The.Healing.Mage wrote: Ansan Gotti wrote:
Ouze wrote:Nice to find out Jojo was probably malicious, though.
Or, perhaps even more likely, that it's within Marie's interest to portray Jojo as malicious.
I subscribe to this. For some reason I find Marie to be really sinister. Which is really, really dichotomous. She's supposed to be this la-dee-da Predictamancer from a bubble philosopher/caster side, but she's pretty intense for all of that. And don't forget that Marie convinced Janis to get the Perfect Warlord spell together. She's a pretty impressive puppetmaster. Kinda like Ann from Sword of Truth. Looks sweet and innocent, kindof a -boop-. And locks people up for 700 years for being born (ironically enough) that series's version of a Predictamancer.
I'm getting the same vibe that you are, and I attribute a good part of it to Xin's incredible talent -- just look at her expression throughout this ep and the last. That was certainly enough to tip me off. Here's what we know for sure, followed by some personal conjectures:
1. Sizesmore told Parson that "Marie said you were going to be in trouble."
Conjecture: Marie, as a predictamancer, saw what would happen if that scroll was cast, and therefore knows exactly what it does.
2. Last strip, the very first thing that Marie does is say "Don't let him cast that!"
Conjecture: Whatever the spell was going to do was very detrimental to Marie's plans.
3. Marie convinced Janis to go along with her scheme by convincing her that an "Erf without war" is possible.
Conjecture: Marie needed Janis, and thus told her EXACTLY what Janis wanted to hear. Marie's personal goals might be quite different.
4. As someone mentioned previously, Marie made the prediction that Wanda would wield an Arkentool. What's more, she made sure that the perfect warlord scroll was given to WANDA. Even Janis sensed something fishy about that (text update somewhere), but decided to trust Marie in that case.
Put all of this together, and I'm beginning to wonder what exactly Marie's goals are. Does she just have some unfinished business with Wanda for betraying her side? Or is she being driven by some other prediction that she's kept to herself so far? The question shouldn't be "What does CHARLIE want with Parson Gotti?" -- it should be "What does MARIE have planned for him?"