Wow, Osiris, I just read your .sig. I could have saved myself a lot of time if I did it earlier. You are delusional. You can setup any logical argument you want and build a squad of straw men. If you identify with a character like scratch, get some professional help. Soon your vicarious experience with Scratch will not be enough and you will need something even more violent.
Feel free to have whatever last word you want. I am done here
You steal a truck from my yard.
I try and stop you.
You pull a gun.
I folow you home and burn down your house.
A totally unreasonable response, that I will grant you, it still does not change the reason for me burning down your house. You simply cannot hang the entire conflict on Scratch, knowing the incident that set it all off. There is also nothing to say that she wasn't simply following orders. If you're going to pin it on someone, put blame where it lies most comfortably: with the man in charge, Durai.
Scratch. Scratch is the one who had Kalani fire the shot that (most directly....I'm not starting in on that BS with you again since we're never going to agree), and she's the one who defied orders to destroy the arena by saving a tanker for the tower. Place blame where it's due, and it's not on Durai.
Latch being shot down in cold blood by... hmm... Scratch? No, can't blame her for that... Durai? No... that doesn't work either... who... could... have... done it!? Blame still rest on the shoulders of the guy who wanted the power in the first place. Durai.
The fact is we're guessing at the behind the scenes actions of the Mallers, since our only concrete knowledge of them comes through their interactions with the folks in the tower. Well, what's left of it, anyway. We can speculate on their motives, but it's still just speculation. Until there's a moment in the story when Durai comes down on Scratch and reams her out for causing all of the chaos on her own, it will remain as such.
But that's cool, man. Don't let it get you down.
Burt analyze her.
Point stands. Sorry, broseph.