Thrall simply to balance out the BS reasons they gave for killing Krasus and Rhonin. Of...
  3. dracoto reblogged this from nordrassil-treehouse and added:
    DEATH TO THRALL.
  4. bitterlips reblogged this from nordrassil-treehouse and added:
    Pardon, “fuck of” what, exactly..? What about this god-awfully written and designed Mary Sue has you so confused and...
  5. nordrassil-treehouse reblogged this from fuckyeahalliance and added:
    hey man fuck of!!
  6. morbidace reblogged this from fuckyeahalliance and added:
    This. All of this. This is why I do not like Thrall. Blizzard’s writing tends to be subpar all around, but Thrall really...
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  11. garfuncle reblogged this from baenling and added:
    He’s like Superman from “The Dark Knight Returns” graphic novel. A giant tool blessed with ungodly Gary Stu powers who...
  12. rhazade-waterbender reblogged this from sxizzor and added:
    …oh, for… Thrall really is a horrible creator’s pet.
  13. sxizzor reblogged this from nancaia and added:
    i knew it was hebrew but i didn’t know it was specifically a name for jesus omfg metzen
  14. nancaia reblogged this from brilliant-smallfish and added:
    Holy fuck Goel is a title for Christ? I thought it was a Superman-style thing.
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  20. thehya reblogged this from fuckyeahalliance and added:
    OH MY GOD. THIS. ALL OF THIS. FINALLY.
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  24. brilliant-smallfish reblogged this from pennatologist and added:
    I seriously wonder where it all went wrong. Thrall was a great character back in the day because he was a fresh...
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  27. shandrethlar reblogged this from kiango and added:
    That entire fucking article is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read.