MMK wrote:I bet she is waiting, she couldn't have turned good in just a few days, it took Arty a few years. And there's no one that probably changed her in the last 3 years.
It took Artemis a few years to become totally irrevocably good. But in the first place, he was worse than Minerva- she's more spoiled than evil. She felt genuine concern when she realized that there were civilized, intelligent, non-vicious demons, and they weren't all like Abbot. She also clearly has affection for her father, and the deep shock of his injury was definitely enough to get her on the path towards good. Then, of course, she's been hanging out with Butler for three years.
And if you think about it, to "beat Artemis Fowl", all she has to do is win at chess or something. Anti-climactic? A little. But I think she's 'good' now, and that's the worst she'll do.
Just saying, she could use Butler just to get to Arty...hmm.... She's so Mary Sueish that I'd love to see her again (actually, it took me a lot of thought, but I truely do want her some in the next book, at first I didn't, but now I do) I'd love to see her as a really evil character, but I'd mostly love to see Arty beat her up. (no offense Minerva lovers)
Anyhow, you can't say that Arty isn't a Gary Sue (or whatever a boy Mary Sue is called) because he is one, but to some extent.
Winning at chess? Worst she can do? I think not, she's a genius, after all, don't under estimate her, winning chest is NOT the worst she can do. Personally (again, Minerva lovers, don't take this to offense) I don't think she's 'good' (yet) and I hope she doesn't change. Two good genii is not too intresting. Two equal (since she's about the same age of Artemis now) genii fighting each other is so much more intresting.