A 10 second clip from inside a car driving on a highway. The camera is pointed through the front windshield, also showing a cap that reads “NOTT’S CALIFORNIA”. “Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry?” by Lovejoy is playing over the video.
Techno-loss is a thing craved by his detractors and supporters alike.
Let’s explore that.
LOSING A FIGHT
Nonsense unless it’s Dre and will just make him prepare harder for when the sharks swarm at the scent of his blood. Doesn’t really change him, just harden him.
LOSING RANBOO & OR NIKI
Drop kicking shall commence and he’ll be sad in a way that will be missed, ignored, and exaggerated. No real change.
Everything in his path dies and he’s a wandering murderous husk until he get’s his head screwed back on by Niki, Ranboo, The Voices, and the ideals of Anarchy. Once that’s done he returns to normal but less happy because why would he be any different?
LOSING THE COMMUNE
“Well that’s annoying, also someone’s house is getting pillaged.” No Change.
Techno is complete in a way that conflicts with traditional storytelling. He knows what he’s about, is powerful enough to affect all within his sight, and proactive in doing so. He isn’t insecure in his beliefs so losing won’t make him radically shift like someone who doesn’t actually believe in their ideology, only the viability of them. He’s too powerful too be believably forced to act against his beliefs. He’s too rational, too solid, too complete for him to fit in with a traditional story.
On top of that this is the Dream SMP where people are broken and everything goes wrong so for someone to be successful, healthy, and happy? It doesn’t fit, and that makes people angry. “Why is he allowed to not lose? Why is he allowed to be happy? Why is he allowed to be right? He should suffer, he should lose, he should be broken like everyone else.” Etc.
Techno is a complete person. I find myself okay with that.