Is it just me, or does the entirety of the plot come off as one massive Idiot Plot? The whole mess started with Satelizer, a second-year, rather brutally defeating Miyabi, a third year. Because of this, the other third-years (or, at the very least, a small group among them) feel the need to "defend their honor", by beating the living shit out of Satelizer. Okay. That's all well and good, except for the fact that she was not only defending herself, but also another student, Aoi. And, while it's true that she did go a bit overkill, anyone who says that Miyabi didn't deserve it obviously wasn't paying attention. And yet, the other third-years seemingly go out of their way to ignore this fact. Obviously, this can be handwaved as Honor Before Reason, and, while it still annoys me, I can accept that much. But then there's one of the teachers, Yumi, who goes up to Satelizer and threatens to kill her if she ever gets Aoi involved in anything like that again. Never mind the fact that she was defending him from basically being raped and forced to become Miyabi's slave. It's bad enough that the third-years are blatantly ignoring what actually happened, but a teacher? I mean...seriously. What the hell?
One reasons could be that the teacher sees Kazuya as merely Kazuha's younger brother. He's basically her legacy so Yumi feels a degree of duty and obligation towards that. Combined with Satellizer's bad publicity and rebellious, one can sort of see why she might get angry. Not by any means a satisfactory reason, but that's one of the possibilities.
But why don't any of the Third years learn anything? Ingrid gets told by Kazuya that this devotion to hierarchy is ridiculous, and she concedes to that. But then more third years come to fight Rana and Satellizer and preach about the exact same thing about maintaining a hierarchy.
Ingrid was the only one who backed off. At the very least, at this point in the manga, all of the third years have now backed off.
They all have a superiority complex who’s so arrogant and selfish and don’t want to admit they are third rate compared to Satelizer whose stronger then them. In short they're nothing but a bunch of bullies.
Also, remember that the school is technically a military. Assaulting a superior officer is a huge deal. Since it was in self-defense, the teachers and president were willing to let it slide with a slap on the wrist (a night in confinement), but the rest decided to be bullies.
Makes one wonder just what the definition of "military" is in their world, as there are serious laws against abusing subordinates too, and the discipline is non-existent.
Am I the only one who sees the series as a knock-off of Claymore?
Well, I see it as Claymore meets Ikki Tousen with a light sprinkling of Neon...yes, I do see some similarities between this and Claymore, but not enough to be called a knock-off.
Actually, when I first saw this I thought it was a cross between Sekirei and Evangelion. (The fact that Stella is VERY similar to Tsukiumi and now there's a "Matsu" only serves to highlight this impression.)
No-one in the story seem to think of Satellizer's fear of being touched as a psychological trauma. They all call her "Untouchable Queen" in the way that make it look like she's just being stuck-up and violent. This is not just There Are No Therapists, it's like the Nova Invasions killed everyone on Earth with any knowledge on psychology at all.
As well as destroying all the books on psychology apparently. Even a nurse's office has basic psychology books, especially at a pseudo military facility.
The Author, himself doesn't seem to have much regard for Satellizer's trauma in general, actually. While she reacts as one would expect, given her history and raw capability, no one seems to take the obvious route when Louis rears his deranged head.
Her sister wants Satella to make up with Louis, the primary source of her severe emotional scarring. (Despite knowing their mother basically raised him to be that way, and was rather shameless about it because she had issues with her HUSBAND.)
Kazuya can't seem to initially attain the resolve to use his freezing, in spite of knowing the situation.
Louis' partner is actually jealous ( though, admittedly, she seems to be screwed up to begin with and even more after Louis).
And they all just seem to forgive Louis after he nearly drowns, just like that. Like being blood-related just excuses everything he has done and all that he still likely does. The Author didn't seem to realize that no one that sympathizes with Satalizer would be happy with that Arc unless it ended with Louis' excruciating and repeated impalement.
Can't really blame Stella for that. It's not so much "he's my brother." As "I don't want to think about it anymore." I CAN blame Violet. She KNEW Louis abused Stella for years, Louis' own mother put him up to it, and she STILL set up a situation where Louis and Stella would be stuck together on an island with NO WAY TO LEAVE. You don't do that unless you WANT someone to get hurt. If Holly and Louis had died, it would have been her fault.
In episode 2 a pair of ladies step in before Satellizer can manage to... hurt, kill, what... Ganessa. This is all well and good, but where the hell were they five minutes ago when Ganessa violated the rules by going Pandora Mode over a petty grudge and nearly crippled a clearly superior Pandora? Allow the weaker Pandora to knock off the stronger one by going Super Mode? That's not a very sound game plan.
Travel time? Someone had to go get them and the fight took place on a public street so may have been off campus or at least away from the main buildings. Plus the fight was a combined Rule of Cool and Rule of Drama.
Taking into account what one of the women said, they were very close by and watching everything that was going on.
Why is Arnett Swiss in the main story, and American in Freezing: Zero?
Dual citizenship? Or maybe she's like Barack Obama. He presented a Kenyan birth certificate when applying to Harvard, yet presented (what he claims) is a Hawaiian birth certificate after becoming POTUS.