valerio wrote:What help is living a heppy life for once in your life, if on one's POW everything is pulled away? "Hey, dear, for all I know you could end up wounded or worse, and the guy who is taking you away has let the magic expire despite you sacrificing yourself, so see! I've got ALL the reasons to be happy, yup!"
Bailey sacrificed herself? I'll say it again, nobody is gonna die here. She just merely interceded for him and agreed to be the avatar only because King stubbornly refused to do it. Besides, she really didn't need preparation because, as Pete said, some avatars gain power quicker and plus, Pete has a bigger mana pool than Dragon.
valerio wrote:Are you sure you're reading the same comic at all?
Pete wanted King in first instance, and he wanted a discontented, angry pawn to use as Dark Paladin. BECAUSE he was forced to give up King, he started working around Bailey. The promise of reward, the tempation, was for HER, not him. King has built his happiness DESPITE Pete's plans, and Pete has SO misjudged King's will to keep that happiness that once again his plans have been seriously thwarted. he could've just been honest for once, let them fight together as a tag team, just like Tarot and Sabrina, and things would've tipped in favor of Pete's new avatar.
It's just a game for the gods, but unless you have inside information, so far this game is disrupting lives, and that's bad consequences enough. Either you enjoy other people's pain or you should acknowledge that all this manipulation is not exactly 'doing the right thing'. If it was 'just a game', it would've long sufficed to explain everything to the avatars; now, it's obvious that Pete couldn't initially say anything to King because the Dark Paladin is fueled by discontent, and explanation would've deflated such emotion, but with Bailey involved he had all the time, literally, to prepare them. A thing he didn't. With the aggravating that Bailey was ready to fight for her marriage already.
And you don't understand that Pete is not caring about this POW. All Pete knows is his own ego. He is not making it hard for a superior good, but for the fun of it, which is quite dangerous, not wise. And the proof is the fact that, AGAIN, Pete didn't even try to prepare Bailey, he just lied out to get her and toss her in a battle without a proper training against a trained TEAM.
Those two nerds are playing NOT to make their avatars' life happier or the world a better place. That's a MINOR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION for them. Purpose of the game is not end up as a mortal for a lifetime. Got it? the only 'best interest' is toward themselves.
Pete needed an avatar fueled with discontent but at the same time he wanted to make him happier. He may have manipulated him but that doesn't mean he did it with any bad intention. Same goes for Dragon. After all, that's how gods act. You'll see worst things in the bible.
Why he wanted to make him happy? Cause he is not a monster and the whole ordeal was because he wanted to teach him a lesson. Besides, he was growing desperate and that's why he had to resort to desperate measures. He gave him happiness and then he was gonna take it back in order to convince him to accept being his avatar and causing a lot of discontent on him at the same time. And about Bailey, I think you already has said it before, that in order to be a "white avenger" the requisite was to intercede for a loved one. They couldn't tag team due to that requisite. It was one or the other.
Now, I prefer to quote some parts of the comic instead cause I think these are better explanations than my mere words that no one even cares.
https://www.housepetscomic.com/2009/12/ ... christmas/
"King, most changes don't happen in one maginal night. They don't happen in a month's time, nor do they end so cleanly as stories would have you believe. But "the journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step". And the farthest a teacher can lead is to the front door; the decision to continue is your own. I've shown you how hard it is, and you still wish to grow; I'm real proud of you."
https://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/ ... details-2/
"I play in your universes cause I like you guys. I don't want you getting hurt on my acount, so I have a policy of intrinsic benevolence."
"And that means that if you're deemed part of the game, your choise can be overriden in some cases. Namely, that the action performed is for your own good."
https://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/07/ ... ts-not-so/
"This is stupid! I don't want to play by these rules!"
"Unfortunately, you exist, and therefore you're always playing by rules you didn't agree to. That's life, deal with it for once. If you just relax and try to keep up, you might find that you actually enjoy it. Like any good game, there's plenty of rewards after you earn them."
https://www.housepetscomic.com/2014/05/ ... he-scroll/
"When I was first changed I hate it. I was confused and scared--and big bird didn't really do much to help"
"Oh yes I did. I believe character is refined through hardship"
"That doesn't give you the right to use me!"
"Are you happy with your life, King?"
"Then what's the worry? All you need to do to keep your life and wife is become my avatar for a while, fight for me in brutal combat, follow my every bidding--"
valerio wrote:Sabrina has NOT been offered the power to make the world a better place. That's for Dragon to do. Sabrina is just playing to make Dragon win.
Sabrina took the power from Dragon when she accepted to be her avatar. Everyone has rewards they want to achieve. We may just not know all about it. Remember that.
Besides, we don't really know which are the reasons of Tarot and Sabrina or how they got involved into this because Rick never gave them much relevance in the plot till now.
valerio wrote:Again, do you have inside information about time visions? What do YOU know about the future?
Tarot has visions but what she thinks about is not necessarily the same for others. That's why I said it's a subjective matter.
valerio wrote:OK, this last statements makes it clear: you have been reading another comic. Yup.
dragon has been sincere, what we read so far speaks it out.
pete has lied, manipulated, tricked. So we are not talking about other characters for the time being. We are talking about the current parties involved, and King and Bailey are not getting the good end of the deal. If she loses, they both lose everything, and she had offered herself to the game to SAVE her marriage. What does that tells you? NOT 'your best interest at work' here.
But of course, the end of that marriage would be your idea of happiness so better to stop here
"Dragon intercepted with her own followers". She messed with their free will too.
And as far as I can tell, Pete was very kind with Grape when he was aiming for her. Of course he never got to tell her about what she was supposed to do because Dragon interfered but at least he didn't tricked her.
And for the last time, you are too paranoid about the whole thing. You're the only one thinking that King and Bailey will never be together.
How many times Rick has said that there's always a happy ending? He even had to put it in Pete's mouth: "No matter what, mortals always get their happily ever after". But that still is not enough for you.
If I don't give it much importance is because I trust in his words. I don't have to go crazy because I know there will be a happy ending. All I ask is a bit of drama. I want uncertainty, tension, action, not a sad ending. But it appears I'm asking too much. At least I hope this is the last time we'll see King in this kind of situations. It's a shame that people don't appreciate his potential for drama.