Quote from Tears of Tomorrow (post EU) »You know, there's something that had been annoying me ever since Tezzeret in Kaladesh, but in this RNA it's really being blown out of proportions: Planeswalkers just waltzing in one day and being immediately handed positions of power. I mean, at least Ral/Vraska/Domri have the excuse of being people who had lived on Ravnica for a LONG time, and were well-known in their respective guilds. And I suppose Kaya can get a pass because she did murder her way to the top, although that still doesn't explain why the whole guild just decided to obey her rather than, oh I dunno, fight her off.
But Dovin? How can a guy show up out of nowhere, without any prior relationship with anything going on in this city, and be made the greatest and most powerful representative of its laws? Wouldn't there be, I dunno, some manner of background check, or some manner of order of merit ("the next grand arbiter is someone who'd been working as a top tier judge for years") or something like that? How does one go from complete stranger to guild leader and voice of the law in such a short period of time?
And the thing that really grinds my gears is the fact that nobody questions it, with the exception of Lazav and that one sphinx, who are apparently the only people in Ravnica with any common sense... And even that is problematic: thought the sphinxes were important in the hierarchy of Azorius (what with the founder being one)? If they know what Dovin is up to, why did they allow him to get the spot in the first place?
Am I the only one who's bothered by this?
Dovin has the advantage of being very good with complicated systems and used loopholes. Remember the episode of Futurama with the Central Beurocracy? That is the Azorious Guild, who cares about common sense when you are technically correct about the Laws.