Am I Heartless? <story spoiler>
g'day all, I'm new here and I thought I'll introduce myself by asking people to rate me as a heartless b@stard or a person with a "different" persepective on Tae's death. I know its been a while since her death but it has really been bugging me that there is a large percentage of people sad with her death while I couldn't be happier.
Before you rate me as a b@stard though, please hear me out with an open mind.
Still with me..cool. Here I go. Firstly, the main response I keep hearing from Tae fans is that she's "different", "you don't her judge by appearance", "What's inside is much more important that Reika's hot body", blah blah blah. I completely agree with all that but it is not the reason why I was happy she was gone. I propose a question to all you Tae fans: does she really deserve our action hero Kurono?
When they met during the alien attack on the school, in Tae's eyes Kurono was fearless, strong and won't just sit there waiting to be killed. In any circumstances, I throught if a guy was willing to risk his life to save a person, that person will unconsciously be drawn to her rescurer. Added to the fact that Tae was never popular with guys,the experience she felt must had been something extrordinary. As a result, I thought it was natural, almost obvious for Tae to fall in love with Kurono. My main argument here is that it could have been anybody that would fall in love with Kurono. It just happened to be Tae.
In Kurono's perspective, he has never really felt love in my opinion. With any of the other gantz females, it was probably more like "lust". With Tae, like most of her fans would support, there's really nothing to "lust" for in terms of her physcial appearance. <I don't mean that in a negative way btw> Throughout the manga, we really didn't see Kurono in any forms of close relationship with a female before meeting Tae. This suggusts to me that for the first time in his life, he has experience companionship with a girl. He had met someone who he could talk to. Again what I'm trying to say is, the girl that Kurono could comfortably talk to just happens to be Tae.If he go out and meet more people, he'll probably realise that Tae was nothing that special.
Did Tae deserve Kurono? Did she do anything noteworthy besides cried a lot and gave Kurono "special service"? Could we have replaced her with any other female character and the manga would feel the same? Perhaps instead of me being happy that Tae is dead, I'm actually happy that the "Kurono's female support role" is over. I know that the role Tae played is vitual for the continuation of the story but it just left me wondering if it could have performed better. That's enough rambling on my behalf, if you're still reading this I thank you for your time. Now rate me as a heartless b@stard or a person with "different" perspective. Again, nice meeting you all.
Edit: I'm also looking for a person who can make me one of those gantz picture in the signature area. Help me if you can please.
Re: Am I Heartless? <story spoiler>
Uhh, yeah. She freakin DIED for him. I'm no Tae fan, however the Mangaka has decided that Tae makes Kurono happy, and if you read any of his other works, you'd understand why he brought her back rather then just stick Kurono with Reika (....or Sei... or Kishimoto....)
Originally Posted by ecarret