pSycHOtic chICkeN wrote:We don't have any reason to believe that Charlie is one the side of Jetstone or unaroyal. Transylvito thinks Charlie is pro-royal but that could be because royals pay well. We know from the early episodes that Stanly won't do business with Charlie but if Ansom recovered and was leading Jetstone in war again he probably wouldn't call Charlie either.
Lord Kasavin wrote:For the most part, Charlie did not make mistakes and constantly improved his position throughout the conflict. Part of that was Parson willingly trading advantage to Charlie for advantage against the RCC (the more immediate threat) in a manner Stanley, Wanda, and Maggie seemed to think was reckless. Still, I'd peg his mistakes thusly:
1) He had GK by the throat after teleporting in his Archon force. He should have forced Parson to turn or taken the city. Certain gain. Instead he let Parson play his part, and he only had a what, 60 % chance of surviving the next turn? And for what? I hypothetical shot at the Pliers? On the otherhand, this gambit works for him when Ansom resigns the terms agreement for enormous Charlie's enormous benefit.
2) He let Ansom get croaked. The terms of the previous agreement were with Ansom and with him dead there was no certainty he'd get his big payout: either the Pliers, Parson, the Bracer, a big pile of Schmuckers or a combination there of.
3) He assumed Parson would be rational. It makes sense, how can such a clever warlord with no great loyalty to Stanley not be rational? But no, Parson put so much emphasis on victory, he refused to deal even when it could have saved his life. Instead, Parson puts into motion a spell to wipe out both sides and probably take his life as well. The fact that Parson survived is luck. The fact that GK benefited was extreme luck.
DevilDan wrote:(I always wondered, though, what he was going to order the casters to do before he decided to just "boop it" and send everyone to the portal.)
SteveMB wrote:DevilDan wrote:(I always wondered, though, what he was going to order the casters to do before he decided to just "boop it" and send everyone to the portal.)
I thought that was stated here -- he considered ordering Maggie to protect Sizemore and Wanda and take the brunt of the link breakage herself.
DevilDan wrote:Charlie made very reasonable gambles: but Parson, unfortunately, means that all bets are off.
He shouldn't worry too much about being pegged as unreliable or untrustworthy... he behaved as any mercenary would and if the RCCII needs him then they'll pay and be glad of it.
Roketter wrote:3rd Sending Parson's message for Ansom to meet him at the tower, specially since he knew Parson was up to something. That way Ansom died, all his bonuses were lost, wich could have allowed at least someone to survive the explosion perhaps. Also, if the sword wasn't enough, I think the death of Bogroll was a +50 ruthfulness bonus for Parson.
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