Sonic 224 SPOILERS AHEAD!!
First I want to take a moment to bow my head to the writers and editors in their admirable attempt to give a sense of reason and logic to the absolute insanity that is the premise of this story arch. They do their best NOT to ignore the very logical and rational flashes of 'Hey! Wait a minute!' that go through the readers mind when they dig through this issue and respond with the best rational that any person could reasonably put together.
I won't moan about the Acorn Council acting the way it does, most of them, since democracy is a new concept to the mobians as a whole their still struggling with some of the base concepts. Just because they've been elected to office doesn't mean they're now expected to be robots sitting on their tails when a proven dangerous mad man and clinically designated traitor making absurd claims is in the middle of being detained by their greatest national hero!
While Geoff does his best to try and paint Hershey's brush off death in a different light, it doesn't change how SOMEONE besides Geoff should have known about Hershey's death and given how secrets have done nothing but backfire on Acorn Kingdom again and again that someone would have known before hand since Geoffery says she'd have been dead for a while, then logically someone would have known and told others! And her being dead and no one knowing about it grants no one a tactical advantage! Not Naugus and Geoffery, not the FFs!
The average citizen of New Mobotropolis wondering if Naugus might be a good thing after learning he can kill Nicole's nanits (her emotional reaction to having a part of herself destroyed is handle very well) after the propaganda that he's help fan the flames of is about the only element in the New Mobotropolis neck that is handled logically. Naugus' repeated treason has never been in the central eye of the average mobian, falling into the shadow of Robotnik and Mogul respectively.
The writer as said try their best to try and shoe horn Geoffery's actions into something that resembles in character. But given how often Geoffery has been a double agent, he SHOULD KNOW that Naugus can NOT be trusted in any shape or form! He was born from three men who stabbed each other in the back, and while no one knows this, they HAVE seen him repeatedly manipulate and betray the Acorn Kingdom and the Humans and Overlanders!
NOT TO MENTION, even if an oath from a mind controlled and clinically insane at the time monarch could hold any weight what so ever, Naugus is a TRAITOR! He worked along side the guy who betrayed their king! And after Snivley I think they've learned not to take changes in sides at face value! And his treason you think would have AUTOMATICALLY NEGATE any fictional claim to the throne he has!
Geoffery should know that Naugus can not be trusted nor controlled, the Council should know that Naugus is already a traitor and thus his claims are null and void anyway, and Geoffery holding out on Hershey's "for a while" death until in the middle of a fight holds no tactical value and makes no sense since it has nothing to do with his inane plan of trusting the Council to be able to control a power mad wizard to use power mad wizard as a shield against Robotnik!
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