Subject: [FFML] Re: [Ranma/Fist of the North Star] Can't Go Back, Part 1
From: Benjamin Goldberg
Date: 11/12/2002, 10:52 PM
To: zaxxon@sfcreators.com
CC: ffml@anifics.com


zaxxon@sfcreators.com wrote:

* Benjamin Goldberg (goldbb2@earthlink.net) [021112 16:13]:
[snip]
Why would Cologne tell Ranma of the existance of a style which could
counter the Southern Cross style of Shin?  After all, she does want
him to marry Shampoo and father some
great-great-great-granddaughters for her to train, and if he goes
out and does this, he could end up dead.

Because Shin is more powerful then Cologne and Happosai combined, and
won't let a loose-end like Ranma represents alone.

Why wouldn't he leave Ranma et. al. alone?  Unless Shin *knows* Ranma's
going to come back and bug him.

That if not stopped, Shin played to kill Ranma's family and friends,
including the Nerima Wrecking Crew, Happosai, and Cologne....

Why does Ranma immediately go after the North Star Successor, rather
than trying to improve in ways that don't require so much
travelling?  Just because Cologne *says* that's the only way to
defeat Shin, doesn't mean that it *is*.

In this case, Cologne is correct.

Maybe she is, but does Ranma *know* that?

I don't know the Fist of the North Start storyline too well... what
kinds of ranged attacks does Shin have, that he might use to counter
Ranma using Moko Takabisha or Kijin Raishu Dan from a distance?

To be honest, I don't know if Shin has any ranged attacks, he must
have some... but, Shin won't given an opponent such an oppunity to use
any such techniques.

Why not?  The Saotome Secret Technique has always worked before to gain
some distance :)  And if that fails, Ranma could use Umisenken to hide
himself and get away.

Where's Ryoga in this story?  Has he fallen off of the face of the
earth?

In "Return of the Fist", I don't know... Lost, probably... not that he
could help...

He'll have a part in "Can't Go Back", small or large, I'm not sure
yet....

Giving Ranma the ability to kill and heal with ease makes him rather
overpowered -- before, his ego was merely big, now it should be
through the roof.

Before, Ranma could let his ego go wild without any consequences...
But now, Ranma has to be a responsible person, or else the entire
World will suffer...

"With Great Power comes Great Responsibility." :p

Not to mention, if he's too strong, any physical conflicts will be
rather one-sided, and conflict is the heart of any good story.

There are still a number of opponents who can face a Fist of the North
Star Ranma out there...

If there are, couldn't one of them have taught Ranma enough to fight
Shin?

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