Quote from Yandere Sliver »Yeah I also would have thought the death count would be higher given that this is a WAR!
Ajani, Jaya, Dovin, Ral Zarek and Sarkhan were all be people who could have died and would have had a good run and decent story arcs. And would have given more oompf to the story. Gideon feels a bit like Elspeth 2.0 so I am actually a bit disappointed with that.
I'm actually quite sad that Gideon dies. Admittedly, he's not a very interesting character, but I liked the idea that his suffering comes from the fact that he is quasi-immortal himself while his friends die around him. I would have preferred if the death of some Gatewatch members would be a recall to Gideon's backstory (Tragic Arrogance) on a bigger and more dramatic scale. THAT would give some edge to him for interesting writing.