Well, now that Marcus's initial plan is complete, I think its safe for me to reveal what I said to Teh Stanman.
Reasons for Marcus's behaviour:
Its very simple, he's using Obfuscating Stupidity
both to lure Gretel into a false sense of security, and also to simply annoy the crap out of her
. (She really
pissed him off with her arrogant attitude before the duel, so he's trying to not just beat, but humiliate her
When Marcus saw the face down cards on Gretel's side of the field, he was almost positive that they were traps. However, he also realised that it was better to spring them now, and lose a weak monster, than to spring them later and lose one of his trump cards. Furthermore, he also had three separate traps of his own that he could use to counter her retaliation.
Now, if he were to use the same cold, confident and eloquent attitude he had been using in the previous duels, then it would be obvious to Gretel that he was planning something. And Marcus knows that Gretel is intelligent enough to easily figure it out. (After all, if he can figure it out, then so can she.) But by acting like a fool, he can make his reckless actions look like the work of an incompetant amateur who doesn't know what he's doing.
Furthermore, by being as annoyingly retarded as possible, he has manipulated Gretel into wanting to end the duel as quickly as possible, which means she'll be quick to play her strongest monsters in order to take him down as fast as she can
, little knowing that he has a surprise waiting for them.
So far, his plan has worked perfectly
. She's wasted her backrow and Mystical Space Typhoon
on cards that can easily be replaced
, and in her impatience to end this sham of a duel and shut up the babbling idiot, she has thrown one of her beloved XYZ monsters right into the path of a Mirror Force
. Which will leave ''Alien Hypno'' free to attack her directly.
Now do you see why I'm being so secretive? I'm worried that there's a chance, however slight, that if I tell Inquitius about Marcus's strategy, then Gretel will have a sudden ephiphany and realise Marcus's game plan. Call me paranoid, but I've always been a cautious individual. To ensure my ruse works, I have to fool both the player and the character.
On a larger scale, Marcus is also setting up a Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
situation. If Gretel loses, then she just lost to an idiot, but if she wins, then she just wasted half an hour of her time.
I'm also doing this to highlight a key difference in their personalities. Gretel is very concerned about how others perceive her, she want's nothing more than to prove she's the best. Whereas Marcus is more concerned about self improvement and is thus far more willing to publicly embarrass himself if it will give him the advantage.
And dont worry, the reveal shall come once I activate Mirror Force
edited 15th Sep '12 8:08:03 AM by Lunacorva