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Oh man, so impatient... it's only been a few chapters since Wangnan was introduced, and you already want his backstory, prince of Zahard stuff and so. SIU has always shown some amazing story development so far, even if it didn't seem so at the start (to me, at least), so I expect him to keep it up.
Do Yihwa, Teddy, and Silver Head have something that makes you interested, curious, or whatever? Yes.
With this revelation about the FUG's motive and Baam's role. I personally think that FUG is a bigger organization, then initially thought due to the new guy, who is supposed to be Baam's teacher. If each slayer candidate has his own mentor in their respective position's then there's no wonder that the Zahard factions are wary of them.
Now, about Hwa Ryun's revelation. I thought this scene with Wangnan alone was the most important and crucial part about this chapter. I mean, she literally confessed to him that Baam/Viole is an Irregular, that further indicates that Wangnan is indeed the "Prince of Zahard" and not Baam. Otherwise that wouldn't make sense, since she is trying to win him over and probably "taint" him with their (FUGs) ideals. And replace Zahard with his son, who has the same ideals as FUG, I think that's what they're aiming/hoping for.
What opened my eyes to how spectacular the Zahard resisting FUG might be.. The Floor Supervisor above "LOVE" is FUG crony? That was a FUGGING Surprise!
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What if Baam is the direct son of King Zahard?
If Zahard has a contract with the Guardian, Shinsoo can not be used without a contract;
Yet Baam can use Shinsoo, perhaps the contract may have been inherited by blood?
How much of the story do you think that explains?
Also looking forward to learning FUG's strained relationship with Zahard.
It would seem that, FUG's would be Zahard killer is Zahard himself. "Baam, this is your father."
Except he is an Irregular number. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IrregularPrime.html
Be curious to see how Floors and Irregulars match up.
Actually, Wangnan has something that makes me curious - what's with all the prince of Zahard foreshadowing going on? I seriously doubt he's just a comic relief character.
He's got an interesting trait, too - not giving a shit about anything if he can climb/survive. Who was the first person to ask Viole to let him join his team? Who was the only person to look for Viole for help? Yes, it's mister-you-know-who, and nobody else had thought of allying with a FUG member that tried to kill them 5 minutes ago. That's not something a common person would do.
Company scanlation is out SIU mentioned that next time will be more about the past but that he will try to limit it to move the plot faster, because that's what most of his fans seem to want. A manhwaka listening to his fans (at least to a certain extent) is something I really appreciate, well done SIU~
Anyway, awesome chapter so FUG really wants to kill Zahard with the help of Baam, something I absolutely cannot see happening at this point - mainly because I don't see the reason why Baam should want to do it. They seem to be pretty confident though so I'm relatively sure they know more about the whole Rachel incident (well Hwa Ryun knew about it and I really doubt she told Baam about this ).
Don't get the whole Wangnan talk, while he may not be as impressive/memorable as Baam yet we haven't seen much about him. He will get his backstory and he will get his development, it's way too early to judge him at this point. He's an okayish character for me (as of now) but I'm sure SIU has some good things in mind.
SIU could've done more with Wangnan so far though, NN.
Well it's quite difficult with two main characters, especially if nearly everyone cares more about what happened to Baam rather then Wangnan. Balancing character development and plot movement is a difficult thing but I feel like it won't take that long anymore until we get to know more about him.
My review for 106 & 107 is out (Here is a link for any who are interested)
I noticed I've confused Yihwa's name with her family name "Yeon" lately. God, I'm terrible with figuring out which is surname and which is a given name.
Also, I noticed upon reading some old chapters that Rachel is in fact also an irregular something I find interesting given the information about Zahards Achilles heel. When she beat the first test with Androssi, Hwa Ryun the ranker specifically said that there was an irregular and zahard princess. So I guess that's what she is. Also apparently Androssi knows that big guy that seems to serve Rachel, not sure how that's relevant but it seemed interesting.
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Well, looking at the Company's scan, regardless of my thoughts on how SIU has failed to develop Wangnan so far, he's labeling it the "Wangnan team," so that has to mean something. Perhaps we'll see next chapter.
Finally. I have been waiting for The Company's release. <3 This is getting even more interesting day by day.
At that moment Wangnan just couldn't fail; for his lost friend, for his past, for his sacrifices. He didn't mind join hands with the devil to pay that all. Interesting, but I imagine anyone who is too obsessed with the tower can do that.
Is it just me or the things are more faster than usual I hope we can see a training or some sort for the Wangnan team even if some are strong already they still couldn't possible be a match for Koon's team or Baams old friends well I hope they would all team up to climb the tower...
I think Wangnan is still on the process on developing his powers and will develop when they will climb the tower further... I think Tower of God is the most interesting manwha right now including shounen/seinen manga I think it will be on a HxH status if it could introduce an enemy like Genei Ryodan or an interesting enemy that isn't easily forgotten