Originally Posted by belthazor3457
You avoided answering the question. You are well aware that Sivir recieved special treatment due to fame and her position and that the ordinary citizen does not recieve these benefits. You didn't actually answer what I asked.
First off, A government doesn't turn on a merc because the merc worked for someone else, especially if that merc terminates a contract with the enemy - not if the government has have half a brain, at least. Do you actually think any government would turn away her services on the basis of her war history? Not a chance, if they believe they stand enough to gain.
This is something you will see every time there is draconian law - the law is for the masses, not for special people. Draconian law is enforced by rulers onto those beneath, not by rulers onto themselves or their special group of friends. You didn't say that it isn't draconian, you just said that it's hypocritical. So, you didn't answer my question.
Not that the hypocritical behavior is inherently bad, but I'd prefer it was acknowledged and that we didn't play pretend.
I thought I answered your question quite clearly when I said that's not what I'm saying at all. But to clarify: you asked me if it's fair that celebs (let's just say noteworthy people, she's not Lady Gaga, lol) be given a lighter sentence. My answer: No.
But that's the thing. We have an example in Sivir in which she got a joke of a sentence, but the way you play it off makes it seem like Hypocritical Demacia simply smacked her upside the head and told her to scram. While 90 days is less than what she'd get anywhere in our first world, that's still way more than any "celebrity" would get. What I'm saying is that her case makes a point for Demacia's lenience, and the fact that Demacia does look at a case and crime from every angle before laying down a sentence. I've yet to see lore in which someone was killed for littering, despite the exaggerations of certain non-you people on these forums. And another reason her case is an example of Demacian lenience? Yes, to a normal government in this sort of fantasy universe, you do not turn down the help of a mercenary, even if they aided your enemies in the past.
But this is Demacia. This is the nation where everyone wants so badly to believe that you're killed in the streets for showing the slightest shred of sympathy towards Noxus. This is the nation about which people always recite militaristic lines, calling their enemies 'weeds that must be uprooted before they soil the garden, leave no stone unturned', and whatnot. But at the end of the day, what happens when a mercenary who helped Demacia's most sworn mortal enemy wants to visit? A woman who left because that dumping poison and acid on women and children of a peaceful island nation was not sufficiently planned? A woman who, as a result of that, is basically the definition of the infectious weed that Demacia exists to uproot and burn?
What happens when this virtual war criminal commits grand theft auto and a few million dollars worth of destruction of property, both government and private?
A slap on the wrist.
Say what you will about the evils of Demacia's ruthless draconian laws, but aside from Garen executing Noxians on the fields of battle during times of war, I'm not aware of ANY examples of this. "There are no misdemeanors in Demacia" does not equate to "you get the death penalty for everything." You can be let off with a warning for a felony, easy. It happens every day.