[dragon] Response and observation
ryoushi at gdronline.it
Mon Oct 28 10:40:27 EST 2002
> I have absolutely no idea why people are accusing Nakamuro... I think
> it may have to do with them not wanting to like any Phoenix, and since
> there is no reason not to like Nakamuro (he's the only Phoenix
> character *I* like), they're trying to come up with reasons to accuse
> him. Or not... I really don't know. Personally, my money's on Taeruko
> or Hochiu, but I could be wrong.
What? No, no, wait a sec. I am not trying to discredit Nakamuro just
'cause he is a Phoenix. In fact I think Nakamuro is one of the most
interesting Phoenix characters. And I think that if he was the one, then
it would be really cool: he would be torn between his duties (that maybe
pushed him to ally with Tamori) and his feelings that it is wrong.
Suddenly he would be a much more interesting character, just as Shaitung
is one of the most interesting (if not _the_ most interesting)
character: she is not a linear simple character, she is a round
character, and the situations she has found herself in (having her clan
move to the Phoenix, fight in place of her father that disappered, then
discover that Tamori is now allied with the SL, and more recently the
whole story with Nakamuro) make her a great character. Initially she
just had this blind hate for the Phoenix, but now she is realising that
things are as simple as they look and she is starting to trust people: I
think that's an amazing character evolution, that has been very well
written by the story team.
Similarly if Nakamuro was involved, this would in no way mean I'll found
him less interesting, expecially if he actually didn't want to ally with
Tamori and did it either because of rage or because someone else told
So please don't confuse the two things.
Now to reply to Jimmy_Neal, the arguments against Nakamuro are many and
it would take too long to describe them all. None of them is in any way
enough to give us certainty that he was the one, and in fact even
considering them all we can only suspect: they are not proves, but more
like hints. Still I presented them (and some other people before and
after me) because it seemed interesting and I was curious to hear
A first step is to restrict the possible candidates to those who could
actually speak for the clan. I understand what you meant but Tamori was
actually looking for a more literal meaning. Tsuge is the Dragon's
general in the war against the Phoenix: that's as high as it can get
without being a daimyo!
Similarly for the Phoenix the possible candidates are the 5 elemental
masters and possibly Aikune. At the time, those could be the only
serious people with the power to speak for their clan.
Reading "Fire and Air", it seemed to me that people like Hochiu and
Taeruko could not be the ones because they actually fight Tamori (if
they didn't, Tamori couldn't have touched them). Nor is Riake as she
died. This leaves Nakamuro (who fled taking Shaitung) and Ningen who was
muttering (No, no, no, and didn't move a finger... quite suspicious).
Other things were what Tamori says to Shaitung when they meet (he
laughes that she didn't realize who it was to ally with him... and
Nakamuro is just standing there). Other possible clues that people found
were the fact that Nakamuro knew so much about Oracles (so that he knew
that they needed to start the war) and his behavious in Shiro Tamori
(which many interpreted as regret).
There were also many arguments against this idea, that people in the
list proposed. In particular the main one is that given Nakamuro's
story, he should hate Tamori, not ally with him!
There is much more and the arguments were a bit longer than this. But I
hope this gives you a vague idea of why I suspect (and in no way accuse)
If you want to check the whole discussion, I am sure you should find it
in the archives: it was around the time "Fire and Air" came out. And a
bit after the latest fiction for the Dragons (the GCUK one).
I hope this help. :)
*sits back to meditate*
Dragon clan tattooed monk
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