A ... Do you get some sort of weird thrill from missing the point? Buffett didn't do anything to Freddie Mac. They blew him off and he went home. What did Cassandra do to Troy? Nothing at all. She didn't like the endgame any more than Priam did. I don't care about World War II, I don't give a shit about us Faceless Red-Haired Buttery Demons, I'm telling a story about Japanese soldiers. The Dire Omens, the Inexorable Forces come ready-made from the prop department. They're barely characters in these stories at all.
It's not really very interesting to grind through the archaeology on exactly WHO finally drives home the Hard Hose of Hubris. It's self-inflicted. What matters is who is on the receiving end. And how unbelievable, how totally unexpected, and yet how ... inflexible and irreversible his predicament feels as he hangs there wondering what happened.