it’s an important role

“The Lightning Thief” struck me as a natural translation of Harry Potter: teen, troubled in the real world, finds his inner, hereditary potential at a school for… fighters!

I just saw a preview for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. Looks, on the surface, like the same thing, but with a ranged striker, complete with Chaos Bolt.

I’d like to see the Leader version. Whose superpower fantasy is of being the party cleric?

4 Responses to “it’s an important role”

  1. baf says:

    I don’t know about clerics, but if we want to look at other Leader classes, Ender’s Game is basically about a kid who realizes his inner potential at a special school for Warlords.

  2. Rory says:

    Good point about the warlord!

    Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia is basically a party cleric, with her potion that will cure anyone of any wound.

    Susan lucks out and gets an archery ranger!

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  4. 1d30 says:

    Lucy is, if it were even possible, even more the party gimp than a standard Cleric. Her role is entirely superfluous. They could hand the potion to any hireling and tell HIM to use his action every round to administer a sip. She’s basically the kid to whom they gave the Potion of Extra Healing. Whoo!

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