Well, this starts to look like it might develop into something like a trend, but of course n is still too small to allow for any kind of statistical significance. And it would be irresponsible to speculate, of course. Hihi. >_>
Whether statistically significant or not, it’s clearly another victory for Team Good ™. Biff succeeds where Mopey herself failed…ooooh, that’s going to burn. Violently, and for a long time. But sacrifices have to be made in service of the greater good, and I’m sure Mopey will prefer the pain of this humiliation to seeing the whole world plunged into eternal darkness – barely prefer, perhaps, but still prefer. Evil!Mopey, meanwhile, experiences a considerable amount of physical pain on top of the humiliation of being defeated by Biff, of all people – and she wouldn’t even have minded seeing the whole world plunged into eternal darkness. So, for her, it’s a truly abysmal day…a typical Monday, if you so will.
Biff’s route to success involves a compromise between his old character traits and her new ones. The violence is purely old!Biff, but while he had a strong inclination toward mindless violence, new!Biff takes a more cerebral approach and brings her newly acquired skills as a rogue with an invisibility cloak into play. She pay for this by having the sweet taste of triumph somewhat soured by ethical considerations, though, something that old!Biff never experienced. And he particularly wouldn’t have experienced it in the context of hammering Mopey, who he would have felt to have had that coming for a long, long time. But, alas, new!Biff has no mental access to that simple wellspring of joy that is fulfilling an act of revenge long delayed, and instead has to bother with all kinds of mixed feelings.
So, today’s take-away lesson: Don’t think too much, it’ll only make you unhappy. Oh, and another victory down for Team Good ™.
More on Thursday.