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Old 2012-09-25, 14:41   Link #186
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Originally Posted by houkoholic View Post
But whatever ambition they have their ultimate goals still aligns - kill some Earthlings and take over Earth, also it's not like they have resources and wealth to fight over within the Vagan homeland plus they are all sitting on the SAME time bomb (Mars Rays, so there's no point just being a tyrant in Vagan homeland when in a few years everyone would be dead), thus I'm not sure how you can even develop factions when the ideals lines up so much - Ezelcant wasn't exactly peace loving nor was he showing weakness against the Earthlings, so usurp him is going to require some really damn good excuse otherwise you are going to get complete chaos and no followers. It would only make sense to overthrow Ezelcant if personal interest and method diverges, which is not the case even with Zanald.
That's all makes total sense, but having the same motivations doesn't rob them of hunger for power and glory. It's seems quite believable that some high-ranking Vagan commanders can decide that they are more worthy of leading their nation than the man who spends most of the time sleeping in the cryo pod. They don't need to have some strong reasons or very divergent opinions to stage a coup, some people are just that hungry for power, look at Zanald again, the man made a grab for power right in the middle of the finale battle. You can't get more power hungry than that.

Also, i would like to note that Ezelcant by following his Eden plan made a lot of questionable form the Vagan POV decisions, like deliberately prolonging the war and leaving Earthers chances to survive, and at some point some of his commanders were bound to notice that something was amiss. I can see it earning Ezelcant scorn and label of "weakling" from some of the more bellicose commanders, and coupled with his constant use of cold sleep it's practically an invitation to try sieze the power.

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