Amazee Dayzee wrote:Not sure if anything ethnical could be applied here. Maybe him deciding if he wants to stay like a squirrel (but with the correct gender) or turn back into a human, though I would figure he would want to turn back. It might have been ethnical with King though.
I think the ethical dilemmas will come down the line especially if Steward or the demon becomes involved. Basically, his return to human will
come with strings attached so there is the ethical portion.
Amazee Dayzee wrote:Also, isn't your OC supposed to be insane? XD
Actually no. The original myth of Fenrir Wolf goes like this, he was Loki’s son and born with two other children Hel, goddess of death and Iormungandr the world serpent. Oden cast the others away but kept Fenrir hoping to tame him but as Fenrir grew the gods feared what he would become. So they had a plan, they took him to Lyngvi in the middle of Lake Amsvartnir (my profile pic) and tied him with an unbreakable cord but not before biting off the hand of the God Tyr. After that they thrust a sword into his lower jaw and his blood formed a river. On the day of Ragnarok he will break free and kill Odin only to be killed by Vidar himself.
My Fenrir (Fenrir Black) follows the same story except there is a lot of personal issues as Fenrir strived to be accepted by the gods only to be rejected repeatedly. Again he was tied to Lyngvi and bit off Tyr’s hand. The difference comes when as he was chained he learned to control his magic power he inherited from Loki and breaks free on his own. Weakened, he swam to the mainland and plotted his revenge against the gods. He tricked a human woman by pretending to be a wounded human But fell in love with her. She was named Diana. She taught him about the beauty of the world and accepted him for what he was. They were happy until she was murdered. Distraught and angry he laid waste to Asgard until he fell at Odin’s feet when Odin refused to fight him. After that Fenrir lost the will to fight so Odin gave him a choice to either return to Midgard, where he fell in love and remain there or be imprisoned again. Fenrir chose the former and lived in Midgard while secretly exploring the nine realms in search for Diana’s killer. That’s where we are now.
dr_eirik wrote: Douglas Collier wrote:
This strip appears to be a textbook example of Cerberus Syndrome
. Remember the days when Grape and Peanut imaginated weather wizards and plague zombies without a care in the world, and their biggest concern was losing “the game”? I have doubts we’ll ever see that fun wholesome silliness equaled again (please make me wrong, Rick!).
I dont know about that. HP has a long history of shift in tone going up and down often within a single arc. I just recently got all the books and have been going through them and we've had arcs with Max crying and alone in a white frame, Zach and Jessica trapped in a cage and slowly freezing to death, or the attempted murder of Keene that are intermixed with King an Bailey finding love, the Great Water balloon war or Lucricia trying to throw a human baby shower. Of course, there is always time for Bino to get abused. I could easily see a future where the silliness returns for a while. I'm not worried at all for that.
This has always been a common occurrence in the comic. The final arc of the year is always darker then the rest and follows a more traditional story arc. This started at the end of Year 1 and Rick even said in his post about it he didn’t want to succumb to Cerberus Syndrome (oops). The series always flips back and forth between humor and serious arcs. Kings was the main serious darker arc for years but when that ended there was a void. It was filled again during the Temple Crashers 2 arc but then that ended a lot of storylines as well as started some new ones. This is either a continuation of those threads or a new one. Rick’s writing in the comics has become more serious but never as dark as it is during the final arcs each year. The spa and the video store were prime examples of the same wacky antics.
Gameb18oy wrote:So, got two predictions for the next arc, and I kinda doubt Rick is gonna have built so much sympathy for Marion (The dude suffered so much, we could call this the charlie brown homage arc) and put more than a few one-offs or guest comics between the return if even that, so I doubt Marion is just gonna be left up in the treehouse for months or something like that. Anyway, my two predictions:
1. The one kinda already touched on, someone heard the speech Marion gave who can help him, will be speaking to him not too long chronologically from this specific comic. My bets on Sabrina, easily can climb trees, tends to have humanitarian methods when dealing with rodents and other pest animals, so she wouldnt be another (at this point beyond unnecessary) sad event for Marion where he almost gets killed by a pet. My bets on this one, as honestly, alongside Marion being due for a break, the pets will need the information that humans are turning into animals to circulate so things like Kevin being a bad dog don't end up having tragic consequences.
2. The return of Lois. Theres a decent chance that treehouse has some significance to either both or one of two kids involved here, and if Lois is about as intelligent as Marion has been in his crisis, she'll probably be squirrel hunting after she gets out of class and realizes Marion is missing, which also means she'll eventually go to it. Regardless of whether it happens or not, Rick rarely names characters he intends to use only once, so Lois in some capacity probably is planned to appear down the line. I won't be surprised if she has to act like his owner for a little while (Lucky for Marion pet squirrels do exist, so that could be a good temporary cover), but I'm kinda hoping for a coin transformation again, as much as I know that's a little cruel after seeing what Marion has been through. Just found out pet otters are legitimately a thing, so maybe she'll finally bring in the species I've been hoping would come back for awhile now.
I really hope and think Lois will have a larger role. I’m leaning towards her being a owner character even though it would make more sense for him to return home but if his ,other just can’t handle his squirrelness then Lois is his best option. But that would break Rick’s rule about no humans seen often so there is that. I can’t see her being changed into an animal though. I mean it could happen but it seems so unnecessary unless that’s what it takes for her to have a real role.