Listening now and commenting as I go, Justification-style. First off, am I the only one who hears “It’s been one week since you talked to me” and instantly turns it into a cover of the Barenaked Ladies song? (Or more accurately, Weird Al’s parody thereof, “Jerry Springer”?)
So is there a reason they’ve started to call CON “she”? I’m pretty sure this is new as of this episode; the last time they mentioned CON, I believe they either said “he” or “it”. CON was created by Unity, Mr. Fixer, and the Argent Adept, which is two men and one woman; it isn’t made FROM any of them, but if it picked up a gender from its creators, there’s more reason for that gender to have been male than female.
Okay, AWESOME question about potential immortals. I love the idea of Absolute Zero potentially surviving forever and turning into something totally alien to human thought; I love even more the idea of him seeing that this is going to happen, and flinging himself into the sun or something to ensure that he is utterly destroyed, rather than losing his identity and descending into some hellish existence as a near-mindless ice golem or something. Fanatic on the other hand, I don’t believe for a second that she would survive, because the Host’s relationship with humanity clearly implies that if the human race was obliterated en masse, the Host would either cease to exist or would abandon the Earth in search of some other species of sapients who they could skinride and experience their chosen emotions with. So when the rest of the Host was gone, I fully believe that Helena’s powers would diminish and she would become a mere mortal, probably dwindling slowly as a dying ember of faith on some monastic mission to preserve a record of Christianity for whatever might happen in the future. Likely a significant number of the books in Haka’s eternal library are religious tomes written by Fanatic, which he holds zero faith in as a Maori spiritualist, but reads regularly simply to remember his teammate fondly through her words. And I vote that the future version of Akash would probably take yet another new name, being neither Bhuta the destroyer nor Thriya the sorta-friend to one particular human, but something posthuman that would require an identity we can’t even currently speculate on. (Meanwhile, the idea that Mr. Fixer is still decaying, even if very gradually, leads to all sorts of unpleasantness I don’t even want to think about. And I have nothing to add on the other two, nor can I think of anyone else to add to this list. Oh, and I totally anti-ship Haka and Blood Countess, because one of the most truly good men in all of history would not voluntarily cooperate with one of the most truly evil women. He’d let her starve before he’d believe she was capable of abandoning her black-hearted wickedness enough to deserve any further survival. She could try to vamp him as hard as she wants; I wouldn’t let a single one of her spells work.)
Having recently fallen in love with the SCP Wiki, I am now thinking of Biomancer as a full-fledged Karcist of the Sarkic Cults. He’s out of his usual setting, and thus less effective than he would be in another world, much as Xxx’hulish is not Cthulhu, because he’s not in the Cthulhu Mythos universe, but there are definitely parallels.
Final comments: Absolutely love the Arcane Tales logo on this one, and Biomancer looks a lot more impressive when you can only see his spooky white hood, and not the dumb technicolor geometric patterns that he has on his bodysuit for some ridiculous reason.