Lilwik wrote:Are you citing Olive as a reliable source while she testifies for her life? I prefer to trust Wanda's version of the story, but I'm not sure that even Wanda is entirely honest. Wanda might be trying to take the easy way with Fate by fudging the facts. We really don't know that there ever were any dreams of peace.Lipkin wrote:You are wrong. Charlie abandoned his dreams of peace when he got the Arkendish, and then began withdrawing. This was even before he founded Charlescom. Olive even said he was an amazing Overlord, matching wits with two other powerful sides and winning.
We know jack squat about Charlie, and both he and Olive are liars. Fair. But before these last few updates, we had no reason to doubt Charlie wanted to endless war to continue profiting off it. He and his Archons have often said they aim to make problems for their customers to get repeat business. It would be the easiest thing in the world to allow us to believe he was motivated simply by greed, and yet Rob has instead given us reason to doubt that. Had it occurred to anyone before that Charlie would have a reason for his actions besides selfishness?
We don't yet know the truth, but the simple fact that Rob is drawing our attention to Charlie's motives leads me to believe that there is more there than meets the eye.
At any rate, both Wanda and Olive claim that Charlie was once a pacifist. He then changed his tune for whatever reason. Whatever that reason was, it was before he founded his mercenary side.