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The last few pages show a resurrected Cassidy, throwing away his sunglasses and saying he will now "act like a man".

Date: 2018-01-07 03:11 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Nothing in that ending is so interesting, as I see it, than that final shot (missed here) of the Saint of Killers sleeping on the throne of God. The implication that *he* is the last arbiter of all things...!

Date: 2018-01-08 06:27 pm (UTC)
goattoucher: (Zod)
From: [personal profile] goattoucher
Yes. The notion is that the one in charge of all Creation is a surly American cowboy stereotype: Someone with a sense of right and wrong, but who appreciates that coping with hardship makes you strong, and that achievement isn't worth anything unless you work for it.

At first blush, it seems like it would be better than the man-child that sat in the throne before, but would it really? Would the Saint keep bad things from happening to little children? Would he stop wars and genocide? Would he help at all?

So much of mankind's suffering is created by other men. Would he stand in the way, or let us figure it out for ourselves?

In his way, the Saint would be just as inscrutable as any other God.

Date: 2018-01-08 07:48 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Except that the Saint isn't now "in charge." He's killed the one who was, but that doesn't automatically make him the new god. More importantly, he doesn't want to be the new god. He doesn't want to do anything but rest, forever. Humankind is now entirely on its own, to make of itself what it will. That's what I took away from the conclusion.

Date: 2018-01-08 09:10 pm (UTC)
goattoucher: (Cyke)
From: [personal profile] goattoucher
I had assumed that since the Seat of Eternity afforded God special powers, it would do the same for the Saint.

At any rate, given that God had abandoned his creation long since, I don't see how the current state of affairs (a sleeping Saint on the Seat) makes things any different for the world.

Date: 2018-01-07 07:02 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
In the end, the god of Preacher turns out to be not so much a grand Machivellian chessmaster as a pathetic, insecure fool. Which of course doesn't excuse any of the shit he's done.

Date: 2018-01-07 08:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathcrist2000
Given his reputation, it’s surprising how much of an optimist Ennis is. Almost as surprising as Morrison’s cynicism.

Date: 2018-01-08 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Is it fair to consider Ennis an optimist, given the weight of all the prior stuff? A dash of hope here or there shouldn't be enough to flip the scales, IMO.

Date: 2018-01-08 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] brushwoodthicket
Reading this again, I notice Jesse starts tearing up when he offers Tulip his hand - is he actually crying remembering Cassidy's (apparent) demise? (speaking of being a cynic...)

Date: 2018-01-08 06:59 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Hm, why does Jesse have both eyes again? That part of the resurrection God was talking about there?

Date: 2018-01-08 11:24 am (UTC)
docfilth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] docfilth
Yup. He resurrected Cass as a human, as well.

Date: 2018-01-09 04:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastiff
Where do Cass and God meet? I'm curious how Cass found the guy the Preacher couldn't.

Date: 2018-01-09 03:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
He just walked to a random empty church and started talking, offering a deal. God hears all, after all. Throughout the series, God has always been able to show up whenever and wherever and was aware of everything that's been going on.

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