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    • CommentAuthorDilo
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
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    You know - as unlikely as it may seem - I'm proposing that Theresa isn't turned. I still haven't seen a Crossed cross on her face - only the gamekeeper's knife based cross. In the same Badlands thread where you allegedly see Prince Harry when the last survivor is turned the Crossed stop pursuing him and just wait for him to finish turning. What if they thought she was turned already and she's putting on the voice to stay normal - along with all the gross stuff!?

    Everyone else gets a standard cross - why wouldn't she!?!?
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
     (11290.42)
    @Dilo This keeps coming up, but she is definitely turned. She speaks with the Crossed voice(so far, across all of the Crossed stuff, only those who are truly infected use the red font. Every time a normal human has tried to impersonate a Crossed, successfully or not, their lettering is regular), takes part in Crossed-fun activities, has been living with the Crossed for a long time now and could not possibly have avoided exposure to the infection, even if she was, somehow, able to delude them initially. The reason for the lack of the cross rash, it seems, is going to be linked to her epilepsy and the effect it has on the infection. One of the themes of WYWH that has developed is how the infection works, to a certain extent - remember Shaky musing about what aspects of a person remain after turning, and how he started to leave his notes behind on the sortie after hearing Tabitha's story about being able to reach aspects of a Crossed person's previous life? Si also examined this in his Badlands story "Conquers All", looking at how a damaged brain reacts to turning and it sounds like it may be a subject that he returns to in the upcoming Crossed Annual 2014.
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    @Dilo & @blighty - I think if she was a normal Crossed she would have a combo of her GK scars and Crossed marking. I think she's only got the X markings because she's a higher level Crossed. I remember when the crucified Crossed were first revealed and thinking that there may be an evolved Crossed running around.

    Or it could just be a biological thing. It was easier for the facial infection to spread through scar tissue. I seem to remember from the first Crossed series that the facial markings spread out from the centre of the face.
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    @eatingjimmy

    Actually, that's not the case. The first series showed that the facial rash starts from the edge of the face and spreads to the center, where the lines converge into a cross.

    And more revelations today!
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      CommentAuthorHayama
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
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    • CommentAuthorDilo
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
     (11290.46)
    Either way she's an enigma...and incredibly intriguing!!!

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