Shai_hulud wrote:I've yet to see any indication that she would lie to Parson.
I'm sure she wasn't lying. If she wanted to lie, she could have made herself look good, instead of admitting to betraying Faq. Her not expecting the betrayal to actually destroy Faq doesn't change the fact that it was a betrayal, and it doesn't make her less responsible for the destruction of Faq. On top of that, she even turned in the middle of the battle and started helping Stanley. It's hard to imagine a better confirmation of her betrayal than that.
Yeah but look at it from her point of view as a survivor/pragmatist. See saw which way the wind was blowing. Stanley's dragons were far more than she expected. FaQ was going to fall so she had 3 options:
1)Fight the good fight and probably croak, captured if she was lucky.
2)Escape to the magic kingdom, which keeps her alive and free, but no closer to her initial goal of getting Stanley's tool (which is why she wanted him to attack in the first place, to croak him and take it for herself)
3)Change plans, turn against your doomed side in order to get into the good graces of your soon to be conqueror, in order to remain close to the tool you covet.
I'm not saying she made a particularly moral or ethical choice, but seeing it from her specific point of view, you can appreciate the pragmatism of her decisions. Is it betrayal of her loyalty to FAQ? Sure. But its not a betrayal of her higher loyalty, to Fate. She doesn't have to lie to "make herself look good" - as far as she is concerned she made the "correct" choice.