>>84211853>You could argue that being Heir of Void makes it fitting his death is impactless
Good point, but damn if it doesn't make the story less interesting having this super capable but flawed character not really impart any lasting meaning.
Given how very few of the trolls really embraced their roles by that point, it could have been an amusing contrast to have him truly come into being the Heir of Void by dying, whilst in life he was far away from that by being useful. Or just having him do things, but more in the background as opposed to Sollux or Aradia's exploits which are directly shown.
He could have been doing something super important that no one really knew he was doing as a way of protecting him or them which seems rather Heir like. I mean, even in death he doesn't represent the Void well given he comes back to life and is incredibly influential as Arquiusprite. Perhaps the ability to selectively embrace the void is more fitting, he can choose to embrace the protection of the Void so he is overlooked and able to get important shit done without fear of rebuttal. Could help to explain how he got the drop on Caliborn for instance.>Some logs with Karkat could've furthered the leadership ideas both had
I also like the idea of him conflicting with Karkat for leadership or the leadership styles employed before it was cemented in place. There's a Karkat memo where this idea is played with and their interactions, including future Karkat, are really rather enjoyable.
It'd also make the fact that Karkat sent him to his death even more meaningful, given in classical troll society getting someone sent to their death would be exactly what a 'leader' would be expected to do. It could chew him up inside, act as a platform for his development after the low point in his leadership after the events of Murderstuck.