- Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:20 am
I agree with the premise that superheroes killed someone, and it was easily traced to them as a cause. No one was really killed by a superhero previously, expect perhaps for tiny bodies of Nazis in the background. This was up close and personal, but with the actual details omitted. Cause and effect were definitely there.
Those pages were a real "cold equations" moment. The desired outcome was one or more from:
Break Rebel free for their reasons (obviously, none of the team were Auburn alumni - 'Bama's in-state major rival)
Kill the recruits: willing, turned, or broken
Cause confusion on the total body count for guards, staff, and "talent" by disintegration or complete incineration
H. sequens became a way to extend war by other means, to paraphrase Clausewitz. Single or small group H. sequens actions are a quiet, subtle, or extremely public application of massive force at precise locations, intended to defeat or disrupt foes. However, each side (and some unknown players) get a vote on the outcomes.
This was light, dark, chilling, gruesome, and mystifying (Soulsight). I liked this a great deal.