Quote from soramaro »@magac: Maybe you should read the stories before assuming too much. Bolas "cared" about Ugin in one of the most umempathetic and self-centered ways possible. The quote in questiom does in no way make his early life a "sob story". It's not like he fell into deep depression after Ugin left and got on his villainous path because of that. It simply describes a moment in which he was in kind of a pinch (and not a full-grown dragon yet) and wished his brother was still there, but not for emotional support or anything, but basically so Bolas could have another weapon in his arsenal to further his plans. They are twins, so maybe there was some form of genuine care deep within Bolas, but as far as we have seen, it was twisted by Bolas's intentions and view of the world at a pretty early stage in his life.
Quote from SimicNuggets »Nicol is a consummate sociopath. That he has anyone's sympathy is mindboggling.