YMMV / Fire Bringer

  • Complete Monster: Sgorr is a psychotic and sadistic deer who loves nothing but power and pointless killings. Once a member of the Herne's Herd, Sgorr one day became fascinated by violence after having observed the human world. Wanting to commit an evil act himself, he kidnapped a human infant, then brutally killing him and eating his heart. He admitted that he believed that by killing him he would be stronger then humans. After having been banished by the Herd, Sgorr teams up with Drail, the leader of a rival herd, becoming the chief of the Draila, an infamous military unit. When he finds out that Rannoch, the newborn son of his longtime rival Brechin, carries a prophecy who could lead to Drail's downfall, Sgorr sends the Draila to kill him. While Rannoch menages to escape, Brechin is killed while his mate Eloin is forced to become part of Sgorr's private harem. After having discovered that Drail is more interested in ruling, Sgorr, who prefers conquest and bloodshed, kills him by pushing him off a cliff, before ordering all of Drail's sons to be killed as well. Under his commands, the herd starts conquering other herds by force and killing anyone who tries to oppose. His last act of evil is trying to kill the now grown up Rannoch by crushing him with a boulder.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: After Sgorr is defeated, Rannoch orders all the deer to stop using reason like humans and to split back into separate herds, so not only are they going to keep fighting amongst themselves, they will have no defense against the humans. Then again, since it's set in the past, and humans know nothing of all the fantasical elements, this is likely justified
  • Magnificent Bastard: Sgorr's ambition would impress even General Woundwort. Especially since he's a hummel, or a stag with no antlers who ends up leading an army of three thousand deer.
  • Tear Jerker: Holy crap.
    • Peppaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
  • Wangst: Yeah, Rannoch gets this. The "I'm not a changeling!" arguement just stops working after a while, almost veering into Suspiciously Specific Denial territory.