Idk what the episode was ill rewatch it today because I don't want to put you through the trouble of rewatching it
Watching the episode to find the part isn’t a problem at all - I just would be asking for what the episode number was.
In the beginning of Xamd, as in the first episode, Isshu was reciting a poem of some sort that mentioned The Queen of Egypt. But in a later episode, I noticed what seems to be a World map on the wall of the captains quarters where she lives, and to my surprise it looked nothing like the Earth. So where is Egypt on that map? What's going on with the inconsistency? I'd like to hear your thoughts about this.
If possible, could you tell me the episode where you see the map in Ishu’s room? It’s just been awhile since I’ve watched the show fully, so it would be easier to analyze it a bit myself to see if I could formulate any sort of theory.
Is there any art detailing Yango's Xam form?
There might be in the Character Sheet Book, but in the primary art book it doesn’t detail a full Xam’d form. It just shows his large Xam’d arm and how it can transform into a blade (as well as showing how long it can extend).
Hello yes I like an anime with a group of diverse characters who live on an air ship during a time of war, one of which who is not human. Also it is produced by Bones, and the character who is not human gets wings by the end of the series.
.. Yes that would be Eureka seveN. If you’re interested in a blog about that, I have a separate blog named ‘Planetaryoratorio’ solely for E7.
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Wait a second though... *light bulb* hi-ruko means leech child, aren't Hiruko considered parasites of a sort? I mean maybe not parasites but still they maintain a symbiotic relationship with their hosts, which could make them sort of like leeches....
I suppose that could make sense!
But I thought there was a naruto character named Hiruko or something? Like he was some sort of puppet idk
I would assume that’s just a name for the sake of being a name? Well I googled Hiruko just now and came up with stuff from Shinto worship. Apparently Hiruko (or Hiru-ko) was a Japanese deity who became known as Ebisu apparently?
Ebisu, in Japanese mythology, one of the Shichi-fuku-jin (“Seven Gods of Luck”), the patron of fishermen and tradesmen. He is depicted as a fat, bearded, smiling fisherman often carrying a rod in one hand and a tai (sea bream—i.e., a red snapper—symbolic of good luck) in the other. He is a popular Shintō deity, and his image is frequently seen in shops and places of commerce.
In some Shintō shrines Ebisu is identified with Hiru-ko (usually translated “Leech Child”), the misconceived firstborn son of the creator couple Izanami and Izanagi, who considered him inadequate and set him adrift in a reed boat. Ebisu is also sometimes associated with Koto-shiro-nushi (“Sign-Master”), a son of the mythological hero Ōkuninushi and associated with happiness because of the role he once played as a pacifier in a conflict between earthly and heavenly deities.
In all honesty, I don’t really see a big connection besides just the name (I mean, this so-called puppet character doesn’t sound like he has a connection with this deity from the description you’ve given me). Maybe the bit about the pacifier in a conflict between earthly and heavenly deities (Xam’ds as heavenly maybe, Humanforms as Earthly maybe).
Does Hiruko have an actual meaning in Japanese?
Not to my knowledge. I think its a term they created for the show.
Okay thank you for answering my question, but if you refer to the episode where Furuichi tests to become a main soul there was a xamd-like thing within a tank of green liquid. It reacted to not only his, but Midori's commands when they were being tested. I was thinking maybe that is what is inside the mechas? But also, it didn't seem to have a head which would mean it was a xamd that was modified specifically to be an archetype for the mech.
Ah, right! My apologies, I forgot about the look of the ASP suits when Mainsouls were being trained to control them.
So thats what they look like under the armor. Prois specifically says that the ASP suits were like the body and the mind of the Mainsoul pilots were the soul, indicating that it couldn’t move without brainwaves from a host (they were also doing this for sections of the ASP suit separately, like just the legs or just the arms). So these parts of the ASP suit were not intelligent (which is why I think the Hiruko inside the blood-rain from the Hiruken Emperor had an effect on the ASP suit moving, and wasn’t actually an act from the mech itself). The Hiruken Emperor is just another Xam’d so they should’ve reacted the same when fighting other Xam’ds, which they didn’t. So, probably not intelligent.
But considering that the parts look so much like a Xam’d/Humanform, its probably pretty clear that they have some form of Hiruko inside of them. And it’s probably impure/experimented Hiruko, creating the husk of a Humanform (but maybe like in the early stages of military experimentation, when they started to consider making weapons to fight against the Xam’d. So its not really a Humanform, because Humanform experimentation was taking place during the TV series, but a prototype of creating the Xam’d husk. Making Humans turn into these came later, perhaps?)
Its definitely not just mechanical then, ahah.
Since I’ve been getting some really cool and thought-provoking questions regarding my Xam’d theories, I decided to make a tag for all of them!
So if anyone’s ever interested in looking into those (or asking more questions based off of them - I mean hey theories can change over time, ahah) then you can find them here!