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So, uh, I really want to discuss and ask some questions revolving around Wyoming. Since I started RPing him, I’ve liked the character more and more, but there’s a bunch of stuff that’s kind of off to me, maybe just because RT was skimpy on the Wyoming exposition. So, um, if anyone is willing to, I kind of want to chat about Wyoming, bounce off potential stuff about him, brainstorm and junk.
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I think one of the saddest things about Project Freelancer is that it is very likely it was started with good intentions.
That Allison’s death damaged the Director is irrefutable; it is the pinnacle plot-point of his character and the foundation for the entire series. The man states, quite frankly, that her memory has haunted him ever since her loss and the fact she reappears upon the creation of Alpha makes it clear it’s a fairly intense haunting.
There are several forms obsessive grief can take, however, and the level of power and respect the Director commands even at his most unstable suggests that he hasn’t always been the kind of man who considers blowing up buildings in civilian centres a reasonable way to cover his tracks. When you look at what the Project was initially meant to achieve, there are the blueprints of a very positive endeavour. Project Freelancer was meant to help.
We know there’s a Great War going on, a battle against an alien race that is the RvB equivalent of the war against the Covenant in Halo, and we know that humankind is at serious risk of losing. We also know that Allison died in a military conflict, though we don’t know whether it was in the Great War or some other engagement. We know that several programs were created in a desperate attempt to give humans the edge, and we know that Freelancer’s particular schtick was experimenting with AI and developing a frontline usage for them through advanced armour and equipment. We also know that the Director has a daughter who appears to have joined the military as well.
At its core, the Project was never really about the agents themselves in the same way that the Spartan project was; they’re selected for their skills and determination, but they’re still just normal human soldiers. The Project was also never meant to create an elite squad, because the Project was only provided with one AI. It was experimental. It was meant to design, develop, and test the armour and equipment; it was not meant to then take them onto the battlefield. They were, essentially, building prototypes. Presumably, if the results had been good enough, these designs would have then been taken, manufactured on a wider scale, and given to the soldiers on the frontline along with the necessary number of AIs.
In other words, the Director chose to head a program that sought to protect ordinary soldiers. He was developing equipment that enhanced both defense and offense on an individual level. Is it really so much of a stretch to see him doing this with the thought that maybe, just maybe, if Allison had had access to such facilities, she would still be alive? To see him perhaps even looking at his daughter on the battlefield and finding impetus in that as well? To see him taking his unending grief and turning it into something productive?
Of course, once Alpha was created so too was Beta-Allison, and Church has never been able to focus on anything but Allison when she’s in front of him. He shifts from respecting her memory to resurrecting her memory, and everyone knows how horribly the story goes from there.
Still, Epsilon tells Tex that the Director made the program for her. Maybe, back at the beginning, she would have liked that.
the best thing about Sheila is that when Caboose said
So I say to the guy, “how’re you gonna get the tank down to the planet?” And he goes, “I’ll just put it on the ship” and I go, “if you’ve got a ship that can carry a tank, why not just put guns on the ship and use it instead?”
It had already happened.