I was thinking of Shara Ishvalda again and I actually dig the whole Buddhist aesthetic he's got. From the name of his quest, to the design of the armor(the alpha set is very much designed like a depiction of Tang Sanzang), to the design of the weapons, it's just...really pretty cool. I realized how everything about the Elder speaks to that theme. Of enlightenment and transcendence. Shara looks not at the Hunter when he's knocked down...he's looking STRAIGHT AT YOU, the player. It's like he's enlightened to the state of the game. He knows the real enemy isn't the hunter...it's YOU the player. It's just...crazy and fantastic.