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NOT THE COIN TOSS!!!
Ever hear about the power beings above the supernatural?
A friend joked about them and they ended up becoming more and more of a thing in our tabletop RPG nights, we called them the “Supranational beings” !
Props to the poor fool in Panel 1 with a modicum of appreciation for Cary’s abilities.
If someone unknown and confirmed unarmed is threatening to kill you, you should be a bit more worried than that. It’s called fight-or-flight for a reason; those are pretty much the only options worth even trying. Preferably swiftly and without mercy or hesitation.
And that decisiveness is why Cary wins versus pretty much everyone – well, that and phenomenal cosmic power. Hopefully she’ll meet her match in the Doctors, without anyone getting seriously injured.
And Cary was doing so well as the sympathetic anti-villain…
*Sigh* Now we get several comics of the trite and unpleasant cliche of the villain showing us how awesome they are with unnecessary murder they don’t even have to struggle for…
Bonus hack points awarded for the reason being boredom and the villain’s powers arbitrarily not counting as magic!
I feel like I disagree with you for two completely opposite reasons.
First, I think Cary probably has ulterior motives, here. I don’t see her having any particular qualms about passing herself off as a psycho if she sees it as being convenient, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she had some separate reasoning behind decapitating these gangs (no pun intended).
Second, Cary’s a goddamn loose cannon. She’s always been. She petrified the crew of the coast guard cruiser and threw them overboard with no understanding of what torture she would be inflicting upon them, she set off her zappy-stone and girlified huge numbers of people with complete indifference to the harm that would cause (or could have caused – pop quiz: what would have happened if Mori had been zapped before the phoenix egg accident?), and she’s the leader of the smuggling ring that gave the shaman murderer the drugs he used to commit his crimes. And had a murderer on retainer to kill anyone who got close to stopping her.
As for her powers … I don’t know how they work. I’m waiting to find out.
Cary’s never really been sympathetic or an anti-villain, at least, that’s not what I’ve been going for. She’s charismatic enough to get people to follow her lead, and is really good at justifying her actions, but frankly, what she does to people is pretty awful.
As for the nature of her powers…yeah, well, “magic” is a blanket statement for almost all supernatural abilities, but the nature of her ability includes magic but goes way beyond the spectrum of that. I’ll exposit more on this later in this chapter.
Sympathetic isn’t the right word. Cary is a villain. But a villain with reasons. Someone who has a logical reason for the things they do. Not just ‘I’m someone for the heros to fight. Booga booga!’
Exactly, Cary’s the kind of villain the “Tales Of” series is famous for having as Big Bads. horrible people sure, but there is always a sort of cold logic behind their decisions.
I think Cary called heads here with the coin toss. A very final toss.
HAH! That’s a good one 😀
Now’s probably the time to remember that she just placed a whole bunch of such coins on the table, within comfortable reach of herself.
Cary’s a Villain alright but shes a person before that. Good people can do bad things and bad people can do good things. Shes chosen to fight something that’s way to dark even for her. As for her powers if i remember right she became the avatar of rebellion(?) that is a cosmic force instead of magic like order,chaos, and the elements.
Cary has the same skills as Kirika from ‘Noir’. ANYTHING can be a weapon in her hands.
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