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Old June 27th 07, 01:20   #7
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Re: EpDis: Crusade: The Path Of Sorrows

Galen simply wasn't ready to give up his anger at the Universe. The alien offered a chance to relieve the soul's burden, which he vehemently protested. Deep down, it had become an integral part of his psyche and he was afraid of change. His lashing out at the alien was a simple and irrational fear response.

Also, he had convinced himself that there was no purpose and no plan in the Universe - that everything was random nad meaningless. So when Matheson hands him a signed love letter from the beyond, Galen simply crushes it and walks away. What more can you ask for?

It seems to me that Galen's struggle with faith would've been a very significant, if not the most significant, part of his overall character arc.
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