[ Derringer ]: Carmen isn't ALL ACME agents think about, you know.
Kidman is suspicious.
[ Kidman ]: What else, then?
[ Derringer ]: There are other criminals out there too ;) Your boss doesn't consume all of our waking thoughts.
[ Kidman ]: Well that's good. Master needs to be free.
[ Derringer ]: Well I wouldn't go that far.
[ Kidman ]: You have no idea what chaos would ensue if she were gone.
[ Derringer ]: Enlighten me?
[ Kidman ]: Master is a cleansing element of the underworld. She keeps many things in check. Chase knows more of it than I do.
[ Derringer ]: Well as I see it, there's only one Carmen. I'm sure you'd agree no one could pull of the stuff she does or run VILE the way she does. so getting rid of her would leave you guys in a scramble.
[ Kidman ]: For many, Master is the third option between the black and white. There are many who cannot chose white. Without Master, our only choice would be black. Really, many of us are not criminals at all.
[ Derringer ]: That's a shocker.
[ Kidman ]: Is that sarcasm?
[ Derringer ]: Partly. Everyone has hard knocks. Not all of them are lining up to join VILE. There's always a choice.
[ Kidman ]: Not for me there isn't.
[ Derringer ]: Because you've convinced yourself to see it as such. But I know how loyal you are to Carmen so...
Derringer saves breath
[ Kidman ]: Perhaps, but I can't think of any other existence I could have where I could remain unmarked.
[ Derringer ]: ...unmarked?
[ Kidman ]: There's no record of me anywhere. It has to stay that way. Most people would just make a fake past, but I can't lie, so it's not an option.
[ Derringer ]: Hm I was about to suggest that. Is it wrong to lie to protect yourself?
[ Kidman ]: I'm not capable of it, mate. Design flaw, I guess.
[ Derringer ]: Well I'm starting to see your point.
[ Derringer ]: But not everyone in VILE is in the same boat, I'm certain
[ Kidman ]: I may seem straight up fanatical, but it's more complicated than that.
[ Derringer ]: Not fanatical at all. I see where your worldview is coming from.
[ Kidman ]: Lots of refugees, ex-cons, defects, exiles, ect. Society won't have us, but we aren't really that bad. Master runs a lot more than what you know. Take Anja, for example. She doesn't even know what Master really does.;-p But technically, she works for VILE.
[ Derringer ]: Oh please...there are tons of strays in acme as well
[ Kidman ]: Strays is one thing, people that need to stay off the grid is another. ACME is a law based thing. It's just not safe for some.
[ Derringer ]: I'm just not buying it completely. I dunno.
[ Kidman ]: Well some of us ARE straight up criminals.;-)
[ Derringer ]: It'd be fine and dandy if you guys were just laying low together. But when you start stealing things... Then I start to lose sympathy.
[ Kidman ]: Yeah... but you could argue that that is a service too.
[ Derringer ]: And how so?
[ Kidman ]: Makes people learn about things.
[ Derringer ]: lol! because I'm sure Carmen's aim is to educate the public on valuable objects ;)
[ Kidman ]: Hey, the Mona Lisa is only famous because it was stolen. Plus, it's far more entertaining to watch than most world news. A touch of fantasy in a mundane world.
[ Derringer ]: Entertaining for you, yes. maddening for other
[ Kidman ]: Oh come on. You always get the stuff back.
[ Derringer ]: Because what would she do with otherwise?
[ Kidman ]: Sell it is what most would do. Hold it for ransom. Blow it up for kicks.
[ Derringer ]: And that's something I'd seriously ask her if I ever came close enough....where do you even put things like the statue of liberty?
[ Kidman ]: MAJICK!
[ Derringer ]: well you can't really sell a lot of the things she takes. holding it for ransom seems like a viable option....and blowing it up is too crude for Carmen's taste
[ Kidman ]: You see?
[ Derringer ]: But to be fair, she's the only one who has the know-how to even pull these kind of thefts off.
[ Kidman ]: And if Master was gone, there would be a power struggle and lots of people like Contessa would be off the leash, which you DO NOT WANT.
[ Derringer ]: Still, you guys wouldn't be as organized. Much easier to round you guys up.
[ Kidman ]: Yeah, you'd think that...
[ Derringer ]: Even if you guys were to get a new head, they wouldn't be nearly as skilled.
[ Kidman ]: Things take on a whole new dimension when dicipline is thrown out.
[ Derringer ]: This is true.
[ Kidman ]: Go team Master!