BarGamer wrote:No, I don't think she would've asked to find the latrine. Something so... "basic" would've sent the wrong message, as it were. By asking him to refer to her familiarly, and also down-playing her title, she sent the message, "I'm not comfortable with my rank, and the associated responsibilities. In fact, I don't want it." Don looked sad because he now knows that she will not be a good leader of men. A good leader of TROOPS, maybe. Don now has even less of a reason to trust Jillian, because he knows that she'll be against becoming Faq Royalty again. But he might have to force her to, either morally (which he knows very little about Jillian's,) physically (HAH!) or psychologically. If I were Don King, I would go the latter route: show her the view of his city or something, invoke the memory of Ansom, convince her to "grin and bear it," possibly rescue Ansom and Wanda from the foul clutches of Stanley, stuff that he knows has a chance of working, from the debriefing.
PS: Bunny's chewing gum or something?
Right, so he's going with the moral/psychological route. Niiiice. Also, Don's face in this update reminds me of a certain wolf in another comic
Jillian needs to learn that "being Royalty" is another weapon at her disposal. To refuse to use it, to underestimate it, is a critical weakness that other people can and will exploit. Vinny's right: Jillian might PREFER being beaten senseless, inches from death, and imprisoned, rather than do things she'd rather not do for the sake of politics. Political battles can be just as bloody, ruthless, and dangerous as any battles with units, hexes, and weapons. And political battles are ALWAYS fought on multiple fronts. There's a book I read once where someone won a battle, but found his accomplishment being picked apart and reversed by the opposing surviving politicians. In this case, Charlie fits the bill to a T.
Wouldn't it be hilariously ironic if Don King succeeded in creating the Philosopher Princess that King Banhammer wanted?
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