Re: The Archangel Syndrome v1/v2
I have an issue with Apollo's use of narcotics for his aggressitic disease. By now, he uses so much, he ought to be experiencing some noticeable side-effects. Common side effects of narcotics include sedation, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, physical dependence, tolerance, and respiratory depression. I think slurred speech is another. Apollo is both addicted to them and has developed a high tolerance. However, if he starts showing these effects, his use of narcotics could be discovered. Nero would definitely want to know what's going on.
My inclination is to say up front that they're 41st century narcotics with few noticeable side effects except tolerance and addiction. A little overly convenient, story-wise, but I need him highly functional, so he can fight the samurai and Caligula in early chapters and can think clearly as is often required of him by the story.