paarthurnax quote

So has anyone ever talked about the connection between Alduin’s/Miraak’s four word Shouts? Because it’s fascinating that they’re the only two in canon with more than three words, and they serve opposite functions:

“Ziil gro dovah ulse” = “I bind your dragon spirit for eternity” = Restores a dragon’s soul to its body

“Zii los dii du” = “Your soul is mine to devour” = Rips a dragon’s soul from its body

I’m not entirely sure what to make of that, other than it being a cool connection. Especially since they’re both the “firstborn” of their kind. Just another Alduin/Miraak parallel, like that Paarthurnax quote about elder brothers.

Side note: Since we only ever witness mind-controlled dragons getting “zii los dii du”d, it seems likely that it only works when the soul in question is already bound to the speaker - because they’re claiming what’s already theirs. But that does make me wonder if the outrageous number of dragon skeletons in/around Miraak’s temple could be explained by him simply bending their wills and then eating their souls that way, rather than actually fighting them.

anonymous asked:

What is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?

Why are you quoting Paarthurnax at us, a Pokemon blog?