stargazer said: Teir is just a drag on Ember. He's whiny and annoying and needy. I know the strong/gentle combination can work well, like with Nightfall and Redlance...but the Ember/Teir dynamic comes across as codependent and unhealthy rather than 'differences make good sparks.'
I think this is going to be Teir's character development journey over the course of the Final Quest. I think his current neediness is clearly the result of being abandoned in his youth and having to live alone for so long after his father died. Teir is on a journey just like every other character, and I'm sure he'll have some positive development before the end.