Saul. Scratch isn't noble, she's a psychotic murderer and there's more than enough proof to show it. Also, how is Pegs a piece of shit? Sounds like your feelings are clouding your rational judgement. Pegs didn't want to shoot John, and only did so to protect an unconscious Michael. Scratch has shot at least one person in cold blood (the dude she blamed for having the tanker stolen), and she beat some dude pretty severely for just looking at her in a store. She's no angel, and we've heard nothing that indicates otherwise.
It is, however, well advised to train weak and be as ambi as possible with your preferred weapon systems.
Scratch laughed while she destroyed the only thing he had left in life that he cared for. He was split from the group, he was beaten, starved, cut with a knife multiple times, and chained to a wall. I don't think the fact she destroyed his wife's gun was the only reason he started crying. The man is broken physically and emotionally. Seeing that gun get destroyed may be what broke the camels back.
Kalani's daughter murdered, in cold blood (and a kid no less), in place of Lizzie on that golf course. An act Durai had no hand in, and she hid the fact that they were there at the Tower attacking it from him. Lizzie essentially confirmed this, she's a licensed shrink after all. John also lamented about her past behavior in beating someone severely that worked at a convenience store simply for staring at her scar. There's no reason to believe she has an ounce of compassion, and isn't clinically psychotic. She is written into the story in that capacity, and she's filling that role amazingly well. Jenna is a fantastic actor, but Scratch is anything but sane and compassionate, we've heard enough evidence to prove otherwise with 100% certainty. The story may be skewed in the eyes of the "good guys", but there's been more than enough interaction between her and thos not in the tower to tell us that she's no saint, and will kill, maim, destroy, and abuse to get her way. By projecting her warped and insane "family values" on others shows she has no grip on reality, and no sense of right and wrong. Her past life probably caused this psychosis, but that doesn't mean it's okay to act that way towards others. She's a convicted felon who spent time in solitary, how can anyone believe she's got any decency in her after finding that out, and her continued behavior afterwards.
Sometimes memories aren't enough, sometimes it only feels real when you have a physical object to remind you of the people and experiences. The world has literally ended, he was left for dead in a bathroom, and the only person that saved him is dead for all he knows. He wasn't cool with the Tower guys at first, but they were really his only family. Now he's surrounded by people that will willingly beat him, cut him, and starve him to death just to get information from him that will allow them to kill the only family he has left. It may be an inanimate object to you and others, but I can see his pain.
Last edited by Ray; Jul 10th, 2012 at 12:44 PM.
Last edited by GeOsiris; Jul 10th, 2012 at 12:41 PM.
Can I ask (and am not being sarcastic, just trying to understand) what would Scratch have to do for you to acknowledge that she has proven to be evil and sadistic. I understand that her brother was killed but he was not murdered. He was killed in clear self-defense. She visited terrible acts on people long before he was killed. I just don't think we can give her a free pass because she has had a difficult life. Many people have terrible childhoods and upbringing and rise e above it to do good. Again I am not trying to be confrontational Osiris honestly, just trying to understand.
I was trying to post in reply to Osiris. Sorry I stuck this in the wrong spot.