odoflood wrote:Edit: I presume that Parson couldn't have simply promoted Wanda and Jack to "Heavy" status?
GaryThunder wrote:A fair bet. In-universe, it's a roll of the dice that's still better than a 0% chance of survival; but from a storytelling context, Rob did not just spend three months building up to this massive cool plan just to have it all negated by Wanda rolling a natural 1.
I guess the idea is that with likelihood of 1/3 wanda is only wounded, and if she is incapacitated (also 1/3 chance) Jack can heal her with a scroll - if he is only wounded. All in all its roughly a 44% chance of success.
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Sigma wrote:I have mixed feelings about this page, at least in terms of the plot. To me it confirms that Rob is either staring down (bad) or intentionally deconstructing (good (?)) an ugly narrative double-bind: if Wanda croaks, Gobwin Knob is back behind Square One -- worse off in nearly every way than they were at Book 1 Page 1 (except for Parson, of course). If Wanda lives, there's likely to be a (large) chunk of the fanbase that, in outrage, will hold this debacle up as a hideous example of the power of Plot Armor.
So, I'll go for the long shot: Wanda survives the fall, but the Chekov's Gun that Parson just lampshaded gets fired -- and Wanda croaks at a plot-critical moment some time after Parson's arrival in Jetstone.
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