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Old 07-14-2012, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by GonzoTheGreat View Post
Suppose that a gholam manages to kill 100 people a day, every day. That's 36,525 people a year, on average. Assume that now and then they take some time off for visiting their mother, and the six gholams together would kill about 200,000 people a year. That is a lot, but on the other hand, in a world war which kills somethings like 80% or more of the entire human population, it is not really remarkable.

So the gholam is really what it is meant to be: a specialised weapon aimed at a specific type of person.
I understand the point you are raising but I still think the Gholam was an over powerful bad guy. Because it was so powerful, it required that the books have a very clearly tailored "allowable" situations. In Ebou Dar it was to remain secret, in Caemlyn it was to go after Matt first, etc.
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