0beron wrote:I disagree....nowhere is it even remotely implied that a side being Royal makes all it's units Royal/Noble. Such units are POPPED that way, so the idea that units could become Noble at a later point is ridiculous, it would make the Royalty thing less significant if anyone could become Royal regardless of where/how they popped.
I'm not sure whether you're missing a crucial point, or ignoring it. I'm not saying that any unit can become Royal. You can't become Royal. Either you were popped by a Royal Side or you weren't. What I am saying is that a unit can gain the Royal special under a very specific set of circumstances.
For the purposes of this example, I'm going to ignore the in-world semantic difference between Royal units and Noble units. It has been clearly established that the only difference between Royal and Noble is the location that they were popped. We have seen no other mechanical difference between them. Therefore, here Royal is used to speak of any unit popped by a Royal Side regardless of location.
What we know is that there is there are Royal Sides. We also know that Royal Sides pop units are referred to as Royal. We also have assumed that there is a Royal special. So far, we only have seen Commanders on Royal Sides with the Royal special. We have also never seen a Royal Commander that does not have the Royal special. A logical conclusion that can be drawn from this data is this: Commanders popped by and working for Royal Sides necessarily
have the Royal special.
Now we apply this logic to Sylvia. Royal Commanders necessarily have the Royal special if they were popped by and are working for a Royal Side. Sylvia was popped by a Royal Side. Sylvia was promoted to Commander by a Royal Side. QED, Sylvia has the Royal Special.
What she was popped as doesn't matter as long as she was popped by a Royal Side
and she was promoted to Commander by a Royal Side
This conclusion only applies to units popped and promoted by the same Royal Side. There isn't enough data to draw any conclusions about units popped from a Royal Side but promoted by a different
Royal Side, nor units not popped by a Royal Side but promoted to Commander by one. As always I am open to revising or scrapping this theory with more data.
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