(I hope I'm doing this right, I just noticed there wasn't a new topic and it's been a couple of hours.)
I guess cave troll theorists can be happy.
Personally, I just think that Thistle is being nice, trying to respect all life & stuff like that. Kind of like the opposite of Meg, who is continuously torturing us as long as possible before the reveal :D
(dang, someone else already started a topic, please delete.)