i’m just really into loghain feeling guilty about stuff because people seem to paint him as some cackling, scheming arl howe type who never regrets anything in his life
YES. And I’ll never understand why people insist on this limited view. Maybe because it’s easier to kill him that way?
He is a man consumed by survivor’s guilt (His parents, his father’s camp, Maric, Rowan, Celia, all the troops lost at West Hill, Ostagar etc.) and regret. It only takes one scene to see that, and that is Zevran’s introduction. It’s not so much his resigned, exhausted way of speaking even, but his body language.
And here’s a sadly cut line of his directed on Alistair……”I regret many things. But dwelling on what could have been serves no one, least of all Cailan. I will make peace in my own time.”
And before people ask for proof, here is the conversation:
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pick a side, clint.
If everyone just follows their instructions, takes care of their particular role to a tee, everything is going to be fine.
This isn’t a fucking competition Legolas
Any time anyone says Tolkien isn’t funny, I bring up this scene.
To put it in context, Aragorn is a ridiculously good tracker. He had just been literally lying flat on his belly on the ground, his ear pressed to the dirt, so he could listen for footsteps of the army that was way, way out of sight. We’re talking miles away, here. Aragorn was listening to the ground. And from that, he figured out that there were a lot of riders, on hecka fast horses, heading right towards them, with the intention of fucking their shit up. Pretty badass, right?
Cue Legolas, a.k.a. You Little Shit. Legolas is an elf. His eyesight and hearing is ridiculously good. Like, it puts any human’s to shame.
He literally let Aragorn lie there on the ground and strain to hear footsteps in the distance for no reason. And when Aragorn got up, the little shit drove the point home by saying “Oh yeah, I see them, I’ve seen them this whole time, there’s a hundred and five of them, oh yeah and they’re all blonde and they’re carrying spears nbd”
Cue Aragorn gritting his teeth in frustration and Legolas smirking like the sassy pointy-eared fuck that he is.
This may actually be my favorite part of LOTR okay
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”