You're saying that he DIDN'T have night vision on?
He didn't turn on Night Vision?.. I find that hard to believe.
Discord would not have had to give himself night vision at the time, sure. But that was because he already had night vision. Why? Because it wasn't possible for him to see in the forest that day. If the light levels of the forest were all that there was, he would not have had to give himself night vision at all, because by that time he would well be able to see everything.
>The stars had seemingly disappeared from the stars. The constellations that illuminated the night no longer twinkled.>At 8:45 PM, the sky grew darker than the night normally allowed.
The forest was under the effect of Luna's transformation. No light would have been given off that night except for during Luna's theoretical laser and after Discord set the forest on fire, therefore, at night it would have been hard enough to see, but during this period Absolute Threshold would have been crossed. Nothing could have been seen.
Of course, this wouldn't have been a problem, because he had the night vision on before it had even gotten dark, right? Of course Discord's not the kind of person to lie. But that's not my argument, it's the fact that Luna could not have fired that laser either. I want the court to take a look once more at Scorpan's body.
>Fraulein, let us not argue semantics. According the the autopsy report, the laser pierced his heart. Clean pierce or not, it was still the cause of death.>That was it? Luna didn't use any other spell besides the laser spell, and stabbing him with the sword? I'd think if it was to the death she'd use a slightly larger arsenal, particularly for a princess, hmm?
Scorpan has no wound on him except for the result of the beam, and smaller stab wounds from the sword that Luna had. It's not hard to see what really happened - Luna stabs Scorpan, then casts a laser, then Scorpan goes down. But that's not possible.Now I know what was wrong...
There are no scorch marks left by the laser beam, on either Luna or the forest. But the fire was left by Discord, wasn't it? He fired that laser out of revenge for Luna dropping the mirror on him.
>6. That mirror was really just a random mirror I conjured up, to admire myself with, since their fight was getting boring.
He says he was busy ADMIRING himself in that mirror. I find it hard to believe that he was really doing that, but that's all that is - an observation. I can't really prove he never saw Luna fire a laser.
Oh no, wait.
>I turned it on before they arrived, and had it on since before they even arrived. You have no way of proving I didn't.>The evidence itself shows that Scorpan was pierced clear, the obvious result of a powerful laser.
Let's do some thinking. If Luna's laser was enough to leave no scorch marks on Scorpan at all, we can compare that to an earlier laser we've seen. The comparison between these gives us an energy reading of anywhere between 100000000000 J and 40000000000 J of energy produced by the laser the laser we are comparing it to casted. But this is still not hot enough - It would leave a fire still.
Now, microscopic ionisation occurs at 3 gJ. That's 3000000000, which is roughly 1/100th of what we have figured out right now. But even if we factor it by one hundred it's not enough, so we need to reference this to what it takes to cause the fire as stated before. That brings us to 3.e+34, or 3000000000000000000000000000000000 J, or.. well, a lot of gJ. This is now hot enough to cause ionisation, which is why Scorpan has no scorch marks.
Now, lets reference this to how much light this would make.
1 W = 1 J / Time
W = 3000000000000000000000000000000000 J / 0.5 Sec
W = 1500000000000000000000000000000000 (15,000 gW)
Now, how much light does that make?
1500000000000000000000000000000000w = 9.66e+17, or 900000000000000000 Lumens ~=
That's approximately a quarter the brightness of the sun. However, what we have failed to include here is distance and space. That'd come to 73548387 if it was compared, which means the laser is 122368421 times brighter than the sun.
Now, we've established he was using night vision for this fight. Night vision amplifies light about 30,000 times at a minimum setting. That's 2510999998920000000000000000 times brighter than the sun through Discord's vision if he was looking.
Now, if Discord was looking at this for even a microsecond, his eyes would have instantly been incinerated. Meaning, of course, that while he was admiring himself in the mirror, he could only do that - Otherwise he wouldn't be able to see a thing right now.
I think I have clearly established that Discord is really good at lying by the seat of his pants and wasn't looking at the battle at all, unless he tells me he likes to stare at colossally bright lights for fun. This means, of course, he cannot actually confirm that they were there. So of course, this witness has nothing tying Luna to the Victim besides what we can already prove with evidence.
Oh sorry, what we CAN'T prove with evidence.
Unless the Prosecution wants to go back on their claims, the laser cannot be considered testimony, because nobody saw it being cast. Nobody saw this royal flare, besides Celestia, who has been ruled out, and Discord, who is a lying trickster that couldn't have seen the laser. For all we know, Scorpan self-distructed because he didn't like Luna.
Of course, one piece of evidence remains tying Luna to Scorpan... But it does NOT tie him to his death.>She used it to inflict damage, before finishing him off.
And now that we know that nobody can prove that the laser was even casted,>She used it to inflict damage.
Sorry, Prosecution. With that, the most you can get her is assault.
>As of right now, there is no reason to believe that the current witness' testimony is insufficient to prove our case.>Other than the fact that that the current witness' testimony is insufficient to prove your case. You have no proof of him witnessing the laser, you have no proof of others witnessing the laser as of now, you have no proof of him setting fire to the trees, and you have no proof he wasn't at a correct angle to fire at the trees.
>But it is not the prosecution who is accusing the witness of perjury, therefore it is not our burden to prove he is telling the truth. It is *yours* to prove that he is lying.
No, Mr. Gavin. We are not trying to accuse him of lying. It's obvious he already is. It's your job, of course, to prove Luna's guilt, with evidence. Where is it?
I ask the Prosecution to prove Luna's guilt!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1IOvgXuW3U