ometimes it's easier to just believe what's been put in front of you. The portal croaks non casters. Though I do think it's Parson's stats rather than any magic that makes him what he is. The portals have a "is this a caster? Y/N" protocol, which disbands anything that's not Y. But Parson shows up as a "*" or something on the protocol, so it just flashes ERROR and doesn't activate the croaking.
'M pretty sure the portal doesn't croak people. It disbands them. That's kinda like croaking, but you de-pop while still alive. Or you die a milisecond before. Or something like that.
Meh. I had a theory once why Parson didn't disband. And that he cannot even be
disbanded, like he himself thought. Reason?
What happens when you disband? You depop, like i said (I imagine that's what happens, anyway, since we haven't seen any actual disbandings yet).
Can Parson depop? No. Why? He hasn't been popped in the first place. He has been born. Brought up. He grew up. That's why i'm pretty sure that if Stanley actually tried to disband him, he'd either: become Barbarion/get back to his universe. But that won't happen (plot and all that), so we might never know.
And yeah, the "ERROR" theory fits with mine pretty well, i think.