Post by Princess Sarah Em on Jul 16, 2009 0:06:31 GMT -5
Here the place you can ask 1st Agent those questions about MST that have been burning in the back of our skull and he'll do his best to get back to you on them.
"Donovan is mine. No matter what you do to the others and no matter what you do to me, Donovan will not fall to you. The boy, his powers, his demon and his grimoire are ..." -Kendrick *Squee* KendrickxDonovon Shonen Ai!
The official answer is that Blaine and Bryce are above the system and the only characters who are consistently able to break the rules of the MST universe. Naturally, because they can't use magic in L. B. Gould and they're hapless wimps, they end up following Donovan around all the time because he started bossing them around first.
Based on reader feedback, I'm working on a revised prologue in a week or two to coincide that goes more in depth into Molly's rise to power. It will coincide with the audiobook that I've finally started recording.
The student council is operated as sort of an Orwellian dystopia. Molly uses her bullying tactics primarily on school administrators while leaving the students to their own devices, unless they pose a direct threat to the Council. Claude roots out any potential instigators, which is part of the reason no rebel movements have succeeded. Standard autocratic tactics, really.
The true crime that Donovan would have been charged with had he signed with the Hokoni would have been treason. Kendrick and the other demons have never been affiliated with the MST... they'd be hit hard too were they ever caught (like Kaz in volume 2). The true nature of demonkind is something that will be touched on more in the near future.
And fine, I'll give the silly answer: in the original RPG that spawned the characters and general settings, the guy playing Donovan gave him the Flunkies attribute. Because Donovan was so stupid, the flunkies had to be stronger or else one of the player-characters would be constantly getting killed. When Matt and I were adapting the story and took a hard look at what we had, we found Blaine and Bryce's abilities so hilariously ridiculous we kept them.