Here is example of an action, that requires a character not having some skills.
Eyes of the Shadow wrote:Environment. May only be played if Gates of Morning is not in play. The hazard limit is increased by two for each moving company with a size of less than four that also contains a Wizard or a non-ranger character with a mind of 6 or more. Cannot be duplicated. Discard when any play deck is exhausted. ...a whole regiment of birds had broken away suddenly from the main host...-LotRII
There are two characters in moving company: one non-ranger (Elf) with mind 5, one non-ranger; sage with mind 6, bearer of a gold ring.
Eyes of the Shadow resolves and the action:
"The hazard limit is increased by two"
is declared as first action of new chain of effects.
In response Test of Lore is played on the gold ring.
In response Diminish and Depart is played on Elf.
Diminish and Depart resolves.
Test of Lore resolves (Magic Ring of Nature is played)
"The hazard limit is increased by two" resolves. Right?
Is it important that at resolution of "The hazard limit is increased by two" an only "non-ranger character with a mind of 6 or more" in company is not the same "non-ranger character with a mind of 6 or more" which was at declaration?
If no action is created on a "non-ranger character with a mind of 6 or more", why it would be important?
The idea of X skill card targeting character with X skill, by the mere fact of being a X skill card is against of idea of targeting at all.
The idea of targeting is simple: object on which main effect
operates, specified at declaration, cannot be replaced at resolution by other object.
Main effect of many skill cards does not touch a character with given skill at all. Some skill cards are not even enacted by a character with given skill (the character does not make any activity at declaration).