I'll post the actual line here;
Originally Posted by The Curse of Khaine
One decision, poorly taken, and the defeat of the Chaos Gods was thrown away. One decision and the seeds were sown of a doom that was seven thousand years in the growing.
It is a cruel trick of Chaos that prophecy so often becomes self-fulfilling.
Sounds utter fucking ridiculous. "because chaos"?
Chaos is meant to be this futile force that's ever creeping. That they're scared of a cursed sons doesn't actually make sense. Why not simply have his mother kill him?
Morathi has resisted Chaos for nearly seven thousand years, likely they knew that trying to get her to end him was a waste of time. Besides they didn't need Malekith dead, they just needed him to be passed over as Phoenix King.
Originally Posted by Words_of_Truth
By poor I mean it's get more and more "out there" as if they are just throwing any twist they can into it now, I'm genuinely worried how the fantasy world and game is going to end up after all this, at first I was ok with the changes but the idea Malekith would of beaten Chaos and that he's not as evil as he's become, admittedly I actually liked him in the legends series up until the point where he's not chosen. I just have a hard time accepting he would of defeated chaos, the whole point of chaos is you can't defeat it, you can only stem the tide. Now it seems they are throwing Tyrion under the bus, and turning Malekith "good". They already have done it I guess elsewhere, Gelt is now "evil" or just "misunderstood" or "crazy" Vlad isn't that bad a vampire, Arkhan felt emotion, I just don't know any more, it's making me nervous.
At what point has there been any indication that Malekith is good?? Here is a line from the book, early on;
Originally Posted by The Curse of Khaine
The spymaster’s tone irritated Malekith. Insolence. Not enough to warrant death, that would be wasteful, but in pressing times control had to be total. Censure needed to be swift and obvious. The Witch King gave the slightest of nods to Kouran, who knew well enough what his master required.
The captain smashed a gauntleted fist into Ezresor’s face, bloodying his nose and sending him flailing to the floor. Widening his stance ready for a kick, Kouran looked back to his king but received a shake of the head.
‘Of course he is dead,’ said Malekith. ‘He is not stupid. He allowed the watch tower at Vartoth to fall and then compounded the error by leading a host of my warriors onto the glaciers to be slain by these hairy wretches from the Wastes. I am sure when the battle turned against him he threw himself on his own blade, or at least allowed one of the northmen to gut him like a pig, rather than face the fate he knew would await him in my dungeon.’
Malekith, I assure you, is still an evil dick.
As to his defeat of Chaos, I mis-explained the line a bit. What is says above is that Malekith being passed over as Phoenix King made a future where the Chaos Gods were defeated would not come to pass, how this is so, we don't know. It might have been Malekith that would had been responsible for their deaths, and while I do agree with you that now Chaos cannot be defeated, only stemmed, perhaps back then it was different. The Chaos Gods were newly arrived to the world in the time of Aenarion, perhaps their position wasn't very stable and if pressed, they might have had to abandon the world the way the Old Ones did in order to save themselves. Or maybe Malekith's reign would have sowed the seeds for their ultimate defeat in the End Times, there's no doubt that if Malekith had been king the Elven race would be vastly stronger than it is now, they might still rule the Old World and they would definitely be much greater in number and power than they are now; mainly because the Sundering would not have happened. Maybe this theoretical empowered Elven race and empire could have led the war against Chaos in the End Times and been victorious, but Malekith's actions when he was passed over made sure that this couldn't happen.
Just my theories.