No one in particular wrote:Ah, but consider; if Wanda sees Jillian defy Fate and spare Olive, she'll react at first by wailing about how this is just taking the Hard Way. She'll go back to Faq with them, mope around for many turns, then start to hope that Fate can be avoided when nothing happens. She'll get the "Attune to a 'Tool" prediction, figure it's safe to pursue, contact Stanley... and be the worse fate for Faq she'd been dreading the whole time. This throws her into a spiral of depression and fatalism, and the Wanda we know today.
That... doesn't make sense to me I think. If she gets her 'Attune to a Tool' prediction , why would she figure it's safe to pursue if she's seen Jillian escape her Fate? I just don't see the connection.
Because after seeing Jillian & Olive seemingly choose
a new fate rather than the one Predicted for them, Wanda may feel that Fate is something that can be controlled. If you like your Fate, you can pursue it with the Titan's own blessing; if you object to it strong enough, you can forge your own path.
ftl wrote:I'd think it's the other way around - she's more likely to pursue the Tool if she feels that Fate is inevitable. Like, if she's seen what happens when people take the Hard Way, and she'll see Jillian fulfill her Fate. Then she gets a Fate of her own - she'll be raring to try to take the Easy Way and go for the Tool, thinking that if she sits back it'll be even worse for her.
ftl wrote:It seems like the Wanda of book 1 and 2 sees Fate as infallible and unavoidable. To me, it seems like it would make no sense for her to have lived through a case where Fate was avoided and still believe that.
That's the thing though, Fate wasn't
avoided, only delayed and worsened.
Jillian doesn't croak Olive; Wanda goes to Faq and waits and waits and nothing happens; Wanda becomes a lapsed Fatalist, and thinks Fate can be controlled; Faq falls and Wanda blames herself for doubting Fate; Wanda becomes a born-again Fatalist, even more devout and extreme in her Fatalism than before.