Originally Posted by Forum Explorer
Fan have you ever read a Culture book? Because from the one I did read (Player of Games) there wasn't very much tension from the threat of death. To the point where the odds of them dying was something like 1 in 100 000 of happening. (A drone actually complained that those odds were too bad!) and even then they'd just be backed up if they did die.
That seems like a lack of compelling drama to me, in a situation where people ARE going into dangerous situations there is supposed to be some element of risk.
If negotiations go poorly? They have no reason to worry.
If anything bad happens ever? There is no danger, emotional or otherwise because they can just make it better.
It's part of why I do understand some people's dislike for things like Superman, only this is Magic Immune, Kryptonite Immune, Sword of Superman Possessing, White Lantern Ring Augmented, Sun Dipped Superman V.S. Aquaman in a desert world, under a blue sun.