Also, kind of neat to learn that Astral Fire doesn't hurt demons.
I can see where you're coming from with this; however, you have to remember where Monica is coming from. While "murder" is not appropriate or civil behavior, she's not thinking about what's appropriate or civil right now. She's dealing with something that invoked her rage...and if I'm not mistaken, the emotional reaction component of human behavior is part of the reason why there are different classifications of "killing another human" in the legal setting. What will truly determine if she's a monster is how she reacts in the aftermath of this situation. (Though honestly, I don't know that there could be a legitimate defense for this "condemned" creature's actions...I just think that it would have been worthwhile to determine where the Tar came from in the first place so there would be a better shot at preventing something similar in the future.)Bathorys Daughter wrote:And Monica becomes Phix. The worst part of Phix. Judge, jury, executioner. No trial. No opportunity for the condemned to present a defense. Even taking delight in twisting the knife. This isn't justice. This is vengeance. Torture added to the mix. Monica has officially become a killer. A sadistic killer at that. She has crossed the line all the other "monsters" have crossed to become a monster herself. Things can never be the same.
Hopefully next week will bring clarification as to what Tar was and why it existed.
Also, we've already seen that M feels exceptional remose when her anger provokes a reaction from her JG/Phoenix abilities. While the fact that she feels remorse doesn't make it "okay" for her to lash out with powers that could kill, it does make her less vile of a person. She just needs to be trained to control her powers much like Shelly was (assuming Shelly has completed her training).
Yamara wrote:Raping a rapist creates another rapist. Problem perpetuates.
I don't know that I'd call "stabbing someone with a thorny something-or-other" rape. Yes, it's penetration against Tar's will, but it's definitely more of a stab than a rape. Maybe that's just me though...Celos wrote:The sad fact is that Monica now is a rapist and a torturer.
Now that's an interesting line of thought... Thanks for suggesting it!Dave wrote:Most everybody seems to accept that Monica is doing exactly as she says... that she has unleashed her astral fire in a way intended to kill Tar in agony, and that this death is truly unavoidable.
May well be true (and would be quite consistent with Monica's offended anger and Jaguar Girl rage)... or, Monica might be bluffing or holding back, and trying to wring some other sort of reaction from Tar?