Kaiken wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Digsu wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:57 am
Kaiken wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:31 am
Hey, that's still pretty dark for Tokimune to do so. Plus, the rest of them (Tony and whatever the white one's name was) were fine with it, too.
Or is it that Tokimune actually took over the command as the actual leader, assuming Gin is no more. He took care that the rest of officers/VIP dogs are out of the way so no one would object - Smith gone after Sakura, Moss back to his owner (after living in wild for years even before Akakabuto), Kurotora, too, off. Maybe he even killed the wolves?
Tokimune did a takeover and nobody noticed! Now that's a theory.
Personally, I've always just assumed it was Tokimune cracking under the combined pressure of Gin and co having been gone for years and humans suddenly turning against the Ohu dogs - we don't know how good a leader he was and the two factors could have made him take drastic measures out of desperation.
But, again, early GDW had more than a few issues with continuity so we can't even know for certain if "Tokimune was kind of an asshole" is even considered canon at this point.
What issues do you mean, other than the timeline?
Well, it mostly has
to do with the timeline and some things just not adding up.
The narration states that Blue went to Ohu five years ago and was met with nothing but gun-toting humans, while Tesshin's flashback in volume 11 shows Ohu in a relatively peaceful state only months before Weed's birth. (incidentally, the "revelation" of Blue being a former Ohu soldier despite literally only once visiting the place is another example of early GDW's hoard of bizarre and pointless red herrings about Ohu now being corrupt)
It tries to weakly handwave this by stating that "there had been some conflicts with the humans", but it's far from being the gunfire-filled hellhole Blue's backstory makes it sound like. It also does
reference the "no unauthorized personnel around Gajou" by stating that Lucy was the only female allowed there, though there's no mention of the supposed death penalty.
There's also the matter of many of the veteran soldiers supposedly not having lived in Ohu for years - Ken says he hasn't seen Cross in six years upon seeing her again - despite Gin's flashback from volume 35 showing almost all the main characters from GNG in Ohu two years prior. This includes Gin himself despite the fact that he and his possé had supposedly been away for several years by the time Kaibutsu began causing trouble.
There's also generally the fact that nobody
brings up the fact that the top dogs at Ohu were supposedly executing females and pups for trespassing after Kaibutsu shows up. Given the strict code of honor the army runs on, you'd think someone would let Gin know that was happening while he was away.