Rob said: That said, EQ is all about how a shapeshifting immortal alien morphed itself into a wolf to produce offspring with the heritage of two species from different planets. So having three biological parents is hardly "unicorns and rainbows" territory! It all comes down to what is shown, what pleases any given reader, and what they can find to justify that preference.
Totally disagree. Those things were set up within the logic of the story from the very beginning. Two daddies was not.
Rob said: See also: recognition is undeniable. I like to see surprises in storytelling.
The way this happened was also very consistent with the internal logic of the story. There was a very clear explanation for how and why that happened. It wasn't just some random, out of the blue thing where someone suddenly just decides to not acknowledge recognition because they don't like it.