Javetts Eall Raksha wrote:hm, i figured that minnie would wield something from mandy's trophy room to make up for the loss of nergal power, but she's practicing with a bow... can't think of anything that would fit with that, guess i was of by a mile. i just thought mandy want kids with power, not skill. skill can be made via training, but natural talent and powers, not so much. i find it hard to believe mandy isn't feeling underwhelmed by minnie potential as it is now.
this is evil, not the scheme. i just feel it'll switch over to grim family right as the plan is being discussed, just to tease us.
But raw power is largely useless without the skill to use it effectively. Think about Junior just after he got the eye; he had all of the Power of a Nergal, but with no training, he really couldn't control it, and it almost consumed him. You're treating it as an either/or, Mandy presumaby wants her kids to be exceptional in BOTH. Mandy may simply be trying to make Minnie as prime a warrior as she can be in her current state, perhaps in hope that Minne can someday get the raw power back (say, if she claims the gygas; or one of those tenative plans Junior used to have for trying to bring her body back to life actually works. Nergal Sr. never discussed what happens if someone gives the eye back (since up till now, every nergal whose done the eye thing has died (permanently) pretty soon after, I'm not sure the matter has ever come up.)