Lord Kasavin wrote:Oh, its more than just you. Everyone seems to think Wanda is a central character and cannot be replaced.
You misunderstand me. I claim non-contrarianness at placing Wanda at merely number 5, instead of at the obvious number 2 position. (Because Charlie really is immortal until the fat lady sings. Hey wait, maybe that's what Janis is supposed to do).
I agree with what you say about her being (almost) a spent force, narratively speaking. There's two things she has going for her yet- a), Jillian. Finding out what happened at Faq will lead to a massive drama explosion for Jillian. And b), the Pliers. There's something behind this Tools Together thing, there's an endgame or such coming, and while I don't expect Wanda to survive that scenario, she'll be around when it starts.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Sizemore is ... somewhere, which makes him the safest of the three.
I disagree. Sizemore being ... somewhere ... is what makes him vulnerable. He can be shown to tunnel up under Wanda's forces and get gunned down by Ace Hardware's new anti-caster arrow, and the majority of fandom who support the Kingworld spell (The costuming and names led up to this, it was so natural!) wouldn't even blink.
Now now, as our sparring partners would frequently say to us, "have faith in the writer".
Setting aside that thing that I view as a momentary lapse (and if you try to ignore what you deem a chronic problem with the story dynamics), we can be reasonably sure that Sizemore won't just be wasted off-screen, for that would be a waste.
Being killed on-screen after just popping back into the story would also be surprising. Possible to pull off elegantly, but still a bit "wha-?". It's more likely that Sizemore will be given some time to reattach himself to the events.
Then get promptly killed off because Erfworld hates nice people.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.