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Scholar57
• 2/14/2018

Mika Harollson's Fate

This discussion is for those pondering the fate of Mika Harollson, especially after the events of Act XI. Of course spoilers ahead for those who haven't read that far yet and don't wish to peek behind the curtain too soon.

As it's been shown in Daemon's wiki page and harem shot Mika is fated to become a member of his group in time and join the ranks of Daemon and his fellow guardians. However unlike most of the girls Mika has a few hurdles to get over first before this can become a possibility.

First is of course her hidden sin that constantly haunts her, that being her past mistake of succumbing to her immoral feelings for her younger brother, Max. Although Mika does regret her actions a simple "I'm sorry" isn't going to cut it to make up for what she did to her own kin, so the question here is what can Mika do to make it up to Max and properly atone for her sin? Is redemption possible for her or will Max end up pushing her away entirely if he learns the truth? Not only is the guilt of her mistake eating away at her spirit but her dark secret is being used as leverage to manipulate her by Aeon. Which brings us to Mika's second 'blunder' of her life.

Mika released Aeon, the Dark Queen of time and harbinger of death, all in a vain attempt to silence the monster from spilling her secret. Her motives were, as Daemon's girls so rightfully said, selfish and idiotic. Now Aeon is free and changing events in the course of fate to suit her own goals, Nuci has become a slave to the Dark Queen and even murdered her three dear friends in her insanity, and Mika is last seen at the mercy of the Dark Queen who claims to 'have further use of her'. It goes without saying that before she and Daemon can get closer this little issue needs to be taken care of first and Mika needs to properly atone for yet another grave sin she's made. The question is how can she do it? Can she do it? What can she do to make up for yet another horrible mistake she's made? And more importantly, will this finally be enough of a slap to her face to get her to stop making so many grave errors in her life?

Feel free to post your thoughts, comments, and theories about Mika's unfortunate missteps and situation she's found herself in, as well as any ideas you may have on how you think she could rightfully earn her place in Daemon's harem later on.
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Scholar57
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• 2/15/2018
{listening to "Gollum's Song" while thinking of all of this}

(sighing sadly)...Mika is such a mess. I'm sorry if that's blunt, but that's the way I see it. She's really thrown herself into an unpleasant mess.

Reading about what she did in Act X was like a punch to the gut, and I knew it could mean nothing good for the next Act. And, sure enough, I was right (about one thing at least). She's unleashed one of the worst monsters who ever lived and the consequences that follow will most certainly be horrific. Everyone hates her for it and she's being tortured and tormented by the very terror she let loose.

It truly seems hopeless for her, doesn't it? What's done is done and there's nothing she can do about it . . . right?

So . . . why do I still hope for her? Call me naïve or foolish, but I truly do care and hope for Mika, just as I do with so many other characters in this series. Yes, I know everything she did. I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't. I know what she did to Max and probably brought upon Eden because of her poor and stupid choices, and I don't agree with anything she did. What she did was out of desperation and foolishness. She really was only thinking of herself.

But, like Daemon said himself, Mika isn't an evil person. She truly does want to help the world. And from what we've seen in Daemon's harem portrait, Mika will have her chance to rise again and make amends for what happened. The big question is how that's going to happen.

As things stand, things don't look good for her. How she'll escape Aeon's clutches is one thing, but what's the Chronofly planning to use Mika for? Aeon is setting into motion the events that will lead to her victory of enslaving the world, and as of right now there's too many variables to consider and I don't to start guessing haphazardly (at least not right now).

Even after Mika gets away (assuming she will), what will she do next? She's alone and friendless. She's more or less a pariah. Her spirit is weighted down by guilt for her two horrible sins, and wherever she goes she'll see the results she helped to make possible. She's created a hell in which she's the saddest prisoner, crying tears that freeze her into place. Despair and guilt will plague her, and that's exactly what Aeon wants.

And that's a start: Mika mustn't give Aeon what she wants. Mika allowed Aeon to take control of her the first time, she mustn't let her do so again. The Dark Queens rely on fear and suffering. They know how to attack people, both physically and emotionally. They're really just bullies at heart; bullies with too much power and too much arrogance in their heads. To start, Mika must deny Aeon any further control.

What Mika also needs is someone to help her. When your spirit is so battered and so broken, when you feel like there's no hope for atonement, you need someone to help. You need someone to talk to, to give you advice on what you can do to reshape yourself. They can't hand you your redemption — that's something you have to earn yourself — but they can help point you in the right direction.

What Mika needs is a friend, someone who can tell her what she NEEDS to hear and lift her up after falling so hard. Yes, she'll have to do the redeeming part, but having someone to help can be a blessing like no other. Talking really can help. Believe me, I know.

Additionally, she has to find a way to forgive herself, and that can be harder than being forgiven by others.

Lastly, Mika needs to make amends and come clean. So long as Max remains in the dark, Aeon will be able to keep Mika in the dark. Once the truth is known, Aeon will lose that control. Maybe Max will forgive Mika, maybe he won't, (personally, I hope he does) but nothing will happen until Mika lets go of her fear.

She can't let anything hold her back, especially not her fear.

I believe Mika will rise and become someone new, someone worth loving and being. And I'm sure Mika will want to help save Eden, both out of her personal guilt and because she truly cares about protecting people. She IS a good person. She needs to make others see that.

Again, call me naïve or foolish, but I do have hope for Mika. I do. Let's just hope she finds some herself.
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