v 83

Starter: Enter the Robo

@the-ai-experiment

Metallic clanking sounded off as the masked cyborg’s two glowing red eyes moved along, side to side in sync with one another. The triangular glows constantly pinged within the slits of the mask as Rhyser eyed the area.

He had come in search of someone who might just know who he’s looking for. A blue marsupial who happened to be on his bad side today…and the last day…and so on. He knew someone had to be close to him, and it seemed he found someone. An experiment roaming the streets, being hunted down by a corporation, all the while frolicking with the zephyr devil like some romance novel. It was perfect.

He had come to an abandoned factory, one that was shut down a long time ago. This being evident by the growth of various vegetation like moss and other various plants uprooting through cracks in concrete. Where are you?, his thoughts processed themselves until his visual scanner picked up movement from behind. 

He immediately pulled out the sword in response, holding it in reverse grip behind him as he clashed with the girl’s own blade. “Hmph. Amateur.”, his somehow soft yet rough voice sounded like it was processed through a radio, what with his mask being shut. 

He then spun around and pushed her off with a force strong enough to knock over an elephant. With a toss, the sword was now in a standard two-hand kenpo grip. He held at the ready as he spoke. “I know of your relations with a certain blue hedgehog. Tell me where he is and maybe he won’t have to see his little girlfriend suffer.”, his voice was projected throughout the hallowed halls of the factory. 

ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): أفضَلُ النّاسِ مَن عَشِقَ العِبادَةَ فَعانَقَها، وأحَبَّها بقَلبِهِ، وباشَرَها بِجَسَدِهِ، وتَفرَّغَ لَها، فَهُو لا يُبالي عَلى ما أصبَحَ مِنَ الدُّنيا: عَلى عُسرٍ أم عَلى يُسرٍ.

‪The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘The best of people is he who longs for worship and embraces it, loves it with his heart, throws himself into it with his whole body, and devotes himself exclusively to it, such that he is not concerned in what worldly state he wakes up in the morning: in difficulty or in ease.’

—  [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 83, no. 3]
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Bell P-39 Airacobra

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the beginning of World War II. I was the first fighter in history with a tricycle landing gear configuration and the first engine was installed in the center of the fuselage, behind the piloto.2 Although the central engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was hindered by the lack of an efficient supercharger, limiting him to fight at low altitudes. The P-39 was used in large numbers by the Soviet Air Force, where was given a total number of kills more than any other US fighter.

Crew: 1
Length: 9.2 m (30.2 ft)
Wingspan: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Height: 3.6 m (11.8 ft)
Curb weight: 2,540 kg
Loaded weight: 3,800 kg
Powerplant: 1 × inline engine Allison V-1710-83.
Power: 883 kW (1,184 HP, 1,200 HP)
Propellers: 1 × bladed motor.
performance
Maximum operating speed (VNO): 621 km / h
Cruising speed (Vc): 322 km / h
Range: 1,046 km (565 nmi; 650 mi)
Service ceiling: 9800 m (32 152 ft)
armament
Machine guns: 6 ×
Browning M2 2x 12.7 mm mounted on the nose of the apparatus with 200 rounds each.
4x 7.6 mm Browning M1919 mounted in the wings with 300 rounds each.
Guns: 1 × Canyon M4 (T9) of 37 mm.

Okay so Hide is the person who tipped of Marude about the Washuus being ghouls, and the RC Gate. (Don’t get confused with the “Chika Washuu” and Nagachika, the kanji for chika is different here, though i imagine there’s a reason as to why Ishida put it there.)

Information that NOBODY knew except the Washuus and those from the Sunlit Garden themselves.

If anything this confirms two things:

1) Hide is most likely, alive.

Why i think so? If Hide knew about this all along, when he was undercover at the CCG, and he really died in the last part, that means he would have told Marude this information sooner, which would have been 2 YEARS ago. Then why would Marude only confront Yoshitoki now?

This means that Hide is alive, and is possibly in hiding, finding out more about the Washuus and this whole mess, and must have come to this conclusion recently. How exactly he found out about the RC gates we don’t know, but he tipped off Marude about it recently.

2) He isn’t who we think he is.

Hide being a normal human, just Kaneki’s friend who just wanted to find out and help his friend after finding out he was a ghoul, may all have just been a cover. There is more to Hide than we know, more about his background, history, family, that we don’t know. He may have been going undercover in the CCG for different reasons all together.

I’d imagine we’re going to find out more about him soon enough, what with all the Hide references that have been popping up in this arc. It seems like Kaneki having flashbacks with Hide, is like Ishida trying to show us this is the last time Kaneki and Hide will be portrayed with such a relationship.

I’m not going to jump into the boat where Hide is actually an antagonist in the plot, but he’s manage to find himself in the middle of the mess that is the Washuus and ghouls.

Hide might be a Washuu, but personally i don’t think he would tip off Marude about his own clan if he were one, unless he has some bad blood or falling out with them.

As for Hide being the One-Eyed King, the OEK and Hide are two characters that are shrouded in mystery, we can’t say for sure until we find out more about him, though the possibility has increased after this chapter.