Ah, my mistake, thought he meant he was training over the last couple of years so thought the blue pervert event happened a couple of years ago which wouldn't have fit in with the hachuling event. But yeah, after re-reading it, it's clearly referring to hachuling.
Considering Apple is now involved, I'm thinking either FUG is behind this and she was sent to spy on Koon's team or this is an internal conflict within Koon's team with Rachel possibly leading the coup.
Totally unexpected but awesome chapter!! Shit is about to get real. And now both Ran and Novick are at the same position, when they first encountered Ilmar. Can't wait how their "misunderstanding" will turn out.
This trap was most likely set to get rid of both Teddy and Agero. But the thing that bugs me is, who would benefit the most from it especially in Agero's case?
Rachel being behind this is starting to seem more likely. As Koon said the timing of the other team members dropping out was very unlucky, but what if they didn't come because they were in on Rachel's plan too? They were the members that Rachel had successfully managed to persuade to betray Koon whilst she thought Ran and Novick were too loyal.
Looks like bad Scenario 2 is going down.
Horyang's down and either dead or dying. Baam about to execute Ran and Novik and Koon headed in for what is going to be awkward conversation.
I think this is Rachel's doing and she turned everybody except Ran and Novik and set this situation up to get rid of them. Maybe even made a deal with Cassano to be her heavy hitter and he was sitting there as bait. Then when Koon tried to go after him she had the members of the team that work for her stand down and sent the rest to die with Koon.
Horyang and Baam were both just bonuses and she had bunny girl funnel them in to make it easier for Cassano to get rid of the other group.
It's actually a pretty good plan.
The tricky part would normally be turning them but in Koon's case he never really had their loyalty. We saw what he did with the speedster he basically forced these people to be on his team. Rachel was never stupid. Just bat@#$% insane.
Last edited by blennz; January 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM.
Think Koon's team dynamic is an unimportant side issue in this arc
Cassano couldn't have known who all would be brought by his photo, but he could expect uninvited guests because of his reputation. So he hired Bunny girl to send Horyang through and divert everyone else. Bunny girl placed Naga guy as a trap for the people she couldn't feed false information, such as Koon who just used the photo.
Guessing that Bunny girl = Apple, a light bearer known previously to Koon. She was trying to hack Koons lighthouse as part of her role of running interference for Cassano