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Why do you think the Faction system really failed? Would it have failed without Jeanine Matthews?
Eventually, yes, it would have. Jeanine had no idea about the Bureau, but I think she knew more than she ever told anyone. She probably wanted to get out. Alone.
It failed because, even though Jeanine didn't think so, every single person in the system had their own individual thoughts. What Jeanine wanted was for people to just be living, breathing machines that needed her for them to operate. She didn't want real people. When they actually spoke out, claiming their rights, the entire system failed, because it relied on them all working together. Hope this is better than my last reply. x