Kreistor wrote:Prove that Units are devoted to their Side and not their Ruler. You presume it for the purposes of this discussion, but the conclusion isn't true, unless the assumption can be proven.
"Ansom was again having difficulty understanding his Overlord. He could not hate his Ruler. That would be against his own nature, to say nothing of the will of the Titans. But being alone with Stanley the Tool always seemed to put him in mind of those times when ending this man's life had been all he desired." http://www.erfworld.com/summer-update-2 ... ration.png
"He loved her. There was no other word for it. He remembered hating her. He remembered nearly everything from his life as a Prince of Jetstone. None of it mattered. His life was hers, so very literally." http://www.erfworld.com/summer-update-2 ... mWanda.jpg
I can't actually prove anything, obviously. None of us can, since we can't subject Erfworld to experimentation. But, based on the above passages, it seems pretty clear to me that, if Ansom has devotion for anything, it's not for Stanley, so the ability to be devoted to a side more than the ruler seems to at least be an option.
But I'm not stating my suggested interpretation should be canon. I'm simply offering it as a plausible explanation.