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 Post subject: Ninjak #0 Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:55:40 am 
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Here's the VCR episode for anyone that's interested: http://onlythevaliant.com/episodes/vcr133/

I also did a joint review with another blogger: http://www.comicsthegathering.com/revie ... 3/ninjak-0


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 Post subject: Re: Ninjak #0 Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:57:12 am 
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Great review, guys!

Enjoyed this book, as I really think there is more to the dead birds portion of this book than you guys let on. The psychology behind what he was doing is much, much greater, the control he desires is greater. He kills the birds, like he kills his foes, because he wants his world to be in his image. Nothing screams Sociopath louder than both of these actions. The killing of birds, and the killing of his foes are one and the same, to him. In his own fashion, he is anti-social and lacks a certain conscience when it revolves around life. He also tends to feel very little remorse or guilt regarding life up until he meets Angelina. I've always been curious about the psychology of sociopaths/serial killers.

I think his voyage to meet the Undead Monk helped him/touched him more than he realizes. Could have opened and closed all of his compartments, releasing them, making him see who and what he really was. Basically, eliminating the growing sociopath inside of him. All this happens before issue #5, like you guys said, and now we have the Colin King/Ninak we have all grown to love.

Regardless of what he says/does, he will always love Angelina/Roku. And, in the end, he may try and revert back to old habits, by compartmentalizing her, but he knows he can't. The Undead Monk has taken that from him, Roku is/was his weakness.

We also know that there is Livewire. Obviously not mentioned in this book, but I believe Livewire was a direct result of the Undead Monk's ability to "straighten him out". Without his visit to the Undead Monk, there would never have been Angelina/Roku and Ninjak, which means we wouldn't have Livewire and Ninjak.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninjak #0 Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:49:04 am 
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Is anyone else impressed that this is a return to his first appearance in the VEI Universe? (Unless I am mistaken).

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 Post subject: Re: Ninjak #0 Discussion
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 Post subject: Re: Ninjak #0 Discussion
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:01:32 pm 
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jxm640 wrote:
Is anyone else impressed that this is a return to his first appearance in the VEI Universe? (Unless I am mistaken)?

Yes, very impressed! Pretty neat idea for the zero issue since we already knew about his upbringing, miserable parents, and all that, and now we finally know who Marco is was.


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