How do the important people always manage to survive while the rest of the peons drop like flies?
Shame on people who resign their fate to God. Learn from Mr. Bushido a lesson from Hagakure:
A General, when pacing through his camp the night before a major battle, caught a few soldiers preparing incense and sacrifices. He asked them what for, and they replied that they were planning to appease a local god for success. Furious at their attitude, he berated them, “Do not appease any god or anyone for victory. Rather, be resolved to cut him down in halves and walk between them if he dares to obstruct us in any way.”
This is the proper attitude of a samurai.
Mannequin sounds more like an amateur than a Colonel. War is about killing people—no matter how you slice it. If you can’t fire a bullet into someone’s chest, don’t be a soldier; if you can’t launch a plan that sends thousands of bullets into thousands of chests, don’t be a commanding officer.
Not shooting someone who can’t shoot back is stuff of movies. In real battles, the element of surprise is crucial: shoot before the enemy can shoot back. Sometimes, that means even killing your enemy’s children before they grow up and take arms against you. Yes, it’s a harsh decision for any human being to make, but then again not any human being can become a general.
Louise, I like you so much better back in first season when you were the ditzy teenager competing with your lecherous mom for a boy. You were emo, but not psycho. Your eyes used to say, “I’m the hot little pepper that will race your heart,” but now they only say, “I’m the batshit insane bitch who will boil your blood.” Last season you were the emotional high-point of the series; this season, however, you are reduced to just the ruse that causes Saji to pull his virginal trigger.
The two remaining douche bags who still haven’t broken away from their umbilical cords yet. Well, at least Saji has already gotten his hand in blood—even if unintended. Now the question is how many more episodes will he make us wait before he plunges into hell with Setsuna while piloting a gundam suit.
In the meanwhile, Marina continues to try to cut Setsuna’s balls off by inciting him not to do the only thing he knows how—fight. Peace and kindness are good for strengthening the internal affairs of a nation, but force and sternness are necessary to overcome external foes. She should learn a lesson from her predecessor Lacus, who equips Kira with a sword that is commensurate with his desire to change the world.
Next episode, Soma and Allelujah spend some quality time alone—a ripoff of Gundam SEED 23 where Cagalli and Athrun got stranded on the deserted island, which in itself is also a ripoff of first episode of Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
If an old formula still sells, why not keep selling it? Right?