Okay, so I guess there is some moderate type of consistency to Kamui’s madness. He’s not “unnecessarily violent” toward citizens unless he “has” to be. Makishima would’ve happily gotten all five hundred hostages killed, or at least vamoosed before they detonated the bomb and leaving the people to their fate, but Kamui didn’t, here.
He trusted Akane to keep her word and let the people go so she could be his guide and take him to Sibyl. Why Sibyl didn’t immediately turn and fake Akane’s PP and made it 300+ so Tougane could kill her is beyond me. Or why Tougane didn’t shank Akane the moment he realised his ploy to worsen her Hue wouldn’t work.
And RE: Akane’s “reasoning” for evolving or stagnating as a collective.
Misako ISN’T the one in charge… and it’s possible that the rest of the CA floaty brains will agree with Akane’s assessment that they similarly should be judged, if they really are as “fair’ as they’re supposed to be as a collective (even though they’re just a bunch of murderous psychopaths). But if their desire to preside, to rule, and to subjugate is greater (as in Misako’s case), why would they want change? It’s precisely because someone didn’t want change that the Season of Hell was even a thing.
But LOLOLOLOL, was Tougane trying to pass as 28 years old when he was 41? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.
Please don’t make me laugh??? He was really born in 2073 and they said he was like thirteen years younger. And made it seem like he’d been a latent criminal since the past year only. Puh-lease.
Also, is it possible that when Kasei warned Akane about Tougane being someone with the highest PP on record that she was someone else and not Misako in Kasei’s body?
Also, this just occurred to me… but I always just thought they recycled lines from Hidaka Noriko since Dominator says set lines and doesn’t really have any new lines per se… but when you think about it, whenever Dominator specifically says someone’s PP, they actually have to bring Hidakinator in to say that one line. :D I’m so happy she gets paid for giving us one classy line. Nothing else defines the pinnacle of production cost splurging than getting a veteran to do ONE line every other episode pretty much.
And gosh, I want so much to like Mika but she’s making herself really, really unlikable. As expected, she started freaking out when she felt indirectly responsible for Akane’s grandma’s death, but then she sort of pep talks herself out of it by saying she was “simply carrying out Sibyl’s will” and she’s PLEASED that she’s “the head of Division 1” when Akane’s on standby BECAUSE HER GRANDMA WAS BRUTALLY KILLED. I don’t even want my lesbian soap opera anymore with Mika being like this in canon.
Like even Ginoza’s more likeable. He had a much better reason for being the resident sceptic, and he treated Akane oodles better than Mika treats Akane… and that’s when Mika’s Akane’s junior, to boot. I think Mika’s really poorly written by this point. She simply exists to leak relevant information to Akane that she couldn’t have known otherwise on her own whenever the plot demands. Why did she randomly go and tell Akane about Kamui’s beef with Tougane Pharmaceuticals at THAT moment? Mika’s characterisation is so messy and mixed up that you can “justify” her behaviour at ANY given moment by saying “oh, she wants to spite Akane”, “oh, she doesn’t trust Akane”, or “she wants to one-up her”. I don’t see why Mika (who could’ve served the same functions but been portrayed much more sympathetically) has to be so unlikable within the narrative.
And??? Akane’s reaction to her grandma’s death was really weak. Like… OH NO I AM SO UPSET. *five seconds later* HELL yeH watch me MAKE DEDUCTIONS and own UR FACE TOUGANE.
And seriously, who the hell turns into a LATENT CRIMINAL when someone (presumably an Inspector or Enforcer, because you have no reason to believe criminals can get their hands on Dominators) points a bloody Dominator at you?
And it’s not just ONE mook, but all these mooks go “Eek! A dominator! My PP is above 100! I am so scared!”
Why should they be afraid? For all they know they’re just a bunch of Inspectors who took down a latent criminal…? I don’t get the shrieking.
And it’s so weak that the Bureau doesn’t get any explosives. Lulz. They’re sitting ducks. Basically pod people who point Dominators at people and shoot.
I feel so not-invested in this series at this point, even though it should really be the most exciting moment ever narratively speaking.