Me thinks Flack’s a little full of herself too, so no wonder Mr. Perfect Hair seemed to like her so much—she’s convinced that she’s totally awesome and unlikely to be wrong like he was too.
Unfortunately, UNLIKE Mr. Perfect Hair, she actually has some of the skills needed to back it up. But we’ll see what we can do about thwarting that regardless.
I’m with the mayor in suspecting the spell isn’t as foolproof or failsafe as advertised. It’s powerful, but it’s not exactly subtle, a little straightforward in terms of function, and already seeming to cause worrying trouble for the users than planned.
…at the start of this storyarc, wasn’t there talk about a political rival to the mayor wanting to pass various reforms (namely an end of hanging as capital punishment)? I wonder if that’s the scheme then, to use the mind control to “change the minds” of the mayor’s rivals…