I don’t know if it’s one person being an ignorant douche or many, but either way, they’re bugging me. It all started with someone pointing out that people in Magneton’s system have killed before, explicitly calling out Wade (who responded by pointing out he only does it when hired and no one’s interested in hiring the body to kill) and PM responded with a bit about how the system works- the body is acknowledged as being PM’s so anything destructive anyone else wants to do has to be limited to their world, not this one.
I don’t see the point of the question. I guess it’s to justify the “Are you dangerous?” question that people get after coming out. You know, the question that comes after however many days/months/years/decades of knowing someone and never once seeing them do anything dangerous or feeling they’re a threat. Now, this is actually going further when you consider that seeing multiple systems as dangers justifies mistreating us, justifies non-consensually committing us to mental institutions without valid reason, justifies a lot of things and forces us to stay closeted.
Someone gave their take, pointing out that because it’s the same body there often is a bit more control, and PM pointed out that there’s some trust in there as well. The anon, of course, lept at that to point out that trust has to be earned, which PM again pointed out that trust had been earned and the anon does not know what the fuck they are talking about.
Now I have to wonder what the anon is on about. No one is asking anyone to trust Wade or anyone else if they have no reason to- but PM has damn good reason to. Anyone who knows and trusts PM should, well, trust PM. If someone you know well says “I know this situation seems weird, but I live with it and it’s under control”- unless there’s genuine reason to believe otherwise (“I don’t understand” is NOT reason), you should believe them.
Then there’s the anon who I can’t help but think just doesn’t know anything about multiple systems and complains about how PM isn’t a bodyguard so how could PM stop anyone from going on a killing spree? We are talking about a multiple system, not separate physical bodies in this world.
Every system is different- but most systems have ways, unless there’s severe trauma going on, to control who fronts. Or at least to stop people from fronting. Even if PM couldn’t dream of overpowering Wade in the physical sense, it’s different when you’re talking about fronting/having control of the body. Seconds is the longest anyone has ever done something I didn’t want them to. Now consider how long it takes to do serious damage- factor in that you have to get together the materials.
Also, factor in that people don’t have the same physical body here they have in their worlds. Especially fictives. Wade pointed out that since the body doesn’t have his regenerative powers, isn’t trained to fight, and isn’t particularly strong- the body would most likely die if he tried anything.
From what I’ve seen- the biggest danger headmates are to anyone is to other headmates. I’ve seen someone do a lot of damage trying to kill/imprison/etc other headmates because they didn’t want to be part of a multiple system. This does serious damage and ends up with a very unstable system because the others don’t want to take it. The worst I’ve seen a headmate do in a more-or-less functional system? Bleach the body’s hair.
Multiple systems are no more likely to go out on a killing spree than singlets, and singlets do. Actually, scratch that, they’re less likely to because there’s most likely going to be at least one person saying “Yeah, that’s not going to happen” and trying to fight it from happening or even refusing to allow the person to have control of the body if they might do anything.
Unless you have a very in-depth knowledge of how a certain system works, do not go around accusing them of being about to commit murder. It’s just so messed up to do so.
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