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The Player can open fire on the Soldiers using their normal weapons, but they are severely outnumbered. The Player will eventually run out of ammo and be overcome. Is that necessarily fair? No. But it's not until you've used the mortar and seen the consequences of your actions that you start to wonder, “Could I have done something different?” And the answer is no. It was your only real option. To which you might say, “That’s not fair.” And I’d say, “You’re right.”
That’s a real emotional response and I can guarantee it’s exactly what Walker is feeling in that moment.The reaction from the audience we suspect the author intended. We can't really know whether it was intended. It may have been, or it may have been that the author was aiming for something completely different and just missed. We can occasionally get a quote in an interview confirming, or at least claiming, that a specific audience reaction was intended, but usually this term is only useful for fans talking to fans. As a general rule, only refer to something as an Intended Audience Reaction on a work's main page (as opposed to its YMMV page) if it is backed up by Word Of God (preferably with a citation). To provide a concrete example, normally, the audience hating a character is unintended by the author. But sometimes, because writers want to achieve Emotional Torque, they create a character who hits known markers for a hated character, in order to (pick one):