build6 wrote:there was that bit about how Stanley was mystified why Parson didn't do something AND didn't automatically disband, right?
Yes, but Parson was not deliberately disobeying Stanley, as Stanley had thought. Parson just didn't understand at the time that he had to make his rounds to grant the benefit of having a Warlord manage the city. Because it made no sense to him that walking into an empty bank would cause it to produce more schmuckers. He disobeyed in ignorance, in the literal sense of not knowing that he was disobeying, rather than willful disobedience which would have disbanded another Warlord. This was why Stanley was amazed that he didn't disband.
robak wrote:Jack calls Jillian "Highness", which strikes me as a bit odd (that is what strikes me as odd about Jack??). Isn't highness a title for a royal heir rather than for a queen (which I guess would be majesty)? So, does Jack still see Jillian as the warrior princess of old rather than the grown-up queen of Faq?
Or is my etiquette off here?
The comic has not been consistent on the matter of titles. For example, several GK characters have referred to Wanda as "my lady", which is a term used by nobility. But GK is not a Royal side, and Wanda has never been described as coming from a Royal side. Describing her people as a "tribe" would tend to indicate that they were not royals. So why a person in a non-royal side would refer to another non-royal unit as "my lady", a term indicating nobility, is rather baffling.
gazes_also wrote:It was probably Wanda convincing Stanley that it was his own idea to put Ansom back in charge, so she could effectively be in control. That is Stanley's big misjudgement - not realizing how powerful Wanda has become.
I disagree with you on both points. First, it was Ansom who convinced Stanley to remove Parson from the position of Chief Warlord. This was detailed, and no mention of Wanda was made. You're running on pure reader input to suggest that Wanda suggested this change. Second, Stanley does indeed realize how powerful Wanda has become. This has also been detailed. You're contradicting the author to suggest otherwise.
Idle specualtion that has been covered many times before: If Jillian is here for anyone other than herself, it is for Ansom. She has no relationship and might not even know most or all of the other units whose names have been being tossed around. Sammy? We have not seen her interact with him in any way. Stanley? She may want him dead, but he is more than a turn away, and she can not hope to turn him. Tramennis? Again, no interaction. She may know of him since he is Anson's brother and she is an ally of Jetstone, but for "I'm finally sure who I came here for" to make sense, the readers would need to see some character interaction. Ansom is the sole unit who makes sense in the context, if it isn't Jillian herself.