Bold: So he claims this power role that's pretty amazing, but mysteriously 'fails' whenever he can prove it. So, if we believe him, we can't lynch him due to the factor of bringing back the dead. Thus, we lynch other people. Which is exactly what the mafia wants.
Now, here's my theory of what happened. Manix is not actually a reviver, and just claimed roleblocked to last longer. The reason he did this was for WIFOM purposes. Namely, to bring up comments like the one bolded. I mean, apparently we now have three methods of revival, if we are to believe Spike and Manix. I find it highly likely that one or the other is lying.
Except there's nothing preventing us from rooting out and lynching other members of the mafia, if we can manage it, of course. IMO, it's best to leave Manix alone until he either proves his role or we're positive he's mafia. His roleclaim was begging for a roleblock or redirector or whatever; It's very possible he is indeed town and got blocked. And, again, would mafia REALLY let their fellow mafia member claim Reviver (regardless of whether or not that is their real role), when it's universally recognised as a stupid move?
Scum would never have let something like that slip, and again, we can ignore him for now; If he's town, awesome for us, ties up scum roleblocker/redirector/whatever too if he exists. If he's mafia, once he revives Marth he's dead and gone.
also impressions and shit
me - amazing activity
Eclipse - I... can't pull anything for this. I guess it's because she's taken more of a back seat in this game, so it's a lot more difficult to read her compared to previous games.
Kay - Leaning slightly towards town, because of the post restriction. I also agree with her view WRT Manix, which I explained earlier, so nyeh.
BBM - Neutral now. Haven't seen anything from him WRT Manix and who to lynch since the first day of this cycle, needs to stop talking about characters and also start being more active around... now. (I'm aware of how hypocritical this is.)
Shinori - Gut feeling is town, though I don't really see much from him. Bleh.
StSS - Due to the nature of Ether's post restriction (on a not-so-active townie wut), don't think the PR says anything about that. Also neutral on this, don't have many impressions of him WRT this game.
Snike - IDK, man, Paperblade had kinda shitty/inactive play when he was around. Also not really feeling your argument for voting Manix.
Iris - stop being busy =(
Kaoz - Can't get over your constant pushing of Manix during C2 and early part of this cycle. Again, you seemed a little too forceful in the way you've been trying to get him lynched, and that doesn't sit well with me.
Manix - I do believe he's town, and again, can be ignored as a lynch candidate for now. Stupid move was stupid, but he's been able to convince me, at least.
Spike - You're basically Iris who whines about not being given info on C2.
I don't care that you were kidnapped; that would have given you 5 days to look over all of C2 and form an opinion on it. Also, all your posts this cycle have been you whining about "why won't anyone give me info i should have found myself =(" with one post about Manix... where you also whined about a lack of GS knowledge. It's almost 7pm your time, and I'm sure you can get your ass in here and contribute something.
Also, WRT popcorn!character claiming, I'm good with the idea once we go into C4.