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Old 2008-10-21, 03:29   Link #235
Adeptus Animus
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 31
Originally Posted by arkhangelsk View Post
Poking at me ... hmm?

The problem is, if it has canon status, then no other sources are necessary to prove its existence. If it is not canon, then it doesn't matter. Canon status is decided before you started interpreting (one of the reasons being so you can't throw out a source because it has tidbits you don't like).

Frankly, if someone wants to say the novel is non-canon because it contradicts the anime, a much better point of complaint is where are those "less than 5%" AAA mages!
The difference between those two is that 'less then 5%' was never contradicted. We see tons of below AAA mages in the anime, but the amount of AAA and higher can be counted on your hands, which only supports this.

Conscription, however, was never suported by the anime, nor any of the other sources, and continously disproven by all the characters who are bing given a choice. Yes, you can say 'but those characters had high-ranking people guarding them!' but if anyone can apparenty ignore that rule by choice without any repircussions, does that rule exist at all?

Furthermore, the anime, manga and soundstages does everything to depict the TSAB as the friendly neighborhood watch rather then the big evil military that kidnaps kids for their army. Point in this case being the currently debated High Council, if the TSAB really doesn't want to bother looking nice, why do they have to hide their lower humanitarian research?

I have no problem accepting information from any of the three conanical sources, however the Novel has already shown to be directly contradicting all three, so everything it states should be taken with a grain of salt. If the information it states is not directly contradicted, then we can safely incorporate it. If what it states is directly contradicted, then the novel, which has already shown itself to be out of line, is the source that will be seen as non-canon.

Last edited by Keroko; 2008-10-21 at 04:11.
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