if rika was a backup of gazelle, then she would have been 'programmed' shortly after gazelle was but due to the dormant state of her brain charger side and no 'updates' added since then, rika would have no animousity towards sora because she didn't experience the same things that gazelle did.
agito/akito was given the 'programming' from gazelle + experience up to her death so lind would maintain the anger towards sora.
basically, you have two people given the same video game but each player does things their own way and so the 'saved data' becomes different. so rika being 'close to the initial programming' on top of not experiencing the same things as gazelle have made her different in how she views sora.
Alright then what is the connection between her and Sora then...
Is Rika still who she has always been or is she "Rika w/ updates" or is she someone completely different from the Rika we know?
I find it hard to believe that she is willing to get involved in a major battle while being pregnant and for Sora's shallow goal. Thus, she better not be the same Rika that challenged Ikki from being involved in the AT world...
I really REALLY hope that OG! doesn't have Kiric lose to Sora because of the "Rika Situation".
Oh I expect Kiric to lose because of the Rika situation which I believe proves Sora knows he couldn't defeat Kiric without her. The thing that pisses me off is Kiric doesn't get his regalia back because of Simca. OG should've had Kiric regain the hardest apostolica in the middle of the battle instead of gimping him with sub regalia.
Why am I waiting for the revelation that Kiric is Rika's baby daddy? I know everyone expects it to be Sora but it would be just like OG to twist that idea. It would also be like OG to try and add more drama to this battle. Would probably have Mikan sacrifice herself to keep Kiric from being killed so Rika's baby will have a dad.
No not their regalias!!!!!!!!! T-T it's unfair that the regalias might be fused into one T-T !!!what will happen to the kings!
why, Agito, why!!!
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i hope the manga isn't ending cause what about all the brain chargers? oh great showed kaito's past, but we still don't know the full story about gazelle!
so now i am confused... rika mentions how she had the urge to kill sora yet is being all lovey dovey... so i guess either rika's feeling combined with gazelle has made the current brain charger rika? either that or minami tweaked the programming so that she would be more cooperative in fighting alongside sora by using rika's already established feelings for sora. we'll see just how much of rika's feelings/personality is still left intact when the fight against sf begins (and having to face mikan and ume).
We are most definitely approaching a conclusion soon. Everyone giving their regalia's to Ikki so he can make this ultimate uber overpowered Storm regalia? yeah that's definitely leading up to a final confrontation between Ikki and Sora. First Rika and Sora will destroy Sleeping forest, hell we might even witness a death perhaps. Here's hoping there's a little bit of tragedy
Wait actually going back to that, what exactly does Ikki need all those regalia's for? I don't think we've been told at all that he needs them, cause I don't understand in what way they could be used.. unless they really are being all merged together or something
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I think the plot will end up somewhat like this...
A)Sora and Rika defeats Sleeping Forest.... but maybe she will come back to her original self after interaction with Mikan & Ume.
B)Sora and Rika defeats Sleeping Forest.... but the fight with Ikki , brings her back to original self....
I seriously seriously wish that somehow she should come back to her original self before brainwash... Coz if she stays with Sora till the end, then it will be a huge disappointment for me as a plot development..
I think she won't steal and change to hers as well she might destroy it because she is under Sora for long and Sora might
give her secret mission anyway she looks terrible
It was interesting to see how Ikki got the regalias from his friends but I don't know how it will help him. I mean in the moment, have to wait some more chapters. But the most cruitial part where i tought to my self f**k and s**t and oder ill words came to my mind. Was when I have seen, in the last panel Hako (sorry if I spell her wrong) and she was schemeing something. I thought to my self please God don't let her do somehing because we have to wait 500+ chapters to see the storm regalia of Ikki. Why do we have to wait so long? To build on excitimeant or ... I don't know. What i no is I would really like to see Ikki with his regalia having a great fight. Hoping for the best.
Anybody notice this, bottom left panel. What a bunch of fucking bullshit. OG can now officially not kill anybody in this manga. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/air_gear/v33/c326/2.html
Her fucking head is backwards!!!!!!!!!! She's not a fucking owl she can't turn her head 180 degrees. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/air_gear/v30/c289/13.html
rofl!! i totally noticed that too and was like "no f***ing way!" i can't believe nike's evilness is being down played. maybe if this was a seinen manga, they'd allow the rampant killing but i think the shounen part of it is making it rather difficult to follow through on its 'plot'.
as far as the rest of the story, i think that even if sora and rika defeat sf, they are still going to go through the rest of the tournament like usual except that sora will already be in possession of the sky regalia and be in the process of inputting the code to unlock the 'chronos statue' (the heart and core of the sky link which controls everything else). either that or minami will 'steal' the sky regalia after having sora do the work for him and will make sora prove himself worthy by winning the tournament legitimately before letting him have it. then sora and ikki can have their grand finale showdown in the finals of the gst and ikki will be the ultimate winner. a part of me is also thinking that somehow hako steals the storm regalia to give to sora and he tosses his wind regalia to which ikki ends up getting them. then we find out that ikki is just that uber and the wind regalia was indeed far more superior due to kururu and its more 'honed' road affinity.