wrecan wrote:...Is Banhammer actually stating that there are things that are consistent with Duty that you should refrain from doing? (I guess he is saying that.) If so, how is Olive supposed to know what that is? She hadn't even read Banhammer's books on morality until after she conquered FAQ, which was well after she had committed most of the crimes on Wanda's list.
Seems to me, Olive's defense is...
1. I never violated by Duty to my Side
2. Not doing everything I could for my Side would have violated my Duty
3. The Titans made Hipppiemancy so it could be used in the way I used it, so it can't be a perversion.
4. The aspects of the Olive Garden to which Wanda objects were conceived of under the thinkamancer Maxwell's guidance. If anybody was a pervert, it would have been Maxwell. (And we have ample evidence this is true.) If you deem Olive perverted, it was not her fault, as she was perverted by Maxwell. She should therefore be rehabilitated. And who better to rehabilitate Olive than a community of casters? Surely, some combination of Betsy's healomancy and Labeler's signamancy can repair the damage that Maxwell has wrought? (And then FAQ will have the benefit of a hippiemancer amongst its ranks!)
It really comes down to FAQs conceptualization of Peace. I'm hoping it doesn't go down the "Someone is responsible for this and has to pay, but not you, you were just following orders." route. She incapacitated her side's Overlady to further her own causes and continued doing brutal and violent things.