Ok, let me be the one to comment first on the chapter itself.
It seems like this is only and just the time that Ikki broke out of his cage. Not against that battle with Rika where she flipped her.
So, I understand how Ikki was able to use the vacuum - it's not because he's a 'genius' that can copy moves, but the vacuum trick was more or less a variation of the "wind blast" Ikki usually does; it's just using the principle of suction compressed into a ball - but what I don't understand is how that made him faster than Sora. I kinda like but at the same time don't like how Ikki's supposed to be a friggin' moron yet he's able to come up with some slick shit like that on the fly. I understand being stupid and then pulling off some impressive, clever trick at the brink of despair - a lot of heroes do that. But, what Ikki does isn't just being "clever." He outright does things that only a scientist would theoretically think of. Same with Onigiri. The Smell Road was more than just his perversion - he clearly realized the explosive and revolutionary power of using nitrogen. I'd understand if another character told them about these ideas, like how Mikan originally told Ikki about the Pumping Blast phenomenon in the battle against the Rez Boa Dogs, but now they battle using their own ingeniuity. They're supposed to be dumb delinquents that were in danger of repeating a grade at one point, but I'm starting to think that their comedic boasts of being geniuses are actually them speaking the truth.
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I totally thought I was the only one desperate for an appearance by somebody, anybody. Theoretically, this battle should be amazing....in actuality it is mind-numbing. At this point I wouldn't mind a random explosion that wipes out Ikki and Sora, and then we could pretend that none of this ever happened and move on with the likes of Kazu and Sleeping Forest. How is it possible that almost everyone in the manga has had more entertaining battles than the main character?
personally, i like ringo's ultimate form of the thorn regalia over rika's... at the least, it doesn't have as big of a crotch spike. also, ringo's actually looks prettier where as rika's is more warrior like.
it is nice that we finally see what is happening with rika and ringo again. sora is down one mecha magic leg... i still think that there is some other function for those legs other than being able to work with the sky regalia.
Ringo's regalia looks fine except for the unnecessary bondage rope on her crotch. OG's like a fucking middle school child.
What can I say.. I really liked the LEGO bricks part.. reminds me of old times. and page 11 was pretty cool too. But Ikki vs Sora... BOOOORRRIIINNGGGG I hope Thorn Queens will give us some good action.
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I can't believe I missed this. Ringo's eye is fully healed even though it was all fucked up a few chapters ago.
Lol, oh did't you know? The freezing temperatures outstside instantaneously stopped the swelling and then she was magically healed by her regalia's ultimate form. I am still skepticle about ringo's regalia being genuine though so I wonder how much longer it will hold up in the fight
It has a core, doesn't it? Of course it's a genuine Regalia. But yeah, I guess we'll see(?).
@Laif: I'd say, "To each his own," but, you really think Ikki vs. Sora is boring? Come on; there have been so many cool and intense scenes already, and you're saying it's a boring fight? How so?
There has been no confirmation that it has a genuine core. That key that orca guarded only possessed the rune code associated to the thorn regalia. Everything was "glossed" over from the storm regalia being made to ringo and ikki infiltrating the tower. There was definitely the material to make one but whether kururu had the energy to also make a genuine thorn regalia core to use with kiric's design is still uncertain. Unless a character says so clearly or o!g mentions it, ringo is for the moment, without a genuine core.
Rune code does not equal core blue prints. The rune codes are a separate part of the regalia. There are 3 parts to the regalia: core, wheel, code. The code only applies to the sky regalia, the wheel and core are the physical components that can work independently or in connjunction with sky regalia. It would be like having a computer and you can use all the functions except for the password locked files and networks. the core would be like the processor, with a sub regalia being equivalent to a really old processor and a real regalia having the latest processor.
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