Before we get started I would like to say this will be a very long post and I predict topic overall.
It's has been about two months since I last visited these forums and the Pyrrha Nikos form I was avidly apart of has grown...and all I can say is after 8k posts...wow. (see link bellow) O_O
pretty clear at this point we are pissed at Rooster Teeth...
-- WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS --
Okay you have been warned:
do a retake on all the major death -- confirmed/unconfirmed -- of some
well known hero's from multiple areas of science fiction that have
happened in the last year or so.
1. Star Wars Rebels: Ahsoka Tano
2. Star Was Force Awakens: Han Solo
3. Lord of the Rings
4. The Hobbit (a lot of dwarfs died in the making of that film)
5. Avenger Age of Ultron: Quick Silver
6. World of Warcraft: Garrosh Hellscream (hero of the horde)
7. Red vs. Blue: Church
8. Star Wars Clone Wars: Echo, Hardcase, Thorn, Heavy, Keeli, etc.
are many more; but the point is we have a problem and no one is taking a stand, and calling out those that are twisting the word "Hero". I see the well known series Game of Thorns by
George R. R. Martin, infecting the fictional genres as a whole both in film and video games. It's depressing that people actually like seeing heroes die. I
thought personally RWBY would be different, giving us a true fantasy
that take our western folk lore and brings it into a new adaptation.
I have done mathematics about Pyrrha's death to try and prove her death impossible; was told magic and disowned. I tried comparing the binding of Juane and Pyrrha's aura as a Paladin "lay of hands" trait like in WoW; again disowned. Each time I suggest something practical and in line with our western fantasy people seem to screech in horror.
Maybe I am to "black and white" and reality is I don't agree with the death, or the idea of "killing off" a major "hero" without at least giving them a proper "victory or death" fight. Look at the horde for crying out loud, why are they so popular? Simple, they hold honor above justice, you prove yourself by actions and you win. Pyrrha deserved a warriors death, not a french execution. If a hero dies they should go out giving the all like every clone and Jedi in the Clone Wars. Heck even J. J. R. Tolkien gave us an awesome last minute, suicide, battle that won the day. Heroes are heroes because they sacrifice everything and are redeemed.
Now I am not perfect, I am only human, and therefore neither right nor wrong. Yet I tend to think -- and pray -- people don't want heroes to die. A good hero and villain combo will hold honor between both sides. Thus making them appear to be equals with different goals and aspiration. You don't strike an opponent while they are down, you throw them a sword, tell them to get up, spit the blood out of there month, and engage one last time.
They say leave it all on the field, leave it all on stage, and so leave it all on the battle ground where you opponent shall lay. If you feel the need, follow up with a good game (GG). :)
Now I will not be back on until Monday, so I look forward to all the criticism and feedback good/bad. Lastly, I am not a grammar nut; therefore, I apologize for any miss-spellings or sentence structure issues.