Registered User英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
- Dec 9, 2012
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I don’t know what he’s up to yet but my guess with Deng Deng is that was some kind of set-up for a later choice Bam will have to make that will have more weight. I agree that if the audience isn’t invested then it falls flat, so SIU probably could have avoided all of that.Maybe, but I feel like if that was his goal there would be more efficient and meaningful ways to do that. Like why do that with DengDeng, a newly introduced character who nobody really cared about? It would make more sense to use a long time cast member for that right? Someone we all care about. Then emotionally we'd be going on the same journey Baam is on.
And I don't know why he would do that if his goal was just to "harden" Baam because why would you do all of this if your goal was just to do that? If he wants to develop characters that should be the focus right? Instead he's been actively focusing away from Baam and his friends in order to do all this other complicated stuff.
Even beyond that, the way the Cage arc was done it wasn't really about Baam at all, as I experienced it. It was really Yama's story. Baam was just a part of it. Like he arrived to recruit Yama to help Jinsung. Simple in concept. Ended up roped into playing a game for a mcguffin(the fang). Then before the game can even really get started we got Khel Hellam's plans wrecking all that. Shifting focus to internal power struggles of the Cage focusing on Yama. Which was then shifted to focus on internal power struggles within FUG and Khel Hellam. Which then shifted focus to this wall and Khane and her sister.
It's the plot structure equivalent of a shell game.
I see that as SIU either starting plot lines, realizing he doesn't like them, then switching to plan B & C respectively. Or using this complicated plot to obscure the fact that he's moving Baam steadily up the tower and letting time pass without really doing anything.
Why is he doing all this and not just going to try and rescue Jinsung? The snake ranker guy said he knew where he was already. And Kallavan is clearly not guarding him right now. We could have already started and finished a "rescue Jinsung arc" especially if the goal would be to "harden" Baam. So it seems to me that neither of those things are really what SIU is trying to do with this. I just wish I knew what exactly he is trying to do.
I do think that SIU plans things out way in advance and as he writes he changes priorities as he sees it’s not working. There is a TON of stuff from S1 that he’s woven into S2 and now S3. I didn’t pick up on it but I saw a post elsewhere that the flowers on the memorial to the sealed warrior match a mural on the first floor. They could represent this particular person or a particular family. We will know soon enough.