Before I start this conversation, let me state that I am a teacher and one of the things I teach in school is to make sure that students are aware of biases in everything; media, where people stand, etc. Open-mindedness is important in any field we pursue. Therefore, this thread is something that I decided to create to spark some interest for you sci-fi friends out there:
Before you go on. Read my argument and then state your pro and against for Michael.
- In the episode (The Prodigal), instead of Michael dying, Michael is saved and is prosecued. State your reason why he should be defended OR prosecuted.
"I have become what I am out of necessity"
Its close to a quote that most teachers here in Canada do talk about a lot. "I am who I am from what made me, me".
The meaning is that, I am who I am because of who made me - whether teachers have influenced me positively, my family, my friends, all of these factors made me who I am today.
It goes well with what Michael has said. He was a normal wraith feeding on people. But the reason why he had to do what he had to do was because the people of Atlantis turned him Human (changed who he was) in order to suit their needs. In the end, this own influence caused him to kill people in order to survive (not out of need to feed, but out to survive).