Originally Posted by FelineNostalgia
What do you think of Gandalf? Isn't he a swell guy?
Actually, what's funny to me is that you use Gandalf as an example of balance, or the mixing of the two poles, when he's a very strong lightworker. He's definitely integrated his darker aspects but he shows a kind of restraint which would be uncharacteristic for a darkworker of the same caliber, at least given his justifications. (IE, showing mercy to those who don't deserve it. If the character could join in on this conversation he'd probably say, "it's not for us to decide who deserves it and who doesn't" which puts him even more firmly in the lightworker camp. A darkworker may not flat out say that someone deserves death but in the circumstances they faced I doubt, say, they'd let Smeagol live without having a damn good reason for it.)