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    Default Amazing that a loved charerter can be hated so quickly!

    If I remember correctly, when old blind pete first appeared, the fans loved him, but now I see in the discussion thread at least 2 enraged posters. Hard to believe he was hated so quickly!
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    Well he did betray Haley's and OUR trust in him.
    There's no way he's trying to help Haley and trick the thieves guild. He sold Haley, Celia, Belkar and the priest (who all trusted him!). The priest already said he's happy to help out a friend of Pete ... he seemed to trust him the most.
    How would you react if you saw one of your friends beeing betrayed by somone you hardly knew?

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    I wouldn't say I hate him, but I am dissapointed. Especially when he seemed so cool.
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    I don't know, I still like him. He knows what he wants and he's prepared to do anything to get it.

    If you were blinded, with the knowledge that it was possible to cure it, but that you'd just be re-blinded again, (Ow!) I'd imagine you would do some fairly reprehensible things as well.
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    try living witout eyes while you are a rogue in a town like that pls he seem feel guilty.
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    We have a fair amount of investment -- positively -- in Haley, Sylvia, Belkar et al.

    Blind Pete was new and somewhat sympathetic (blind guy, knew Haley's father, hard luck story). That generated a moderate amount of sympathy/like feelings.

    Then he attempted to betray Haley & Co. to their deaths.

    Here's a hot tip that will serve you well into the future: If you want to get on someone's bad side in a hurry, betray their deepest secrets to their enemy. No matter how much love there was beforehand, most people will hate you forever thereafter. Whatever good feelings they had to you only make the resulting hatred much stronger.

    Those few who can still love their betrayers are called saints. They are rare.

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    I don't hate Pete; in his place I'd probably be extremely tempted to do the same, or to submit to some form of magical research project designed to give alternate senses (like scent, blindsight, tremor-sense, etc). What I sort of wonder, though, is whether we're going to see something else come of his dealings... (spoilered for your protection)

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    I wouldn't be altogether surprised if, assuming that Haley and co escape and/or defend themselves successfully, poor old Pete gets screwed over anyhow. Bozzok seems to me the sort of person who'd exorcise frustration at his own failure to capitalise on the information by having Pete's eyes taken again. Of course, I could be wrong.
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    It never looked to me like he was particularly "loved". People liked him because he seemed unique, funny, and nice, with unique and funny being just about the two biggest fanbase-gathering attributes in comics. One strip of that, however, can't offset the reader disposition-drop from betraying the main characters.

    ...I still like him, though, terrible puns and all.
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    Denno why everyone is so surprised, really. I had a feeling he'd do this for a while. He didn't really have a reason NOT to betray Haley.

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    Omg I Hate Him So Much Such Hate Such Hate Is Flowing.. Flowing Within Me At This Character Who Has Betrayed My Trust With Such Rancor And Contempt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealistik View Post
    Omg I Hate Him So Much Such Hate Such Hate Is Flowing.. Flowing Within Me At This Character Who Has Betrayed My Trust With Such Rancor And Contempt
    "I hate him soooooo much, it, it the, it, flame, flames, FLAMES on the side of my face, breathing, breathle...heaving breaths, heaving...."

    ;)

    In all seriousness, betrayal has a way of doing that to characters, no matter how minor. One of my friends was playing FF7 (extremely minor spoiler coming up) and took a ridiculous amount of time to stop wanting Yuffie to die after the whole Wutai sidequest.
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    If it's any consolation I don't hate him. I'm fairly indifferent to him in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scaly View Post
    If it's any consolation I don't hate him. I'm fairly indifferent to him in fact.
    Actually that is worse. The job of a fictional character is to make you care, one way or the other, or several ways. Indifference is a failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Argall View Post
    Actually that is worse. The job of a fictional character is to make you care, one way or the other, or several ways. Indifference is a failure.
    Sucks to be Pete then.

    I just figured he's just a side character who's not going to show up again after a few more strips. Nothing to get worked up over. Like, say, Trigak.
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    Most people never loved Blind Old Pete. Most people don't hate Blind Old Pete. Most people likely don't approve of his actions...but it takes a bit more than that to translate to hate.

    The only character in this strip who has really ever been quite disliked or hated by a relatively large number of people was Miko. And even then, I'm not sure it was a majority.
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    I'm very happy he's getting the story moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keveak View Post
    he seem feel guilty.
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    In fact I don't hate him. I'm deeply disappointed with him.
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    hey, maybe he's on both sides like Lando Cadrissian

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    ^ irony!

    Also, I totally saw through him about a week before the comic. AND I like him more now to boot. So bwahaha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doopliss View Post
    ...I still like him, though, terrible puns and all.
    The puns I will NOT forgive him for. after all, how many years has he had to come up with a few good puns?
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    Omg I Hate Him So Much Such Hate Such Hate Is Flowing.. Flowing Within Me At This Character Who Has Betrayed My Trust With Such Rancor And Contempt
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    :/ hard to tell when people are being sarcastic on the net.

    Heh, and nevermore, with your "location" your avatar should have a balloon saying "I'm lovin' it!" like those stupid macdonalds ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevrmore View Post
    I hate you more than anything in the WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
    I hate him OVER 9000!!!

    Someone had to say it. :p

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    Well yes ? Betrayal does that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerkid View Post
    If I remember correctly, when old blind pete first appeared, the fans loved him, but now I see in the discussion thread at least 2 enraged posters. Hard to believe he was hated so quickly!
    Hard to believe people WON'T hate him for his betrayal.
    Yes, a lot of peple saw it coming, but still.

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    mabye the betray is part of a big elabrit escape plan so hell get his eyes back and un-betray haley and everyone HMM?

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