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Date Posted: 14:20:58 03/18/03 Tue
Author: Late Bloomer
Subject: Re: The Blade, the Vatican, and The Maid: Questions in need of some insight, some speculation
In reply to: Ph0tog! 's message, "The Blade, the Vatican, and The Maid: Questions in need of some insight, some speculation" on 13:30:15 03/18/03 Tue

It depends on which chronology you use: The information on the WB web site didn't always follow the story explained to us on the show. I left some more thoughts below after each question:

>1.) Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, the
>Vatican claimed the Blade after that, only letting it
>out "in dire situations" for the next 500 years
>(1931), per Msgnr. Bellamy in "Legion," at which time
>it was given to Hitler to seal a pre-war deal with the
>then-Pope. Then, the Vatican wanted the Blade back,
>knew that Pez had it.
>
>In the interim between 1931 and Pez, (do you suppose)
>did the Vatican pursue its 'recapture'? Do you imagine
>that KI had a "deal" of his own with the Vatican, or
>is Irons just too big for even the Vatican to take on,
>in demanding the Blade's return? Or, only that the
>Vatican was not pleased with Pez having it, but might
>have settled had it come to be on someone else's wrist?

I assume that the Vatican knew that Kenny had the Blade, but the Vatican was unable to take it from him. I'm not certain about a deal-in the best tradition of an ambiguous Kenny, you could write and justify it in various ways. I expect that they would like it back, and Sara would not have been a preferred wielder (too hard to control).

>2.) Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431, by
>all accounts (at least ones that I know of) childless.
>The Blade (in the TV-verse, anyway) follows a certain
>bloodline, yes? Well, 500 years later, how does Joan
>manage to have offspring (Bronte and then Pez)?

>Or, was Joan not a true wielder (though we see her
>with Pez's face), and bloodline the Blade follows is
>someone else's?
>
>Or, must we believe either, a.) the line it followed
>is Joan's, but an indirect line, as that of a brother
>or sister of hers, OR, b.) that Joan had a child,
>about whom history is silent?
>
>Thoughts?

According to the web site, there were many wielders between Joan and Sara. In that context, it was not possible for them to be in direct line descent. Queen Isabella and Joan? Florence Noghtingale? Marie Curie? Not likely. There could in some of the cases have been a distant common ancestor, so I would recommend that approach. Remember that Aras is a branch of the line from several generations back, so over centuries there would be many paths of descent, so that a wielder could seemingly pop up from anywhere.

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  • Re: The Blade, the Vatican, and The Maid: Questions in need of some insight, some speculation -- Late Bloomer, 14:22:39 03/18/03 Tue

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