Why hasn’t Aladdin thought more about the rukh system over the past 3 years?
It’s very odd that Aladdin is so passionate going into this conversation, but immediately has to turn to Alibaba once Sinbad asks him a very loaded, valid question. I find it hard to believe he hadn’t been mulling over that question every day since the fight that took place in Night 304-305.
Scenes like this make me feel like Magi is a baffling, unholy love child between a sienen & shounen. I’m not criticizing Aladdin and Alibaba per se, I just don’t understand the rationale for the narrative choice(s) Ohtaka made to get us here. I think I get why the first meeting was so banal. If they had this discussion before the SP invasion now. It would just seem like a personal dispute and might escalate in a way that never gets to the meat of the rukh system conundrum. I don’t think he should be able to immediately rattle off a perfect answer to the question, but I think the scene falls flat when Aladdin can’t even begin to answer the question on his own.