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Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« on: March 26, 2013, 09:16:56 AM »
I was wandering around the internet today and came across this. Written by Raymond E Feist, who in my opinion is the single greatest fantasy writer since Tolkien. This, more than anything anyone at IQ has said, explains Mr Roehm.

"I have no "evil" characters in my novels.  I have characters who do evil things, but that's not the same thing.  Everyone is the hero of his/her own life story."

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 12:39:31 PM »
There is a video interview with Feist on the CD version of Betrayal at Krondor, which, of course is based on his Riftwar series.

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 12:53:12 PM »
I was wandering around the internet today and came across this. Written by Raymond E Feist, who in my opinion is the single greatest fantasy writer since Tolkien. This, more than anything anyone at IQ has said, explains Mr Roehm.

"I have no "evil" characters in my novels.  I have characters who do evil things, but that's not the same thing.  Everyone is the hero of his/her own life story."

You're welcome.

Right on, Klytos!

Motivation is definitely the key.

Although Feist only had editorial input on Dynamix's "Betrayal At Krondor," it was such a tremendously well-written game that I immediately started reading "Magician" in 1993 and every book up through "Krondor: Tear Of The Gods" (2000).

Unfortunately, life got too busy in the early 2000s to continue following such a massive series of novels, but catching up with the remaining 14 books are definitely on my "someday" reading wishlist...

« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 12:56:30 PM by Goatmeal »

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 02:13:51 PM »
I was wandering around the internet today and came across this. Written by Raymond E Feist, who in my opinion is the single greatest fantasy writer since Tolkien. This, more than anything anyone at IQ has said, explains Mr Roehm.

"I have no "evil" characters in my novels.  I have characters who do evil things, but that's not the same thing.  Everyone is the hero of his/her own life story."

You're welcome.


Well said!  Nothing I can add to that.   :D

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 06:19:32 PM »
good and evil are subjective anyway - you know good cause thats what you were taught was good.

I've seen 'good' people rationalise horrible things.
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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 06:22:14 PM »
It's a good point really. In most cases the person who is evil or doing evil things doesn't think that they are doing anything wrong, most of the time they'll justify it by saying it is necessary.

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 06:44:02 PM »
I can't remember which one precicely, but the Black Guardian in Doctor Who actually stated when told how good the Fifth Doctor was
"The Doctor's good is my evil."

Strangely they mess it up a bit too, I never understood why the Trickster an agent of chaos (chaos not evil) never teamed up with  Sarah Jane, the ultimate agent of chaos for the plans of the bad guys
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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 07:27:09 PM »
"I'm not evil.  I'm just misunderstood."
"Too much spirit can be a dangerous thing. Tends to... infect others."

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 10:42:16 PM »
I'm not evil I'm mad.

Actually I'm not mad either, maybe a tad less than gruntled.
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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 04:50:16 PM »
Hell Jaime from SoIF is not evil, with ruining to much series, he done both good and terrible things reason he done them was all ways beyond some personal gain.

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Re: Answer to the Evil vs Rogue Debate
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 06:14:37 PM »
well, they were good for someone bad for someone else

theres the whole kingslayer thing where he gets loathed for doing the right thing as well
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