Post by drmemory on Oct 14, 2021 6:10:48 GMT
I was looking through the Goose Bone stuff in hopes of finding clues, and noticed something I don't remember being discussed. It's probably nothing, but...
When Coyote says "Well, it is true that you will be more than powerful enough to shape the world when all my gifts are returned", what gifts was he referring to, exactly?
The only things we've seen him gift are: the Goose Bone, the Lake Water, his Sword Tooth, and two powers: the power of Gardening to Ysengrin (which Loup seems to still have) and the power of possession to Renard (which he also still has). None of that seems like anything that would make Loup powerful enough to shape the world.
The Goose Bone and Lake Water were both memories. The Sword Tooth isn't exactly a power, just a really sharp knife, right? And the two actual powers aren't exactly all that powerful. Well the Gardening thing is, but Loup uses it pretty clumsily, as did Ysengrin, and he already has it so it doesn't need to be returned. The Possession thing is pretty good but single-target - I don't see how reclaiming that would do anything but screw with Renard. I seem to recall that Coyote actually just used it for fun.
What other powers do we know about? He still has them all, unless something happened offstage!
- Be in more than one place at a time
- Trick himself into forgetting things, so he can do things for the first time repeatedly
- Ability to remove a soul (terminology arguable) from a living being and stick it in a totem
- Fast! Speed, that is, at least run speed
- Fierce! The only one we've really seen him be fierce with was... Ysengrin
- Strong! When he gave his strength to Ysengrin, it kicked off all the rest, so I think it's pretty safe to assume that Loup has it + everything else Coyote had when that all happened
Loup also has the markings for speed, fierceness, and strength, like the ones Coyote got in the side comic.
What am I missing here? Are there more gifts floating around out there? Would getting the Tooth and Possession back really make him hugely more powerful? I feel like it's equally likely that Loup has all the power needed to be "powerful enough to shape the world" already, or that I'm misunderstanding what Coyote was trying to say.
Ultimately, Coyote's big thing is being clever, and he's basically told Loup that the problem with Loup using Coyote's powers is Loup. I figure Loup has all of the capabilities that Coyote had (except for the two things mentioned above), but doesn't know how to use them. What a fool, Loup, what a fool!