When are we going to get Shoichi focus ep with him going to LV and helping Playmaker I find it hard for him to rest his ass in that computer for 100 ep while being a misson controler for Yusaku.We will only get a focus ep of him once his bro makes a proper appearance and that would be his relationship with him and Yusaku.I like ur headcanon of Shoichi's vr form being hotdog I am pretty sure he has a VR from since he is a hacker WTF he would base his VR and make him look identical to his bro
You’re right, one of the biggest questions in Vrains right now is why the hell Shoichi hasn’t stepped into Link Vrains yet.
We know Shoichi cares deeply about Yusaku, to the extent that he’s mentally replaced his brother with him. Right now I’m partial to the theory that Shoichi is his brother’s sole caretaker and thus can’t afford to risk himself the same way Yusaku can. And it’s not like Shoichi’s comfortable in his (relative) safety; we at least know that he worries for Yusaku constantly. Based on what we know, it’s not hard to imagine that Shoichi would switch places with Yusaku if he could.
So it would probably take an extreme situation for Shoichi to finally go into Link Vrains. Based on what we know, I… really think that Shoichi’s VR debut is going to happen on the cusp of Playmaker’s first loss.
Playmaker has got to lose eventually, and with the way the plot is headed it’s definitely not going to be to a “friendly” opponent. I want to see him lose as much as the next person, but really, let’s take a moment to reflect on what a loss for Playmaker would look like. It would mean he’d:
- lose Ai
- be triggered, and
- face death at the hands of his opponent.
And do you think that Shoichi, with the way he looks at Yusaku
and the way he worries for him
would really sit back and watch Playmaker not only be triggered, but face certain death at the hands of his opponent?
No, he wouldn’t. You can’t tell me this wouldn’t be the moment he throws caution (and Yusaku’s wishes) to the wind, goes into Link Vrains, and challenges the opponent Playmaker just lost to. Because no matter what reason he has for not having dueled yet, all bets are off if Yusaku’s about to die, right?
As for the other parts of your message, I don’t think Shoichi’s Brother needs to make an appearance for us to get a Shoichi-centric episode. It could easily happen before; we still don’t know a thing about his past, if anything was done to him in tandem with his brother’s kidnapping. We also don’t know how he and Yusaku first met. And, you know, there’s the scenario I described above.
And as for Shoichi’s VR avatar (because you know he’s not going in as himself), I never said I thought he’d be a hotdog lol. I did get a hc from @vrainsarcvlover that Shoichi could go into VR as a dog, which I liked given their reasoning. But if he’s going to be dueling, he’ll (probably?) need to have a humanoid VR form as well.
And on that I’m still lowkey partial to this theory, since this motherfucker has got to be somebody, right?