2019-02-06, 06:45 PM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: MitD XII: This Space Intentionally Left Dark
This may be a quibble or it may be a bigger point, I'll leave it to the rest of you to decide, but I never saw it as MitD "following orders", even though RC and Xykon (and others) definitely saw themselves as giving them.
The early MitD had a childlike desire to please, and to please everyone. He wanted everyone to be his friend. What others saw as giving orders, MitD saw as a favor for a friend. The taco party incident was a case where he was told to do something he hadn't the first clue about, so he simply followed his instinct to play and have a good time- agreed, Ruck, the chaotic nature at its best.
The conflict and character development came when O-Chul became his true friend, and was in daily, direct opposition to the wants of his other "friends", Xykon and Redcloak.
He reached a new level of maturity when he came to the understanding that you can't please everyone; in order to help his friend O-Chul, he had to go against his other "friends" (even though it was just by wishing for O-Chul's escape). What we see now is a more emotionally mature MitD, possibly about the level of a teenager. Certainly he's not an adult yet, but he's getting there. The Reveal may be critical for him reaching an adult level of understanding and responsibility, among other things.
Last edited by Darth Paul; 2019-02-06 at 06:48 PM.