williamthebloody wrote:i wonder how it would turn out if the SSI got their hands on one of the "just born" witch babies and raised it themselves?...
They tried that with Li'l Sera ("...let the government help raise me."). Her dad said no. Sera's dad was cool.
Hmm, that's true. I wonder how many witches they've "helped raise."
Guadalupe de Loop wrote: Well, now he has at most one real hand left.
Valentine fixed Merrick's arm, but it was an uuuuugly fix.
Oh, you're right. I didn't notice that the first time I read it (misinterpreted the visual, I guess). But that's an interesting bit. Serenity healed her own wounds during the fight, and Stiletta even reattached her own lower jaw - but I think Valentine fixing Merrick's arm is the only time we've seen a witch healing someone else. And it's quite the fix, too; not just rejoining flesh after a cut or break, but entirely regenerating a complex living structure.
That has implications. If Serenity can master that trick, she could, eg, make that hiker who had the run-in with ecto-Maddie whole. Which, I think, would do her conscience some good. And also do such things as fix Tess up after her bout of stupid sexy heroics.
alphatroll wrote:I also suspect Sera did *something* to Vogel's arm - the one that was holding a gun to Tess' head, and later seemed curiously limp in the TV interview.
There's another thing I didn't notice. It's hard to tell in the interview whether his arm is useless or just not being used, though. Also, we never actually saw him holding a gun to Tess' head; we see him with Tess restrained, but the gun hand is pointing into the air in that scene.
alphatroll wrote:(Of course, I also suspect that Stiletta's still out there somewhere, regrown from that amissing eye which she'd hidden in a box or something. So take my theories with a grain of salt.)
I certainly don't. Stiletta had served her purpose as far as Valentine was concerned, and her death is more than a little convenient for Valentine because it avoids the sort of thing that might come out if she were questioned about her "apprenticeship" and how she became convinced to attack Sera. If questions like that were answered, then the police might want to have words with Valentine, and that would be inconvenient for him. Valentine was right there, too, and not magically exhausted from the fight like Sera and Stiletta. Finally, Stiletta's apparent suicide involves a mundane difficulty; she stuck a sword through her own brain, and afterwards still had the strength, physical control, coordination, and consciousness to make that forward chop with it? While smiling? Isn't that more plausible as witchy telekinesis by Valentine, overpowering an exhausted Stiletta, than witchy ignoring pain and general badassery in extremis by Stiletta herself?
I think Stiletta is very, very dead, because Valentine wanted her that way. Of course, that healing trick Valentine demonstrated may apply to drastically more extreme cases than Merrick's arm, too, and the available corpse did as well for his purpose of deflecting questions as the death it apparently represents would. So if he still has some use for her, I suppose it's possible.