I've just seen someone refer to Tatyana as the love of Strahd's life, and holy fuck, how can you get that so wrong.
Strahd feels many things about Tatyana; lust, envy, resentment, a bit more lust, infatuation. But it's not love.
He doesn't love Tatyana, he loves the idea of her
— Susanah Grace (@SusanahGrace) March 11, 2019
This is a super important point to truly understand the gothic nature of Strahd, Ravenloft, and his imprisonment there. If he was a truly tragic figure without full, twisted culpability, he wouldn’t be trapped in Ravenloft. The Dark Power torture those who bare responsibility. https://t.co/4ZgdCiHdxH
— Greg Marks (@Skerrit7h3green) March 12, 2019