wiki wrote:After Dracula learns of Van Helsing and the others' plot against him, he takes revenge by visiting—and biting— Mina at least three times. Dracula also feeds Mina his blood, creating a spiritual bond between them to control her. The only way to forestall this is to kill Dracula first. Mina slowly succumbs to the blood of the vampire that flows through her veins, switching back and forth from a state of consciousness to a state of semi-trance during which she is telepathically connected with Dracula. It is this connection that they start to use to deduce Dracula's movements. It is only possible to detect Dracula's surroundings when Mina is put under hypnosis by Van Helsing. This ability gradually gets weaker as the group makes their way to Dracula's castle.
It was the Count making the magpies nick Granny's flashy gold invite wot did it after Verence had been stupid enough to invite them to Esme's naming day.jeff wrote:If we want to get into absurb theorizing, one could flip around this theory of "pre-bite vampire influences" to claim that Granny's feeling of isolation made her subsconsciously want the vampires to come, and that made her send out headology telepathy that influenced Verence to invite the Magpyrs to the naming, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
raisindot wrote:However I don't agree that it's the influence of the Count's mental telepathy at the beginning that caused thoughts of "evil Granny" to plague "normal Granny" at the beginning.
CJ page 202 wrote:The best one (the Count) nearly got me at the cottage. My cottage!
I've never felt anything like it, Gytha. He's had hundreds of years to get good.
pooh wrote:Does anyone actually believe that not receiving an invitation effected Granny more than being targetted in her own cottage?
poohcarrot wrote:Dear Jano
Out of all TP's characters, I can't think of anyone who would suffer from self-doubt LESS than Granny.
In L&L Granny says that witches don't need invites, they go where they please. Lancre is not a big place. How could she even think it possible that she wouldn't get an invite, unless her mind had been tweaked?
Granny is the most powerful witch there is, but this doesn't mean that she doesn't have personal conflicts that make her vulnerable to outside influences. In CJ the Vampyres could never have "gotten into her head" in the first place if there wasn't some well of vulnerability in Granny that they could exploit.
poohcarrot wrote:raisindot wrote:Does anyone actually believe that not receiving an invitation effected Granny more than being targetted in her own cottage?
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