Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
But... JMS is the author of the monster manual. They were written, from the ground up, to have the nuance they have. Granted, for dramatic reasons, he chose to show us the bloodthirsty side first, but it wasn't like, in his notes, he just stopped there. He knew what he was doing with that particular bait-and-switch.
You can't really cut that both ways though, then and say that a theoretical MM entry for the Narn would get it wrong. Either the theoretical MM entry example works in all the ways that a MM can be used (for telling a variety of stories) or it doesn't (in which case the Narn are only JMS' creation for that specific story and not created as all-purpose monsters the way critters in a sourcebook are).