As a reader and even as an author, one of the most interesting facets of characters is actual character development and as I played through PoF (AWESOME story telling; particularly with LW), something really stuck out to me and I can't help but wonder what the future holds for us as player characters. Backtracking just a bit, one of the biggest issues with being THE hero, is that we often become too self-indulgent and oftentimes, we believe OUR way is the only way. Which leads me to this question: What happens when the wider world discovers that WE, as the Commander, are solely responsible for what is happening with the events of PoF.
SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT PLAYED PATH OF FIRE
Kralkatorrik is not only on the move, but even MORE powerful than ever because of OUR single minded pursuit in destroying Balthazar. Palawa Joko is back in the realm of the living and terrorizing all of Tyria because WE had to escape the Mists and go after Balthazar and in our haste, we never considered what would happen to P.J. if we actually KILLED Balthazar; not to mention WE left the door wide open behind us for him to walk out. And it's not like we're OFFICIALLY backed by any particular faction like the Pact, the Vigil, the Priory, or even the Order of Whispers anymore so we cannot hide behind the excuse we were on 'official' business.
One can even make the argument that WE are responsible for what happens (or nearly happens) to Taimi which may lead to some serious dissent with in Dragon's Watch; particularly on Braham's end and he's not exactly fond of us anyway and let's not forget his 'protective big brother attitude' towards Taimi which may play a role. And Rox is faithful to Braham.
There is so much to explore with out characters and the ramifications of our actions moving forward and given the quality of the writing for the game and Anet's ability to develop memorable characters and events, I truly hope that we, as the HERO, do experience some kind of major fall out for our actions. After all, the bigger one is, the harder they fall.
So I ask you, do you think we might see some sort of fall out for our actions moving forward and if so, what might that entail and will we be able to redeem ourselves in the eyes of Tyria?