Comments on: What’s With All The Smug Characters? http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/ Swords, Sorcery, And Then Some! Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:14:54 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 By: Fallen http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9169 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:02:39 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9169 So its basically has the sword of truth’s “I will only kill those who deserve to die”, without the “I can cut through anything” and “You can access the experience of all past wielders”

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By: Guignol http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9168 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:02:09 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9168 The sword Need was unable to strike women (or beings in the form of women) either for most of Mercedes Lackey’s Oath-series books. Was still a kick-a!s sword. “Women’s Need made me and Women’s Need calls me / Her Need I will answer as my Maker bade me”. I’m kind of wanting to go back & re-read those books now…

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By: @david http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9167 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:36:24 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9167 yeah what the guy who I just realized I had in my name space earlier said. It was a great sword to give a young man in a tribe like that. a strong serviceable blade that doesn’t kill people who’s deaths would be a problem….

except it killed the father which typhon may or may not have been trying to do based on various accounts, so maybe it also *kills* people you don’t want dead if it would help fate or some such s!!t which makes the sword quite dangerous to be carrying

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By: @gusticus http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9166 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:32:40 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9166 damn. apparently I left that in the name bar….this was not a reply to that guy but it would seem that the previous thing I had said was

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By: @gusticus http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9165 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:31:57 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9165 except he *chose* to only cut the dragonling’s clothing off because he was so pissed that always happens to him now. Typhon didn’t know she would go “eek” and bound away after that.

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By: SMJB http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9164 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:33:10 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9164 Holy crap! All that fanservice wasn’t fanservice–it was foreshadowing!!!

Well, except when it was, of course. Unless we find out later that Peonie’s frequent nekkedness is actually her subconscious efforts to battle a curse of overheating. 😛

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By: Marscaleb http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9163 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9163 If it stops you from killing anyone you shoulnd’t….
Test it on him!

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By: Matt [in Middletown] http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9162 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:32:08 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9162 He’s the narrator, a special class of character in the story.
It is theirs to see everything, hear everything and know everything.

And be smug about it, like cats.

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By: DocSavage http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9161 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:43:39 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9161 OK either he’s related to Santa Claus, they are in the far north after all, or he personally knows the author. 😉 Seriously, I want this guy’s crystal ball!

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By: Guesticus http://archive.exiern.com/2013/10/01/whats-with-all-the-smug-characters/#comment-9160 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:38:24 +0000 http://www.exiern.com/?p=3361#comment-9160 David: we are not talking about a child in modern times, we are talking about a barbarian warrior in the times of ‘people killing other people with swords’ being giving a sword that doesn’t kill

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