Character Discussion: Raistlin Majere

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  1. Lady Dark Moon

    Lady Dark Moon Goddess of Black Magic

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    it surprises me that at first he wasn't sure what he wanted to do
     
  2. Adina

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    Do you think Raistlin is truly dead or do you believe that Takhisis would stay true to her word about killing him every day only to bring him back again the next to be ripped apart?
     
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    Lady Dark Moon Goddess of Black Magic

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    in DOSF Palin found that he wasn't dead. and at the end of War of the Souls Raistlin went off with his brother into the afterlife. I think he really was granted peace for his sacrifice by Paladine
     
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    I liked Raistlin a lot. It was definitely new to see the world through the "bad guys" eyes. In most books you never see the men behind the mask, (or helm) It was a very different perspective.

    Besides the fact that Raistlin is so smart and deep, the character is profound.
     
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    Akkarin Black High Lord

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    I believe there will be much more to come of Raistlin. Peace? Ok, he's great, but he doesn't deserve peace. A lifetime of hard work wouldn't make up for his desires and what they almost cost those on Krynn and Krynn itself.
     
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    I wanted to kno....what did Raistlin Sacrifice for his magic??? im not talkin aout his body im talkin about the other thing....
     
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    Care to elaborate Jak? I don't quite understand what it is you're asking.
     
  8. Dragn9

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    I believe all people need to be forgiven for their actions especially if they tried to correct those wrongs. I think in the end Raistlin redeemed himself by sacrificing himself for Caramon and Crysania..if he was really all that evil he would have never done such a thing but would have rather tried to continue on with his conquering...but Paladine recognized the goodness in his heart...that is why I believe Paladine did grant him peace at the end with his brother...people take a lot of wrong turns in their lives but as long as they try to get back on the right track they should be forgiven.
     
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    World builder 316 Ceasar of the Hobos

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    When Raistlin was near to dying at the hands of the dark elf (I think I read that the dark elf was Dalamar. Is that true?), Fistindantilius(sp) offered to save him in exchange for his life essence.
     
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    Hey is that true? That the dark elf was Dalamar? I looked it up but I couldn't tell if it was Dalamar...then I tried to google it and came out with the same answer that it was just a dark elf. That would be crazy though if it was Dalamar...cause then Dalamar is his apprentice after. He almost kills Raistlin now he serves under Raistlin! Weird stuff...but yeah I don't know if it really was Dalamar...anybody else got an answer?
     
  11. Raistlin-sama

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    No Dalamar wasn't the dark elf, who was trying to kill Raistlin...

    Everything that happened during the test (except Fistandantilus) was conjured by the conclave, I believe.

    Read the soulforge for a more in-deepth explanation
     
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    I agree, I do not think it was Dalamar, but if it was, it was only a conjured copy of him, so it wouldn't really have been him.

    If you read Fistandantilus Reborn, you will get a good idea of the impact that the relationship between Raistlin and Fistandantilus had on the entire world of Krynn, heck the entire History of Krynn. Neat book.
    Anyone Read Fistandantilus Reborn?
    Scurn
     
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    Raistlin oozes power throughout all DragonLance. I loved reading anything I could about him, which is why the Twins series is my favourite set. His cold, yet efficient, way of dealing with situations is what impressed me the most. He would have destroyed anything and anyone in his quest for more power, and look at what he did: Challenged the gods of Krynn and won. Now, if he doesnt have claim to the title of greatest mage ever, I dont know of anyone else who deserves it.
     
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    Uhhhh....... He didn't win...... He might of, but it never happened due to his choice at the last minute(thanks to Caramon). And in Dragons of Summer Flame it hints that he wouldn't have won anyway(at least thats how I interpreted Takhisis).

    but he is definitely worthy of the title of Histories Most Powerful Mage. He became more powerful than Fistandantilus AND Magius, probably put together.

    :yakonyou :yakonyou :yakonyou
     
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    ^ true he didn't win...but It was also good that he didn't, cause then, since Caramon had gone into the future and saw what Krynn would become if Raistlin did become a god...Raistlin would have been ruling over a dead land, with basically no subjects to rule over...and where would be the fun in that?
     
  16. Renzokuken

    Renzokuken You have failed this city!

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    Alright, I concede that he didnt win. I went and checked, turns out I misread it :p

    Right on.
    Yeah, rulings no fun unless you got subjects to terrorise :D