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Old 2013-07-30, 15:42   Link #4521
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We still don't know who the favorite is so it could be someone else. Personally I think it's Touma.
I read the translation, and I don't think it makes sense if it's Touma. Mikoto appeared in front of Gensei at which point he made the comment, and translation or no, it felt kind of obvious to me that he was speaking to her directly. But who knows? I'm sure we'll understand someday...
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Old 2013-07-30, 15:43   Link #4522
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Ehm, a question.
Why Misaka is Aleister's favorite while he seems not to give any fuck about her in the novels? I just can't get it. If she really was considered as his favorite, I think we would have known about that from the novels.
Or maybe in the more correct translation it's said she isn't?
He wants her to keep in AC by all means (nearly killed her mother when she wanted to take her away)
He even wanted to send jets to recover her (and only her) when the Liberal Arts City looked like it's going to be destroyed.
She is the "public face of AC", as in the only sane Level 5 that didn't went through bloody experiments, was not forced to do dirty jobs for AC, can do pretty much anything without having to take responsibility (Accel had to pay for the dmg he caused)...

There are a lot of reasons why she had so great life.

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We still don't know who the favorite is so it could be someone else. Personally I think it's Touma.
The updated translation clearly stated that it's her.
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Mikoto arrived on the roof.
Gensei: If it isn't Aleister-kun's favorite who is hidden in the shadow of the Main Plan.
Gensei: How about I use this as a trigger to awaken your sleeping power?
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Old 2013-07-30, 15:48   Link #4523
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Touma is a core, but Misaka is like a marketing tool in a way. As said, only sane one and is used as sort of a, "you can be like her, too! come to AC!"

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Old 2013-07-30, 15:52   Link #4524
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He's also Aleister's personal attack dog, in addition to being a major cog in the main plan.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:26   Link #4525
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The updated translation clearly stated that it's her.
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Gensei: If it isn't Aleister-kun's favorite who is hidden in the shadow of the Main Plan.
This doesn't refers to Mikoto.

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Gensei: How about I use this as a trigger to awaken your sleeping power?
Now he is talking about Mikoto.


So in resume, since Gensei can't lay his hands on Aleister's favorite pawns he will use Mikoto instead.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:31   Link #4526
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Gensei: If it isn't Aleister-kun's favorite who is hidden in the shadow of the Main Plan.
This doesn't refers to Mikoto.
I think it does... Mikoto arrived and then Gensei turned around and said that in a way of "greeting". To me, he was obviously referring to her.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:31   Link #4527
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I'm confused now.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:32   Link #4528
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I think it does... Mikoto arrived and then Gensei turned around and said that in a way of "greeting". To me, he was obviously referring to her.
He was talking to himself, Gensei doesn't considers test subjects as persons or victims.

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Or probably talking to Aleister like Amata did during 0930 even if he doesn't gets an answer from him.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:35   Link #4529
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He was talking to himself, Gensei doesn't considers test subjects as persons or victims.
That doesn't mean he doesn't talk to them. At any rate, he turned to give her a side-glance as he said that. He at least acknowledged her appearance. I'm still convinced he was referring to her.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:35   Link #4530
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That doesn't mean he doesn't talk to them. At any rate, he turned to give her a side-glance as he said that. He at least acknowledged her appearance. I'm still convinced he was referring to her.
Well, Mikoto, his guinea pig, arrived just in time to start the experiment.
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:39   Link #4531
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this sucks, instead of misaka, dat kihara should just transform misaki into busty lusty succubus
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:43   Link #4532
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this sucks, instead of misaka, dat kihara should just transform misaki into busty lusty succubus
Isn't she one already?
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:44   Link #4533
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Old 2013-07-30, 16:59   Link #4534
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^ Wouldn't that be the other way around for Misaka....?

(Immediately zapped!)

Also, I always thought that Kamijou was Aleister's favorite.
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Old 2013-07-30, 17:05   Link #4535
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Didn't Aleister even thought of putting Touma in a jar if the retrieve team failed on getting him back to AC asap?
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Old 2013-07-30, 17:08   Link #4536
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Didn't Aleister even thought of putting Touma in a jar if the retrieve team failed on getting him back to AC asap?
Spoiler for Index LN volume 20:


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^ Wouldn't that be the other way around for Misaka....?

(Immediately zapped!)

Also, I always thought that Kamijou was Aleister's favorite.
Spoiler for Index LN:
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Old 2013-07-30, 17:46   Link #4537
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It seems pretty obvious that Gensei was referring to Mikoto. As earlier stated, being a favorite can mean many different things. People tend to treat their "favorite whatever-it-might-be" differently. It doesn't mean you'll run in and protect it at every given chance (though it seems like Aleister might be doing exactly that when Mikoto's life is truly in danger).
Just keeping his favorite out of danger and on the sidelines (Index novels) might be his main goal. She might be his favorite esper to keep sane, and someone else might be his favorite something else.

Anywho, what's the big deal about whom Aleister freaky upside-down dude in a tube regards as a favorite? Fact is we have awesome Demon Mikoto at our hands, let's enjoy it and see whatever great twists Kamachi throws at us next ^^
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Old 2013-07-30, 17:58   Link #4538
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Finished reading Ch61 in Chinese here:
Spoiler for additional spoilers from Ch61, incl Index LN spoilers:

tl;dr - GODDAMN this was a good chapter
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Old 2013-07-30, 18:03   Link #4539
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^ Interesting~
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Old 2013-07-30, 18:03   Link #4540
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So, my guess is right, my chinese must be improving.


Touma is getting involved, though. I wouldn't be surprised if Aleister pays him a visit.
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