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Magical Thorn: Act 6, Page 4

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Hey look, some new magical girls(/boys/whatever)!

Magical Dexie’s costume is obviously heavily inspired by the gender-defying Sailor Starlights, while Magical Delphinium’s is a nod to the Super Drags. Not because she’s a drag queen herself, but because she is also an amazing glamazon who slays.

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Kudzu: Okay, I don’t have a backup plan for you fighting dirty . . . so I’m out.

But I’ll get you next tiiiiime!

Thorn: Are you okay, kit–um, Leif?

Leif: A little bruised, I guess? But good news, they missed me!

Thorn: What was that about?! Who are you people, anyway?

Dex: We are: Magical Agent Dexippus —

Del: — and Magical Agent Delphinium.

Dex: We’re from the Order of Darker and Edgier magical girls!

Del: I don’t believe you’re taking your magical responsibilities seriously, darling. If you truly wish to save people from being killed . . . you must become more willing to let them die.

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Anyone else think that logic is horribly, horribly backwards?

It’s certainly one way of looking at the world, but porly phrased for maximal comprehension – like Khyrin pointed out. Knowing Erin and the general themes of this & her other comics, I’m guessing the wording was on purpose to point out its contradictoriness.

“Order of Darker and Edgier magical girls!”

Is girls being used as a generic here (instead of something like “agents”) or is Dex cannon female in this AU?

I think it’s the former. Back in the main universe, ‘Magical Girls’ has been used as a gender-neutral term. I assume it’s a little like how my generation grew up with the default assumption that firefighters (Firemen) were male, but on Leif and Thorn’s Earth, there’s little-to-no gender baggage. Perhaps Magicals, in general, tend to be ‘girls’?

It’s another sort of trolley problem; is the life of a hostage worth more or less than all of the lives that the villain will take in the future?

First, it’s not (although he got away anyway, so …). Second, you are supposed to act in way which doesn’t kill the hostage directly, although it WILL put him in risk.

(Note that trolley problem is extremely artificial and in reality, there is always third solution. Granted, often the third solution is “it happened so fast I was not able to act”, but that IS a different option from moral perspective.)

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