Its a nice little house. Filled with Joy.
Soooo… the girl he rescued is still screwed? That’d be a major plot hole, and a letdown.
Richard isn’t John Constantine, he doesn’t win them all.
I don’t see how things not going how the main character tried to make them is a plot hole. Plot holes are things that don’t make sense within a plot. Given how the WtL world is, I think it does make sense that he didn’t save her. If that’s even truly what’s happening here.
Agree, plothole = “Wait, whatever happened to…”, “How can they…”, etc. Not “I do not like this outcome” or “The ‘good’ guys are fallible”.
A letdown, kind of, but I already guessed she wasn’t going to make it. He may still come back, once he finds a way to convince Ignorance he’s got a right to free the girl.
Sorry, not used to having a graphic novel abandon characters who had the potential to be interesting. After all, what WAS she? Likewise, having him surrender the rings would allow Richard to start working through the mountain of repressed psychosis he’s hauling around. Learning that the material does not equal the metaphysical seems to be part of this story: having him realize that the rings are mere pieces of metal seemed like something that could happen. Sorry for causing a fuss.
Wait up here. Richard isn’t just giving up on rescuing her – he’s basically forgetting that she ever existed within a few minutes of meeting her. That is a bit of a plot hole. He seems to have some measure of altruism: leaving a helpless victim in a land ruled by a psychotic demon who’s read “The Most Dangerous Game” one time too many doesn’t sound rational for anyone who’s not a sociopath.
But he DID try to save her, he didn’t forget her, he just got distracted by Ignorance, who grabbed his rings, which he doesn’t want to give up. And she seemed to have started out human, but was on the way to becoming a deer when Ignorance caught her – at least that’s how I grokked it.