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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2007, 06:47:06 AM »
I may be wrong, and his character may be just on the road for some short-lived comic relief, however....

I don't really hate him.  And I for one don't think you need to be some SEKRIT APOSSUL!!1 or an excellent fighter or magic user to be relevant or at least an interesting part of the story.  I adored Luca's and Jerome's characters.  Magnifico has a prime chance to really be the one who screws the crew over from the inside with his selfishness.  We'll see, though. 
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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2007, 07:15:07 AM »
Magnifico has a prime chance to really be the one who screws the crew over from the inside with his selfishness.

To be honest I doubt he'll ever screw anything but himself. Seriously, his machinations to exploit elves are hilarious because of how unrealizable they are. I think it's a good indication of how silly all his plans are ever going to be.

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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2007, 01:37:48 PM »
If that's true then you're most likely correct in saying that he doesn't have much 'staying power' with the group to begin with.  That's what I originally believed (I didn't even know people were bothered by him...he seemed like such a non-entity outside of the brief comic relief), but I was more speaking along the lines of IF he got to get the development that people seem to think is required for you to even be in this story.

When I say screw over, I mean along the (long-shot) lines of him doing something to move the story along further, I could see him eventually making a selfish decision if in danger.

Maybe his purpose really was just bringing Roderick in.  :serpico:  Most likely, hm.
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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2007, 04:32:43 PM »
He brings a different kind of comic relief than those provided by Isidro, Puck and Ivarella.  I loved his ridiculous dreams of conquering the land of elves and his attempt to bribe Puck into participating.  Personally, I hope he sticks around for quite some time. :guts:

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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »
I didn't even know people were bothered by him...he seemed like such a non-entity outside of the brief comic relief

Hehe well, you'll learn that some people are bothered by pretty much everything and anything depending on the context, and there's usually no real logic behind it either. I'm not sure we ever get used to it. :-\

When I say screw over, I mean along the (long-shot) lines of him doing something to move the story along further, I could see him eventually making a selfish decision if in danger.

Yeah, I understood what you meant, but I just don't think any decision he might take could have truly dire consequences. He just seems too goofy and incompetent to be a threat on any level to me. But hey, who knows? We'll see! It could probably make for a good plot twist if Miura wanted it to be so. :guts:

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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2007, 06:54:55 PM »
Maybe Magnifico could be an excellent sacrifice as brother of Farnese.. :void: or he could manage a pretty policy role against the Griffith's one.(Because, Griffith wants to beat down all mages, and Magnifico wants to conquer the Elfhelm island) :ganishka:

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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2007, 12:03:30 PM »
I must be missing something still. Because despite all that has been said, whenever Magnifico makes his entry into a scene I see Dr Smiths face from Lost In Space pop up in my mind.

             

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Re: Being that Magnifico is totally useless and all talk so far...
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2007, 03:14:23 PM »
I can't help but be reminded of Carcus. For the most part, I personally didn't care for the characters. Not that I thought he shouldn't be in the story becuase in fact he was necessary aspect. Even so, he had his moments where as a reader I was like, "Fuckin-A Carcus."

I have the feeling, we'll be seeing a similiar pattern with Magnifico. For now, he's the character we roll our eyes at and dismiss as comic relief. IMO tho, he'll have his time to shine. Not saying he'll play a role to change the story drastically but I think he will do something we'll all approve of.

Don't let me down Magnifico. :carcus:

I must be missing something still. Because despite all that has been said, whenever Magnifico makes his entry into a scene I see Dr Smiths face from Lost In Space pop up in my mind.
Haha, good comparison.