Jabberwocky wrote:You know, that suddenly makes me ask: Shouldn't Queen B have just razed her cities and then did a runner to Jetstone or Transylvito to turn? I'm sure Jetstone would've loved the extra soldiers and schmuckers
That would mean leaving behind her slowest troops. I'm sure that Gobwin Knob's fastest units are much faster than Unaroyal's slowest units, especially the garrison units, so there would still be a battle and some Unaroyal units would still become decrypted, which Bea considered disgusting.
On the other hand she could have disbanded the slowest units, but she obviously dislikes mass disbandings since she went to all the trouble of putting all her units into the field so they would disband after her own death when she could have just disbanded them herself. So she's still responsible for mass murder but she gets to avoid feeling guilty about it. She surely believes that she'll have to face the Titans after she disbands, but perhaps she's not worried about that because she has no chance of getting into the City of Heroes after the stunt she pulled, and maybe units that don't get in just disappear.
Lipkin wrote:It also means that Charlie could potentially have a knife at Stanley's throat. The Gobwins have already taken out one ruler of Gobwin Knob. The only reason Stanley is in command is because of Charlie!
That's a great point! The reason that the gobwins killed Saline IV has always been a huge mystery hanging over this story, especially after Book 2, Text 4
. If Wanda and Jack somehow know the answer to that, I'm not surprised that Wanda would want to tell Parson immediately.