One of the things that was interesting to me about how the Daughters of Aku were trained was that… it seemed to be implied that the majority if not all of it occurred in the temple. Which, c'mon. Was a huge oversight on the part of the cult, since what they essentially did was take a housecat and throw it onto the streets. Does the cat have claws and teeth and everything else you need to hunt? Sure. But it wouldn’t have any experience with how the world beyond its house works. It’s pretty unlikely that the cat’s going to make it.
And that’s exactly what happened! The Daughters of Aku got chucked into the wild and. They were just. So confused. They managed to track Jack down, sure, but they weren’t even able to effectively take advantage of their larger numbers. Especially when Jack led them onto that tree branch– which was brilliant on his part because they were forced to fight one on one since his chosen battlefield was so narrow. Which is my point! It’s no wonder Jack was able to beat them so easily once he got his bearings.
We all have that one memory. That memory that haunts you. It’s a parasite that sucks the happiness out of you whenever you acknowledge it. You ignore it for so long till’ you realize you’re empty and have to face it again.
Anakin Skywalker’s fatal flaw wasn’t his temper, his arrogance, his fear, or his love. It was his deference. Throughout the films and the Clone Wars, Anakin goes along with things he knows to be wrong (leaving mom, ignoring his dreams, allying with the Hutts, killing Dukoo, slaughtering the Jedi, etc., etc.) because someone in a position of authority told him to. He hates it, but he can’t defy the Council, he must obey his Master.
The few times Anakin flat out disobeyed orders pre-Vader it was always with Padmé’s encouragement, but even she still urged him to respect his Master, the Order, and the System. Luke is the first and only person in Anakin’s life to encourage him to disobey everyone and do what he believes to be right. In the end, Anakin is saved and redeemed through an act of outright defiance. He acts out of love, and fear, and anger, but it is only by overcoming deference that he is able to complete his heroic arc.
Buckle up, buttercups! This is going to be a fun chapter :)
A super big thank you to CQ for her permission to let me include Errortale’s US Sans in this comic! I knew from the start I wanted him to meet a US Sans, but I very much especially wanted him to meet Error’s US Sans :) So thank you, yo! :’D