Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hokage? Seriously Sasuke

Spoiler Alert! If you are not caught up with the manga yet, proceed with caution.
 You have been warned

Was anyone else in shock when Sasuke announced he wanted to become Hokage? I read that line and sat in shock, starring at the computer screen for a good fifteen seconds. I rubbed my eyes and then looked again. Sure enough, I had not been hallucinating.

Granted, Sasuke would have more then enough motivation than any character to try and gain the political power to change the system. It's what just about every other Uchiha has died for. He has good counsel. Sasuke has heard the story of the village from multiple viewpoints. He has seen the best and the worst, emphasis on the worst, sides of the ninja world. He may be able to change it.

There is just one little problem. Sasuke is about as unstable as you can get. Obito and Danzo were just disillusioned hacks who used the wrong tactics to change the system in which they lived. Sasuke has had the crazy vibe from just about the get go.

I remember during the Wave saga he almost killed himself during a fight with Zabuza. The tension, wile waiting Zabuza to attack from the mist, was too much for him and he almost did himself in with a kunai.

Then there is the fact that he defected from Kohna, turned on his own teammates (Taka and Team 7) oh and seems to be planning the 10 tales the same way Obito was.

I have a feeling he won't be making Hokage anytime soon. Any thoughts?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Darkwing Duck

Every now and then, I like to rewatch some old favorites of mine, Lately, I've been watching "Darkwing Duck" This thirty minute show was about getting dangerous and fighting crime. it served as a parody of the superhero and action drama. Most of the jokes went over my head when I was younger, but now I find it hilarious. Compared to most shows for youngsters today, Darkwing, was decidedly, well dark.  It was created at a time when guns, danger and the macob were not a no-no for Children's television, back before "soccer moms" ruined it for all of us.
     Darkwing Duck, also known as Drake Mallard, was the superhero who flapped in the night and served to keep the streets of his beautiful Saint Canard, safe from such evil doers as MegaVolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack and his own Negaverse alter-ego, Negaduck. It's hard to say who was more ridiculous, the villains or Darkwing himself. Between his crazy catchphrases such as "I am the terror that flaps in the night, I am a special news bulletin that interrupts your favorite show." and his ego; he was not your usual hero.
   Perhaps the most unique thing about Darkwing, was his daughter, Gosalyn. Adopted by "Drake" after Darkwing saved her from the notorious Tarus Bulba, she serves as much of the comedic relief. Spunky, well meaning but mischievous, Gosalyn often snuck out to help her father fight crime, getting in the way in the process. He didn't really have a reason to fight until Gosalyn came along and their relationship is the most dynamic in the series.

I give it Four out of Five

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