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    Why do people like Sylvanas?

    Sylvanas is one of Warcraft's most popular characters, and I can't figure out why. Her record as a leader isn't very impressive. She doesn't have a great fondness for her people. She's lost much of her character depth. The only thing I can gather is that she's considered 'hawt'.

    Can anyone help me out?
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    She was the catalyst that allowed the Forsaken to break the mind control the Lich King held over them. Without her, there would be no Forsaken, just more Scourge.

    I like her because I mainly play undead and because she's a foil to Thrall, who I like as well but for different reasons, in their leadership styles.
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    She has boobs, thats the only reason. If Sylvanas was a man, then nobody would like her/him

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    I hated her, despised her in WC3, delighted in her torture by arthas. Then she kinda grew on me as I leveled an undead. But then, that story of sylvanas came out, about how she didn't really care for her people, how she was just using them as a tool to destroy arthas, and that kinda brought her back down (even with her suicide revelation/resurrection)

    Now I'm kinda...eh.

    I'd like her if she wasn't such a bitch to me. Horde leaders are mean ; _ ;
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    Quote Originally Posted by grisset View Post
    She was the catalyst that allowed the Forsaken to break the mind control the Lich King held over them. Without her, there would be no Forsaken, just more Scourge.

    I like her because I mainly play undead and because she's a foil to Thrall, who I like as well but for different reasons, in their leadership styles.
    The Lich King's waning power allowed the Forsaken to break free. Hell, even if she DID allow them to break free, what is trading one master for another? She's made it clear she cares little for the safety or well being of the Forsaken as long as they're serving her needs.
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    She tends to troll the Alliance playerbase pretty efficiently. That's something.

    But no, she's always been a fairly good character imo. That she happens to be an evil monster doesn't disallow her that; she's one of the few major characters in WoW who have remained consistent and true to form since their inception. Things are always more interesting when she shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    The Lich King's waning power allowed the Forsaken to break free. Hell, even if she DID allow them to break free, what is trading one master for another? She's made it clear she cares little for the safety or well being of the Forsaken as long as they're serving her needs.
    yet the needs she is using them for, securing Lorderon, isnt really "bad" for the Forsaken people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    Her record as a leader isn't very impressive. t?
    She gave the Forsaken a place to call home.
    She satisfied the Forsaken lust for vengance against Arthas
    And now she has given them a new purpose in fighting for their right to live and for their home.

    Seems impressive enough to me
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    Because I adore the Forsaken, and I adore the direction they were taken in during Cataclysm.

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    Because she has some sexy curves.
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    I like the forsaken, I like her, and I hate Garrosh. Pretty much sums it up. Oh, and DAT ASS since apparently everyone who likes Sylvanas spanks it to pixels or something.

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    She is the only leader that has changed races several times. First she was a high elf, then a banshee, then she was an undead high elf, then an undead night elf, then an undead high elf again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreknar20 View Post
    yet the needs she is using them for, securing Lorderon, isnt really "bad" for the Forsaken people

    She gave the Forsaken a place to call home.
    She satisfied the Forsaken lust for vengance against Arthas
    And now she has given them a new purpose in fighting for their right to live and for their home.

    Seems impressive enough to me
    The Forsaken earned their home back themselves. I don't know where this idea that Sylvanas did it all by herself came from.

    She did jack shit against Arthas. The Forsaken were, by and far, the most useless faction in the Northrend campaign. They were more of a hindrance than anything - thanks to Sylvanas' reckless manufacturing of biological weaponry and misplaced trust in a demon.

    As for giving them purpose, she certainly has. They are allowed the privilege of dying for her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibut View Post
    I like the forsaken, I like her, and I hate Garrosh.
    Yet they are somewhat similar. They both are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their aims
    Though Sylvannas probably uses more clever tactics while Garrosh uses more brute force
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    she was hot in wc3 and an uber slut in wow, what's there not to like

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    She's a long-standing character that has yet to go crazy and be killed off, like so many others. I think many WoW players who also played Warcraft 3 and The Frozen Throne have a fondness for many of the characters still alive in World of Warcraft today. Sylvanas is perhaps especially loved because, as stated above, she has had a bit more depth than some other characters and has stayed mostly true to her visions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    The Lich King's waning power allowed the Forsaken to break free. Hell, even if she DID allow them to break free, what is trading one master for another? She's made it clear she cares little for the safety or well being of the Forsaken as long as they're serving her needs.
    Except Frosaken have a choice. That choice is, admittedly, serve or die, but I'll take that choice over mind control. Her goals align with my own, why would I not serve the Banshee Queen.
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    I'm consistent. I like Sylvanas, and I like Garrosh. I like Horde leaders that don't act prissy, and can speak proper English.

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    She has character.
    And Already The World Looks A Little Less Bright.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    The Forsaken earned their home back themselves. I don't know where this idea that Sylvanas did it all by herself came from.
    She didnt do all of it with her own 2 hands, but it was by her leadership and orders that the Forsaken were able to
    Pretty much the same with every battle/war, with every General and the armies they lead
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEHPALLYTANK View Post
    She is the only leader that has changed races several times. First she was a high elf, then a banshee, then she was an undead high elf, then an undead night elf, then an undead high elf again.
    I miss when she was the Bouncy Dark Lady.
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