>>122166891>it didn't actually portray Solomon's world as a harsh dictatorship that isn't as nice as it seems
The scene of Solomon paternally giving his peons a day off established that his world was not all that great. Backbreaking labour for the whims of a god-king who could easily do the whole thing himself is not a healthy society. He allows flat-screen TVs to watch his bloodsport but not forklifts for the workers. His council is clearly nominal. I agree that we should have seen more suffering, like that passage about the city of Golden Flowing Water. And we should have at least glimpsed the other side of the coin, Solomon conquering through incredible cruelty, all we got was text.>A divine godhead, willing to don the mantle of leadership
This is just the same as Solomon, the benevolent dictator problem - the guy in charge might be great but his successor may be bad or weak, or his successor. Nobody's as royal as Zoss so as soon as he leaves things go to shit, as he tells us.