Oh no, the one thing Burk does not want! Oh noooooo.
Yup. His power doesn't take all factors into account. Just spirit manipulation. Oh boy is he about to learn something hilarious about Burk. :D
How ever will Burk prevail!?!?!?
Wait a minute. Spirit manipulation?
Does this mean "hero powers" are techanically same as magic thus a consistent thing within this universe? Or are there hero powers that are non-magical? (In that case, does Burk have hero powers?)
@ Lord Incaros: It's entirely possible that he can only calculate the person's skill with Spirit Manipulation, and has a subsequent ability that allows him to watch how their Spirit moves in order to predict their actions. A person with a high % of Spirit Control (like 80% or higher) has more ability to hide their future actions from him.
This probably would not affect Burk, because Burk doesn't use Spirit to fight with at all, and, if he has any Spirit at all, likely has it be at a consistent level everywhere regardless of what he's doing.
Okay, but why doesn't Goldman want to play cards against Silverman? C'mon, Neo, you can't just leave a plot point like that hanging. What's up with Silverman that makes him so fearsome? I demand answers! ...it's a demand I cannot really enforce or anything like it, though, so if you ignore it, odds are it'll just go away on its own, BUT STILL!
@random they are the same.
I believe there was a dialogue in previous comics that went something like: "...they put anyone with any measure of magic potential on hero program".
We cant know what his power takes into account.
Assuming its purely spirit manipulation is jumping to conclusions.
Spirit manipulation skill is just the most basic standard of measurement for a persons fighting skill. So as such it makes sense for Goldman to use that to explain to his hencmen that Burk seems weak.
It can still just as easily be Burk's primise to avoid fights holding him back. Nothing is confirmed yet.
As for Silverman. Likely he is just an exceptionally good gambler with a unreadable pokerface.
@random Heroes are all magic users of some sort. Remember that The Aristocrat wants to be a hero and Ligan already is a licensed hero both are magic users. Hero just means a magic user licensed by Heroland corp. Burk has no magic and seems to operate in a manner similar to the royal guards. And on that note, I wonder if Goldman's power would be able to read them or not. Based on what he's said so far, I would guess no. Now I wonder how well known the Royal guard are outside of Justopia.
masterful playing of the reverse psychology card
Wait, "spirit mastery"?
Is that what the muscly hero having an exhibition match against a Shader is using? 'cause it seemed like the heroes of Heroland had some sort other alternative hero-power beyond magic/spirit, perhaps connected to the RPG-hero-powers from Tobi's storyline.
I mean, in Noah's storyline, we see that magic and spirit are largely the same thing expressed in different ways, while in Tobi's storyline, we see that Tobi's RPG-hero-powers aren't "magic" (at least, the black crystal doesn't suppress them). I'd been guessing that Burk's hero-ish powers would be closer to Tobi's RPG-hero-powers than Noah's magic/spirit-powers. Ditto for other Heroland heroes' powers.
But if Herland-heroes' powers aren't directly connected to spirit/magic, then why would Goldman expect an agent of Heroland's top to have "spirit mastery"?
Goldman is most likely a magic user. He probably checked him first with his power and then with spirit sight. I think those are two separate abilities though, much like Noah has his unique magic powers, but they train him in general spirit mastery with other kids.
I love the Goldman walk it is such a mood.
It does amuse me that the past five pages could have been replaced with a text box reading "And then Goldman overthought the concept until he convinced himself challenging Burk to a fight was the solution" and we'd lose basically nothing.
Oh dear, you're that lethal combination of too clever for your own good, and at the same time really really arrogantly stupid.
"Give a man enough rope..."
Oh wait, he's actually serious.
I want to see burk ask him if he can fly just before the fight starts.
@Z2 The story is waaaay better showing it this way rather than inserting a summary.
The henchman there is being so good at baiting Goldman into a bad idea that I find myself wondering if there's something deliberate.
It would be less funny to read than seeing the precise way he overthinks things, though.