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Harlan Phoenix writes...

Bad Guys was an excellent story, but I do have one question about one of the protagonists. Yama makes a point at the end of the story to note that each Bad Guy has an inner need to redeem himself or a greater purpose found in redemption. Matrix, however, is distanced from the rest of them almost immediately in terms of motivation as his mission is simply to preserve "law and order."

Now, I'm not knocking this at all; Matrix is my favorite protagonist in the book. But I think the distinction is interesting.

1. Does Matrix understand the concept of redemption?
2. Will he eventually find a reason why his own redemption might be necessary?

Greg responds...

1. Good question. One that we'll explore given the opportunity.
2. Have to answer #1, before we can get to #2.

Response recorded on March 03, 2010