QuothTheRaven wrote:My point of view is that anyone who is willing to betray her loyalties once, will most certainly betray them again.
Actually Wanda didn't betray her loyalties. She never intended Faq to be destroyed. When she goaded him into attacking Faq it was with the expectation that Stanley would get wiped out and that would leave the ArkenHammer in Wanda's hands (Wanda had been fortold to wield and Arkentool, but no mention of which one.). Wanda did screw up very badly and her acts certainly count as criminal, but it was not a betryal of loyalties.
As for why Wanda isn't around much at the moment, there are a number of reasons. She likely is running some interference for Parson and company. Also with all the Decrypt Stanley is nervouse and she will need to stay close to prevent more "accidents" from happening. So I don't think she is intentional ignoring Parson and Co. She took the time to tell Parson a large peice of her story (and one where she does not come off to good either) after getting the Pliers. And she clearly was feeling very bad when talking about it as well, this in a moment of HUGE triumph (put a huge damper on the mood). I suspect Wanda feels Parson is one of the few people she can really talk to.
Also from the story telling side Wanda took up a lot of time at the end of the last arc and she needs a little time off camera so other peope can have their turn.