well, technically he can, but hecate was flat. just a character. but agreeing with phoenix is what I mean - my problem is, I know if we lose Dee or Machiavelli, the story for me personally isnt as good, because honestly, Machiavelli and dr. dee are the roundest characters. we know that Dee went against his father and its painful for him to remember and he misses his wives and children. Niccolo loves his wife desperately and misses her. all the other we know so little about, so if either machiavelli or Dee or both die, th story wont, in my opinion, have the same soul. I dont know sophie well enough - when someone can tell me what her favorite mascara is, I shall know and understand her way better. If the twins are the original twins and then die, i wont lose it - itll be an incredible twist. I just dont know them.