|He's not a nice man.
If you meet him, you
may feel cut up about it.
Appears in: Crimson Tide (Fighting Fantasy 47) by Paul Mason.
Summary: The mercenary leader wears a demonic mask and leads a band of mercanaries. They raze your village, kill your father and carry off your mother to be a slave. The aim of the book is to avenge them.
Prominence: The leader and his men appear a few times in the book before the showdown, including in your mind as well. 5/10.
Hardness: The mercenary leader has a skill of 12 and a stamina of 18, making him very hard. He is heavily armoured. There is not much chance of slaying him in combat although he is vulnerable to magic. 7/10
Ambition: He just wanders around the country causing trouble. Of course, he may be some aspect of your dark side so it's pretty hard to tell. 5/10.
Style: It's all about the mask. Is it magical? does it represent you being taken over by your rage and hatred? If you put it on, a crimson tide descends forever. Your opponent has a face similar to yours when you finally see it. Beyond the mask, he's just a tough warrior. 4/10
Diabolical genius: He's probably a good tactician but he has no grand plan. 4/10
Total score: You should be glad that your dark side is just basically a powerful warrior with nothing else to do. 25/50
So that is 'yourself'. However, there are plenty of times when you are your own worst enemy in gamebooks and in a future post, I will list stupid decisions that you can make in gamebooks.