Comic 739 - What could be done?

14th Mar 2016, 7:01 AM in Exaltation
What could be done?
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Lackinganame 14th Mar 2016, 7:01 AM edit delete


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JSStryker 14th Mar 2016, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
A conundrum, who to save and who to kill, personally I will protect those I love and care for.
Maryalee 14th Mar 2016, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
"Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to question why, theirs but to do and die...."

Soldiers have their duty. (Disagree that Garry was just doing his duty, I felt more than that.) Archons have to look higher than mere duty. There's a question that would be missed by the casual observer: what should she have fought? She is rightfully torn between two impossible positions. Had she chosen to right against the people...who would she have been fighting against? Would she have, in fact, been fighting against angry citizens; or, would she have been fighting against a city whose feelings had been manipulated (quite possibly mentally, if the antagonist was able to insinuate himself into Arua's dream) to a fever pitch by an outside agitator? She could have ended up killing as many otherwise innocent people as were killed in her inaction.

And inaction is hardly an appropriate term either. She had no way to know this was coming. She had no appreciation of someone sinking to this depth of evil, as to warp innocent people into beasts of slaughter. By the time she knew what was happening the damage was already far beyond anyone stopping. This too is part of the Enemy's evil: the cold, planned attack on Arua's own self-esteem, designed to break her spirit to the point she is unable to put up enough of a fight.

There was nothing she could have done to stop this. The outcome has been planned, to the extent possible, to preclude it. She has to fight through her despair and realize that all she can do to make this right is to bring her all against the Enemy and end his reign the same way she ended Nixie's.
Lackinganame 17th Mar 2016, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
"Every subject’s duty is the king’s, but every subject’s soul is his own." -HENRY V
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