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So I was inspired by a thread on Baidu. Basically who do you think will be the last boss at the end of the manga?Feel free to vote for your candidates and explain why you think they would be the final antagonist of the series.
I choose Sinbad and David.Some may argue that these two could be the same person, but for the sake of this game and because it wasn't confirmed I will treat them as two separate people.
Sinbad because the author gave us hints about him being not really a good guy, and given that he's half fallen he could be threat to the world if he ever falls completely into depravity. And he's basically the only guy in the new world with enough power and influence that could become a real threat if he were to switch sides and become an antagonist to the main characters, even Kouen isn't much of a threat compared to him because I think he's more straightforward.As for David while he may be dead, I fear that it's not the last time we hear from him. He might have fused with Illa like some have suggested, or he might have become something even higher than Illa. He's 10 times more dangerous than Sinbad, when you realize how he managed to trick everyone to get what he wanted .
PS: I put Solomon there because I think a face-off between Aladdin and him would be interesting. Besides what if Solomon isn't really a victim and he's wrong about all this?
Last edited by ladylola; June 29, 2014 at 09:53 PM.
Ka Kobun Just wait
Seriously tho, I think destiny will be Magi's last boss.
Ah yeah destiny. But we could say that David is one of destiny's agents in a way.
Sinbad, despite being an half-fallen, doesn't give me the vibes of a villain and thus of a final boss....
His way of defending what he cares about sure is a bit.....controversial....but not entirely evil.
Gyokuen is really evil, but in my opinion she's another victim of fate, like Mogamett was, so I don't see her becoming the final boss.
Solomon, well, I really can't see it happening; he might have failed creating his utopia, but this doesn't make him evil or arrogant.
In conclusion, considering that Illa is just a condensed mass of magic without a consciousness, David is the only one who right now has all the elements typical of a final boss.
So my answer would be David, but who knows....the manga hasn't ended yet, so we might be able to see another person playing the part of the big bad.
I voted Illa. Because no matter who it is, they will try to fuse or become him IMO, it was David's goal.
Oddly I am thinking of Hakuryuu's too. His hatred is clearly the lost intense in their known world, he is like Ali's evil counterpart, reminding of him in the past and Kassim and Gyokuen sees him as a pawn.
Although I like David and think there's a good chance of him being a huge enemy at the end, I don't want him to be the final boss because I want it to be someone from Solomon's world. The same goes for Gyokuen and Illa, I think she will be involved with helping realize the final enemy's goals either willingly or unwilling and I think Illa is a just a mindless lump of energy meant to be exploited unfortunately. I really think Sinbad has the best chance of being the final enemy, there are just a ton more interesting things about him right now and he's had more than enough character development to see what kind of man he is. Plus there's his weird...I guess you could dissatisfaction at the mere mention of Solomon's name. A Magi villain at this point is pretty much required to have been super good at one point in their lives lol so that at their defeat they can seem redeemable, so i'm fine with him being an enemy. Plus the story is always moving towards an idea where there should not be one powerful king and Sinbad's existence, even when ignoring his alliance, is a threat to that idea since he hold that special role of being a singularity.
And lol at the lack of Kouen on that list, I guess it's pretty obvious now that despite being an awesome character he's not going to be the final enemy.
Last edited by obamamania; June 30, 2014 at 09:54 AM.
And Judal too
And I like Hakuryuu but right now it's likely that what's he's doing is all for the sake of crushing Al Thamen and his mother, and that Judal is using him for something as well. Those two could easily be operating seperately from the main story right now, it's hard to say what they're really up to. We may learn very soon once this flashback is over...
Last edited by obamamania; June 30, 2014 at 05:42 PM.
Sinbad should be seen as an antihero. He is not bad but his methods are questionable sometimes, the 3 main characters are too good in comparison, take Hakuryuu for example, can you really say that killing Umm Madaura was bad? I don't think so and yet he was despised by brainwashed children for that, but there were other means.
The worst things Sinbad did is manipulating the others like pawns, while some of them are despicable and frightening(I still don't like what he is doing to Yamraiha even if she is OK with that), it was for the greater good or the interest of his Kingdom.
In Sinbad's case it's not like that, he was already this way when he was a teen (not to the same extent but that's only natural). There is nothing in his childhood that explains his manipulative tendencies or the way he sees other people as pawns (this was pretty obvious during Valefor arc and Muu mentioned not long ago that it was almost impossible to have an equal relationship with Sinbad too).
These aspects of his personality were always there and they aren't the result of a sad backstory or a tragic event or anything like that. I actually like this more than the way Ohtaka usually does it, as it makes characters a little more human, he isn't really that bad now and he wasn't that good then.
Last edited by minette; June 30, 2014 at 06:37 PM.
Now about him becoming an antagonist, I think it has more to do with learning the truth about Alma Toran and specifically Solomon. Maybe he'll realize what his mission is, just like David did.
About Judal and Hakuryuu, I think they're just going to be the reason behind the events that will unfold, like obamamania said, and not actually be the final antagonists. Maybe they'll crash the party at the summit and kill a few people, effectively ruining all of Aladdin and Yunan's efforts.
Last edited by ladylola; June 30, 2014 at 06:59 PM.
Eh, idk. I see Sinbad as more of an antihero than anything so him being the final boss is... questionable. Gyokuen also seems more like a "midway boss" so to speak (haha) so my choices lean towards David or Illa.
..geez, I'd hope it isn't Sinbad. Now I can't stop thinking about it.