With the streak of a tear, Like morning dew
*Puts on full nerd costume* Well, ackchually he tried to prevent the incarnation by killing the beherit apostle before it could happen but didn't make an attempt on Griffith himself then, and didn't take a shot at Slan directly in the Qliphoth either.
Agreed, I have pondered before just how significant a small scar, even one easily hidden by his hair, could be for the people of Falconia. Could "break the spell" a little bit, especially for those who knew him when he was human.
Yeah, it would be so hilariously fitting that they begin turning on him, or at least become resistant enough to complicate things, over something so superficial.
BTW, Ganishka made mention of marking god; maybe even Apostles would look at him differently! Either you're perfect or you ain't, I'd already be the next shithead Apostle, about to get his head crushed by Zodd, whispering, "So, the boss turns into a fucking little boy?... Dude, my transformation is cooler than that and I look like a giant dog toy covered in dildos."
True, but I think that's where his goons could come into play. Whether hunted down by Irvine in some gigantic forest, pursued by Rakshas in damp tunnels or hounded by Locus' apostles corps in open terrain, I feel like there'd be no lack of challenge on their way. Not to mention, of course, Femto's amigos who slipped in when Fantasia was unleashed.
But you're right, Miura would have no doubt gone above and beyond our expectations...
Well, now I certainly have specific expectations not likely to be met! We'll end up with the boss rush play mode version in Falconia. Guts and co will have to climb the giant Pandemonium Pagoda (pagodamonium) at the end to reach Griffith.
Yeah, based on what they've said, I don't expect much more than the bare minimum, and that's probably for the best. I'd be fine with them having clear time lapses where it's understood stuff happened and it's up to us to fill it in.
It's inevitable to some to degree, though I hope they're able to put the right spin on it so it feels cogent and cohesive. Their treatment of Guts vs. Griffith didn't show a lot of aptitude for clear, concise subtlety though.