And here is why:



As some of you might know, the concept of Scub Coral in E7 is largely based on a novel by the sci-fi writer Greg Bear, "Blood Music". We can confirm this from the fact that one of the characters in E7 is actually named after the guy. The novel dealt with the idea that the reality is a function of its observers, an idea which develops from the so-called anthropic principle, a real metaphysical concept that says observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it. In other words, we percieve the Universe as it is because only in such Universe an observer such as us could exist.

In "Blood Music", an inventor creates self-concsious microorganisms that percieve the reality in a radically different way from ours. They multiply and occupy a large part of our planet, but the density of their consciousness doesn't allow them to exist in a purely physical realm, so along with some humans they assimilated along the way they escape into a different reality of pure consciousness, not bound to physical.

This setup should sound familiar to those who paid enough attention to the original Eureka Seven. That's exactly what the idea of Scub Coral and the Limitation of Life (kudan no genkai) was based upon. So what's the problem? Well it seems to me more and more that Kyoda didn't exactly understand what the writers have made up for the story. In AO, we learn that large chunks of Scub Coral physically escaped into AO's world (let's call it World 2) which is also physical and in fact is compeltely compatible with World 1. Unfortunately this is what we can conclude from visuals in episode 50 in E7 as well. I consider this to be a mistake on the part of the director because it doesn't tie together with the rest of the story that we learn from E7, especially when put under a looking glass of "Blood Music". Such solution merely delays the Limitation of Life and introduces an obvious plothole - if Scub could always escape into any point in space, time and alternative universes, well why didn't it do so earlier?

But Kyoda apparently remembered that they had some something about anthropic principle going on back in 2005 and so here we have Renton, explaining to us that anthropic principle is "reality changes according to how observer sees it" which seems to me like a bastardization of both the real-life concept and the ideas that are built into original E7 setting. Basically it's a tremendous plothole that allowed them to use the Quartz Gun as an impromptu deus ex machina to eliminate the conflict we followed throughout AO.

Here's how you could do a sequel. Have it set years after E7. The nations in E7 are uneasy because of everything that happened at the end of the original series and the loss of alot of land and what to do about the original worlds landmass. Have pro-scub and anti-scub factions. Have the characters question if their decisions were the right ones to make. Have shit happen and then Bones up the ending but atleast it might be more enjoyable than what we got.

That's not all though. Kyoda introduces another drama generator. Turns out human and human coralian children turn to rocks when exposed to high density of trapar and die! I suppose Kyoda as the author is allowed to introduce such concept, but it puts a big slash across the message of E7. When Eureka was told she could have human kids, it was kind of a big deal and seemed like it would be important to the whole "co-existence" deal. So this concept doesn't go against logic, but it goes against the narrative. And even then there are inconsistencies. There are places of low-trapar density in World 1. If we are to take Scub Coral's dimensional piligrimage as a fact, then half of it is gone and there should be even LESS trapar in World 1. Moreover, Ao used to hang around Scub Plants all the damn time and it didn't affect him at all. I think in Episode 24 Ao even remotely points that out in passing but the issue is quickly ignored. So what, was this introduced just so that Eureka and Renton could be fucked over some more? It's evident this didn't exist back in 2005, just look at the last DVD cover art.

Dewey was right! Scub is just one big problem and coexisting with it is a joke! Good job Gekkostate, you assholes broke everything!

This doesn't even touch on how the only other thing that was dealt with was Okinawa's independence thing like it's some important propaganda or something.




Here's how you could do a sequel. Have it set years after E7. The nations in E7 are uneasy because of everything that happened at the end of the original series and the loss of alot of land and what to do about the original worlds landmass. Have pro-scub and anti-scub factions. Have the characters question if their decisions were the right ones to make. Have shit happen and then Bones up the ending but atleast it might be more enjoyable than what we got.





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