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14 November 2010 @ 09:02 pm
Cold ones during the Cold war  


So I was watching a documentary earlier today - 1983: The Brink of Apocalypse. About how the Cold War came so very close to becoming World War III due to tension between the USA and the USSR and each refusing to back down their nuclear arms. (Turns out there was a Behind the Scenes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one show on another channel, so I switched stations and I'm not sure what happened in the end of 1983... ;P)

But what I was wondering is what would be the repercussions for the Volturi and other vampires if a nuclear war did begin.

Also, would you think Aro would sit back and watch things unfold. Or would he try get in there somehow. Influence certain people, certain aspects. If so, which way do you think he'd go - for or against the bomb?


 
 
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Ashlingashling_c on November 16th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Is it wrong that I find Aro very adorable?

By the way, I do think Marcus must have been an ace leader in his day. I think he just comes across as a romantic now that he has been pining for a dead wife for centuries. Before that I see him as, yes, the one member who was most merciful and diplomatic but I still think he was very much a vampire and could be a cruel bastard when he needed/wanted to be.
You don't become Aro's second in command if you showed weakness and mercy at every turn. I say that it's only tolerated now because Aro somehow needs his gift (I honestly don't know why. Since Chelsea can sever ties, surely she can sense them so Marcus' gift isn't as needed as it once?) and he is much easier to manipulate now than he was then.
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Ashlingashling_c on November 16th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
At that point, there was only a tiny coven to command, so maybe mercy was a viable option
Yes, to an extend but if Marcus was lenient with most vamps guilty of going against the laws I still don't think Aro or Cauis would be very impressed. They were trying to build an empire here. I would say it was most important, especially in the early days, not to show any sort of weakness.