Your concerned that they are being portrayed as less war like or 'soft', Correct?
But wouldent it be kinda boring to write about a bunch of emotionless, cold hearted men running around and killing a bunch of stuff? I'm no writer myself, but to make it an intresting read, the characters need have some motive besides money...Right?
And you must consider that not all humans in the Mando'ade culture are the same, and that they themselves may start to see themselves in a different light, and over time go down the path Karen Traviss is building for them...
Well, yes and no about the reasons for my concern with KT's handling of the Mando'ade.
I have based my conceptions of the Mandalorians from what I've seen thus far from KotOR, and the overviews of their actions from all the source books I've been able to get my hands on.
I'm not concerned at all that they are being given emotions and that there are some Non-cold hearted bastards in their ranks - they're human *generally; sentient beings lets say,* variety happens. In fact, I have to say that the reports I've heard about Boba and his more human side havn't really been a turn off to me at all. I've always held the same belief that Boba held onto whatever Mando'ade teachings Jango had taught him, and that Honoring Jango would have been one of his primary motivators in life. My only concern right now would be the rumors if individual actions that don't sound like Fett at all.
HOWEVER, variety WOULD be limited in the ranks of the Mando'ade imho. As we all know, Mandalorians are Not a race, they are a culture/mind-set. If you don't like the way the Mando'ade roll, you're free to bail and Not be one anymore. That being said, I don't see where the turning point is where the Mando'ade turned from war seeking and *in their own interpretation* Honor boud warriors to 'just normal people' as KT seems to write about them. Maybe this is a failing on my part and is made clear in the Mandalorian Civil War comics *Open Seasons right? still need to find that...*
Yes, your argument makes a great deal of sense, and is the one KT has subscribed herself to it would seem. I'm just afraid that I can't say I see it the same way based on my observations and preconcieved notions about the Mando'ade. Hope my argument on the matter is just as clear and makes some sense
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