Arkenputtyknife wrote:If the Titans had been involved, I would have expected to have seen some kind of sign of it.
Well, they did beat a vastly more powerful enemy; they might well see that as a sign. Stanley in particular is likely to see it as confirmation of his beliefs about his holy destiny.
(I am reminded of the joke about the guy who was stuck in a flood and waved off several rescuers, saying "God will save me". He drowned, and on his arrival at the Pearly Gates indignantly asked why God didn't save him. A thundering voice replied, "I SENT YOU THREE BOATS AND A HELICOPTER! WHAT MORE DID YOU WANT?")
MarbitChow wrote:Honestly? I think everyone on Team Stanley will defer to Parson. Their duty requires it - they all KNOW he'll make better choices than Stanley.
The interesting question is the attitude of Stanley himself. He seems to be acting less Toolish lately -- and this vignette indicates that he's making a conscious effort
in that direction. However, this victory in an apparently hopeless battle is almost certain to burnish his self-image as the chosen Tool of the Titans. The result could be that the more obnoxious facets of his personality get toned down as his egotism gets sublimated into the quest... which would probably make him scarier and more dangerous. For one thing, it would make him more likely to listen to Parson and take full advantage of his strategic cleverness, thus covering what seems to be his big weak spot as an Overlord.
Is this a real holy war, or just a bunch of deluded boopholes croaking each other?