Iruma and Ouma both make me sad and amuse me because, especially in the 5th and 6th chapter, its clear that they were both some of the most useful characters, but ultimately didnt do as much as they could because they didnt trust everybody. how do you think things couldve gone if they both were more open and helping from the start?
I definitely understand how you feel, anon.
Ouma and Miu are both extremely interesting in my opinion precisely because of
how much they both contributed to the group despite the fact that neither of them
is really a “team player.”
I would say it’s difficult to judge how things might have gone if they had actually been more open and trusting because—well, they’d be a pretty effective duo. The game might actually end way too soon and then there’d be very little room for most of the plot or conflict to develop, haha! Amami was a very similar case, for instance: if he’d actually stuck around for longer, he probably would’ve resolved several questions and brought several conflicts to an end drastically quicker than they resolved themselves in canon. But he was ultimately unable to do so, because his paranoia and inability to tell anyone else about his plan got him killed.