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    Arcane Azmadi is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default Why Hakushuu sucks.

    I hate Hekushuu. They suck ass. I'm not saying the Dinosaurs are a weak team (although they're not really good when looked at from a subjective point of view), I'm complaining about what a crappy plot point they are.

    For the first theing, they're the most blatantly unrealistic team in the entire series- Gaou goes beyond "impossible" into "utterly friggin' ridiculous" (he's meant to be a FIRST YEAR STUDENT?!) and, no matter how much the writer likes to push the "football is a battle" angle, there's absolutely NO way a team who wins EVERY match by maiming their opponents until they forfeit would be allowed to continue playing, as Gaou would have been looking at a lifetime ban after his first game.

    Secondly, and this is rather more serious problem, they're an INCREDIBLY boring and lazy team for Riichiro Inagaki to write into the story. They have no tricks, no cunning, nothing interesting. Their strategy is simple and 1-dimensional- "Gaou kills the enemy team until they forfeit". If they actually have to play, their offensive strategy is also simple "Gaou blows everyone out of the way and we run behind him and score". Their defensive strategy marks the only minor wrinkle in the entire team: "If the opposition passes, Kisaragi steals it. If they run, Marco steals it. Repeat until Gaou gets a chance to kill their quarterback." Blah. Without Gaou, the entire team would collapse like a sandcastle caught in a tidal wave and Gaou is one of the most boring characters in the series. He's just a psycho who kills things. The fact that they're the strongest team Deimon have ever met SOLELY because of him pisses me off.

    If they're trying to push Hakushuu as the "evil" team to make them Deimon's ultimate challenge, they're wasting their time. Shinryuuji may not have been "evil" per se, but Agon was so evil he made up for it on his own and he was actually COOL. Hakushuu just seem like the last gasp effort from a writer who's run out of ideas for powerful opponents and so has fallen back on the most basic one- "we have the strongest guy ever". Very, VERY lame.
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    SiegKroxic is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Yeah I agree with you.

    Agon fights is way better and his skill is awesome!!

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    mystic_guard_sinoel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Deep thinking? In my generic Shonen manga?


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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    ^lol.

    Frankly, I think you're overemphasizing Gaou's abilities. Sure, it is annoying as hell to have such a formulaic team, but the Gaou-Kisaragi-Marcoh trio was put in to show an ostensibly 'superior' analog to Deimon's Kurita-Monta-Sena+Hiruma groupings.

    This analog set-up has pretty much been used in every match we've seen up to now, though often using different positions. Obviously this will lead to the rest of the grouping on Deimon to beating out their set opponents.

    Yea, Hakushuu is not nearly as cool or evil as Shinryuuji, but that wasn't the purpose (I think ). I've been getting the feeling Hakushuu's been built up as the non-apparent Deimon analog, just because of all the later development that was put into the later characters.

    As for exaggeration, that's been a theme within this manga...just like POT and other outrageous sports mangas.

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    away is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Gaou was probably inspired by the Incredible Hulk.

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    Shai' is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Quote Originally Posted by away View Post
    Gaou was probably inspired by the Incredible Hulk.
    Look more like a Vegeta with more muscles to me.

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    MattTaylor is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Geez! I knew fans were going to overreact to Hiruma getting injured but this is too much. First and foremost, No, Hakushu does not "suck." They're, as was said above, an analog to Deimon's legendary combo. They stand as proof that the future road for the Devilbats is not a clear one. They may be the best in Tokyo, but there's a whole lot more teams all over Japan waiting for them.

    I'm actually extremely surprised that the writers waited this long for someone to get injured. Injuries happen everyday in the NFL, and the fact that no one was hurt sofar, now that is unrealistic.

    Also consider this, Hiruma (and the Kid for that matter) both have very slight frames, they're strong, but not big enough, really, for normal football play. Both of them got by on skill. You could tell that just one good hit would take them out, and Gaou provided that good hit.

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    echoblaze is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    while i agree that hakushuu match is more boring to watch than the shinryuuji match, i don't think it due to the writer running out of the idea. afterall, it's clear that deimon is going to win, and the writer will still need to write the Christmas Bowl match (which, obviously, cannot be a rehash of this strength battle).

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    yondaime23 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    i agree.. i think, it would've been better if its deimon vs. oujou in the finals..

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    Mikazuchi is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Hmph, the league seems to be just fine with anything dirty or unsportsmanlike. Just look at the Amino Cyborgs, I don't even have to say what they were shooting their players up with. What makes you think they'd ban Gaou for breaking players on the field when they already allow those guys to pop pills in broad daylight?

 

 
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