I went and looked back through all the earlier comics - there was one reference to this column (Ossomer's report immediately after being decrypted in #10), and it does not mention that it's Haggar. There is zero information on Haggar outside of the text updates and #24 just now. I wholly agree with you, Alexei/imgran, this is either out of left field (at worst) or waaaaaay less interesting than if you knew the backstory (at best) for those who choose not to read the text updates. I mean, you barely had any idea of Charlie's involvement/investment with the whole situation aside from knowing he was linked to Vanna. If we were not alerted to that background, it'd be like, "ZOMG! How'd they do that?! ...oh, Charlie's supercharing her. I guess Charlie cares about this battle. That sneaky rascal!" and write it off as climactic derring-do. (Still a little left-field, but at least it fits with his MO.) The text updates make it clear he's putting a lot into play in order to affect this battle.
I'm also curious to see how Janis' predictions & advice circle back around the enter the main plot's consciousness.
Sammy could not support a large army if he lost the support from having the Side backing him. He would only have the units in his personal stack, and OF THOSE he could only keep the ones he could continue paying for. Not charing headfirst into GK *himself*, sure, that's a good idea, but thwarting Charlie by not ordering the attack altogether is not an option.
(You know, you can say 'Charlie has Haggar by the testes.' That's a known slip-past-the-censors word, heh.)
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SteveMB wrote:The question is getting Wanda to honor the offer. They could keep going back and forth: offer, honor, offer, honor....
*no I'm not