Not any of those other anons, but as someone who just finished reading this thread: You seem to be going way, way too far in the opposite direction by presenting Allison's decisions as measured and reasonable by any stretch of the imagination. >is you position that she shouldn't try
It certainly is mine. Now, don't misunderstand me: Allison making terrible decisions is the whole appeal of the comic to me. It's entertaining, but by the same token seeing the consequences of a normal girl from LA rushing in to slay an immortal dragon who rules a seventh of the multiverse by riht of conquest, and does so in a way that causes immense friction with one of the closest things she has to an ally is refreshing. >can a calculated risk
I'm going to say no, and no. A calculated risk is still a risk when you lack the competence to improvise an alternative when it falls through. Would you risk your literal life, and a fate worse than death for a one night stand who may or may not have been kinda skeevy? Is that the decision of a rational mind?
Even then, I don't see it presented as calculated at all. Let's see, Incubus approached her riht after she fainted from blood loss in an argument with said ally. He plays on her insecurities. She accepts his pitch out of defiance as much of anything, and while openly admitting she's insecure by her relative impotence.
I want to see Allison take her whacks and lumps, because that's the logical progression of her decisions up to this point. She alienated close allies, made minimal effort to study her opposition, chose to rely on the expertise of an embittered associate-who certainly chose to stick with her out of codependence, although given ultimately it was Himself who set up the wager I'd argue Cio's also under tremendous pressure especially since she's already in the top ebon devils' bad books.
But that doesn't mean Allison isn't being an idiot.