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Last edited by ghostexiled; December 16, 2011 at 08:28 AM.
RAW chapter 340
Am I the only one who's finding himself or herself kind of bored with this "battle?"
It took me two days to read the last chapter. That's how bored I am.
can something interesting happen like Ringo going insane (momentarily) because her regalia took her over and she's no longer in control or something and why the crap are they not even worrying about Rika.
What I'm not liking is the fact that Sora fights with the same brutality as Nike. I expected him to be far more cerebral with his approach to battle.
I hope we get translations soon.
But yeah, Sora should've been more cerebral.
One thing I don't like is that Ringo now has to cover her left eye; won't that be her blind spot now? Literally, even? It's going to handicap her to an extent.
so there wasn't anything rigged inside the tower to kill off ringo and ikki. it was simply the gungnir hitting the inside of the tower.
-ikki and ringo are safely inside and ikki starts 'talking back' to sora only to find him not there... there's a little intro teaser mentioning how any other person's power will become ikki's power but any of ikki's power will only be his (i think this is one of the many differences of ikki's hurricane road vs sora's wind/wing road)
-while ikki is annoyed and ringo is patching herself up, we see a bumch of mecha birds come out and poop/fart out bubbles to repair the hole in the wall (minami sure has strange tastes in design...). ringo says they should continue on anyways since it is a 'run' battle and sora & rika have probably moved on (outside?).
-ringo uses her damaged sleeve to bandage up her injured eye and is starting to feel the backlash of the sonia road but keeps it under wraps. ikki offers her a ride but she says she'll be fine and they both proceed down the inside of the tower.
-its really boring from here to the end but we see the impressive tricks from ikki and ringo as they go through and around the obstacles inside the tower. ikki is once again visualizing his 'goal' (he's mentally chasing the 'ikki' he's striving to become) and he does a variation of that one trick he used in his battle against sabel tigers (it has a lot of similar movements at least) that stuns the worldwide audience. upon landing the trick, ikki falls 2 meters short of his goal and then also sees sora's back (aka ikki still needs to push himself to surpass not just his 'goal' but sora as well).
so my thoughts on ikki's supposed weakness is simply just that... a cage, or anything that can restrict his 'path' which in this case is the tower itself. however we have all seen over and over, that ikki has always broken free of his 'cages' one way or another but still minami and sora underestimate ikki.
most importantly, ag will not appear until issue #6 (this chapter was in issue #2... or is it 2/3? there's a double issue sometime in december, right?)
"there's a little intro teaser mentioning how any other person's power will become ikki's power but any of ikki's power will only be his"
So Ikki will take other people's powers but will not share his own. Sounds like every dictator this world has ever seen.
i used 'power' because it made more sense to explain how he (and ringo) took gungnir and used it. the kanji is '力' chikara which means power/strength/force/energy/etc. it doesn't necessarily mean authority.
Also, it probably mainly refers to the nature of their Roads. If you look in the parentheses that are there right after what you quoted, Carnevil, you'll see that it says that while the Hurricane Road can use other people's power as its own, it can't lend power, whereas the Wing Road can both take and lend power. But I think this is somewhat strange, since the Hurricane Road is part Wing Road anyway.