So did you think I was too harsh on Hime? I guess you can't tell it's one of my favorite shows like that-- I tend to be even harsher on shows I really like. It's just that I can never get over ShizNat, personally I think Natsuki just is the buttmonkey of the franchise. WHY DOES EVERYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO HER?
XD A's has been considered by many to be the best part of the franchise. It's funny to link it to what may be the best part of Star Trek. "The Best of Both Worlds"
It's not too hard to see what's so appealing about our heroes fighting an insanely menacing enemy. It's not just powerful; it literally steals what you are made of. Isn't it terrible that your own abilities can be used against yourself and your friends? And then you add what the Borg did to Picard, and what the book did to Hayate. These are enemies that do more than kill you; they really just keep consuming til there's nothing left of you.
Ironically, Hayate DID become their leader. But she's not bald; maybe that's what is holding her back?
Lol, Kyubey and Cardassians. Well, he is pale like them. So he's Gul Dukat-- is he gonna collect all the seeds and shoot fire at them? >.>
He was a great villain, however I really couldn't take the part where he got superpowers seriously.
Not bad, Archon. I see your point on the Book of Darkness now.
Truthfully, if Kyubey had emotions, I'd compare him more to Cardassians than to the Borg. The Cardassians treated the Bajorans as a lesser people who were only there to help Cardassians gather fuel and resources. This is how Kyubey and his people are treating humans.
About the Book of Darkness; I think I got the idea because its goal is to basically consume... but not just that; it's also its abilities to use whatever abilities they have taken from their victims.
-- A cold, amoral and heartless thing that is really beyond our comprehension
-- It's sole goal was to gather magic; it is a combination of all the technology and magic it took, much like how the borg are made of all the species they assimilated
-- I think it's appropriate that its message to us was "Your magical and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own"
-- Resistance is futile, for sure.
-- Not only can it adapt and is nigh invulnerable, it is also capable of using stolen (assimilated) attacks and abilities
-- It usually can only be slowed down, not destroyed due to amazing defense and regenerative powers.
-- It is the most powerful threat both of the protagonist factions have faced. (Well, excluding Q and stuff, but...)
Hayate and Picard were basically freed through the power of friendship and personal willpower. Of course, it usually the master is voluntary...