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  1. Story Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

    I gathered that as in hybrids as well like when Grace was in Cat and Jeremy forms. I'd think that if Tedd was able to turn someone full Squirrel, they'd have been able to shrink someone to that size long ago.
  2. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    I would expect Pandora to know the difference between a wizard and magic user though (seeing as we've been beaten over the head by it a few times over the course of the comic), and if Sarah was a wizard, why would Pandora use the wrong term? Pandora could have been referring to other ways she could train Sarah either by giving her opportunities to use the spell she has, or just doing general "this is how magic works" lessons.
  3. Story Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

    Ashley's already voiced her opinion of Grace with Elliot though, and I suspect Elliot knows Grace enough to not feel threatened by her. Also, it's currently unknown if Tedd would be able to make a spell that turns someone full squirrel (or any other animal) so at the moment the best we'd get is squirrel on squirrel-sized human romance, but that might be squicky for some. I don't believe Tedd has seen Kevin yet, so Tedd wouldn't be sure what to expect from him, knowing that Arthur made him might also have an effect on what Tedd expects too, and if this is the result of "dragon" magic that's another unknown that Tedd would need to consider.
  4. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    I don't think they're intended to rediscover magic, but more like work as a seed vault to protect the few spells they learned so that when a system change did occur, they could make some wands to give to a few wizards or magic users who in turn start redeveloping their magic again and once they awaken, any new spells could then be passed around to other wizards and such. I was specifically talking about how Tedd can "look" at multiple spells they become part of Tedd and they can mix and match various parts. Grace gets zapped by a multiple forms they become part of her and she can then mix and match those. What I got from what Pandora was saying was that normally magic users would be able to cast their first spell with their own power by the time they awaken, but in Sarah's case, she's probably more likely to awaken and get new spells before she's able to cast the simulation spell on her own just cus it uses that much energy. That's what I figure she meant by "D rank talent with an S rank spell" anyway.
  5. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    Yeah, but that was more along the lines of Magic having a flair for the dramatic which was also something Zeus was considering just prior to Pandora's interruption. This is still a form of genetics, but more like magical genetics which are on a separate level than biological genetics.
  6. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    We know that hair colour is a mystery because someone could have the genes for brown hair and yet be blonde, so bloodline in this case may not be able literal genetics, but rather how much of an Immortal's essence is passed down from generation to generation. Heck, I wouldn't expect a genetic comparison of Susan and Diane to be anywhere near as close to identical as they look. Aside from height difference (hair colour doesn't count because Susan was born blonde) they look pretty darned identical, that shouldn't be possible because Diane's biological mother and Susan's ancestral mother aren't related (although at this moment I am curious about the chances of it being the case what which Susan's family probably having enough branches on it that it might be possible for someone on one side of the tree to hook up with someone on the other side without realizing their relation, or maybe in the case of long lived elves, someone at the base of a tree they didn't know existed, hooking up with someone near the top) there should have been some of Diane's mother passed on to her, and generations of Susan's family ending up in her. But if Pandora's essence was part of what dictated appearance, then that'd be easier to explain.
  7. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    Heka did say "Wizards, Seers, those with Magical Affinities..." are descended from Immortals (we didn't see him say the unquoted part but I think it's safe to assume by now that's pretty much what he said) so, it's pretty certain that Tedd and Nanase are descended from Immortals because Tedd's a Seer who's parents are wizards and Nanase is of course related and has been regarded as having power comparable to royalty in another realm which could indicate a strong relation to Immortal ancestry. Of course though, Nanase doesn't appear to be a wizard, Susan also doesn't appear to be a wizard either, but since we know that Susan's affinity is where she's gotten her spells from, we could assume that Nanase's magic might be based around an affinity passed down by her family as well. Ashley's a confirmed wizard, whether it's something that she always was and it was as hard to detect as Sarah's affinity, or she was "gifted" the ability by being exposed to the energy of the diamond is debatable, if it was simply a matter of it being like Sarah's affinity then it's likely she has Immortal ancestry, though because of Sarah's affinity, I gotta wonder if it being hard to detect is due to how far back their ancestry goes and how thin that bloodline is. Like with Nanase's family it's apparent that they kept their tradition of monster hunters going as strong as they did by hooking up with other powerful magic users, like how Noriko married Edward in the hopes of their offspring carrying on the tradition. This would also mean that if Susan's father, grandfather, etc etc, didn't marry anyone with strong magic ability, it's easily possible that Diane could surpass Susan in magic strength by a long shot for the fact that she's only 2 steps from an Immortal.
  8. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    We know that people with affinities are descended from Immortals, which certainly put's Sarah as being descended from an Immortal because her spell is from an affinity she was born with. Justin's and Rhoda's marks gave them access to spells that they seemed to yearn for or fit their personality (Justin with his desire to be stronger, Rhoda was scared of people bigger than her) so we don't know if they have Immortal ancestry or not and Catalina had a name based affinity so that could be more to do with the WoM than having any relation to an Immortal. Basically, I don't think there's any real connection between marks and Immortal ancestry, I think it's more likely though that if a person that has Immortal ancestry gets marked, the spell will be related to their affinity, (Sarah with her simulation spell, Susan with her ability to summon magic weapons), beyond that though, I'm pretty certain that anyone could be marked and the problem is, affinities are probably not rare, but I don't think it means that we can automatically assume that people who can use magic/are marked are descended from Immortals.
  9. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    Pandora made it sound like Tedd's glove was a unique invention by Tedd and only usable by Seers. Standard wizards could get the ability to make wands, but it doesn't seem like they could ever have the ability to customize spells, maybe rewriting a spell uses a heckton more power than just plain copying a spell to a wand and only Seer's have access to that amount of power. Pandora also did say that Tedd had the power and mind to bend worlds to their will, after all
  10. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    Well yeah, but that's more like Grace being able to mix and match parts of different forms to create new ones, Tedd can mix and match different parts of spells that they've "Seen" to create new ones. There was a DLC for Elder Scrolls:Oblivion that included an altar where you could create custom spells using spells that you knew. have a spell of Shocking Grasp and one of Fire Bolt? you can use those to make a spell of Burning Touch and Lightningbolt. I tended to create spells that was ranged and did fire, lightning and frost damage in an AOE.
  11. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    We know that Tedd got the FV5 with clothing resize spell from Ellen, that would include the beam effect, and it's quite possible based on the line of questions from Pandora (aksed if Tedd's looked at the base spell, then asked if they looked at a version that resized clothes) that Tedd's looked at Ellen using the spell multiple times.
  12. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    I think they are guiding their children: Edward, while he has been adamant about not wanting Tedd to know about Noriko, and the whole deal about his responses to Tedd being a girl. I don't believe he's made any effort to curb Tedd's interest in magic and such. Now it's easy to say that it could be because Edward hopes that Tedd would one day work at the Paranormal Division but you'd figure he'd be doing more to prepare Tedd specifically for that purpose, like maybe some pre-training stuff so that Tedd would know what's expected of agents. Instead though, he's let Tedd tinker away with the TFG and experiment with transformations and such, and even with the trouble that Tedd and the others have gotten into, Edward hasn't attempted to shut anything down. There was the discussion between Edward and Tedd about making magic safe for everyone and honestly Edward was likely genuinely worried about something going wrong, but I don't think he was aware of Magic changing or else he should have felt it prudent to tell Tedd, even the rest of the group. The Dunkel Parents: Their behaviour when faced with the unusual is definitely enough to believe that they've seen things when they were younger, and how they handled the search implies that they've had special training. At this point in time Dan's on record for having no plans of revealing their backstory, and it doesn't even seem like he has anything nailed down for them either. So I don't know. It would be interesting if they too worked for the Paranormal Division, if Mr Dunkel still does, and if they've known Edward and Noriko for a time before marriage and children happened. Either way they've probably put a fair but of trust in Edward to tackle the bulk of things and are otherwise content with Elliot (and now Ellen) learning for themselves. Mama Kitsune: I've already stated my case that she used to be more wild and rebellious when she was younger, Pandora suggested she didn't take learning how to be a wizard seriously and I'm still certain she's the one who created the door in a halfassed attempt to create a shortcut for something. Something happened though that made her decide she needed to buckle down and make sure that her children didn't go down the path that her and her sister did. She's probably the most active in trying to guide especially Nanase, no signs of her expecting excellence from Akiko yet but she may be too young still or maybe she's hoping Akiko will just fallow Nanase's lead, but she's certainly not being transparent about why she wants Nanase to excel at everything. I'm hoping Nanase would just confront her about it soon. Don't know enough about Susan's family to wonder if her mom might know something, was Susan's dad a magic user? He's descended from Adrian so of course he'd have the same potential for being a vampire hunter but did any of that manifest? Justin's family is also unknown, other than the fact that it seemed like his parents weren't too supportive of Justin being gay, I wonder if his Uncle knows anything though? Sarah's family is really tough to gauge, we'd barely seen her dad, her sister is a reporter that seems interested in finding out more about the strange things that happen, and then there's the fact that the Browns and Dunkels have known each other for years, how well do they know each other though? Did they work together at some point, go to school together, I don't think they're neighbours though, but it could be that Mrs Brown and Mrs Dunkel met during doctor's appointment or something while they were pregnant with Sarah and Elliot. Still, we haven't seen enough of them to get any hint as to whether they know anything, but there's been plenty of speculation as to whether Carol knows something.
  13. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    I suspect Tedd has 2 modes they could put on the wands, touch, which is probably similar to needing to be in contact with a watch, and a beam, which would certainly be based on Ellen's delivery method, whether or not the beam can be made visible or invisible is another matter though, I'd lean towards maybe.
  14. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    Oh, carp, you already came up with that idea lol.
  15. NP Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

    Sarah and Ashley are most certainly playing shrink-tag, hence why Ashley's in back there, Sarah's currently "It" but I guess she's a bit sidetracked by the discussion of the game.