From the original description of panel 2: Taro looks down at the major from a seat on high with compassion and understandi—HAHA JUST KIDDING, Taro looks down at the major like he can’t believe carpet stains have learned how to talk.

Taro: smart enough to realize that some Iwatanians are surrendering because deep down, they want to. Not smart enough—or emotionally intelligent enough—to use any method of enforcing loyalty that doesn’t also enable his own bullying. (Also: not patient enough to care that the major has no real authority over the police.)

You all caught the echo, right?


Tell me who you loyal to

Is it love for the streets when the lights get dark?

Is it unconditional when the ‘Rari don’t start?