My Ranking Points
I feel like Aric is hated on too much. Like, I understand why people don’t like him coz of all the things he’s done, but here’s my argument.
People say Aric is a bad person because he blames his mother for leaving him in the woods when it’s actually the School Master’s fault, but Lady Lesso didn’t even get to say goodbye to Aric so i doubt he would even have known it was the School Master’s fault. If he was six years old and alone in the woods, never seeing his mother again, i think he would hold her accountable. He would think she abandoned him and that she didn’t love him. I think this is what made him evil in the first place, because he thinks that to stop someone from hurting you, you have to hurt them first. And I think he was even more evil when he finally found love with Japeth only to never see him again, just like with his mother.
I feel like if Aric came back in OTK and he and Japeth were together again, he wouldn’t need to be as evil.
idk i feel like im getting a bit too worked up over a book character but yeh.
I agree. I still think that Aric is a bad person but I can see his motives. He isn’t just a one-sided monster.
Hm. This is really interesting and well thought out, Aric would probably be a completely different person if he had a nurturing guardian figure there for the start of his life – between abandonment and the emotional hardening the Woods must’ve had on him.
Yeah. I think Aric is just sad and wants an explanation for why his mother dumped him in a cave when he was really young. I think if my mom dumped me in the woods I would be kind of mad
I don’t really hate Aric, honestly.
He’s just misunderstood.
I don’t like him, but I also don’t hate him, either.
I do ship Jaric though.
I get the whole Lesso leaving him make him evil theory, but it does mention in the Handbook obituaries that ‘even before his mother abandoned him in a cave in order to become the Dean of the School for Evil, Aric had no internal sense of decency and\or balance’. Also, if Good souls can’t become Evil and vice versa, then Aric’s essential soul can’t have changed.
I know it’s a different situation, but when Guinevere left Tedros and his father started drinking Tedros didn’t turn out to be a monster. It actually made him a better person overall.
Who else was there, though? Just advisors who ruined the kingdom and an empty castle. I know the situation is slightly different but to be fair, Aric did have adoptive parents who might have helped him, but then he killed them.
im really confused, my post started off with people agreeing that they also think Aric is misunderstood, and now its just people hating on him. What happened?
Left out of what? Discussing Aric and Tedros’s differences and simalarities?
I’m sorry you feel left out, but that’s pretty ridiculous, you could’ve commented at any time. No one was saying you couldn’t join the discussion.