marshalllieksstuff replied to your post: [[MOR] I’m pretty sure I’m not okay with Jack…
Jack had two options, 1. Kill the daughters of Aku. 2. Die. Jack’s not okay with it you’re not supposed to be either.
okay buddy, friend, pal, dude, I just finished marathoning the first four seasons yesterday so it’s pretty fresh in my memory. and I’m glad that we agree that I don’t have to like it, but let’s talk about why you’re wrong for a minute.
There have been a whole bunch of instances throughout the series of Jack fighting humans who are DEFINITELY trying to kill him and he beats them all with nonlethal force. Every time. A good example is Episode XXIX: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful. Another good one is Episode XLIV: The Princess and the Bounty Hunters. Whenever he’s in a “kill or be killed” scenario, he does neither because that’s how good he is. Plus he’s presumably had 50 years of practice since then. Without aging.
And it’s not even like The Daughters of Aku were that much better than anyone else who’s tried to kill him so far. Arguably the only reason he had trouble with them in episode XCIII when he killed the first one,is he wasn’t actually sure whether he wanted to die or not. And its super obvious in the next episode that killing them is taking no effort at all.
It’s definitely not his only option.
I get that what Genndy and them are doing is showing how all these years in Aku’s world has fucked him up and made him lose sight of his noble goal and junk. And I get that his inner evil Jack has been lying to him and convinced him to kill them. And I get that all the stuff he’s been through have desensitized him. But again, I don’t have to be okay with the fact that he just killed 6 people and only incidentally didn’t kill the 7th.
I’m guessing the upcoming Ashi redemption arc is there to show that they didn’t actually have to die and that in the words of superstar rapper/producer Kanye West “Killing’s some wack shit”