Bravo on Teddy. He may have lost most of his morality and all of his common sense, but at least he has a spine. A good decision done in anger is still a good decision.
Is Teddy a hypocrite? Perhaps. However, a bad person does not get any points for keeping a threat to his life and family
in his own house. Being a hypocrite is not as bad as being an idiot.
And Chloe is not innocent. When it looked like Teddy had a chance of actually getting a girlfriend and thus being free of the contract, Chloe sabotaged it
. This is despite the fact that she knew she is a danger to Teddy's life
Shortly after, she nearly let him get devoured by a succubus
... because Chloe was jealous. And since her "virgin succubus disease" intensified, despite almost killing Theodore again
, she has done nothing at all to end the threat.
One solution has already been suggested, which is go @#$% an angel
, but she refuses to do so out of bigotry
. She didn't even consider other options. Here's an example of a solution she could have tried but didn't: teleport into a death row prison, make festive streamers out of a soon-to-be-executed murderer, teleport back out again. There, took me four seconds to figure that out. Unfortunately, it does not look like she actually wants to solve the problem. Some posters say that Pandora is worse, but that does not hold water. Pandora saved Teddy's life, and now she is trying to save Chloe's life. Pandora is wicked, but Chloe is murderous
It is like the trolley problem
, but instead of there being fewer people on the other track, there is nobody. If the trolley is about to run someone over, and you have the opportunity to easily save them by redirecting the trolley onto an empty track, and you do nothing, you have murdered that person by inaction. But, since Chloe has actively prevented Teddy from breaking out of the contract, it is more like the trolley was already heading for an empty track, but Chloe pulled the lever to redirect it in Decarlo's direction. Any sympathy for Chloe's plight is misdirected. Chloe isn't merely stupid (though she is plenty of that). Chloe is evil.
LegendaryKroc wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:43 am
Let's face it, how many of the plot arcs in this comic would have lasted more than a handful of pages if a sensible, responsible adult was on hand to intervene?
Many of the plot arcs would have ended instantly even if a half-sensible, somewhat-responsible youth
were to intervene. Like Teddy was, back when he didn't have Chloe's blood in him. The Idiot Ball
has been the prime mover of this story for quite some time.
While diving the archive for the links to make this post, it struck me how much Teddy has changed. In Chapter 7, Teddy was skeptical and questioning. In chapter 11, he was sensible and reserved. In Chapter 12, Teddy was sharp and quick-witted. Then chapter 14 happened, he got injected with succubus blood and ectoplasm... and hasn't done a thing right ever since. Poor Teddy: he didn't just get Chloe's body, he seems to have gotten her brain as well. I liked the old Teddy Decarlo. He was a good protag, and is sorely missed.