BLANDCorporatio wrote:Sylvan wrote:The moment Charlie sneak attack erases a capitol or side from Erfworld he will lose a lot of mercenary and telecommunications income.
How do you know? Charlie was prepared to take Haggar off the map (at the very least it was a credible bluff), and seeing how there are, actually, quite a lot of sides in just the supposedly small part of Erfworld we're privy to, indicates that your argument is based on shaky premises.*snip*Sylvan wrote:This is even worse if he does it to GK right now, because then how scary will he look to the rest of the world? Everyone would form a royal coalition to go kill Charlie.
This fits with your previous idea not at all, as far as I can tell. In your first argument, you claim erasing a side means Charlie has one less customer. But GK doesn't hire Charlie, nor does anyone who fights GK! (Jillian is a money-sink).
Also, if we are to discuss decapitation strikes, how about going the whole hog on them and try to make them so that no one is left to point fingers? If nobody is left to put the blame on Charlie for GK's disapperarance, then hey, Charlie is squeaky clean.DoctorJest wrote:It's been made pretty clear that Charlescomm only really survives as a side by appearing to be both neutral and mercenary. Being an opportunistic weasel only enhances the mercenary reputation. Doing decapitation strikes against leaders of sides unbidden would threaten the image of neutrality and start making other sides nervous about your true motives.
I think there are several discussions going on here.
One of them is about Charlie making a headshot on GK. Ok, then how about this- if Charlie could take out Stanley in an empty forest, would anyone hear a sound?
More seriously, the question should not be "is it reasonable for Charlescomm to headshot GK?". Because that's an obvious "YES, it's worth considering what means are at hand and their consequences". The question should be "could Charlie pull a headshot on GK and leave no direct evidence for anyone else?"
dirocyn wrote:Parson is not a Hippiemancer, not a Knight heavy, he's human. He can be whatever he wants to be, do whatever he wants to do.
Canon has already established that bodies disappear on the following turn unless they are converted into trophies, uncroaked, decrypted, etc. He still has to follow the rules of the world, as the hex barrier update demonstrated.Beeskee wrote:Parson could rationalize, "Well, someone's probably died here at some point." and be able to pull uncroaked up from the ground.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Why dear sir, madam, hermaphrodite or executive transvestite, I do believe you have yet to spend considerable time in this venue. With said time, you will come to see what a truly charming establishment this is. Pay no heed to the regulars jabbing each other, in matter of fact there is only one individual behind it all.
dirocyn wrote:Do y'all digress into tangents about Charlie after every update? Sheesh. I read through 14 pages of posts to make sure, but nobody saw this:
The importance of this strip--and Jojo--is not as an enemy, but for exposition. What's important here is "He's a joker, he's a wild card. Better than an Ace, folks, he can beat everything. He can be anything!"
Jojo knows something about the summon perfect warlord spell that Parson doesn't, and this answers a lot of old debates. Parson is not a Hippiemancer, not a Knight heavy, he's human. He can be whatever he wants to be, do whatever he wants to do. In other words, Parson could learn to cast spells, he could learn to be effective in combat, he could learn to be whatever he wants. This is why he can enter the MK--he could be a caster if he wanted. This flexibility is normal for humans on Earth, but it's extraordinary for Erf. On Erf, if you're popped a piker, you'll croak a piker. Oh, you may be promoted to warlord. Even designated heir--but you're still a piker.
dirocyn wrote:The importance of this strip--and Jojo--is not as an enemy, but for exposition. What's important here is "He's a joker, he's a wild card. Better than an Ace, folks, he can beat everything. He can be anything!".... Parson is not a Hippiemancer, not a Knight heavy, he's human.
Decorus wrote:Charlie has nothing to do with this. This is entirely the Carnymancer's doing...
multilis wrote:Humans on earth can't do any sort of magic, so far the only magic we have seen for sure from Parson is with the help of artifacts.