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Old 2009-08-26, 16:25   Link #21
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Another thought. There is no guarantee that Mikuru (big) is telling the truth about herself. She and Mikuru (small) could well be the same intelligence in two different bodies. Just that Mikuru (small) employs a moe-blob facade to deter possible suspicion, and she enjoys making that snarky caveman think that she needs protecting.
You have some of the best "thinking outside the box" ideas I've ever read. This one above is particularly amusing and pleasing to me.

Rep points for this and your Nagato thoughts.

Edit: Dang! Can't rep you yet. Have to spread rep around first...
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Old 2009-08-26, 17:26   Link #22
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I think a lot of her demonstrated incompetence can be traced back to her being a low ranking member of her faction who was never supposed to interact with Haruhi to any significant degree. She states as much in BLR at least, though that might need to be take with few kilos of salt.

So I suspect she's in a near constant state of panic, after her mission goes pear shaped and she's dragged right into the middle of the storm, all thanks to Kyon. Its a wonder she doesn't hate the boy.
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Old 2009-08-26, 17:29   Link #23
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There is no guarantee that Mikuru (big) is telling the truth about herself. She and Mikuru (small) could well be the same intelligence in two different bodies.
Two different bodies with identical defining features?
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Old 2009-08-26, 17:41   Link #24
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Two different bodies with identical defining features?
No reason why she can't clone herself, either biologically, or have any number of duplicate wholly-synthetic bodies representing as many different ages as she feels the need for. And for this particular assignment, she might be maintaining these identical identifying features ('young' Mikuru and 'old' Mikuru) to deflect suspicion and to avoid blowing Kyon's poor caveman mind.
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Old 2009-08-26, 18:10   Link #25
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Except, the feature in question is the very thing Big Mikuru used to actually confirm her identity... before Kyon even knew about it.
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Old 2009-08-26, 18:46   Link #26
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I have always wondered what did mikuru mean when she said that :

"If something should happen so I cannot become a bride, will you take me...?" (from baka-tsuki)

Any clue ?
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Old 2009-08-26, 20:28   Link #27
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At that point, Mikuru was so tramautized by being treated like such a sex toy, that she felt she was sullied and unsuited for marraige. Her asking Kyon to take her was really a desperate plea in her mind, because at that moment she saw herself as nothing more than an object.
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Old 2009-08-26, 20:33   Link #28
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You really pity the girl in canon. In Haruhi-chan, you say a prayer every time she appears.
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Old 2009-08-26, 20:40   Link #29
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At that point, Mikuru was so tramautized by being treated like such a sex toy, that she felt she was sullied and unsuited for marraige. Her asking Kyon to take her was really a desperate plea in her mind, because at that moment she saw herself as nothing more than an object.
That's terrible. @_@;
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Old 2009-08-26, 20:42   Link #30
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In terms of Mikuru's lack of knowledge of her own future, I can't help but consider a certain character.

Spoiler for for the Sneering Bastard:
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Old 2009-08-26, 23:04   Link #31
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Worth pointing out that
Spoiler for Volumes 4, 7 and the currently unadapted part of 5:


So yeah, Mikuru is probably better off not knowing anything. "Ignorance is bliss," after all.
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Old 2009-08-27, 00:38   Link #32
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I personally think that Mikuru really shouldn't have the title of "moeblob." No question that she's a tower of moe, but the amount of stuff she puts up with is something that very few humans can deal with before snapping or quitting.

I think the anime shows a lot of her moe actions, since it's a visual media, but she's truly a character who is important to the series. Many things in the SOS-Dan wouldn't of been possible if not for Mikuru-chan. The big flaw I see in her character is that we don't really know all that much about HERSELF. We just know about her duties and her conversations with Kyon.
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Agreed, I think K-On! provides us with a character more deserving of that title.
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Old 2009-08-27, 02:59   Link #34
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In terms of Mikuru's lack of knowledge of her own future, I can't help but consider a certain character.

Spoiler for for the Sneering Bastard:
You are right actually.
Spoiler for novel 7, 9 and 6:


However, how about their bosses? What they think about it? Whr Mikuru(Big) is really the nly boss after all?
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Old 2009-08-27, 04:18   Link #35
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Where has it been said that Mikuru(small) is genuinely helpless? Perhaps she is simply so competent and dedicated to her mission that she is able to put on a flawless show of incompetence. Who would suspect that the (seemingly) helpless little girl is actually the most dangerous opponent?
If that turns out to be the case, then she might rank up on my list... but from what we've seen/read in E8 and other instances... I'm not too sure about that.

I'm with Kyon on my views of Mikuru... she really would leave a laser gun on a train... well, at least she's cute.
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Old 2009-08-27, 11:58   Link #36
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Well...you could always make the laser internal so she can't drop it....
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Old 2009-08-28, 16:05   Link #37
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I will forever feel sorry for Mikuru, she suffers so that no one else has to.
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Old 2009-08-28, 20:35   Link #38
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I don't think she's competent and merely hiding behind a facade, though I like that as a theory. In terms of what makes her the person she becomes later...

Spoiler for Book 4, 6 and 7 (look out!):
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Old 2009-08-29, 04:24   Link #39
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Sorry to derail a bit, but:
Spoiler for Volume 8 - Editor in Chief★Straight Ahead!:
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I love this Snow White's solution to the problem at the end.
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