BLANDCorporatio wrote:But on the other hand, it again confirms that Charlie can do ANYTHING. Which makes it more glaring when Charlescomm DOESN'T. Charlie had the abilities and resources to crush GK, in full view of any royal, at any time now.
Could you expound on this a bit? I am far from convinced that Charlie is a) omniscient, b) omnipotent or c) omnipresent.
First, even listening in on Thinkagrams doesn't always provide you with useful information, i.e.- the hermit with a lightbulb.
Second, where would Charlie get the forces to take on GK (or any other side) on his own? Sure, he can hire mercs, but it seems more his style to manipulate events to his advantage while others take the risks. In terms of investing resources himself, I don't think Charlie is the all or nothing type...yet.
Third, assuming for the sake of argument, that Charlie can eavesdrop on Thinkagrams, that doesn't mean he has the ability to listen in on *all* Thinkagrams. It is likely that he would have to personally channel the Arkendish to enable such eavesdropping, and as he is the only one that can do this it is limited by his ability to actually listen in and process the information. Unless there is an Erf-version of a recording device.
Further, Charlie may suffer from the lack of perspective that all other Erf-worlders seem to have. He is so wrapped up in the 'way-things-are-done' that he might not be able to appreciate Parson's alien take on things. Charlie is unlikely to see the same cheats and tweaks that Parson does. Parson, after all, is the Perfect Warlord.
I agree with your F Charlie sentiment. I am not enjoying the way we are continuously discovering ever-new and different abilities. At this rate he will be rivaling the Titans of Ark by the end of Book 2.
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