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    Default Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    "In the last world, I didn't have to do anything"(OOTS 1082)
    "Worst case, I thought it would amp up her evil death goddess itch for the *next* one"(OOTS 1177)
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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    So... What exactly is the foreshadowing here?

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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyfuel View Post
    So... What exactly is the foreshadowing here?
    Loki's secondary motivation for the bet. Since people had often wondered about why he did it before #1177, it applies.
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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    I'm still lost. What does Hel not having to do anything last world has to do with the bet?

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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    Quote Originally Posted by deworde View Post
    ["In the last world, I didn't have to do anything"](http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1082.html)
    ["Worst case, I thought it would amp up her evil death goddess itch for the *next* one"](http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1177.html)
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyfuel View Post
    I'm still lost. What does Hel not having to do anything last world has to do with the bet?
    Loki wanted Hel to be more active, is the implication I'm getting. In the last world, she was just passively getting her dues, but wasn't striving for anything, vs next world (assuming she wins) she's significantly more powerful and would have to be more involved to keep her power.
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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    I think what they’re trying to say is that last world Hel just sort of sat around letting people praise her and Loki wants her to let her real evil side out and do things.

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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyfuel View Post
    I'm still lost. What does Hel not having to do anything last world has to do with the bet?
    It indicates that Loki wasn't concerned with her diet so much as her apathy. His motivation was to spur her into becoming a more active Evil Death Deity, not teach her the importance of clergy.

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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    Effectively, Loki was concerned/annoyed that his daughter was lazing around her plane achieving nothing because she was comfortably set up (in stickworld-1), and so that inspired him to setup the bet with her (in stickworld) to push her into achieving more on the world after that (stickworld+1).

    Another quote from 1177: "Who knew she had that much hustle?"

    It adds to Hel and Loki's character to the point where it would be interesting to see them in stickworld-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
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    Cheers. I did think about editing it, but it's arguably clearer when you can see the numbers.
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    Default Re: Re-reading, I noticed some neat foreshadowing...

    Quote Originally Posted by deworde View Post
    It adds to Hel and Loki's character to the point where it would be interesting to see them in stickworld-1.
    For a long time I have wanted to know what a world would be like when Hel is Queen of the Northern Pantheon. I'd definitely splash out on the side books for that.
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