PhantomWriter wrote:All the uproar immediately dying down after the Kyoto arc was ten shades of bad. It's to maintain the status quo, of mysteries of the week or whatever, I suppose, but it removes all tension from the story because nothing has weight then. There's no immediate, permanent, and severe consequences to the thing that everyone was so worried about in the first place. Especially jarring when they just go back to normal case stuff like KID stealing a gem and a Heiji romance subplot thing.
PhantomWriter wrote:The reason I'm so antsy is partially because, relative to other characters, the Kudos have avoided a lot of the more permanent negative effects of being tied to the main plot, like deaths of people close to them or their family being torn apart. It's not to say that it necessarily needs to be the case, but they're the exception to it compared to a lot of the other characters tied to the main plot (the ones that we know details about their backgrounds), so it stands out to me and I wouldn't say it's in a good way.
It also feels jarring, for a want of a better term, when a major story thing that's part of the premise doesn't get that follow through. It's so jarring because that's something constantly hammered throughout the series- if the Organization finds out Kudo's possibly alive, they're going to hunt him down and kill him, because that's what they do in literally every other situation like this. Then, when the time finally comes, the consequences aren't happening yet. It's somewhat anticlimactic.
(I'll grant that Rum needs to find Kudo, sure, and that's on par with Rei trying to flush Akai out with the Scar Akai act, but it needs to come to a head at a reasonable point. The Bourbon arc was riddled with pacing problems and he'd be best to avoid those now.)
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