Theory 1: So, I've finally entered into the Grand Athenaeum and selected Episode 1 the White Mage. I find this story very interesting and somewhat sad. However, I am bewildered between the game version and the comic version that is presented. Now, some things are explained better in the comic, while some things are better explained in the game. However, I do wonder if the comic can explain something that the game version can't. I am sure in both versions, the Mercenary will surely die. However, I was curious of how Arin lived? I am sure Arin was the one who lived to tell the tale, but she couldn't handle the omens without the mercenary according to the game. So, how? Yet, in the comic version... who was alive to tell the white mage's backstory? As far as I've seen, I am sure the white mage killed everyone.... at least in his way... didn't know if any of them are clerics....
Theory 2: Furthermore, in the game version, I sorta hate the white mage. In the comic version, I kinda feel sorry for him. As much as I hate to admit, if I was in the white mages shoes, I might probably do the same thing. Unlike the game version, where he's seen just as a person wanting more knowledge turned evil. The comic version give him a sense of what everyone has is curiosity and understanding why? And almost everyone knows how it feels to be held back by someone? I guess the comic version made him more human than the game version. What do you think?
Theory 3: I also noticed these version have similar effects, but different causes. For example, Arin is the eye opener for the mercenary, but in the game, it was the mercenary who figured it out. In the comic, Arin told the Mercenary about what she discovered from his research. It's like looking at different story tellers telling the same story, but I do have this theory. What if the fairy in the game was the one telling the origin story in the comic? Could it be possible the white mage shared some knowledge to the fairies? Unlike the game version, it seems like the mercenary and the white mage has some chemistry. They could possibly be friends.
Theory 4: I love how this story treat light and darkness the same way. Usually, it's always light is good and darkness is bad, but in both cases they are equal. It's like Yin and Yang when I read Japanese folklore. There is no ultimate good god and there is no ultimate evil demon. Demons can do good things just as Gods can do bad things. This made me a bit curious about the Luminous class (Hopefully, I spelled that right) is the only example I've seen of balance between light and dark as a mage. So, is the white mage and the black mage pretty much a luminous that went one side and converted?
Anyone feel free to add or subtract to this. Whether you agree or disagree. I doubt there is any right or wrong answers since these are basically theories and/or evaluations on the story. I am looking forward to finishing the rest of the comic. And I will continue on the theme dungeon for fun.