Zoinks! There’s a mystery afoot! Quick everyone, split up and look for clues!
Truth be told, I have no love for Scooby Doo. Terrible animation, terrible quality, the exact same script every episode with only the name of the bad guy changing one from the next. It looked and felt like it was made for as little as possible to play for advertisers who cared as little as possible.
But somehow it worked anyway. Because people love dogs? Because people have no taste? Because it was the only show with an obvious stoner character?
I will never get it, but then I don’t have to, it isn’t intended to be for me. Or at least it isn’t anymore.
But I digress. This is not about Scooby Doo, possibly the worst animated fare ever force-fed to America’s youth. No, this is about a mystery, and if there is one thing that Scooby Doo taught us, it is that the way to solve mysteries is to look for clues.
But wait, you may be asking, what mystery?
I’ll let the mystery woman explain herself, in her own words. Feel free to click any images you’d like to examine in closer detail:
So this is the Mystery. What is Malicia’s home plane?
Actually that last panel isn’t part of the mystery, but she’s got Bond Villain Disease and apparently has to tell us the plot before leaving us to die in some dastardly yet improbable way that we will inevitably escape.
So … what is Malicia’s home plane? Quick everyone, split up and look for clues.
Here’s one, from the end of the battle:
Is she from Shavarath? That can’t be, she specifically says she is not in panel 2. Hmmm. So this is not a clue. A red herring.
What else is there? Let’s look at Malicia herself, battling:
Huh. Something about this looks clue-like.
Wait – what are those auras she is emitting? They are red, very fiendish, but they have a familiar shape …
Ah hah! Got it! As one who has been recently playing a Warlock, those are Warlock auras! Specifically:
Both auras are core abilities from the Enlightened Spirit tree. One of them, Celestial Spirit, requires 18 levels of Warlock.
So Malicia is a Warlock. A fiendish one, no doubt, which would explain the fiendish hue. Most warlocks emit these auras in shades of gold, not red, but then, most warlocks are not succubi.
And … thinking about it further, Malicia is not just a warlock, but specifically, one who has built her character from the Enlightened Spirit tree. Meaning, she has the Fey pact. An unexpected choice for a devil! [Edit – astute reader FuzzyDuck8 points out that it may not be required to be Fey to also be Enlightened Spirit]
Now that would be unexpected. A succubus, at least in form, from Thelanis? A Feywild Succubus?
What do you think?
🙂 😀 🙂
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