19941Re: [Yuricon] Mai Otome 16 SPOILERIFFIC
- Jan 31, 2006--- Chalcahuite <ximatl@...> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2006, at 11:09 PM, Aaron the PK wrote:Something about her face looked like Alyssa's. But if
> >> an
> >> exodus? featuring Windbloom citzens, Mashiro, Rad
> >> holding Mikoto,
> >> Spiky Haired kid and Dyne,
> > I still think that Spikey Haired Kid (which is the
> > street urchin from episode 11 and the kid that
> > when the old woman died last episode. The kid's
> > gender is ambiguous at this point and her hair
> > too dark to be Alyssa, but the kid probably hasn't
> > a bath in years and her hair is dirty.
> The official site names her as Mimi, but the profile
> is pretty
> sparse, other than she's voiced by Mikoto's seiyuu.
she's played by Mikoto's VA, that could mean something
significant. Even though she isn't Alyssa, I was
correct that she would return later and have some
significance, at least. I still think that
locket/pendant that she tried to steal from Nina had
some significance simply because Sergei's informer
found it and knew it was Sergei's.
> > And considering the events at the end of thisNot much of a difference.
> > it seems very likely that they are in exodus.
> Actually, it will be more of an exile than an exodus
> if the future ep
> spoilers are accurate.
> >I didn't pay much attention to her outfit. The two
> >> the Midori
> >> Sentai 5, the 5 Pillars, yes all 5 of the them (2
> >> unknown, Natsuki,
> >> Shizuru, and Spidergirl, uh, I mean Nao, yes, I
> >> Nao)
> > You have no idea how happy I am that Nao became a
> > pillar. This probably means she's even more
> > now and will get to kick more ass.
> In a hideous, hideous outfit. The first ass she
> should kick is the
> costumer designer's.
mystery girl's outfits drew my attention more. I was
just happy that Nao was one of the Pillars.
> >> fade in the montage of Windbloom citizenryI can only see her as the recipient if my idea about
> >> receiving the black
> >> letters, including someone at Windbloom castle,
> >> someone wearing
> >> an Coral uniform. Insert wild speculation about
> >> Tomoe, Erstin, and
> >> the rest of Arika's class here. (My bets: Tomoe
> >> frontrunner,
> >> Irina the dark horse, though most people are
> >> thinking Erstin, as you
> >> will see.)
> > Erstin seems a very likely candidate. I don't
> > it's Tomoe though as that would almost be too
> Just because it's obvious doesn't mean that they
> won't go there.
> Given how Tomoe's been developed, it just seems
> natural for her to go
> that way, and the black letter is just recognition
> that she has the
> goods Smith is looking for, though I think she needs
> to expand her
> vision. She really should become a Go Nagai style
> villianess at this
> point. I would like her at lot more if she did.
> > Erstin would make the most sense precisey
> > because she is so close to Arika and Nina. The
> > two possible suspects in my mind are Irina and
> > but Erstin seems the most likely.
> I just don't buy Erstin as a villain of any sort. I
> don't think she
> has it in her. I can see Irina being seduced by the
> offer of
> technology, but even still, Tomoe is still the best
> candidate, given
> all the development they've given her in that
the Black Letters subjugating the will of the user was
> > Another possibility is that Arika was theOh, my mistake.
> > This would especially make sense if Arika is an
> > articifial being or experiment planted by the
> > Letter group as you have suggested.
> Not my theory, that one is MellowRG's.
> > I have two possible explanations for this. First,I couldn't remember if they showed that guy's face or
> > this could be a result of her getting the Black
> > Letter. The exact role of the Black Letters is
> > unclear at this point. The natural assumption is
> > they are sent to sleeper agents telling them its
> > to do their job.
> > But I don't think it's that simple. I suspect
> > the Black Letters actually subjugate the will of
> > recipient and force them to carry out Mr. Smith's
> > will. Everytime someone has recieved a Black
> > we only see the person's hands opening the letter
> > holding it. I don't think we have ever seen their
> > faces as they open it.
> Episode 7 when Arika first started working
> construction. The foreman
> delivered an envelope containing a black letter to a
> guy pushing a
> wheelbarrow. He opened it, saw what was inside, cut
> to his surprised
> reaction and he hurried off so as to not alert the
> foreman what was
> in his letter. That was the only time we saw a
> reaction shot, and he
> was one of the standard SLAVE master, as it were, so
> I think they are
> initially sleeper agents, but if they use a crystal,
> we know that the
> power in the crystal tends to consume them,
> especially the new ones.
not. However, Nagi and Mr. Smith were talking about a
new kind of Black Letter (or maybe it was the new
Slave, but I think it was a new letter) which could
have been my Will Subjugating Letter.
> > My second theory is this. Erstin and Tomoe areI had thought that, but the Doremi sub had Arika
> > heavily implied lesbians. What if the two of them
> > a relationship in the past?
> I don't think these two hooked up before. If
> anything, Erstin might
> recognize a kindred spirit and be hesitant about
> that, but, as Zyl's
> mum said, the reason is probably that it's still too
> early to catch
> Tomoe as the villain. ;)
> >> Nina is by the gazebo singing the Harmonium
> >> song, that
> >> everybody knows. As she winds down, Erstin and
> >> start up the
> >> other verse.
> > The Harmonium only needed three "Keys" right?
> The hints: the three circles, only two lighted,
> Nina, Mashiro and
> Arika knowing 3 different verses to the same song,
> seem to suggest
> that the Harmonium requires 3 people, but we don't
> know for sure yet.
> > Didn't
> > Mashiro also know part of the song?
> Yes, she knows an entirely different verse from Nina
> and Arika.
> Erstin only learned the verse that Arika knows.
saying that they all knew different parts of the song.
On hindsight, this was probably just a translation
> >Perhaps she was unable to fire the gun and hit him
> >> We get treated to another Nina
> >> flashback, where she is
> >> holding a gun at Sergey, and he is extending his
> >> hand, blood dripping
> >> down his forehead.
> > Which explains Sergei's nifty little scar.
> Possibly. Nina was shakily holding a gun, while
> Sergey was extending
> his hand and presumably trying show her that he's
> safe, and there's
> nothing to fear. But, we still don't how he got it,
> and it doesn't
> look like the type of wound a grazing bullet might
with it instead. Regardless, I think she saw
something significant when they met. I think Sergei
lost his gun in a scuffle with someone (I suspected
Rena, but was unaware of the age differences) and Nina
was scared of Sergei because of seeing that.
> > Here'sI was thinking this because of the opening showing
> > some food for thought: What if Nina saw Sergei
> > Rena (or someone else) and then tried to shoot him
> > fear?
> I think Rena was dead long before Sergey came of
Sergei over her dead body. Again, I was unaware of
the age difference between the two.
> > It would really have to pull someWhile I felt the first episode or two where better
> > amazing stuff for be to call it "better than
> > but if it keeps things up it will certainly be
> If we don't get a reset, then it automatically
> places a notch higher.
than HiME's opening episodes, I'm unsure on the other
early episodes. I'll wait until Otome is over and I'm
rewatching (the legit release of) HiME.
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