Blood Lord wrote:
raijin86 wrote:The armor could be blocking the wolf's ability to get into Brave's mind to bring out his deepest fear. Just a theory, yo.
Aye. We don't know the strength of the armor, so we could assume that this is the extreme possibility.
But I'm going to side with the idea that the armor doesn't guard against mental attacks. Its up to Brave to fight the Wolf.
Which I think he has a greater chance to overcome than Red.
I agree. Consider the nature of armor: typically a leathery or metallic covering for the body to prevent extensive wear and tear (impaling, gutting, etc.) to the fleshy tissues of the body. Brave's armor should be just that: armor. If it were to protect against mental assaults, it'd be something along the lines of MLJOLNIR Mk. XI. I find that unlikely. Furthermore, Brave wouldn't be a legendary warrior if he was unable to defend against a mental assault.
And watching Brave writhe in agony would make for several good frames of comic.
SableTheFabled wrote:I wouldn't even say it's a mental attack.
Brave was swallowed up by the darkness, within darkness lies all of our fears, because we fear what we cannot see, what we are unsure of.
The wolf's darkness will probably form into something that scares Brave, like maybe he had a wife or someone who was really important to him, who he failed to protect, and seeing this makes it impossible to fight. Some shit like that.
Problem I see with that is most attacks where: "Here's your greatest fear, hoe!!" attack the mind. Very few entities in any universe have the ability to conjure up actual, tangible "fears". It would do two things to the plot:
1. Make it nigh on impossible for the hero to win. Notice that in GT, Minnie got her mind messed with, but was otherwise still Minnie. A "dark attack" that you, Sable, suggest would create a tangible enemy out of shadow. Now, unless we want to pull KH into here (which I'm sure we'd all disagree with strongly), it'd be nigh on impossible for Brave to kill such an enemy, especially if it was his worst fear, which could possibly cause him to freeze.
2. Make it nigh on impossible for the plot to continue. Any battle with such an enemy would require a massive effort using all the abilities of the hero. Clearly, to further a plot, you must have character development, and if Bleed uses everything he can think of to defeat an enemy with Tangible Dark Fear Spectres, he's going to run out of ideas to further Brave's character in the plot. He could kill him off, but it seems to early for that in my opinion.
Thus, the attack must assault Brave's MIND. This is the best way to further the plot, make sure Brave's character doesn't get burnt out, and get some kickass scenes in. I'm excited to see what his worst fear is!!
On a separate note, I don't believe that there's any cracking of Brave's helmet. It seems to be just tendrils of darkness to me.