I’m late for work but I just had to get this done! Up on Wednesday, I win.
Spoken like a man with literally nothing left to lose. Knife’s edge teetering is hard to watch…
Yeah, I’m a little nervous about what Val’s saying here. Like it or not, the “unwritten rules” do exist for a reason. If Val does follow through with her threat, that’ll put Isauro on the run, with no way of backing down or escaping, and with everyone on both sides hunting him. And from what we’ve seen, he’s a *lot* more powerful than he’s been letting on. If Val backs him into a corner like that, Lord only knows how far he’ll end up going.
Sure, on a purely dramatic irony level, I want to say that valerie needs to chill.
But this was a pretty serious breech breach of trust. I don’t see this being forgiven any time soon: if ever.
My apologises if this has posted multiple times, the comment system isn’t working properly for me.
Breach of trust: Yes
Something they need to work out: Yes
Worth breaking up their relationship and potentially making him more dangerous, unstable and likely to be manipulated: Hell no.
Val has always seemed fairly rational to me, so hopefully she will be able to take a step back and realise just how bad things could get if she continues this way. A powerful superhuman, who has eluded the superhero community for months, knows how they work and has personal knowledge on several heroes and sidekicks. If he goes full evil there will be deaths.
So… can anyone remind me or point again to the comics that explain why Isauro is “trapped” in a country he doesn’t want to be in and working for a criminal organization he doesn’t want to work for?
It’s been so long that I’ve honestly forgotten and it seems like a key piece to understanding him. Can’t he quit and just leave? Has he tried turning state’s evidence? What is trapping him with the bad guys?
The villainess who recruited him has some kind of blackmail material, IIRC? I dunno either.
I’m sitting here wondering if this is building into a dark/evil Val storyline of some kind – maybe the start of the timeline where she becomes The Dark? We’re seeing her hit with two brutal emotional shocks in a row, between The Letter and The Revelation. Another gut punch like this could have…consequences.
It starts about here:
TL;DR: Back in his old country, Esperanza tricked him into allowing a supervillain to escape. That supervillain went on to blow up a good chunk of a city, and as a result of that Isauro has been sentenced to death and has a massive bounty on his head. His visa is tied to the villain agency, so if he ever quits he’ll be deported back to Mexico and executed.
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