This installment was coming out around the time of the 2016 election, which disrupted a lot of people’s assumptions about how politics worked and what the people, en masse, would stand for. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

It’s curious that Weo chooses to be a bit vague with “power shifts in their own house.” Maybe he doesn’t want to undersell the threat that House Iwatani represents, and knows that the Champions might hear “a chld will rule Gastonia” and think “oh, sweet, easy pickings then!” While Taro is unquestionably not the leader that his father would be, his instability makes him more dangerous in the short term, not less.

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