Quote:I don't think he visits these boards anymore but I am interested in your analysis here. I think its physically true, in that it is taking place the way you are saying. Emotional truth and the way readers think about these characters is actually closer I suspect to my thoughts, which despite disagreeing with you were very kind about.
Quote:I would be interested to know PAD's view but oh well. lol.
Right my point isn't that your understanding of the characters is wrong. It's that the writer may not understand the characters enough to write them correctly.
Believe me I would prefer it if Kaine approached Ben with a lot more humility and admitted he's disappointed in Ben and that Ben's actions screw up his own quest for redemption instead of just trying to kill Ben.
Basically what I'm saying is I really wish JM Dematteis was writing this. Most of the real character work was done by him in the clone saga if memory serves. To me it seemed like in the clone saga we had 3 mediocre ongoing series writers and one really gifted one and Ben and Kaine tended to make the most sense when Dematteis wrote them (and Bagley drew them) in ASM.
I couldn't agree more. It would be nice if the writers tried to build in the interpretation you give here. Its just plain better. Even if Kaine doesn't explain it directly to Ben or even realise it directly, it should still be detectable by the reader.