FB: Taro’s reasoning seems a bit circular, but we always did have trouble making sense of the boss’s PowerPoint presentations.

I had to reread Taro’s speech here twice to catch an important clause: Taro says the Engine was never meant for use on Iwatania’s enemies. That’s a little different from never using it at all. Probably, he intended some impressive “test firing” that would put the fear of the gods into those enemies, and that would convince them to sue for peace. “They say that the best weapon is the one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once.”

Interesting that this weapon was at least partly Iwatani Sr.’s idea, since it builds very much off Taro’s concepts. The father was not too proud to learn lessons from the son. Although both of them were tragically selective about the things they absorbed from each other.