The Dark Knight wrote:
I to love the word Hubris...The biggest mistake to date is leaving their enemies alive...The Romanians and now the Cullens...Not good form for a ruler that needs to rule with fear and intimidation...
Asheleyo wrote:There's also something to be said for thinking politically. I can't say for sure that any of them were thinking this, but they run the risk of leaving the entire vampire world in chaos if they get into too much trouble. If they were to fight, I know for sure that the Volturi would have taken an extreme hit to their numbers given the strength of their opposition. If they weren't finished off at that point, they'd certainly be vulnerable to attacks by much smaller groups after that. While we may not always like the things they do, the do help keep order. Imagine a vampire world with no one to keep the more ambitious individuals from doing something stupid and risky and causing wars like Jasper lived through. Watch those situations escalate to the point where the Volturi would have stepped in, but there's no one to do that. No doubt people would find out about vampires and the world would be going crazy. They play an important role; almost all establishments do.
By the way, I don't think the Volturi is evil. Yes, they use their power to gain even more power, but they kind of have to. In order to keep their authority, they have to have the most powerful people, they have to have the upper hand in the situations they face. Their fellow vampires need to hear about the powers they possess and fear it so much that they won't think to put their toes out of line.
The Volturi made a mistake by taking the entire guard and the wives with them. Aro should have known Carlisle better than that. They ran a huge risk by appearing so cocky and they paid the price. I feel like Aro should have known that Edward and Alice would never have joined him and it would have been better for them to simply assess the situation with the "immortal child" before traveling all that way with everyone.
holdingoutforjacob wrote:Or they could just do their job.
holdingoutforjacob wrote:Oh I meant before the showdown. Sorry. My bad.
But, they do still have a hold on power, and if they chill out a little bit, they can keep it. If they don't give the others a reason to rise up, they won't. It would have to be a darned good reason for the Cullens to do it, and somehow I feel like an uprising wouldn't take place without them.
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