This guy doesn't get enough attention, so I thought I'd write an essay on him.
I feel really bad for Krakulat. Even if he's a villain (and I still don't consider him one), the fact that he had to deal with the horrible, senseless death of a parent makes him quite possibly the most sympathetic one of the series. I personally wish Jacques had given him a bigger role and made him a discernibly grey character. I felt he had a tragic enough history to deserve it.
While violent, Krakulat only ever lashes out at the evil Sixclaw and his gang, yet this makes him villainous. I hate that this list: http://www.oocities.org/redwallhq/foes.html lists him and Bonebeak under the villains as well, for exactly the same reason---just because he is a crow. Ye…Read more >
This is a wiki policy that I'm incredibly frustrated by. It seems unfairly biased to just assume that a character is a villain based on their species. For example, the Crow Brethren are listed as villains on this wiki, despite the fact that they never harmed anyone who didn't deserve it, and didn't do anything without being provoked. It seemed to me that the death of the entire flock was intended to be taken sadly. While not straight up good characters, the way they suddenly perish is pretty depressing and not something the death of a group of villains would likely be written as.
I don't have very many other good examples of characters who I feel fit this, but it just seems like the wrong decision. I understand that it's seen as Wiki policy a…Read more >
OK, so after a recent essay about this was made (which was very well thought out), I decided to make my own based on my perspective. Here goes.
First Era: 1986-1993
This was the early era and arguably the "classic" one. It gave us what are probably the strongest books of the series, with tons of classic characters, ranging from Matthias, Cornflower Fieldmouse, Basil Stag Hare, and Queen Warbeak, to Gonff the Mousethief, Chibb, and of course, Martin the Warrior. The ideas were fresh and new at this point, and each book serves a bit of a purpose.
Redwall introduces us to the world of the series and sets the bar for the rest. With Mossflower the series truly settles into itself, and tells us the legend behind the first book, which is a fantastic i…Read more >
So Nightshade the Seer, towards the end of Outcast of Redwall, had a vision of Sixclaw standing victorious atop a mountain, but then sees a silver badger. I assume this is meant to be Sunflash's mother, but I'm not exactly sure what it means. Do her visions predict that if Sixclaw kills Sunflash, Sunflash's mother will kill Sixclaw? Visions are strange things and can be interpreted in several ways...I'd love to hear your thoughts. Argulor (talk) 20:29, October 22, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
Argulor, the eagle from Mossflower, is obviously my namesake, and is so because he is a favorite character of mine. He is obviously one of the great birds of prey in Jacques' series; they are usually my favorite, and thanks to the series, I really like crows, ravens, hawks, and such. I once thought it would be good idea to have birds be a creature added to The Tribes of Redwall, but that obviously isn't happening now since The Tribes has been discontinued.
Anyways, why do I like Argulor? He's obviously a very old guy who's had a history of being a fearsome predator, and yet he's not really a villian, either---it's just in his nature. A lot of people consider Asmodeus to be this as well, but Asmodeus comes across as having a much darker nature, …Read more >