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Old 2013-02-07, 16:13   Link #5851
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Originally Posted by cyberdemon View Post
Durandal has been a chess master all through the war until the end. Him and Rey groomed Shinn to become the one to fight Kira. It would honestly make a great deal of sense in this case if he built the impulse as a means to counter Kira if the assassination attempt failed (or it succeeded and Kira went on a rampage as a result). It gave a VERY specific advantage to Shinn in a fight against Kira that other mobile suits would've failed from not having. He put off giving Shinn the Destiny since Shinn would need that advantage more in a fight against Kira and the Freedom than just having raw power.
I don't think Durandal even expected to have Freedom interfering that far ahead. The Impulse must've been designed for some time before Destiny.
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