im not offended, im mostly puzzled.
Also, Alpha and Epsilon are both special cases. Alpha is the actual AI cloned from the Director’s mind and Epsilon is a particularly robust AI fragment in the sense he inherited all the memory of what happened. Both come from the place the equips them to be more complex personalities mimicking the original rather than singular personality cores like Delta and Theta.
I’ve seen zero people call Alpha or Epsilon ‘Director clones’ and all of the AI fragments are canonically aspects of Alpha’s personality. so… yeah they’re all linked to the Director, like it or not. That’s why people are side-eyeing the out-the-gate sibling set up because regardless of Epsilon’s innocence in how he was created or how he views himself or Carolina, what he is is a digital aspect of Leonard Church.
And the should complicate things
Natalie McAllister: World’s worst family counselor
My favorite kind of parallels. You can tell they’re brothers.
You’re turning into one of those obese, lazy house cats.
What kind of a billionaire asshole do you have to be to go ‘I would like to own an entire planet, I would like to own an entire planet with no people on it’
And what sort of a mercenary reputation would you have to have to get hired by said asshole to get rid of the inhabitants. I wonder what other fucked up shit Felix and Locus would have had to have done for said billionaire asshole to be like ‘yes I think you two are capable of handling my planet problem’
you know when you say something
and it’s just
why the fuck did i say that
These bugs was following me so I just told my mom
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I don’t think anyone thinks that Carolina doesn’t trust Epsilon because she clearly does. She trusts him in combat, she trusts him to have her back, she trusts him to know where she’s coming from to some degree, but there is a big difference between “You are my AI and friend.” and “I think you’re like a brother to me.”
If Carolina were to skip straight up into thinking of Epsilon that way, I think it would be a misstep that neglects Carolina’s emotional continuity. Personally, I think its more like there is an imbalance in how they view each other — Carolina views Epsilon as a survivor of Project Freelancer like herself. She may even feel guilt or responsibility for him and unlike Wash, he feels like an outside with with Reds and Blues. They’re together to fight crime basically. :P
Epsilon called her ‘sis’. That’s very, very different. That’s a more intimate emotional wavelength and I’m not sure if Carolina is on it and that’s why it’s so important we get more from her character.