"It only takes 4 seconds for someone to hit a pony with a cocktail, that could be enough to kill someone. Someone could throw five of those in the span of time it takes for you to potentially
convince someone to give up. potentially
even though you have a habit of asking them even when they have the manpower advantage! No, Spyro, you need to stop wasting so much time on them. Let's say you spend 20 seconds and manage to convince… Hmm… Let's go best-case senario: let's say you convince a misunderstood mare who loves puppies and flowers and shits rainbows to give up, and in that time someone uses the space you could have been protecting to get by and throw five molotov cocktails at us and let's say… Raspberry burns a slow painful death.
Congratulations, you might have saved one misunderstood girl, but now you got our commander killed, and now the entire NLR is damaged, and because of this we might not even be able to save the world to begin with.
A lot can happen in twenty seconds, kid." She sighs.
"You need to get your head out of the clouds, kiddo, heroes like you think about them don't exist. You can't save everyone, and unfortunately the world is a lot less black and white than you make it out to be. There aren't no "good guys" and there isn't any "heroes" you aren't doing more good because you're keeping a couple people alive, in fact, those very actions could result in the loss of much more that you claim to be fighting for!
Grow up, Spyro! You aren't in a fantasy world, we don't have any knights in shining armor or crazy mystical holy grails around here. Look around, kid, you see what's around here? Grey. Nice solid concrete,steel and iron. Notice it's not a big white fantasy castle.
There's a reason for that, and it's called practicality
. And it's what really gets things done.
Why are you here? You sound like you'd want to be more of a diplomat than anything, why the fuck are you in a military organization when you hate killing the enemy so much!"
"And no. I'm not a hero, and I never will be. I'm twice your age Spyro, and I've seen what happens to heroes. Let me tell you, it ain't pretty, and they don't get near as much done as they want to because of it."