Considering Mika's position, losing means he dies, speaking from the in-world assumption. It also means Tekkadan would be all but defenseless against the mobile suits or Gundams, of which Chocolate-san is well on the way to getting for the grand rematch against Mika.Mythgarr wrote:I wonder if we have a hint from Mikazuki's inverted letters writing there...
Ein is an interesting character to follow. Maybe in the end he will become more than "not-Jerid"
Jerid could be "Not-Ein" in the future if Ein's path is told perfectly.
I think by nearing tenth episode, Mika needs to lose once or twice to make him more interesting. Orga has experienced a plan sidetracked by a traitor and keeps his cool. I wonder what would happen if Mika lose.
Of course, having him lose and still live and Barbatos not getting captured somehow would be very appreciable by episode ten, I agree. Just the how of it... we'll see. Next episode looks like a tough new battle.
Speaking of battles, if Mika continues to struggle as he has I don't see him having to lose for it to get tiring watching him fight. So far we've avoided the trouble of him curb-stomping the competent pilots, or at least pulling off some cool moves while he does it. In other words, the entertainment value remains more or less strong. How that will hold up for a ten episode winning streak does get worrisome though. Unless Okada really is just that good at writing MS battle choreography. So far she seems to be keeping the standard.