834n wrote:So he like plans on destroying the human race?
BurntSquirrelMan wrote:Nema, I know what you mean. I have a vauge idea as to what happened though. This may take a while to explain, but I'll try my best.
First, let me explain the way the souls and afterlife work. Simply put, there isn't one. When something dies, the soul goes into the dark void and when they reach the end they cease to exist.
Lavender, somehow, I'm not sure, managed to trancend this event, and continued to exist afterwards. He caught Sam and Arther when they broke the vase thing.
The vase thing was supposed to send all in the vicinity to a man made afterlife created a long time ago. Didn't work out that way.
Now as to the reason Lavender went crazy. He had hoped that Arthur would prove him wrong. That humans could redeem themselves. That he would forgive himself and Lavender. This didn't pan out. Arthur died in a gun fight. Trying to kill. A barbarian. He did not redeem himself. He showed that man kind could not save itself. So Lavander had to save them himself.
He started to absorb all the souls into himself where they would exist as one forever. When he absorbed Sam and Arthur something happened. Some of his power was taken to make a clone soul of each that were sent to the man made afterlife. This was because they were both engulfed by the smog of the vase.
Lavender went there to re-collect them. When he collected Arthur, Arthur was in a state of rage and animalistic.
Lavander had been taking on the traits of the souls he absorbed, and himself bacame animalistic in nature.
That's what happened...I think.
Wallycaine wrote:I think it's pretty close to true too. One thing I didn't manage to notice until my last readthrough is that immediately after killing Grey, Leander started talking in her accent.
Wouldn't be surprised if that's supposed to be an indication that he's taking on traits of each as he absorbs them.
GoneLookingForMyself wrote:Just finished reading it the THIRD time, and finally read the comments at the end. I have to say that I understood the comic better than the comments First of all, it's Leander... not Lavender.
Secondly, I think Squirrel had some very valid points, but my impression was quite different in a couple ways. Maybe it's just 'cause I read it from the viewpoint of... well, probably a very different viewpoint. But here's my two cents on what happened *a-hem*
There may or may not be a real afterlife. I'd say YES, because Leander shows that souls are, indeed, immortal. The man-made afterlife is just that. As to what happened to Leander: On his way wherever after he died, he got snagged by a demonic force of some type. Probably one that had been hanging around him for some time, seeing as he'd been blanking out (a very common sign of demonic forces around) and hearing a voice speak about 'destined power' and the like. The demonic energy, or at least some of it, took the shape of his black suit and convinced him of his 'mission'.
IMO, it's shown that there's something 'outside' of Leander because there's not only the voice talking to him at several points, after he's dead it talks to Sam and gives her the same suit and 'mission'. So, that's my interpretation... sorry it was so long. Maybe I'm wrong, that's just how things appeared to me.
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