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Perhaps you tricked yourselves.


Right before Linoge took off with Ralphie, he told Molly, "perhaps you tricked yourselves." Do you think maybe if Molly and Mike refused to cooperate with Linoge's game maybe Ralphie would have been spared?

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I'm wondering that myself. I think it's quite possible. I think the fact that she turned on Mike says a lot. What's that old song? Oh yeah, "Stand by Your Man," lol. Seriously though, I think the rift between them, and her fears is what caused Ralphie to be selected.

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Also if Mike hadn't said no maybe the game would have gone another way I think it was there punishment for going against him obviously lol

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Mike was right all along. If they all stood against Lenoge then he would have went away. Lenoge was bluffing, he didn't have the power that he claimed to have. If he did he could've taken the child without all the drama. He had power to be sure, but I don't think he could've killed the children.

Like a vampire that has no power unless he's invited in. (Piss pore analogy)

Lenoge could only take a child if it were given freely.

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^^^This. I think he was bluffing about his ability to kill the children. If he could kill a child, I'd reason that he could also take a child. Only he said that he could punish, but that the child had to be freely given. So I'm thinking the punishment could only apply to the adults. Downside is that punishment could likely equal death. Though if I'm one of those parents, it's still no contest. I thought there would be some serious debate between the parents and other townsfolk. I can't wrap my head around all those parents co-signing that decision.

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My mom and I were talking about that the other day. She thought the mother was doing the only thing she could but I thought that Linoge would not have been able to take any of them if they refused.

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He was bluffing. Linoge did not have the power. He feeds off of the fear and vulnerability from the towns people which gives him more power. Proof that he can be defeated? He couldn't get Billy to kill Kat in the shed. Billy resisted and won and Linoge was defeated in that scenario. If the entire town banded together and refuse to give Linoge what he wanted, he would have been forced to leave the town on his own.

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