Question about Fitz and his role as the catalyst.

jessatt

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Hi, I'm new to the Robin Hobb's work and am just finishing off Assassin's Quest. The one thing I can't figure out about the story is why Fitz is the catalyst. Surely it can't be just because he's a bastard because if that was the defining aspect of a catalyst (a bastard in the Farseer blood line) then Chade could also be a catalyst. Clarification on this would be helpful :) Love the books btw.
 

jessatt

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I guess this may not be an easy question as no one has answered. But since I'm now halfway through Fool's Fate, I guess I'll give it a go and see if anyone thinks I'm close to answering my own question. So Fitz is the catalyst not just because he is a bastard because of the time he was born? So he was born and lived during the pivotal years of Regal's disloyalty and the Red Ship Wars?
 

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The fool explains it in the last book of the Tawny man trilogy i think.

It's been ages since i read it but it kinda comes down to this. The fool sees all kind of futures, it's his goal to make sure dragons return to the world thus creating a balance between humans and dragons for the world's dominion. In the path that dragons live, Fitz is in almost at all the crossroads. Should Fitz die , so too does the path in which dragons survive. thatswhy Fitz is the fool his catalyst. He changes, allows/enables others to change, make certain choices which allows the future, and the path in which dragons remain in existance remains alive.
 
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