No, but that's her coping mechanism should she lose here; and I told you what would happen with her in a vacuum. If she loses, she won't bring it up herself; and if people do bring it up, she'll downplay it as 'just a game where luck wasn't on my side', and turn it around to make it about Marcus being a disruptive bastard who put his personal feelings above the rules.
She'll comment that losing to a Black Luster Soldier is really something that happens to a lot of people and as such shouldn't be construed as representative of her skills; comment that she was reacting to a theft and someone who — by rights — shouldn't have been nearby challenged her to an arbitrary Duel over her behaviour. Which, looking back on it, was out of line, but she was about to enter the final stages of an Academy-wide tournament, so can you really
blame her for being on-edge?
She'll claim that the Duel was unconnected to virtually everything that went on, and that condemning her for getting screwed over by bad luck in something completely unrelated to the then-current tournament is really rather petty, and when in future she faces the Envoy and wins, she can cheerfully reference her loss to a no-shower all those years ago and cite it as proof of having grown up and matured.
She'll simply go on her way, patiently stating that things almost never pivot around a single Duel, and pointing out that a game played a few years ago with a completely different deck/opponent/situation is of no relevance to her current skill level.
She'll continue to play in the tournament, do her best, and ignore the comments thrown around by those who heard of the event, again mentioning the fact that this is a completely different opponent and set of draws. Or maybe she'll just stay aloof and above replying to immature people who try to bring down her confidence, always putting on a brave face against virtually the entire student body disliking her and ignoring her actual talent at Dueling. Poor Gretel. Poor, brave Gretel. Brave, capable, mature
See how easy that was?
edited 19th Sep '12 12:39:13 AM by IniquitusTheThird