Friday, February 20, 2009

Rideback Episode 6

Rideback girl... is real.

I think that episode 6 is mainly about the dubious nature of GGP's actions rather more than a display or Rin's awesomenes. In this episode, we see a group of teens, Rin's brother included being given a set of unmarked ridebacks to use in rampaging down the street. The youths, being oblivious to their real roles as sacrificial lambs for the GGP's new RideBacks bite the bait and go on a rampage, smashing some windshields on the way... Until the white RideBacks we heard of in episode 4 come in and annihilate the rowdy motorbike gang. Yes, I meant Annihilate. That's what the GGP wanted to happen. To test their tech against "expendables". How very revealing...

Okay. The new RideBacks have arrived and in yet another embarrassing situation for the GGP, Rin undermines them again by dodging her way into helping Kenji, which ultimately failed. That's it. She's cornered. Have we seen the last of Rin? Maybe, but most probably not. You see, Rin's character has developed yet again in this episode. In line with the saying "... fool me twice, shame on me", Rin has made fools of the GGP for the second time and this time, she may not get away lightly.

What does this mean for the characters? Well, for one, Kenji is someone I don't mind dying. He's not even 1/8 of his sister in terms of awesomeness. Maybe he thinks that his little 180 turn to confuse the RideBack is cool, but it isn't. He's a fucking wannabee on wheels. And if he did at least not get manhandled by the RideBacks, then it's cool, but he didn't. He fell like everyone else. How ironic that he who knows alot about theory is the weak in practical use. Damn, if he were a tad better then we should've had a formidable underminer force.

This has something to say about Rin too. For one, she puts feelings above common sense. For the second time, she did something reckless and very risky (first is helping Shouko). Yea yea, fear gives her the adrenaline rush and saving her bro might be reason enough, but that kind of attitude is precisely what gets perfectly good heroes killed. And besides, Kenji is some lad whose not worth saving anyway, not worth the life of the best heroine of 2009.

And me <3 GGP chick

Stay tuned.

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