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that. I would like Guy MORE, and he would be a better antagonist in terms of the story, if he believed what he was doing was right, as opposed to bowing to the Sheriff’s influence (or…
The stabbing of a defenseless DeFourtnoy and the abandonment to death of his son Seth loom large in the development of Guy.
I, too, had expected that maybe Guy would simply turn out to be a rule-follower with a code of law (not exactly a Javert, but you get the idea). Someone with a system of belief that would set them at odds with Robin’s system of belief and cause Marian true conflict in her loyalties.
But Guy is never just someone following what the law (or even the law as embodied by the Sheriff) demands he do.
His transgressions fall frequently outside of that.
I will always wish that he had been drawn as an actual alternative to Robin. (for Marian, but also as another way in which a ‘good’ person might navigate the world of 1192—then, at some point in the series growing to understand the evil of the Sheriff and having to choose a path in the wake of that knowledge)