I love that too - and I can't wait until we know who the Destroyer really is - then I suppose comes the hunting through the Chronicles for all the clues we missed along the way!
I don't know if I ever actually said. but I choose Ariel.
I was always convinced it was Ariel. Always.
However, about a year ago I changed my mind to Matthew because how tragic would it be if the boy who believed in heroes triumphing over villains, became the villain himself?
But now I think it's Rushton. Adding on to what wraithking said, Rushton is Elspeth's opposite and he was tampered with by Ariel. There has always been something about Rushton that I didn't like. Something that nagged at me. So now I'm torn between Matthew and Rushton.
I'm not here, as I did not not notice that this thread has been restarted *shifty eyes*
I am pretty stoked my four year old thread is still relevant today :)
From what I've read, I think that Matthew is right,
Which is why I'm going with Maruman.
So many people were so wrong!!!
Did anyone get this right?
The correct identity has definitely been brought up by several people on this thread....
I think the thing is we were given a bit of misdirection when it came to what we thought was certain about the Destroyer. And, well, we made FAR too big a deal out of their identity, tbh.
Misdirection is a pretty generous term. I think we were told some outright falsehoods. Not that IC didn't have a perfect right to guard the identity.
We did make too big a deal out of it, but I have the sense that the role of the Destroyer and their identity has changed over the course of the novels. I actually think the entire intended scope of the books changed as well (in terms of number of characters, scope of Elf's mission and even geographic span)/
Shocker. I did not expect the destroyer to be who it is. I kind of felt as if IC rushed a little of the ending with the reasoning and events surrounding the destroyer. Yes, I do know that the Lidge became the destroyer because of Ariel, yet i still think that it doesn't add up. Not that i ever thought that the destroyer was Dameon or Matthew or Rushton. I also never really bought the whole Ariel-is-the-destroyer thing because that was what Elf thought and she/characters in general are so very often wrong.