August 17, 2010

Strike Witches -- how it ends?

Man, when I come down with Engineer's Disease, I get it bad. Let's put some pieces together, shall we?

1. Mysterious diagrams left behind by Dr. Miyafuji.
2. A tendency of the writers to deliberately "rhyme" with the first series.
3. In the first series, Akagi flew.
4. Yamato is coming in from Fuso by sea.

What do I see coming? How about this? An amazing device which can be mounted in Yamato, which when powered by a very strong witch (guess who?), gives the entire ship the ability to fly, and gives it a mondo shield. And in the end, Yamato will directly attack the new Neuroi nest from the air using its legendary 18" guns.

Whatcha think?

UPDATE: Let's overload. After Yamato wins against the nest over Venezia, there will appear a small nest which will, for the third time, send down a witch-shaped neuroi in hopes of negotiating. And it will be Sakamoto who deals with it, and this time negotiations will work -- and that will really end the war. The Neuroi will be royally freaked by the humans sailing 65,000 ton pieces of steel around in the air and decide we're not worth conquering.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Engineer's Disease at 03:46 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Bah! If you're going to have a giant flying battleship that's revealed at the end of the series, it must ram the enemy stronghold for victory! It's practically tradition.

All the good guys survive, of course...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at August 17, 2010 06:39 PM (pWQz4)

2 If they do go that way, the Yamato could be the "cooperative" 11-person battle machine you postulated earlier

ME-262+ jet engine movement, with Shirley and Barkhorn as the "motors"
Elia piloting, but Yoshika handles the shields because 65,000 tons of steel can't dodge everything (or there are multiple attackers).
Lucchini for the inevitable ramming attack, per Avatar.
Perrine handles close-in defense with her electrical attacks (multiple attacker scenario).
Sanya handles targeting (she's the one with radar, right?)
The other four girls "amp" the turret firepower.


Posted by: ubu at August 18, 2010 10:28 AM (i7ZAU)

3 Sorry, forgot to add: Alternate version, only two girls handle turrets: one on fore, one aft, while Wilcke is in overall command and Sakamoto... well, she's Sakamoto.  Probably standing on the very tip of the bow and whacking Neuroi with her sword.

Posted by: ubu at August 18, 2010 10:30 AM (i7ZAU)

4 Of course!  You can't ram a space battleship into something without a retractable "titanium blade", can you?  I learned that years ago.

Posted by: BigD at August 19, 2010 09:04 AM (LjWr8)

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