5 (I like it. It creates some exciting possiblities.)
4 (I'm not thrilled, but it's good to shake things up.)
3 (Doesn't really matter to me either way)
2 (*sigh* I just hope it doesn't last long.)
1 (God@#$@ing dammit! Why SIU? Why are you doing this to me?)
well you said baam gave the remote to that girl right, it was Baams mistake i think he was trying to show Koon that he is a part of FUG but didnt want her to press the button so threatned her.. i think she either took it the wrong way by the word friend (she might have thought she was the friend and Baam was talking abt ran attacking her) and she got hyped and said slayer has spoken so pressed the button.
OR she is madcap and wanted to finish koon.
Separating Baam from those 'great' characters is itself a major part of the story telling. The fact that they're missing from being around Baam and you know how great they are intensifies his loneliness and how you feel about it. Well whatever, nothing can be said to reduce your emotional attachment to particular characters. I'm just glad that a compelling story isn't being sacrificed because some people have a crush on the 'strong cool girl.' Still, they'll most certainly have an important role in the series even if they aren't in Baam's immediate group, and it seems likely that after they're reintroduced in the tournament arc and everyone is caught up at the same place in the Tower, they'll be more closely followed over the subsequent floors. I don't see how you can still doubt the importance of FUG, as basically the entire series and more particularly the second half have all been about FUG, but whatever you want to believe.
I'm not completely familiar with what makes a bad guy cliché. Karaka's motivation is to replace Viole's weak and happy-go-lucky team with one that is stronger and more loyal to FUG so as to better observe and facilitate his climb up the Tower. He's done so by approaching sympathetic regulars and asking them to get rid of high rank regulars. Is something about that particularly cliché?
That does make more sense them him giving her the detonator out of fear of FUG would be mad at him for keeping it.
Though to be honest, it still seems a bit excessively dumb of Baam doesn't it? I mean, he could have kept the detonator and launched a few half hearted attacks in Koon's direction that would have done the same thing and he could have kept the detonator. Because the thing I just can't get over is that Xia was harmless without that device and Baam gave it back to her without even being asked to. He couldn't have known she would do it, of course. But giving her that thing made her "able" to do it.
Judging by your tone, which is coming across to me as increasingly hostile and condescending, I'm thinking it's best to leave most of it alone. You have your opinion, I have mine. As strong as your convictions on the matter may be, I still don't agree. I'm happy to discuss those differing opinions, but only in a respectful way.
The one thing I will respond to, since you said you didn't understand, is why I don't see FUG as as important as you do. It didn't exist in the narrative until part 2, what does that tell you? It's strongest member is a lowly 15th in the rankings. Their goal is to make Baam strong enough to take on the 3rd strongest person in the tower at which point Baam would be able to tear through FUG's best people like a bag of leaves (making the endgame dubious at best).
I'm sorry but, as I see it, Luselec might as well have "midboss" tattooed on his forehead. Which is an important role, just not they one you seem to put them in. And I realize you think differently.
I assume he'll be fleshed out more when his face is revealed, that's usually how it works. In fact, he may also have a face we will recognize (that's all part of the package).
Last edited by Jammin; February 11, 2013 at 08:45 PM.
Any way lets just hope that Koon survives. Though i think that we wont see Koons whereabout for some time or some chap. baam will be forced to do more of Fugs bidding or will be forced to leave the place with the team he is now traveling with and we will get to see Koon survived much later.
But i would be happier if i am wrong and Koon is shown to be intact in the upcoming chaps
My guess on how things are going to go from here is that Koon will wake up in the care of Baam's new team and they will end up telling each other what they know and proceed to floor 30 together. We'll get some scattered scenes to keep us appraised about what's going on with Baam but most of the screen time will belong to his new team and his old team meeting up, with Koon being the star of the show. I figure this whole thing is a set up for things to blow up between Baam's teammates and the FUG goons over Baam on the 30th Floor. So I think we'll be seeing lots of Koon, Androssi, Anak, and the rest in the near future.
It didn't really have to be that way either when you think about it. With a few tweaks that scene could have had Apple threatening Rachel through the lighthouse to get Baam's cooperation, and that would have allowed everything to fall into place with none of that oddness.