CrimsonCreed wrote:You know I just thought of something... If Him is looking for complete dominion over all the realms of the Underworld doesn't that mean Him can't be the only one looking for the same cake? I mean one of the other lords of the realms or even a couple of lowly underlings must want to dominate all of the Underworld as much as Him right?
This gave rise to three interesting ideas. I believe we have briefly touched on one of them, but this could provide a why into that. I'll just start on that one.
Remember the topic we brought up a few pages ago about Him having allies? Well, what is a popular reason to become an ally of someone? You join up with someone for protection and the promise of more power. I can see Him being in an alliance with what seems to be three of the five main Underworld Lords; Hudson and Aku/Chi. Now their motives could be different from them, but could echo along the desire for more power. Chi is going to obviously want Mimi back, so that will be her driving force. Hudson, I'm not sure about. I'm not familiar with the character. But the motives for protection or increased power would fit some minor Lords. Join Him, together dominate the Underworld, and gain more areas to control. You could go so far as to say that the events in the beginning of WHAM wasn't the first to happen either and some Lords have been forced to serve Him as a ally.
The second idea is that the Underworld is currently in the same situation as Europe was before World War 1. Everyone has alliances. Someone gets bold to attack, and all Hell breaks loose. Hmm, doesn't really go with the idea, but close to it.
The third idea in this Him is aware of this and is going to be playing off of other people to do his dirty work. Him isn't afraid to be hands on, we've seen that in the flashback and in the situation with Minnie and Jr. But Him has left the impression on me that he is more of a agent of chaos where he pushes a piece into play and sits back to watch the chain reaction happen. I would suspect that if Him does have a plan, and this is the beginning of the plan, that there are more elements coming into play as well and that this could be one of them.
I can see a potential plan being to stir up as much trouble as possible so that Castle Grim gets sucked into it as well, and let everyone kill each other off and take whatever is remaining. Along the same path, he could come in when it is least expected and take the battle with his own forces, or deliver a killing blow to Mandy.
There has to be some sort of artifact out there that can override the commands of death.
Havoc751 wrote:By the way, I was looking through the comments on the Comic Update version of this page, and someone (I think it might have been TheMadDoctor) pointed out the fact that Him's left claw is still missing. Just thought I'd bring that up here.
Yes? His hand hasn't grown back, and it if it wasn't clear before, it is now, that the Hand of Horror was to serve as a replacement hand as well as a powerful weapon.
Are either of you getting anything out of it? the only other thing I can get out of it is that we could narrow Mimi's capture to a matter of weeks now instead of years or months.