The Toymaker Assassination Saga
19th Dec 2018, 10:29 PM
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19th Dec 2018, 10:29 PM
Stand by for the tie-in that brings this Chapter back
20th Dec 2018, 9:47 AM
Gus seems to be the kind of magnificent villain who always "thinks of everything".
But not taking Bettina into account in
capacity (as threat or in any other way) in the mission briefing that he gave his guys, that seems like a blunder with potentially significant consequences. He may be underestimating her...
20th Dec 2018, 1:24 AM
Ah. I was only
off on my assessment. Aegis
here to "help" MSV (damn me but I can't help but root for them versus Tim Timmy), but also to "help themselves" to some of those sweet, sweet
autonomous defense unit plans. (Or, rather, help Gus get ahold of them...)
Now, you really have me wondering what Tiny is up to there. I mean, she obviously makes it out of this work alive (spoilers), but what could she
be up to here?
No, seriously man. I'm stumped.
20th Dec 2018, 6:56 AM
Simplest guess: To seize and/or lock down the company secrets. She needs power and influence to manage the aftermath of this invasion, and making herself the sole person with access to family assets would be a nice start.
Others include taking the fight to dear brother, helping dear brother fight back against the army launched by the madwoman that tortured her, attempting to rescue folks caught in the mess, and tampering with paperwork while everybody's busy so that everything goes in her name in the event of Timmy Timmy the Third's death.
20th Dec 2018, 9:55 AM
Regarding Gus' plans: If you ask me, getting his own private murderbear would be perfectly sufficient for a villain's end goal. :-D
Regarding Bettina's plans:
this time I actually have a little bit of insider insight of what is going on here - but of course I will keep my lips shut! ;-) Besides, even
said extra info, I am still at the wild guessing stage here too.
Call me Tom
20th Dec 2018, 2:36 AM
Into the gates of hell we go with Bettina!
20th Dec 2018, 10:51 AM
The Devil lives in Hell, right?
wait a sec
20th Dec 2018, 2:44 AM
What kind of penny-ante, amateur-hour bullshit is Tona running, letting Bettina go to walk into her battlefield like that, unescorted even? No, we've covered this, she's rushing unprepared with poor leadership for questionable reasons. I also shouldn't expect better of a woman whose higher-ups are generally seagull managers with permanent diarrhea.
These Aegis guys are doing an awful lot of standing around and shooting the shit for people that sold themselves as backup to a lady with an active, bloody, firefight on her hands. This is probably good for them since getting involved in any way beyond accomplishing their own, limited objectives is just bad for their casualties and mission profit and loss statement. That said, I'd be further disappointed in Tona if she doesn't notice how much help these guys are--and to whom--in the debriefing.
20th Dec 2018, 3:35 AM
I would venture that Aegis Securitechno is a little less filled with sociopaths and a little more concerned with morale. They can also afford to let MSV take the brunt of the firefight. After all, they are in no way
to Tona or anyone besides Augustus Alexander.
Sure, she can dress them down at the debriefing. And they can just leave.
They are not
soldiers, and Gus didn't
to send them to "help". As long as they don't
interfere with the actions of MSV, I would argue that she can't
Something something gift horse something mouth...
20th Dec 2018, 6:46 AM
If they never get caught at what they're really doing then sure, but these people are pretty openly conspiring to commit corporate espionage here. That involves no small number of crimes including the conspiracy itself if they actually attempt it. At this point the whole op looks like a dumb idea, and if Tona can throw Augustus under the bus for it somehow (which might even work since it was all his idea) that might give her a bit of political cover.
Mind you, considering he did more or less plan to get everything this far chances are he has responses prepared if Tona tries that. Gotta respect Augustus' ability to do his homework.
20th Dec 2018, 10:13 AM
@ AC: I was gonna gonna say that no, it's
who is allowing Bettina to stroll into the battlefield unattended - but on second glance, yes, you are right.
Tona even has a more active part here than Aegis: They just ignore Bettina, while Tona released her from the torture table. (Which, don't get me wrong, is of course the decent thing to do from a moral standpoint.)
Either Tona just stopped paying attention to Bettina after that.
(Either in the vain of: "You are free now, do what you want, I don't care." Or she is indeed too busy to notice that that technically her
Or Bettina and Tona... have hatched out a plan together.
In this case, yeah, a friggin' escort
be in order here!
20th Dec 2018, 3:25 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking MR. But we've already covered how Tona is an amazingly bad commander before. TVTropes entries for, "BadBoss" and maybe also, "DickDastardlyStopsToCheat" seem relevant. (URLs mercifully disarmed to allow people a second chance to avoid wasting time diving through TV Tropes.)
20th Dec 2018, 3:57 PM
Hiding in plain sight. If she had an (armed) escort, then the group becomes an active target. After all, nobody expects poor, tortured, eye-candy, Bettina to do anything sinister...
20th Dec 2018, 10:12 PM
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