This line of thought has already been refuted twice in this same thread. In summary, if repression was all that kept the legionaries bound to the Legion, there'd be a lot more desertion, resentment and rebellious tendencies in the Legion. We see none. If you're going to argue the sentiments expressed by Silus under threat of torture and death are sincere, then that same standard should be applied to the sentiments expressed by legionaries. Currently, sentiments that reflect negatively on the Legion are universally accepted, and sentiments that reflect positively on the Legion are quickly dismissed as a result of repression and brainwashing. A double standard. No twisting took place. If you're upset that your words were used against you in a discussion, I don't know what to tell you. Pick them more carefully next time. I don't see a problem with that. In fact, the combination of fear and courage he instills in the legionaries seems highly effective. Fear is a part of Lanius's act, but only a fool would argue that his courage and martial prowess do not inspire the men of the Legion. I don't think there's enough interaction to substantiate such a claim.