Lipkin wrote:That's how I see Fate working. It has a plan, but it doesn't have control. It tries to influence things subtly, but it doesn't always work.
be how it works. Predictamancy is a guarantee. Of course we've never seen it fail in the story and Predictamancers talk as if it were guaranteed, but more importantly any intelligence-gathering magic like that would need to be guaranteed because it would be useless if it couldn't be trusted.
Lipkin wrote:It's possible Wanda could jump, but that doesn't mean something "coincidental" wouldn't draw someone's attention to what she was attempting and stop her, or that if she did fall, that it would kill her. This is how you can have a force with a plan, and still have free will.
Having an invisible force controlling what you do is not freedom, no matter how subtle it is. All subtlety gives you is an illusion of free will. A puppet is still a puppet even if its strings are invisible. If Fate would step in to subtly stop Wanda from killing herself, then Delphie should never have said that Wanda could kill herself, because Wanda actually could not kill herself. No matter how hard she tried, something would always stop her. Either Wanda is a puppet who cannot go against the plan, or else she has free will and there is no plan.