Maggie

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Maggie
Race: Men
Faction: Gobwin Knob
Class: Caster (Thinkamancer)
Rank and Titles: Adept
Level: 4

Canon

First Appearance: TBFGK 24

Maggie is a level 4 Adept-class Thinkamancer belonging to the side of Gobwin Knob.

Maggie has participated in many caster links, including the Eyebooks, the Eyemancer Table, the Volcano UncroakingErf-b1-p135Same-site.PNG, the miniature secret camera, Jed the Head, and the Battle for Castle Lilith.

Proposed Canon

"May I give you a suggestion, Lord?" (See also Quotes: Maggie.)

Strengths: Thinkamancy, Poker Face, Caster Links, Design, Psychology, Alliance with other Thinkamancers

Weaknesses: Emotions, Mercy, Respect for Others, Secret Loyalty

Maggie initially seems very professional and self-controlled; Parson initially describes her as a "cold fish". She loosens up when Parson interacts with her on a more social basis rather than hierarchical.

After Stanley the Tool ordered the breaking of the link, only Maggie left the set-up unharmed. It is heavily implied that she shielded herself from the 'whiplash' of breaking it, causing more damage to fall upon the other two casters. This resulted in Misty's croaking and a bout of insanity for Jack.

Although she owes fealty to Stanley the Tool, Maggie shows more loyalty to the Great Minds that Think Alike and, more recently, Parson Gotti. She used her magical powers against Stanley and compelled him to reinstate Parson as Chief Warlord, to advance the Thinkamancer conspiracy against Charlie.

Maggie often works closely with Parson as adviser and instrument in many of his plans. Against the wishes of the Great Minds, she has revealed secrets about grandiocosmic strings to him.

Maggie's Magic

Maggie's main duty is communication, managing the units of her own side, and relaying orders. Another routine function is sending and receiving thinkagrams from units of other sides. She is also called upon frequently to coordinate caster links.

Maggie is Novice-class in Foolamancy and possibly other disciplines.

Spells cast by Maggie:

  • Suggestion (with magic dust) LIAB 32 - thinkamancy
  • Setup coded message LIAB 38 - Prepare message for pickup for other thinkamancer (passive, no juice cost).
  • Generate map - thinkamancy
  • Remote contact prisoner (link with Wanda) Hvs.tCF 10 - contact Ansom, help him escape and attack Jillian
  • Remote repatriate (link with Wanda) Hvs.tCF 94 - contact Lilith


Relationships

Sizemore Rockwell

The two share a strong rapport. As a Caster, Maggie was probably always aware of Sizemore's "Rock Star" status in the Magic Kingdom. However, they probably weren't all that close until they linked to uncroak the Volcano, and learned just how compatible they really were.

Some level of romantic involvement is implied, but not yet resolved as definitely present or absent.

Sizemore and Maggie have discovered that they can easily link up for casting spells together. This linkage not only boosts Sizemore's abilities, it is also very enjoyable.


Parson Gotti

Parson initially hated Maggie because she was responsible for Misty's death. Since then he seems to have forgiven her. Their relationship began very formally but the two began to be social once Parson stepped down from Chief Warlord, to the point she feels comfortable questioning him, advising him, and teasing him about romantic and sexual matters, and has even been hinting at a level of romantic interest herself. Parson for his part enjoys conversations with her, since she is good at finding ways to "kick his ass with one sentence", making her a fun challenge to contend with.

Maggie is probably the staunchest defender of Parson's abilities post volcano-TPK, to the point that she directly argued against Stanley's order regarding his demotion. She felt that Parson was wasting his talents just acting as City manager to a city and urged him to do more. When the Siege of Spacerock went disastrously wrong and Ansom went down as Gobwin Knob's Chief Warlord, she even went so far as to use a suggestion spell to make Stanley appoint Parson as Ansom's replacement. This causes Parson to feel a great deal of animosity towards her, since she made him Chief Warlord against his will. He becomes especially angry when he learns that it wasn't just for the good of the side, but an underhanded part of her efforts to advance the interests of her fellow Thinkamancers.

Parson has considered Maggie to be one of the very few people he trusts. But with recent events, he has found himself questioning her Loyalty between himself and the Great Minds. In response, Maggie has offered him the reassurance, that as long as he opposes Charlie, he can count her on his side. Maggie has gone so far as to betray the Great Minds' secrets to Parson, believing that he can best serve their purposes if he is fully informed. Isaac noted a suspicious shift in her posture when she learned that Bunny broke an oath to the Great Minds for reasons of love.

A Date-a-mancer, Janis, eventually explains to Parson her ability to see connections, and confirms that Maggie is desperately in love with him.

Speculation

Description

When she is being didactic, as in LIAB Prologue 8, Parson sees her manner as resembling Catwoman. Their working relationship progresses eventually, and she grows to develop such respect for his abilities that she questions Stanley's decision to replace Parson as chief warlord of Gobwin Knob.

She finds a kindred spirit in Sizemore after the volcano link, and the two appear to have become quite friendly with each other.

Maggie's Ashen skin may be due to Signamancy, natural albinism, or a side effect of her link with Jack (who developed a similar complexion from the link) and Misty.

Real World References

Maggie is most likely a reference to Margaret Thatcher, to whom she bears some resemblance.

Her outfit, specifically the black blazer with white piping, is also surprisingly reminiscent of Number 6 from The Prisoner - a rebellious former spy who refuses to bend to his captors' mind control techniques. (Given that this is a puzzling association for Maggie's character, this resemblance may be unintentional, or hint at an unrevealed backstory.) Maggie is one of the few Gobwin Knob units who does not wear medieval-inspired clothing.