@travelbug- I never thought so. I actually thought Tier was quite a bit hotter... at least until this storyline. Mender, imo, was just... eh. But now it's flipped. It seems like Tier is having a really inappropriate and regressive crisis in the middle of, frankly, an actual crisis... every other page! While Mender is taking care of the situation in an adult manner. I'm not a violent person- but I greatly admired how he killed the bad guys. That was so cold blooded- and efficient. Ember was all "take my helpless lifemate and run!" And Mender was like "Right after I finish cleaning up this. Okay- they're dead now. Let's go." Super capable. I always saw him as kind of superficial before- but now I see that he is so freakin capable. Tier... is the opposite of capable at the moment. He's an incredibly dramatic and helpless liability. Mender is the guy you want in your tribe when the shizer hits the fan.