multilis wrote:I could see ironic ending where Sylvia after surviving all this with "help of fate" suddenly dies, perhaps in silly way. We have already had forshadowing by Parson that Wanda, despite her luck is foolish to count on fate and take risks.
I could see Jack, Charlie and even Parson getting killed. Any of them could be decrypted for a strange twist. Parson could be sent home if he dies, then be pulled back later.
Two things here.
About Sylvia, completely agree. Yes she's had a remarkable run of luck as of late, but to me she's still the top most endangered character in Erfworld. She could die at any moment, without warning nor buildup, as opposed to anyone else.
Parson though cannot die*. Him being sent back to Stupidworld then returning to Erfworld is not Parson dying. The fact is, Mr. Protagonist is so central to the story that permanently removing him from it would be a huge WTF moment.
*: which may happen, admittedly. It sure would be a curveball. But it's so darn unlikely so as to not be worth speculating on. The story, so far, is in various ways revolving around Parson. To remove him completely changes it, to the point that the story Erfworld that we knew before just cannot go on. It won't be the story of a gamerboy summoned to a world in havoc to set it right. You could replace Parson by some other similar protagonist, but why go through that trouble?
So Parson is de facto immortal.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.