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Old September 3 2013, 10:58 PM   #123
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Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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First, I should just note that I used the spoiler tag earlier in the thread because the book release was still rolling. I felt I wanted to give it a little time before diving into the big event in the novel, but the spoiler warning in the thread title should make things pretty clear.

Now, as to who may have done it:

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Bacco seems to have collected on the bad karma she's been collecting since she turned a blind eye to the coup by Picard and the others and the murder of Min Zife. I, for one, am glad to see that payback.
So she deserved to die? Christ, man. No one deserves that. And the Federation certainly didn't deserve the trauma of seeing its president assassinated.
Apparently you have no problem with the Federation President being secretly removed from office by the military and then later assassinated, as long as the people don't find out about it.
I never said or implied that, and I resent you putting words in my mouth.

Did she deserve to die? Not necessarily.
Wrong. She did not deserve to die. Period. No qualifications. The death penalty is nothing more than state-mandated murder.

Did David Marcus deserve to die?

I would have preferred to see the entire cabal, including Bacco, brought to trial but for various reasons the authors have decided not to do it that way. The price still had to be paid and she paid with her life.
Of course, the problem is that there's no indication, no thematic link in the text, whatsoever, to her actions vis a vis Zife. She died for what, so far as we know, is a completely unrelated reason.
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