You know, overall, Charlie fits the Devil archetype quite well.
* He runs a faction of "angels".
* He opposes the Titans and might even have sympathetic reasons for doing so, but is ultimately still an antagonist.
* He is the Titans' greatest enemy, and yet is ultimately still their pawn, the Adversary Erfworld must overcome to attain Enlightenment and accomplish the Titans' plan.
I am totally expecting Gobwin Knob to acquire Daemons as natural allies at some point.
Lilwik wrote:...but that wouldn't explain why Charlie would call it the only enemy worth fighting. Erfworld is full of countless enemies and not everyone is due to be killed by Fate.
That's because Charlie effectively transcended the standard game when he acquired the Arkendish and destroyed the only 2 sides to threaten him. Aside from Parson & Charlie himself, are you aware of any Erfworlder with any level of creativity? Isaac outright says that Parson is the only person in Erfworld capable of beating him. Parson is Charlie's only worthy mortal adversary. As far as Charlie is concerned, all other mortals are just pawns or nuiscances. It's Fate that actually poses a threat.
That would be a perfect explanation for the absolutely bizzare and apparently detrimental strategy of his side. Charlie doesn't go to war with man. Charlie is fighting forces of nature, the very Erf itself.
Lilwik wrote:Some people surely have wonderful Fates...
I'm sure some people do
have wonderful Fates. They probably don't have a massive Fate debt, and they certainly aren't Charlie. We already know Parson is Fated to defeat Charlie after all.
Lilwik wrote:...and much better enemies to fight.
Which seems like a "much better" enemy to fight to you, one's fellow Erfworlders, or the gods themselves?
Also, Olive poisoning Charlie was a response to his change, not the cause of it (Book 0, Episode 68
), so it seems he discovered his enemy before he paid the terrible price.
According to Wanda's story, Charlie's original change was for the better. He became a pacifist. The change I
am referring to is the fact that he now runs a ruthless mercenary side.