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[Netflix] The Dragon Prince Book 2: Sky (Discussion Thread)

Rainfall

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Yeah makes sense, feel dumb having forgotten that obvious point, still seems at odds with what we know about Harren's nature since he had to have known that the blowback wouldn't have been worth it, would like to see more background than that. Guess we didn't see him in full-blown vengeful grief mode.
Normally, he was not THAT guy. But Arrow at this point wasn't a rational actor. His wife was dead, which on top of his grief robbed him of his most reasonable advisor.

By the time he woke up and found out his vengeance didn't make him feel any better? And found out that the Dragon King's son had been killed on top of that?... Well, no wonder he's quite resigned to his fate when the Moonshadow elves showed up. :(
 

Naxuul

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My bet on why they killed the Storm King: Viren convinced Harrow he could bring back the dead using parts of the Storm King. Either it outright failed or failed in less pleasant ways. It would explain the early interactions between the two pretty well, especially Harrow's reaction to the offer of a dark magic solution.

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Rainfall

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Hmm... I dunno, Viren doesn't seem to be the kind to over-promise like that. Dark magic is nasty and very dangerous but it ain't outright Faustian. If Viren says he can do something, he can do it.

Now whether any given "something" will actually solve anything, or not cause further problems... that's less his strong suit.
 

Bashful82

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Gawd, I love the characters in this show. I was so glad Soldier Dum-Dum survived his imprisonment - for some reason, I just love that character.
 

vernuf

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Gawd, I love the characters in this show. I was so glad Soldier Dum-Dum survived his imprisonment - for some reason, I just love that character.
Any guy who can remain cheerful and optimistic in a completely unjust and terrible imprisonment is pretty awesome.
 

Dave999

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Now caught up on the show.

Am I not supposed to be entirely Team Human and F*** the Elves like in Skyrim?

Because that's where I am.
 

Leliel

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I'm not sure I need the perspective of guys who exiled humans en masse.
Funnily enough, I'm just as sure we do, because right now, it seems almost justified; dark magic really is kind of toxic and promotes a toxic viewpoint of transactional thinking. We know the elves are wrong about arcanums being something in-born, but the fact a human can develop one makes the purple glow pointless, even if it's easier (quicker, more seductive).

I have trust in the series to explain why that's not the case, because the forced emigration from Xadia was compared to the Trail of Tears, but right now, the only person who seems like he knows anything beyond propaganda involving history is Aaravos, and, well, his first lines involve complementing Viren's sensibility for not trusting him off the bat.
 

Nessalantha

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I suspect, much like Avatar had a number of friendly Fire Nation subjects, there are going to be elves and other magical creatures who opposed the exile of all humans.

The dark magic thing reminds me of a scene from The Silver Chair, where the protagonists overhear some villains discussing how they killed and ate a talking deer. For Jill, for whom this was her first trip to Narnia, it was a sad thing to kill an obviously magical creature. For Eustace, who had been to Narnia before and befriended some talking animals, these villains were straight-up murderers. For Puddleglum, a Narnian, he was as disgusted as if the bad guys had been talking about eating a baby.

So, for Claudia, who really only knows dark magic, it's no big deal, and she's apparently like the proverbial frog in the slowly boiling plot. For Callum, who has a talent for the elven type of magic, he feels tainted even by using it once. Maybe for the elves, who are born attuned to an arcanum, they don't see any difference between squishing a spider to take its magic, and cracking open the Dragon Prince's egg or stabbing an elf for the same.
 
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