To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to be a plague doctor. The operations are extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of remedia physicalia most of the references will go over a typical peasant’s head. There’s also Charles de L’Orme’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the plague doctor costume - his personal philosophy draws heavily from miasmatic theory of disease, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these operations, to realise that they’re not just surgeries - they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike plague doctors truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in a plague doctor’s self-existential catchphrase “I am a doctor,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Nostradamus’s Traité des fardemens et confitures. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpleton peasants scratching their heads in confusion as Paracelsus’s genius skill unfolds itself on their babies. What fools… how I pity them.
And yes, by the way, i DO have a doctor cane. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re skilled in mining medieval bitcoins beforehand. Nothin personnel kid