Remember that Isobelle said the Destroyer would be in the first book, hence Destroyer Pig. So it can't be Dragon or Salamander.
Isobelle told me that it will most likely be 2014. Didn't say early or late in the year. She also made it clear that she loves happy endings so I'm really hoping it's Ariel but I do think it's a strong possibility of Elii. There are so many weird mentions that make me suspicious.
If Isobelle hadn't said that it definitely wasn't Jes I would say it's him. If she changes her mind I think it's him because Elspeth said somewhere in Ashling that the Destroyer would be her opposite. Jes has at least her dark killing power so that is possible.
Isobelle's also said (in the last couple of days) that Penguin will announce something about TRQ soon, so we may even have a date to aim for soon.
I'm still leaning towards Matthew being the Destroyer, with Dameon as a close runner up (wait, are we picking the Destroyer, or organising a horse race?). Matthew's entire purpose in the OC can't ultimately be to be a love interest for Dragon; there is more to his character, right?
I honestly think we're going to lose Dameon in the next book, whether he's the Destroyer or not, and I hope that we're (I know I'm not the only one who thinks he'll die) wrong... T_T
Have I registered my vote for Jes here yet? I can't remember... But anyway, Jes. Dead people have a habit of not being dead, that's all I'm saying.
It makes me very sad to think that he is going to die, but it sounds logical.
Min, you are right about Matthew, but maybe the part he might play is leading The Red Queen's Land into rebellion.
That is awesome news Min, though I wouldn't hold Penguin to it, them being flaky and all.
Yep Darga, your vote is in.
Loren, you can always thank the post =)
I used to have a rule that, unless you saw their dead rotting corpse, they weren't dead yet! But then I figured it was actually safer just to wait until the book/series was entirely finished. Only then were they dead (and even that could still be debated) :P
Mm, that's a pretty good rule Shonk. Even then, with some series, they could always be brought back to life in some, unexpected way....
Well that's charming Shonk. lol. Guess Jik is dead no matter what.
I think I'm going to have to go with Dameon, it seems suitably angsty!
Mathew, if it isn't Ariel.
Probably just ariel. but...matthew, because of the tunnel dream with him in it, and...
This is influenced by an episode of Doctor Who, actually.. Any Whovians here? Anyway, when the 10th doctor dies there was all this lead up and prophesy, "He will knock four times and then you die" and "it is returning."
big final battle happens, and the Doctor survives, and wins. he is elated, and then we hear the four knocks.
The Doctor's friend, Wilf, is stuck in a radioactive thingy, and to get him out the Doctor has to lock himself in and gets blasted with radiation.
So the day is won, the bad guy is vanquished, and then something stupid happens, like mathew gets stuck or in danger and Elspeth has to chose to leave him there in order to lock down sentinal for good. Perhaps miraculously she will save him and the world, beating all odds at the final moment.
Well, I think it's time to drag this thread back up from the pits of despair.
My opinion still hasn't changed: DAMEON
Jes. I like the brother-sister symmetry thing, and surely the black killing power is genetic.
Spoilers of series throughout this post, read on if you have read everything/already know what happens up to The Sending.
If it wasn't already stated that the Destroyer was in the first book I would have said Salamander due to the fact of Ariel's influence. I'm referencing to the fact that Ariel is called the H'rayka or one who brings destruction and as far as we are aware, Salamander is with Ariel....
But, we know it's not Salamander even though we don't know for sure who Salamander is yet per se, though it seems unlikely that Salamander is a character from Obernewtyn as most, if not all of those characters are accounted for, one way or another.
As such, I would have to cast my theory of Rushton being the Destroyer. This is due to Ariel's tampering in his mind prior even though he is 'cured' of Ariel's tampering.
Though, it could be said that Rushton is Elspeth's opposite (disregarding obvious gender opposite of course) as well as being intimately linked with her. His untapped Talent/mind cavern can also possibly have connections with the weaponmachines. Also, it could be said that Ariel will try to manipulate him once he is in the Red Land to try and gain control of the weaponmachines.
My apologies for the long and rambling post.
Ha ha, AF. Daemon (I mean Dameon) is too soft to be the Destroyer. Even if he does apparently muscle up in TS :P.
That's just what he wants us to think. Blind boy be blinding us all!!! DESTROYER DAEMON!!!
Jes. Definitely going with Jes
After starting to read the books again, I am leaning towards Mathew. Both Maruman and Galtha "skin crawled" when he touched them. Animals know....
Woohoo, another for Matthew [act]high-fives[/act]!
I see the arguments for Matthew, Rushton and Jes (as well as for Ariel obviously), I tend to waver back and forth between Jes and Ariel...but I just can't marry the idea of the Destroyer with Dameon, even if his name can be rearranged to Daemon...he is too wishy-washy! The short of it is that I vote Jes, but am still rather confused!!
I think its funny how all of us here have read the exact same story and yet all of our opinions differ so much as to how it will end.