Back Arrow #05 — Blowing Hot Air

February 5th, 2021


Become an interesting character or leave already.


As much as they want to make this Shu and Kai crap the center of the show, they are two of the most boring and tiresome characters. The one entertaining thing about them was constantly trying to get him to bang the girl so obviously thirsty for him, and even that has been thrown aside. They've done a poor job justifying the fanatic devotion to the fascist and genocidal empire that they're basing all this around, while even the 'benevolent' emperor has Wormtongue sitting right goddamned there, gnashing his teeth and smirking evilly in every single shot.

The writing's not getting any better all around. I guess at least they don't actually have super cannons, capable of shooting anything from anywhere, but instead, the plan was to pretend that they do. Instead of, you know, just saying "I left bombs and am going to blow them up if you don't leave." So now everybody will think that the ship is an unstoppable super menace that needs to be seized and/or destroyed, rather than just chasing off one dude. Same with the weird-ass skin-colored cover-up. We just had that all ready and set up ahead of time apparently because we're such a master planner, and are going to use THAT as our example of how Kai is simple and kind of dumb. Not, just, say, holding up your other arm.


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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    I would protest, in that for me he has become an interesting character by this week, but that’s always a silly argument since you have a different point of view.

  • Anonymous says:

    Also, I don’t think they’re portraying the emperor as benevolent. Not particularly. More like intimidating.

  • Frank says:

    Most people in this forum thread seem to enjoy the increased focus on Shu and liked this episode, so that’s highly debatable.

    Neither of them is “fanatically devoted” to the empire, nor has the emperor been portrayed as “benevolent” at all.
    People were already going after the ship to begin with, particularly because of the prophecy mentioned earlier in the story, so this assumption rests on a flawed premise that Rekka would leave them alone if they hadn’t fired the cannons.