This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: Senseless Sacrifice: From YKTTW
Nobodymuch: I don't see what Hilda was sacrificing. The golem she killed wasn't her.
Goliathus: The charge of the light brigade? Is it still "heroic" if it was also incredibly, unimaginably stupid
INH: I'm taking out the Animorphs
example. Before Rachel intervened, Tom was going to destroy the Pool Ship and kill everyone on it. During the fight, she smashed the weapons control panel, preventing this. If Rachel had not gone, all of the Animorphs would have died. There would also have been no one left to negotiate with the andalites, making it significantly more likely that they would wipe out the human race in order to destroy the yeerks. Sure, the Blade Ship got away, but it was far from senseless.