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Subj: Re: And killing monsters is usually considered a good thing...
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 11:49:34 pm EDT (Viewed 170 times)
Reply Subj: Re: And killing monsters is usually considered a good thing...
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 04:23:50 am EDT (Viewed 174 times)
Quote:Dark Elves have a country, a civilization and a culture. They have women & children. Not all of them are warriors.
Obliterating them all would be the equivalent of a genocide and an atomic bombing.
Nothing suggests that they should deserve such a fate, even though they attacked Asgard multiple times.
During World War 2, hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were killed due to Allied air bombing to destroy the Japanese ability to make war and demoralize the population. During the American Civil War, General Sherman embraced total war against the South on the grounds it would demoralize the Southern War effort and destroy their ability to make war. Both were done with the intent to end those wars as quickly as possible.
The Dark Elves have made Malekith their leader and have gone along with his war effort. I do not recall seeing any Dark Elves opposing it once Malekith became king. Even Wazira became complicit when she took Malekith's place in prison.
Complete extinction? That is probable overboard. But letting War Thor lay waste to their realm with Ultimate Mjolnir as a WMD? Given the circumstances it seems to be the only solution to end the war quickly. Malekith's strength grows, casualties mount, and the "good guys" have no other way known to stop him. Asgard remains neutral with no alternative leader to Cul unless Odin decides to intervene or they somehow convince Cul to take action. And would that really make things better?
It is one thing to stop him from invading Asgard.
It is another to kill him on his own territory.
In this case, why? Surtur has demonstrated an almost obsessive desire to cause Ragnarok or worse...something Odin has spent his life trying to prevent. He already destro7ed an entire galaxy and who knows how many races besides the Korbonites Beta Ray Bill belongs to. He is kind of like The Joker in you know throwing him in Arkham is only a temporary solution at best. The Museplhim armies support Surtur in his efforts. The army at least is so fanatical that they are eager to burn their own allies. Destroying them would make it much more difficult for Surtur to try and destroy everything.