Neither can I, Digi, but it had to be stated.
With the statement about Rhode being a Noah, that I see as the sole way that she can get away with the duplication of a power. Yet it is still something we have seen before. I would like to see something diffrent from a General, expecialy someone who is both desperate not to return to the order as well as cunning.
One more stray thought just came to me, what if Cross is simular to Allen? In otherwords his eyepatch is actually covering a curse from an Akuma, and that might be why he is able to convert them. That may also cover the "I look like the akuma" thing too (depending on the curse), if your idea about the innocence is right.
I think we'll find out more about Cross's powers in the future... maybe even the next few chapters. We've been speculating about his Innocence for a long time, so I guess we should just wait until things calm down in the next few chapters and we have time for an explanation. I don't think Hoshino-sensei will forget about that. ^^;;
That could be why Cross took Allen in, then... it'd explain about that... but who was the precious person who he wanted revived? :3 Or who he DID revive... in an earlier version of DGM, Cross did appear, but the protagonist really was an akuma who had also been given a weapon. Maybe that happened to Cross?
(On a random note, I'm just reading Tsubasa - DAMN IT that manga is the best thing ever, getting dark like that. It really is. Hoshino-sensei needs to put down DBZ and Berserk and pick that up, because DGM needs to return to its dark roots and screw some more people around like that.
Also, Fai looks ridiculously like a mirrored Lavi in some scenes.)
Wow, what the hell just happened?!
So Cross's innocence is to become a skeleton?? What? Why? And it seems the Earl uses some kind of sorcery to protect his Ark? Or whatever "egg" is precious to him? The Heart?
In any case, the whole "Chaoji stalls for long enough for Allen or Lavi to launch a surprise attack" thing was more or less on the money, I think, so I'm gonna give myself totally unneeded props for that. And Cross returning was unfortunately seen a mile away... which means it's kind of a shame, but at least they've kept enough mystery going in exactly what he was doing earlier so it's not just "Oh, and then Cross turns up cos he happened to be walking past right then. And then he kills them all. And they have a party." solution it could have been.
Really wanna see what happens next now... :(
Cross's Innocence was that woman's body on a cross thing that blew up the bottom of the Ark. I guess the skeleton thing was just a mask or something? If it really was a full transformation, his clothes would have changed too, right? Eh, who knows. We'll find out in two weeks, I hope.
At least these chapters weren't super-predictable. They must be almost over...
wow never saw that coming dues ex machina! Wow cross finally shows up and shows his apprentice whose still on top. Wow lets hope Cross doesn't look cool for nothing. It seems that Allen and co. will have a chance to escape now.
It really is a deus ex machina, since Cross has the powers of God. XD Although in all honesty, it's not really that hard to make Allen look powerless and ineffective. Pretty much every other character has done that at some point in the series.
...Which reminds me, where are they escaping to? There's no exit!
Dude, you said it yourself. Cross has godly powers. He'll make an escape. And he'll convert Tiki to the good side. And Road. And OF COURSE, he's brought Crowley and Kanda with him.
...Oh come on, that would be incredibly lame if Cross just found a way out for everyone. And what about Kanda and Crowley? Have we seen the last of them, since he DIDN'T bring them with him (they're in another dimension by now)? So I guess that Tiki is a goner. Darn.
I think Cross is a parasite type. Look at that eye...
This better be at least an interesting deus ex machina...
That might explain why he was able to train Allen, then. Since the two types invocate differently, how could someone who uses one type of Innocence teach other? (So I guess Chaoji is going to Tiedoll? Haha, but I can't see Cross ever working with Crowley - that's Allen's duty.)
I'm just waiting for everyone to go back to HQ.