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Old 08 Dec 2004, 00:33   #1 (permalink)
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The Eldar are famous for several things. Their eloquence, their beuty, their technology, and perhaps mostly their supreme arrogance. But why are they arrogant? What has led them to be so stuck up?

It would seem that they could do more if they did not stick up their nose at everyone not Eldar. Look at the second space wolf book. That pyramid. If they had told the imperials their intent they might have been able to finish their rituals or if nothing else to delay the imperial attack. I dont know what reason could cause a dying race such arrogance. They dont have the numbers to win out and yet they refuse help as though no-one else can help even though it has been proven that they can. I mean I know the whole Slaanesh thing I was just wondering how the Eldar got such a superiority complex.

EDITE: Likes I said I know about the Slaanesh thing despite my lack of fluff knowledge I did read "Farseer"... good book if allitle on the gory side.
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The Eldar have been around longer then anyone, they know more things then every other race combined and then some. Their technology is so far advanced humans couldn't even hope to replicate some of it in the next ten millenia and they had the greatest intersteller empire ever. This and Eldar and naturally just stuck up and haughty, you must remmember it was them that created Slaanesh, the prince of Excess.
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The eldar are arrogant because they used to rule everything and that can make a person arrogant, just look at todays pop stars.
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 02:50   #4 (permalink)
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Da high hats iz always high hattin da Orks. Thinks theyz iz so much smarta cuz dere `eads iz so big wit da know whats. Just remember, while youz iz thinkin `bout big stuff we Orks will come up an clobber da whole lotz of ya!

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Clobber my scatter lasers, you trash talking green fungus!
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 06:10   #6 (permalink)
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They dont have the numbers to win out and yet they refuse help as though no-one else can help even though it has been proven that they can.
They can, but will they? Remember that 40K is a universe filled with treachery and racial tension. You can't trust anybody of a different race, and you can't expect anyone else to, either.

Of course, by the same token, I don't understand it when Eldar try to hold Eldrad's warning of Horus's betrayal over the heads of the Imperials. Did they really expect the Emperor to believe that Eldrad was warning him out of good will?

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I mean I know the whole Slaanesh thing I was just wondering how the Eldar got such a superiority complex.
Here's my theory. Eldar have several qualities that we, as humans, tend to value (and take as symbols of power). Thus, if we possessed those qualities, we would tend to hold ourselves above others, and so we make Eldar hold themselves that way. And it just feels good to think you're superior. Of course, I can't say that I think that all of those qualities are necessarily good things, and thinking you're superior doesn't do you much good if you aren't actually superior. Plus it tends to piss people off.

Yes, I know some of you are wondering why I hate Eldar so much, but I've been busy as of late, and have had not enough time to complete my writing on the subject...
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They are arrogant because, while all other races believe themselves the best, they know they are the best!
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They are arrogant because, since they have lost their empire, their heritage, and most of their kin, their pride is all they have left.

That and in order to save a single eldar, they will gladly sned a human world to it's doom.

Waxing poetic this morning, so sue me.
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The eldar are arrogant because they used to rule everything and that can make a person arrogant, just look at todays pop stars.
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They are arrogant because, while all other races believe themselves the best, they know they are the best!
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They are arrogant because, since they have lost their empire, their heritage, and most of their kin, their pride is all they have left.
That and in order to save a single eldar, they will gladly sned a human world to it's doom.
so in other word there are many reasons not just one.
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Old 10 Dec 2004, 16:10   #10 (permalink)
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Its like those old, coked out, tired Hollywood movie stars, you know the ones who get plastic surgery every week. The used to be at the top of the world, invited to the best parties, basking in public attention... but one day they lost it. Now they talk about the good old days, and their future come back, and when a taxi driver or waiter doesn't recognize them they freak-out. The eldar need to go to rehab, find god and disappear in a haze of reality T.V.
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