“Thank you, Yurishi-sama,” Kumoru bowed. “I just have one question, if I may.”
“What am I?”
Yurishi pondered his answer for a moment. The origins of his own birth were a mystery to him. The Goju only had fragments of their old identity. Their fealty to the Spider and the fact the majority of them were Tainted only added to the puzzle of their mind.
“Just like the Spider itself, Kumoru-san, you will have to figure that out on your own.”
YEAH! KUMORU AS A KUMO THEORY LIVES!!!
Kokujin have bloody mind control, instantly making them the coolest thing around. I hope they get a real theme in Onyx.
Kumoru just became the most interesting character in the Spider for me. That blurb at the end is from me ranting about Kumo being an actual Kumo on the facebook page... so freaking yeah! He has the same, almost human reaction to his situation as Endo's flavor text did.
Kaede is scary as shit! I imagine her as one of those ghostly white maidens from Japanese horror stories and her voice as having a constant sobbing which shrieks when angered. Spooky...
Kanpeki has a girl! Now all we need is for her to grow up and she will be awesome!
Shiabatsu has only a hundred Spiders... good, I dont like that bugger anymore, serves him right. Besides, the Susumu are loyal to Kanpeki, but really playing off the angles, very scorpion like though...
Daigotsu only Tainting Kanpeki when he killed his wife, while drastic... feels really
out of character. Daigotsu defied Gods and all hell to keep his family safe, why would he ask Kanpeki to do the opposite. I thought we were going to see an Isacc and Abraham scene where he is tainted right before he kills here to show Daigotsu's loyalty to his son or something. But nope, that was kind of sudden and left a bad taste in my mouth.
Not enough Endo...
But still, great job MAX! I loved it!
Shiba Gunichi wrote:
Well, Sora just won my vote for "coolest Spider Sohei." Less chest-thumping than Michio, less manipulative than Tetsuo, and still commendably ruthless. "Huh, all my guys are dead. Serves them right for being pansies."
I'll drink to that! I almost want to see him tainted this fall to see how he changes