Crosses: What's the deal?

#1 Posted by Amber (314 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm reading through The First Death and have a concern about continuity. Jean-Claude has a cross-shaped burn on his chest and Anita wears one around her neck. Yet in the interrogation scene, the suspect is wearing a charm bracelet full of crosses but Anita thinks: "The pain of the burns had made him forget everything else." The perp is in obvious pain from cross-shaped burns but it doesn't make any sense. When Anita held up her necklace, it got broken and went flying but also because this guy is wearing about six crosses around his wrist! On the next page, it looks like it's Anita's bracelet that was on the perp but his wrists aren't burned, only his face.

Is there an explanation for this? Does it have to be a consecrated cross?
Post Edited:2007-07-23 13:42:20

#2 Posted by darth__frodo (10 posts) - - Show Bio

To quote the movie, Snatch: "It was a funny angle!" lol After looking more closely at the issue, Adam isn't wearing the charm bracelet of crosses. Anita is holding her arm out right in front of his face. So that's why he doesn't have burns on his wrists. :)

Faith makes the crosses react. They do nothing if you don't believe.

What I don't get is how did Anita's cross go through the vampire's eye? He broke the chain, the cross went flying and she yelled, "Dolph!" Did Dolph catch and throw the cross or was it just coincidence that he broke the necklace and the cross went through his eye? Either way.. it was gross.

#3 Posted by Amber (314 posts) - - Show Bio

darth__frodo says:

... Either way.. it was gross."

Bwahaha! Yes it was.

#4 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

darth__frodo says:

"To quote the movie, Snatch: "It was a funny angle!" lol After looking more closely at the issue, Adam isn't wearing the charm bracelet of crosses. Anita is holding her arm out right in front of his face. So that's why he doesn't have burns on his wrists. :)Faith makes the crosses react. They do nothing if you don't believe.What I don't get is how did Anita's cross go through the vampire's eye? He broke the chain, the cross went flying and she yelled, "Dolph!" Did Dolph catch and throw the cross or was it just coincidence that he broke the necklace and the cross went through his eye? Either way.. it was gross."

good call, didn't spot that untill you said and i double checked...

yes Faith makes the crosses have effect... though for some reason the same Faith doesn't have the same effect on a non holy object...

so it isn't just a persons faith, there has to be something behind the object to help it out...

M

#5 Posted by Satyrquaze (4542 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it helps if the item is blessed first... like in 'Dogma'.

#6 Posted by darth__frodo (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I think it helps. I'm pretty sure Anita's crosses aren't blessed. They work because she believes in God.

In the newest novel, Anita makes all the guards wear crosses. One of the guards wears a little Buddah on a chain and it still worked because that was his religion. shrug So I guess as long as you believe in your own religion, holy items work. But if Anita wore a Buddah on a chain it wouldn't glow. It makes sense.

I hope that wasn't rambling. :P

#7 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

no i spotted that as well...

was wondering if the old christian Symbol of the 'fish' would work...

or would a demonic symbol repel vampires if you had faith in the devil?

hmmm.... random thoughts...

M

#8 Posted by darth__frodo (10 posts) - - Show Bio

lol I don't know. Those are some pretty wild thoughts.

#9 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

meh, i have random thoughts from time to time :D

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