Dear Journal, I had a
horrible day today. I stopped Count Apocalyptogeddon by tossing a couple dozen cars at him; though I was a little worried he might have bruised a rib. I took a break and explained to some kids that Graffiti is vandalism and like destroying property that's not yours, they seemed to get it. Then when I told a civilian I was taking his car to get to the bank to stop a robbery, he was all pissy about me "stealing" it! The nerve of some people! Oh, and those henchmen Count Apocalyptogeddon hired after the last dozen died sure do bleed a lot, I wonder if club soda can get out blood stains?
—Love and liberty, Lady Lumina
"So short is its memory span that although Sever kills, I dunno, maybe 40 Vancouver police officers in an opening battle, by the end, when someone says, 'She's a killer,' Ecks replies, 'She's a mother.'"
Voyager comes to the aid of an 'oppressed' civilisation. I know she is duped but lets not forget that Janeway willingly wakes up a battalion of an aggressive, homicidal species and inflicts them upon the Quadrant in order to get a handful of light years closer to home. Why isnít there any hard hitting conversation between Janeway and Chakotay in this episode ala Equinox Part II? This looks like the perfect opportunity for the First Officer to question his Captainís decision but instead he is falling asleep on the Bridge... Is it my imagination or did
Voyager sweep in and play God with this species and then duck out of the fight when it started and leave the Vaadwaur and the Turei to have it out? With absolutely no moral consequences whatsoever! I canít believe that it was Seven who was apologising when it was Janeway who made all the bad calls in this episode!"
really? Oh that's
good, I like that. 'Stealing is wrong,' especially coming hot off the heels of all the weird diabolical evil shit we just had to pull in Pagan. 'Stealing is wrong.' You know why I like that so much? It's because the entire moral argument of Ultima VIII is that virtue and honour are never as simple as black and white, that oftentimes, a lesser evil must be countenanced to achieve the greater good. This is demonstrated by your many acts of theft in Pagan, the manipulation and betrayal of several people which directly results in their gory deaths, forming alliances with evil forces like the Necromancers and the Diabolists so you can master their clearly evil black magics and use them to escape, graverobbing, several acts of wanton murder including the slaughter of many, many children, and the summoning of archdemons to commit murder on your behalf. Oh, and releasing vengeful gods upon the world to wreak untold devastation on an unwitting populace while you selfishly work to amass more power and abandon them to their fates. So you'd think if
anyone could appreciate the moral grey area of petty theft by now, it'd be the goddamn Avatar.."
Shamino: If you could summon a creature native to the Abyss that possesses magic, that creature should be able to defeat the ritual... but that means summoning a great demon. Is it right that we use such a force of evil, even if it aids us in our quest?
Avatar: We may do as we please, so long as no others are harmed by our actions.
[Cut to the Avatar summoning Pyros]
I would pay ten thousand dollars to see where that shit's written in the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom. The Avatar's system of morality is so fucked up by now, you've really got to wonder how he can say any of this shit with a straight face.
It's not so much about Graham as about the reactions and repercussions of Regina murdering him — or, as the case is, the lack thereof. It's just another one of the villains' crimes that have no repercussions whatsoever. Meanwhile, Emma saves an innocent life and it's treated as The Worst Thing Ever.