That's because it's generally considered that OG pussy'd out on killing her. If you look at the picture of when Nike hit her you can clearly see his hand is buried into her chest up to his wrist.
"Generally considered" lol. All you can clearly see is just an ambiguous silhouette.
Gungnir sure looks nice.
Come on now, we all know that Simca should have died after her mauling at the hands of Nike. We saw that she was able to smash his face in with a single punch and we're supposed to believe that he can't even injure her?
well if Ringo dies it's Ikki's fault right?
oh and someone asked about how it was a combo attack when all Sora was doing is pulling back Rika's bow if you look at Rika's leg there is wind circling it from Sora's dragon attack I can't remember the full name
lol~ i love the random imagery of the baby chicks putting the bones together to make a crossbow weapon. that was the most epic thing i have ever seen XD
I liked how Ikki manipulated the wind's surface the give himself a boost . . . and, um, was that actually him using the Regalia to do that? If so, that would explain how it seemed so much more powerful.
@ikkixringo: Ringo threw herself at Ikki to protect him, so how can it be his fault if she dies? It's something she chose to do herself, so if she dies from it, it'll have been by her own choice, no matter what anyone else thinks or says. Ikki wouldn't be at fault in that case. (Spoiler alert about Rurouni Kenshin, since it sort of pertains to this; don't open if you haven't read the series or if you haven't gotten any further than where the anime stopped at):
He saw a path that could possibly help him through the debris that was being thrown at them, and he took it without thinking of the consequences. Ringo tried to stop him, but he didn't listen. So she jumped out in front him to block the attack with her own body. Well, I can see why you're saying it's partially Ikki's fault for being the usual hard-head that he is. And I do agree (after reading the chapter translated).
Anyway, chapter was good, I think. I liked how Ikki grabbed the surface of the wind like it was a curtain or some other kind of sheet, and was able to use it give himself a bigger boos than normal. I wonder if the Storm Regalia was used. Yeah, he can manipulate the wind's surface without the Regalia, as can Sora without the Wind Regalia (well, Sky Regalia now), but still. I'm just thinking of how much of that would be the Regalia and how much would be Ikki's own power.
chapter's out on mangareader! Yikes, there goes ringo's face, reminds me of Whitebeard vs. Akainu. I'd be pretty shocked if Ringo actually died, though she may certainly be out for the rest of the fight. Could be a simca-esque scenario where she looks dead, inspires Ikki (a la kazu) to break through his natural barriers and wreck shit, and then pops up butt-ass naked 3 chapters later after the fight's over. Though if she's actually dead, props to Oh!g for actually having the balls to kill off such a major character.
@DragonOsman: Ikki can catch the wind. Even without the regalia, he can utilize that ability better than anyone, maybe even than Sora.
So it turns out that Ikki is one of those "1%". So it's like the battle of the "1%" which is Ikki and Ringo, vs. the "99%" which is Sora and Rika.