Infidel wrote:Well, Banhammer was never shown from a good perspective, so he could still have normal eyes. Or, he could have conquered FAQ, so that is why he doesn't have Faqian eyes.
As for Manpower, we likely will never know. Certainly, if the eye thing is not relevant to the plot then we never will. If it does become relevant, then we might get an explanation, or not, Generally, It's almost as bad to tie up every loose end as it is to leave too many hanging. But given what we know, we can probably assume he was captured turned in Faq. Even if it is unlikely, it's the least unlikely theory so far. It's quite possible, that Rob and Jamie did seperate character concepts and somehow, they decided to stick with ones with the more normal eyes for a few of the characters.
OTOH, if it is Signamancy, what do Manpower, Parson, Jillian, Wanda and Jack all have in common? That is the real tough question. Well, we don't know much about Manpower, he just got shafted, but all of the others tend to think outside the box in one way or another. Jillian isn't original so much, but her box was Banhammer's "peace" and she was very outside of that. And Jack stuck by Stanley's side for some reason. Meh, It's hard to put my finger on.
I don't think is a out-of-the-box thinker. Fate popped her as a warrior princess, and she behaved that way. The only unusual thing she ever made was not to rush home and rebuild Faq after she became barbarian. And that wasn't really out-of-box thinking, she just used a opportunity and kept on working as mercenary, like before, just as barbarian. Jack is a master of his art, but never showed any signs of outboxing.
Something they have in common: They all "turn". Manpower turns from living to dead, Wanda and Jack turn from Faq to GK, Jillian turns barbarian, parson turns over from a different world. But that's really a long shot. And other characters "turn" in these senses, too. Ansom even returns from the dead, but doesn't have these eyes.