So, Koon is recruiting for his team. Then it might really be true that Koon actually divided the original team in two (which was said to be written so by SIU in his blog just to be erased shortly after). The idea is by having two different teams, they got greater mobility and they're much safer in the tests like only a team of x people will pass. Also as the first team climbing the tower faster and creating much noise, Koon will be able to do whatever he wants pretty much unnoticed (Remember the gossip network in the tower when they talk about the new slayer candidate.).
After seeing all this hate/dislike towards Rachel, I've remembered that SIU once mentioned in his Afterword that his least favorite character was Koon (and not the Rachel). We know that SIU is the author and also an avid reader of TOG. So, it sounds very interesting when he dislikes Koon more than Rachel after everything Rachel has done. Viole is gonna meet Rachel sooner or later, when that happens; we'll either see Rachel did what she did for the sake of Baam or she'll be easily forgiven like Lurker. After all, Baam hasn't made up his mind about what to do when he sees Rachel.
think during the mid or last part of the mid part of this new arc we will get to see some chara of Baams group. By the finishing chaps the two groups will meet each other.
The greatest anticipation of TOG 2 is baam and Koons group meeting. i am fairly sure that it wont happen too early or wont happen in this part at all
Well there are still some unpredictable people like her bodyguard Akryung around her (that is a huge power up !!!), or if Rachel meets and teams up with other members of the season one cast, who have gone ahead, and than climb with them.
Otherwise, I know that I exaggerated a little...
I just want to see Rachel and Akryung, both as irregulars(!!!), have a showdown against 1 irregular(Baam) along with a bunch of regulars (hopefully all from part 1 included)...
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I think the next chapters we will only see koon and their team not Viole...
i hope it wont get too boring.
or how could viole climb so fast?
well maybe the same way the highspeed regular did he is in F.U.G after all .
but im sure that when Rachel meet with Baam she will get rly sad/scared seeing how Baam changed cuz of her and i dont think that he still wants to meet with her that badly.
He will just destroy the tower when he reach the top or something like that cuz its the towers fault after all that Rachel became like that.
yea and thats why he joined F.U.G!!
im so pro...
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SIU is like one of my own personal favorite Chef's who decided to prepare a meal that consisted of foods that I do not like, lets say "Squid and Brussel sprouts" for the sake of the analogy. I have no doubt it will be done as well as it can be but half way through I'm still likely to look for a passing dog which I can inconspicuously feed stuff off my plate to just to make it disappear.
Much like in my analogy I'm sure there are parts of this that are going to be enjoyable for me(horderves if you will). Arkraptor and Miseng's dynamic for example, I love that. And Yeon just being Yeon is pretty good. Also I'm sure Koon isn't the only person from the old crew hanging around. Some of the lower tier people could show up too (I haven't given up hope that Rak will appear); so that could be good.
Ultimately though, there is just no getting away from the fact that the main people, for probably the next 3-6 months or so, seem to be Koon, Rachel, Viole, and possibly Wangan; and to me that's "Squid and Brussel sprouts".
I honestly expected we'd be stuck with this cold version of Baam for about 70 chapters. It now looks like it's only going to be 35-50, with him probably softening greatly toward the end of it. Things could definitely have been a lot worse, even if it still drags down the equivalent of 1/2 of part 1(which was only 80ish chapters total)
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"It took Urek 50 years to pass every test and climb all the way up to the top of the Tower. This is one tenth of the average time it takes to climb The Tower. He is recorded as the fastest person to climb the Inner Tower through an orthodox method, and it would probably be accurate to say he scaled the tower faster than Zahard himself. "
So, even if Baam might not climb the Tower as fast as Urek, he should be able to climb it faster than most, unless FUG has put restictions on how fast he may climb or his new group (assuming he's now travelling together with them) forces him to slow down his pace.
Which probably means that if he'll catch up to any of the old brigade - which seems likely, since he's climbing fast than most, as I said - it'll be Koon & co he'll catch up to first.
Northerncolors has translated the chap:
In any case, I'm not as disappointed as much of you are.
It seems like many of you are seeing this for way to close.
Sure, this chapter didn't reveal much, and nothing much happened, but so were many chapters before.
And when you read the manwha as a whole, you see that those little chapter have their place.
It only seemed worst because we had to wait 2 weeks for that chapter...
I understand Jammin though, if you just not like the characters which appear in the chapter it cannot be helped. Of course you will always enjoy chapters which include your favorite characters the most.
Personally I like Koon a lot so the chapter was fine to me. Rachel is an interesting character too so I'm looking forward to their encounter next time (but 1 or 2 additional characters from part one would be nice )
I only don't like that this chapter left me in confusion.
Kun definitely didn't have the habit of forcing people into helping him before; from what the other guy in the house said, it seems this kind of obtaining a new team member has become common. Is it because it's very hard to convince people now? Or is it that Baam's apparent death changed him as well? Or is he simply obeying Rachel?
Why do they actually need to get new members, anyway? The team was pretty large before, and they shouldn't have serious trouble at the tests. But then, we only have Kun and Rachel shown, and there's another unknown character.
Now this'd be interesting: pt1 characters found out Rachel killed Baam (no way to know that it failed), so they all left. But Kun feels obliged to fulfill what Baam couldn't - get Rachel to the top. So now, he needs to get a new team. Seems unlikely, but still possible.
And many other theories, like they're just all away
Anyway, I'm curious to see how they've all changed and how strong they've become.
But Baam changed him. Before, Kun was trying to use everyone around him, but eventually decided to help Baam when he was most likely to not pass. He changed from using others to helping them (or at least helping those he considered his friends). Now, he's back to his old self, and I doubt Baam's death itself would cause this much of a change.
Seems like you missed SIU's post regarding the part 1 characters (he deleted it pretty fast, probably because he thought it's too spoilerish). In SIU's post Koon explains what he's planning. The strong members (Zahard Princess etc.) will go ahead and attract attention while the the not so strong members + him and Rachel will stay behind a few floors and travel in their shadows. That's why it makes sense for him to recruit new members, probably guys/girls he's willing to sacrifice anytime too.