well, ash actually WASN'T mind-controlled. yes, his mental fortitude was taxed, but he remained in control the whole time, which is actually MORE than what either the hero or artix could do the first time they were subject to mind control which means he actually has GREATER mental endurance than the others naturally. especially the hero, who was subject to the exact same kind, since it was done using the same method as kathool. besides, this means that he's now COMPLETELY immune. and before you bring up the general that wargoth took over, remember that she wasn't human, thus her brain probably isn't wired the same way. it's quite clear that HUMANS who get mind controlled tend to develop an immunity to it, not a "counter-measure" like you were saying. remember the hero didn't even NOTICE the mind control until everyone who WAS affected started acting odd because of it.
also, artix being older than the hero has nothing to do with the hero being frozen. artix was ALWAYS older, even back in book 1. back when we first when to amityvale, artix had already been a paladin for YEARS. and like i said, ash is STILL in his prime. he's already almost as good as artix, he still has plenty of room to grow, and so far, he's been growing FASTER than artix.
as for your "proof" that artix has more physical endurance, it's INCREDIBLY situational. notice that the time that ash was showing signs of fatigue was when he was fighting off the mind control(which he was doing SUCCESSFULLY, might i add). this is important, because this means he was working with both his mind AND body at the same time. believe it or not, but mental work is JUST as fatiguing as physical wor, sometimes even MORE. now put the two together. it's only NATURAL that his stamina would wear out faster than someone who's only been fighting with their body.
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