「殺さない軍隊」 (Korosanai guntai)
“The Army That Does Not Kill”
You’d think being stuck at home and
drinking excessively enjoying Corona-certified free time would be amazing, but when the work piles up and due dates quickly approach it can get a little annoying. Thankfully though the school year is almost at a close, and that means more time to sit back and enjoy the fun (read: actually blog on time *cough*) which is Plunderer. And something tells me the fun has just found the gas pedal.
As fully expected, Jail-bo survived the cliffhanger, but I image few saw coming the way he did. Meeting his future foster father and helping (somewhat) guarantee cutie pie Nana’s safety? Now that’s one way of providing plot armour. Of course we all know the real reason is to give Jail his own brand of comedic relief, although I suspect no one will be complaining that much. Kind of hard to find fault when humour is wrapped up under the pretense of personal improvement.
The main grist of this week however lay in finally explaining how the Aces arise and what the Waste War is, and well, it certainly isn’t that out of left field. Einstein’s quote about World War IV is a succinct example of what Plunderer is going for here, showing that World War III is so devastating that people are left fighting with literal sticks, stones, and pointy bits of metal over the remnants of civilization. Mind you we’re going full anime plot with structuring a war around Malthusian population carrying capacity principles (no war is ever going to be fought to kill off the state’s most important resource when you can simply take land and food to support it), but at least the reasoning is logical. All that remains to be seen is how Althing factors into these matters, since Alcia’s origins are still technically an unknown and it’s highly unlikely that alien presence won’t ignore the emergence of a new wave of organized violence.
Oh and for Licht? We’ll find out soon enough how well the Aces fare under the auspices of time travel influence.
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Time travel is always tricky with the whole butterfly effect.
Yeah that was surprising. But Alex sure looks grate for a 320+ year old that smokes a lot. Also surprised he didn’t ogle Firenda at the beach.
Would like to see how class A fares in real combat, but I’m starting to see why Sonohara wanted him back. Have to wonder how effective they are as an army that does not kill. We know that at the end Sonohara ends up as a mass murderer. She’s the last one to take a life according to Nana.
Another person that went on a darker path is Schmerman. He really looks sincere in not wanting his kids to become killers. Despite his apparent blood lust. The future him brainwashes his kids to be psychopathic killers.
The trigger for what gives rise to the future characters really has me interested, because it cannot just be changing circumstances – Schmerman’s convictions and the personalities of damn near everyone run counter to that. More info on Althing is required because it’s pretty much the only things remaining capable of inducing such significant change.
Yeah, like some event must have triggered him to become a cold-blooded field general in the present-day/future.
And the word “effective”, sorry to say… isn’t suitable for the fallen hero…I believe the word “remould” is the best word to describe their potential combat though it means in the end, they’ll definitely change radically.
I wonder this will change our present-day characters’ perspectives, especially Hina and Lynn, on the dilemma to save which life if only one side can be saved.
If perspectives don’t change I’ll be surprised, enough has changed thus far that some of the current characters won’t be turning into their future selves, at least willingly.