01:55:23 PM May 7th 2015
I removed this Side entry from Alas, Poor Villain. It had too much YMMV arguments, it was Natter and it had a self insertion (I dare you) at the beggining. I will put it here to see if other editors can salvage something out of it. It IS pretty compelling.
- Even if they never become more sympathetic, I still defy you to not cry at Bias and Gash during Bias's death scene. Even Gash shows a bit of sentiment for the first time ever. Also, the final end title is flashback scenes projected by Gash just before he goes offline instead of the usual credits. It's noted sadly by one of the Rangers that in all Gash's memories there was nothing beautiful. Mind you, it was more like This Explains So Much than "poor Gash," but... well, it is hard to hate someone for being evil when they never had a choice, having never, ever been exposed to good. As for Kemp, we find out all the evil he'd done was based on Undying Loyalty to his leader, not cruelty, to the point that when he finds out what the Brain Bank really is and what Bias intends for him, he is willing to give his life for Bias' plans. He really believes that Bias' world will be a better one, and is no less quick to give his life for it than Takuji's and Mari's in the premiere. The Rangers try to reach Bias' heart and don't... but within the Brain Bank, we find that Kemp is still alive in And I Must Scream condition, and he was reached, but too late to save himself. However, by resisting, he and the other Brain Bank brains are able to deprive Bias of his power-up... their final act. Part of what makes this series so powerful is how it'll make you weep for guys you thought you'd cheer to see dead.
11:25:25 PM Jan 19th 2011
06:28:40 AM Jan 14th 2011
Uh once again the Five-Man Band stuff confused me again. No, not Junichi, but Jou and Tetsuya. In what way Tetsuya is The Big Guy instead of Jou, and vice versa about The Lancer? Let's take a look here:
- Jou's weapon is the Lion Bazooka, a BFG. It puts him quite in the heavy weaponry requirement for The Big Guy. What's so... big about a rod (The Bison Rod)?
- Yuusuke is just as much as a slacker as Jou was in the early days. So... their personalities didn't clash much for The Hero and The Lancer. On the other hand, just as Yuusuke matures to value life more, there comes Tetsuya with his revenge obsession that could make him Leeroy Jenkins at times...
- When the group executes their full role-call, Black Bison took up the Number Two seat from Yellow Lion.
- Tetsuya could be the 'leader' of the secondary machine (Live Boxer). Well that sounds quite more like Lancer qualities than Big Guy.