As of the recent volumes Tabane has an extra IS core and she also hinted Chifuyu may still have her IS its just that the core is no longer present as Ichika is already using it, if the epilogue is to be believed Tabane will deliver the IS core to Chifuyu. Doesn't really look like it from Chifuyu's hypothesis. She claims Tabane did all of it For the Lulz.- Considering that this is the incident that turned the IS from a cool new military toy with an annoying flaw to THE future of armed warfare, I think it's obvious that Tabane set up both the missiles and White Knight to make the IS look good. The Light Novel seems to confirm this; the incident happened juust after people started commenting that Tabane's boast of the IS outmatching any weapon system on Earth was ridiculous. And then it beats down enough enemy vehicles to invade a large country. alone. Without any loss of actual enemy life. In the anime, Charlotte notes that it's extremely strange for him to have the same special move as his sister. The main problem with this is timing; there is no evidence cloning is widespread, so it's unlikely Chifuyu would get a clone just because she wanted a younger brother. The most obvious motive, of course, is copying Chifuyu's ability with the IS (possibly as a test of exactly why males are incompatible). However, Houki remembers him from prior to the IS being unveiled. There are two main ways to reconcile this: 1. Tabane spent several years designing the IS and cloned him during that period, or 2. Mind-imprinting technology exists and was used on both of them to fabricate a conveniently unverifiable backstory.
Autumn tells Ichika about a "grand reunion" of sorts.
Jossed - Chifuyu, Ichika and Madoka are Artificial Humans, and while M and Chifuyu are clones of each other, Ichika is not. All three are Designer Babies, though. Still doesn't explain how Ichika came to be when he was already training with Houki. And Houki herself definitely remembers Ichika unless both of them somehow had their brains altered in some way. Confirmed: Chifuyu was Shirokishi/The White Knight. This sounds way too cool to not be Canon. The thing that's always bugged me for this is that the tournament took "my brother was kidnapped, I'm going to save him" as a forfeit. Although I suppose she could've been a bitch about it ("Fuck you all, I forfeit! I have to save my brother!") or maybe 'cuz it's illegal to use IS's for real combat.- Jossed. Phantom Task is the one who kidnapped him. Autumn tells Ichika about a "grand reunion" of sorts. Summary: The IS cores only work for Chifuyu. Everyone else is determined as "close enough" only by being female; Ichika, as her brother (or clone), is close enough on his own merits. And yes, this probably means Chifuyu's dad could use an IS too. Insane Troll Logic aside (funny example still), this has been Jossed unintentionally since we learn in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion the true nature of Charlotte who suffice to say looks nothing like IS Charlotte and acts fairly differently. Guess not, the second season's episode 10 shows that Phantom Task had to approach her on their own to try to get her to build IS's for them.
Second season's over and the pilot never appeared so it looks like she was Adapted Out. Of course, the AI is the White Knight, and almost certainly his sister (or the ghost of his sister? Mental clone? Whatever). That requires the fact that Byakushiki/Setsura's core "belongs to the IS Chifuyu piloted" to be revealed first. The base: the purpose of Akatsubaki's one-off ability. It actually goes hand-in-hand with Byakkushiki and its one-off ability, which drains its own shield energy in favor of a shield-nullifying attack. Now, to whom did Tabane give that IS in the first place? Ichika really doesn't want his harem. He likes all of the girls, but he will never be able to pick just one, lest the others attack him for it. If this was any other harem anime, this would be fine, but no, all the girls are armed to the teeth with their IS Suits, so Ichika will continue to act completely clueless so he doesn't get his ass beat down by the girls he didn't choose. Rin has already proven she's a bit Yandere for Ichika. People have said that only Negi and Natsuru are this dense, but is he really? Or does he simply have a well-developed sense of self-preservation? Confirmed as far as the light novels are concerned, as he's aware of the blow up that would occur if he choose one girl too soon, not to mention future implications. It's unknown if this is the case in the anime.
Fan opinion polls have consistently shown that of the original 5 girls, Cecilia is the least popular. She is aware of this. Hence in Season 2 Episode 10, she decided to make the most of her day in the limelight and eliminate as much of the competition as she could, and it worked, with only Lingyin and Kanzashi escaping her wrath, the latter probably because Cecilia doesn' t know enough about her to make a plan of attack. End result: she managed to hospitalize 3/5 of her competition and got to spend most of the night getting Ichika to feel her up under the guise of "cooking", All According to Plan. Tabanes comment about being "over-spec'ed" has me thinking. What if Japan is committed to a small program to create super scientists/soldiers. Tabane fits both archtypes (having invented the IS and handling the 3 PT members without any arms and not breaking a sweat). Houki might be a pure soldier type, the same goes for all Orimura siblings. And later Laura was created from the very same technology. All of them being able to pilot an IS is just an unintended side effect.- This just might be plausible. Of all the main characters, it's the Orimuras, the Shinononos, & Laura who do not have parents. Sure, Chifuyu said that her parents abandoned her & Ichika, but can we really trust her word on this especially after she told Ichika that they don't have any other siblings even though he had a near-death experience with Madoka. We've at least seen flashbacks of Cecilia, Charlotte, and Rin's parents.- The Shinonono sisters do have parents.
39;m largely parroting the fellow on MyAnimeList who did that "novel vs.
The anime didn't really touch on it, but the novels and the 2nd manga do. Their father's name is Ryuuin, and he was the one who trained Houki in kendo. Ichika remembers him well. Don't remember if anything was mentioned about the mother, though. The comments about the Orimuras and Laura still hold water though, especially because Ichika stated in the manga reboot that he doesn't even remember what his parents look like. All right so I'm largely parroting the fellow on MyAnimeList who did that "novel vs. anime" summary, but it does make sense. The novels left off with Tabane asking Madoka what kind of suit she wanted, and the season finale showed us that Kurokishi is insanely overpowered, so there's a very good chance we will see Kurokishi debut in the next volume. Tabane: She doesn't acknowledge people other than her sister, and the Orimura family.- No one is that smart and that high-specced.
Even as fast as technology had advanced in their world, there's no way that they were on the verge of discovering/creating something as complex as an IS Core. They have incredible power-production for their size as well as Core 001 being hinted at having a rudimentary level of sentience. She acts as if she's playing one massive game with Chifuyu - one that could potentially decide the fate of the world. For her part, Tabane doesn't give a damn about the world, but she respects Chifuyu's opinion enough to be a part of it. In Vol. 8, she seems stumped that she can't locate Kurezakura, Chifuyu's IS. Why is she so concerned with that one particular IS when there are literally hundreds of others that are later generation? She was so concerned that she sent an armed force into ISA just to confirm her suspicion. No matter what, someone wielding a blade meant for an IS to stop a lazer-blade attack from even a student in a personal IS is still unbelievable.
For being friendly with Tabane, Chifuyu seems more wary of her friend than anything else.
Just how strong is she? She also seems to display a minor mind-reading capability that she can use on people other than Ichika. For being friendly with Tabane, Chifuyu seems more wary of her friend than anything else. This would explain a lot about being a Clueless Chick Magnet. The 10th volume was released a few months back. Unfortunately, no one seems to have fully translated the contents of this volume. There is one particular illustration in that volume, Ichika crying in Honne's arms◊, that has led to Speculation Fuel. The question is, what has upset him to that point? Let's start with this one. What if he had found out the truth about his origins? Let's just say that the main reason why the nations that signed the Alaska Treaty in the first place, despite it basically being rammed down their throats, is not just what the IS brings to the table in and of itself. Sure, it's a serious game-changer, but at best it's a force multiplier when used properly, especially in conjunction with conventional forces (which we sadly don't see in canon). No, the reason why was that these signatory nations don't want to admit how vulnerable their nuclear arsenals were after the "White Knight" incident. There's no guarantee that Tabane wouldn't pull a repeat of such an incident on the nations that refuse to sign it.
New World. It constitutes the main territory of one of the Four Emperors, Big Mom, and her crew, the Big Mom Pirates, which extends around Whole Cake Island. It is navigable with a New World Log Pose. According to Pekoms, it is considered one large, powerful nation, and Big Mom as its queen wants it to become a utopia that unifies all races of the world. Totto Land is the general setting for the Whole Cake Island Arc. Totto Land is a massive archipelago with Whole Cake Island, Big Mom's base of operation, in its center, and 34 subsidiary islands, arranged roughly in concentric circles. Each subsidiary island is ruled by a member of the Charlotte Family as its minister. Most islands are themed after food. The territory's border is lined by a weather phenomenon known as "Cotton Candy Snow" (（）, Wata ame Yuki?) (known as Cotton Candy Flurry in the English dub) in which small bits of cotton candy gently descends from the sky. Whole Cake Island: The central and main island, themed after cake. It is the base of operations of the Big Mom Pirates. 100% Island: It is governed by Minister of Juice Smoothie. Biscuits Island: An island themed after biscuits. It is located northwestern to Whole Cake Island. It is the fifth island of the Charlotte Family siblings' secret route to Whole Cake Island. It is governed by Minister of Biscuits Cracker.