the_tick_rules wrote:We dunno if he's a full caster. But he didn't disband when he entered the MK, so either he's s dormant caster or his unique nature means that condition didn't work on him.
Heavies are listed as heavies. Except for Parson, your first link is invalid. The second point casters cast spells? How do casters cast spells? Do they reach for some inner power they feel, strum the strings of erfworld, or whatever? Seems like in some castings they do. We KNOW some sort of knowledge is needed for at least some magicks, since new spells are made, and Sizemore was taking a class. So Parson may simply not know how to cast. Just like he didn't know the first thing about warlording. Your third point, no duel warlord/casters, Parson is a lot of things that no other Erfworld unit is. For example if he isn't a caster he is another combination we have never seen; a unit that can use MK portals and not be a caster. You can't say "There are no caster/warlords , therefore Parson, must be a non-caster/portal-user"; if there are no other non-caster/portal-users. One could use the same logic in a counter argument. "There are no non-caster/portal-users therefore Parson must be a caster/warlord".Oberon wrote:Your reference is exactly why Parson being a caster is in doubt. Casters are listed as being casters. Casters are seen to be casters. Casters can cast spells. Parson does not meet any of the prior methods of determining that a unit is a caster. Additionally, we know of no other unit which is both a warlord and a caster. This is why Janis's statement that Parson is a caster is in such doubt, despite Parson being able to enter the MK without disbanding.
Maybe just disbanding doesn't work on him.the_tick_rules wrote:We dunno if he's a full caster. But he didn't disband when he entered the MK, so either he's s dormant caster or his unique nature means that condition didn't work on him.
Correct, but a non-sequiter. There is no question that both warlords and casters may be commanders. But that fact has nothing to do with the fact that Parson is identified as being a warlord, and casters are not identified as being warlords, or that no other warlord can cast spells or is identified as also being a caster.Housellama wrote:Point of order. Casters and Warlords both fall under the heading of Commander.
You must have missed my prior post, where I provided three solid pieces of evidence supporting Parson not being a caster. The only real evidence that Parson is a caster can be summed up as:Housellama wrote:The only proof that Parson ISN'T a Caster is that he hasn't cast a spell yet.
Zeroberon wrote:So we know with 100% certainty that THIS IS HOW TRI-LINKS WORK, PERIOD END OF STORY.
fractal wrote:In my opinion, it is much better for the story if Parson solves his problems using his normal human capabilities: brilliant strategy and a clumsy, overweight body.
Oberon wrote:Janis cannot see Parson's stats any more than anyone else can. She had never met him before. So what makes her statement credible? Janis has never bothered to supply one single piece of evidence which backs her statement.
fractal wrote:However, Parson is supposed to be a human, from Earth. Humans from Earth can't cast spells.
Given that orders, statements and intentions shape reality in Erfworld rather than the other way around, it's always possible that she gave Parson the necessary ability to move through the portals (yeah I know she only called him a Hippiemancer on-screen after he went through, but wasn't she also involved in making the original summon spell? She would have had other opportunities to name him a Hippiemancer before that point).
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He already gained one super-power when he was summoned. He has leadership. He makes units tougher and better at fighting, just by standing close to them. He could have picked up two, or even 50 new powers when he came to Erf. Although meta-story tells me 50 is too many.fractal wrote:I don't think Parson is a caster. No, nothing in the events of the story indicate that he is not (although nothing really says that he is, either). However, Parson is supposed to be a human, from Earth. Humans from Earth can't cast spells. In my opinion, it is much better for the story if Parson solves his problems using his normal human capabilities: brilliant strategy and a clumsy, overweight body. Those are also reasonable warlord attributes. If he's just going to win out using magic, then why not summon the "Perfect Caster" from some other world?
Your points were not solid in the least. Your first point was the stupid meal called all of GK's casters, casters, and since Parson was not called a caster he is not a caster. But one could use the same logic to claim that Parson is not a heavy since the stupid meal called out heavies as heavies. But Parson IS a heavy. So that point is invalid.Oberon wrote:You must have missed my prior post, where I provided three solid pieces of evidence supporting Parson not being a caster
Housellama wrote:Point of order. Casters and Warlords both fall under the heading of Commander.
Casters can also lead troops. Chief Warlord is a title. Leadership is a special possessed by other units. Just because Parson HASN'T cast spells doesn't mean that he CAN'T cast spells. We have seen solid evidence that non-Casters die upon entering the Magic Kingdom. This appears to be a hard rule (evidenced by the comments before Parson entering the portal before GK blew up and Queen Bea's suicide). Parson passed through. Heavies cannot use mounts. Parson cannot use mounts. Parson is likely a heavy. Only Casters can pass through the portals. Parson passed through the portal. Parson is likely a Caster. One of the main plot characters stated that Parson is a Caster. QED...
The only proof that Parson ISN'T a Caster is that he hasn't cast a spell yet. Parson is still learning the rules. He might not know that he CAN cast. We haven't seen a number of Casters cast spells on screen. Does that mean that they can't cast?
I believe that the balance of evidence currently points to Parson being a Caster. I have yet to see solid proof that states that he ISN'T a Caster.
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