i'm still thinking that rika will be the one to beat everyone on sf... sora has already been 'sitting on the sidelines' as other do all the work, why not now as well? as for the cube like battle, i think its actually a 'team cube' battle, because in the small flashback of sleipnir and lionheart, they were all present in the forest.
for ikki, more than the sky regalia, he is simply trying to go higher and it just happens that the gst is a gathering of the best riders (though some may try to claim the sky regalia). making ikki sky king (by spitfire and simca) is just to tie into genesis' aim of getting the sky regalia since everyone on the team knows that much at least. it was easier to say 'lets make ikki sky king' instead of 'sora is evil and we shouldn't follow him', don't you think? that doesn't mean that spitfire and simca didn't believe that ikki could really pull it off, but considering their position as being part of genesis, they needed to play their cards carefully so as not to get in trouble so obviously. spitfire crossed the line when he gave his title and regalia to kazu, simca was a bit safer due to nike's obsession and overlooked most of her actions.
It's not really a matter of accepting it or not.. If O!G were to do it so Rika totally destroys SF on her own, and Sora sits on the side it would fit his character pretty well. Do I want to see a Kiric vs Sora showdown? Yeah, but thus far Sora has used others to climb to the top so I don't see him changing his ways. He's a lazy person, he'd rather have others do the dirty work for him. Besides Kiric isn't going to have the gem regalia or w/e, so it wouldn't be that great of a fight anyways.
I love how you guys think Kiric is so stupid that he would see Rika and say hey lets fight in the tower where she has an advantage. Remember Thorn only has an advantage inside the tower. As we've seen Sonia road riders can be defeated outside the tower, Rika wouldn't have an advantage in a low pressure environment. Kiric would have the advantage outside the tower since he's not affected by normal gravity as Spitfire stated.
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And you never know. Kiric might still put up an impressive fight with his training against Sora. Of course I think he'll lose, as the 'final boss' will be left up to Ikki...
pft, Kiric is going to own sora's ass regardless of the regalias, most likely rika's going to interfere and save sora's ass
Here's a post from blackluster explaining why Kazu can copy the other roads:
"Many of the powerful roads are at their core based on insane speed, and speed is where the flame road excels. The pressure variance of the wing road, the sonic booms of the thorn road, the hyper compression of the over road and the high speed braking of the bloody road should all be accessible to Kazu allowing him to do basic tricks from each road.
If I think about it, we've actually seen this before from Sano. Remember he was able to replicate the paralyzing ability of the gem road for a short period by stamping his feet at high speed to generate the necessary frequencies.
I think the only road Kazu shouldn't be able to copy would be the rising road, since you need very special and particular parts to generate the magnetic fields needed for its basic illusion tricks, though ironically Kazu already has his own variant on the premise with his flame lens trick."
It would be very chaotic if it's all members inside the forest. (I still wonder how the forest can withstand incredible damage that Genesis & SF would do)
i didn't say that sleipnir and sf fought, what i said was that in the flashback of sleipnir, all members of both teams were present in the aftermath of the battle (lionheart was on the ground defeated while sleipnir stood above them acting a little 'out of it'). that's why i think it is a 'team cube' battle. also, back when ikki was first brought to the forest, there was enough room for all of the sf members to ride around.
The translation is also an obvious fault as the when Kaito was asked if he was Gazelle, he said how could he possibly be, he's almost 30 and the Gravity children are in their late 20's. Doesn't that not make much sense at all? They're in their late 20's but he's almost 30? The ages are pretty fucking close. And no way was Sora or Nike anywhere near 16-17 in that flashback.
Oh and to add to that point, he's using the Gravity childrens ages as a meter to gauge the age of what Gazelle should be as well, even though Gazelle wasn't a gravity child at all, but a brain charger. So it's assumed both experiments were done not much longer after the other.
Not to mention I also remember an instance where there was a flashback of Minami giving Rika Ikki and she was only about 8 years old. So if she's about 8 or so years older than Ikki, that puts her in her early twenties. Making the assumption again that Rika is pretty close to the rest of the first generation Gravity children in terms of age, as it seem indicated. I see an obvious translation fault here.
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