Oberon wrote:The problem is that when you invent your figures and call things which have a zero probability as being a non-zero probability, suddenly everything is possible. [...] But I suspect that you're just trolling me, so I'magonna let you go now.
Sure. Rob could be overcome by rage after a crazed fan complains about an update schedule, end the story by scribbling "And then Maggie revealed that she was Charlie and Parson and CharlieMaggie got married and had bunnies and lived happily every after the end" in crayon on a napkin, photograph it, post it, and walk away. I'd put the current odds of that occurring at about 12%, actually. I wouldn't take that bet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it actually happened.drachefly wrote:Still more likely than the sun looking blue.
Oberon wrote:Because they are idiots. Really, it's just that simple.Chance Gardener wrote:Ok, I just have to ask: why do so many folks say there is a tri-mancer link up in play?
The capacity of the forumites to conjecture that almost anything which has been shown, or not shown, in the comic as being the root cause of just about anything else, well, it defies reason. And no matter how often their conjectures are dispelled, they will continue with their baseless theories. There is no stopping them.
Oberon wrote:If it's true, so much of what we've seen in the story unravels that it'll just suck.
MarbitChow wrote:Every action Maggie has taken since the start of the story makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER if she is also Charlie.
No, it just relies on looking at the facts that the story has already established. Charlie is the overlord of his own side. Maggie is a unit of Stanley's. Stanley can just LOOK at a unit and tell whether that unit is part of his side or not. How can Charlie control his own side and still part of Stanley's side?Nnelg wrote:As an example, in this particular case the point of contention lies here:Oberon wrote:If it's true, so much of what we've seen in the story unravels that it'll just suck.MarbitChow wrote:Every action Maggie has taken since the start of the story makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER if she is also Charlie.
These arguments rely on a completely subjective set of opinions, which can and do vary wildly from person to person.
MarbitChow wrote:You can pull out the "it's magic" card at that point, but it's also crap storytelling.
Do you honestly believe that Maggie pulling off the mask and revealing herself to be Charlie would be good storytelling? I'm not trying to be snarky here; I'm actually curious. Erfworld has been shown to be a story built very carefully - all major plot twists are foreshadowed well in advance, even if the foreshadowing is subtle or pun-based. But I don't see ANY foreshadowing for this theory. What does Charlie have to gain by playing the role of Maggie? Why would Maggie use Suggestion on Stanley in order to inspire Parson to retake his role as Chief Warlord if she, as Charlie, wants him removed?Nnelg wrote:A completely subjective opinion.
MarbitChow wrote:Do you honestly believe that Maggie pulling off the mask and revealing herself to be Charlie would be good storytelling?
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