K, so been watching Gundam SEED (& Destiny) and I must say I've been a little disappointed with Destiny. Kira is a little whiny/wishy-washy about fighting, but he has
|Intervention/Prevention of combat, not unlike Celestial Being |
goals and does what he has to to accomplish them. He does his very best to disable enemies instead of killing them (in spite of what other characters would say) and is freaking awesome. He even eventually convinces Athrun to join the neutral side (end GS)
Then comes Destiny (and Shinn Asuka) Suddenly, Athrun is all mad at Kira and their (continued) policy of destroying/disabling the weapons of both sides and preventing either side from wiping out the other (in any given battle) is now making things worse. . . ? Shinn, now apparently the main character, is a total ass. He's a child. Sure, Kira's "I don't want to fight anymore." can get a little
|Though it should be noted that his distaste for fighting doesn't prevent him from doing so when he feels that he must fight in order to protect people. He might whine, but he doesn't back down so this only counts as half a fault. |
but he's such a better protagonist than Shinn. Cagalli isn't able to stop Orb from joining the Alliance? All her fault and has nothing to do with the fact that she's not an absolute Monarch, obviously, and Shinn berates her about it. Shinn doesn't like a command decision, he ignores it and then berates the commander for making the decision. Athrun fails to defeat what is considered to be the most powerful/skilled
mobile suit in combat, he's incompetent and Shinn will let him know that at every opportunity. Shinn stubs his toe on a desk, he goes on a rampage and kills all the desk-makers within a hundred mile radius. . .and feels justified about it.
Damn, I know it's Kira's thing to make sure he doesn't kill his opponents, but seriously. If he would have just made an exception for Shinn their fight would have been over in seconds
and the rest of the season would be much better.
I do not like
Shin Asuka, and cannot wait until I get to see Kira/Athrun put him in his place. Y'all's thoughts?