A lot of new development in the world of Parasyte, the world changed and so did our characters. First of all, I want to say, I am really surprised Tachikawa managed to survive without Shinichi’s intervention. The girl put herself in such a bad spot and she somehow manages to get away on her own. I still feel it was because of luck and how stupid Shimada was that she managed to escape. Shimada failed to kill her instantaneously and the acid that fell on him was able to completely destroy him and his thought process as different part of his “brain” stopped communicating with one another. Essentially, Tachikawa is to blame for the death of all the students. She might have saved her own life, but by doing so it cause the parasite to become multiple entities as his former self was separated from one another. Since Shimada didn’t ensue any command to the rest of himself before he was separated, his body couldn’t do otherwise but to follow the previous command of “assaulting” and being aggressive. It is as if you saw your legs keep on running forward when you were cut off in two, you were running before dying and therefore your muscles just kept on going forward.
Now, into the new trend of the day of pulling a single strand of hair out. As intelligent as it is as an anti-alien identificator, this technique has a lot of very bad consequences. First of all, I’m no expert biologist, but if people repeatedly remove hair from people they meet, won’t this mean everyone would go bald after a short period of time? I understand it is an effective way of identifying the aliens, but at the same time, this can only go to be a short term solution, Futhermore, there is another more important problem to the current trend. What happens if someone does identify an alien? It is all nice that people can now identify people who are not human, but what if they do identify a parasite? I think the person in question would just be killed on the spot. From my perspective, doing this practice might be great from a society point of view, but for the person doing it, it means certain death if they find out the truth. This does expose the parasite to the public and make him a target for enforcement, but it also means high casualty rate when said alien is found out. Even worse, the person who found out could just be killed, the alien then taking that person identity and moving along without being detected.
There are a lot of concerns that I feel should have been address before, but it is too late for that now. What next is to learn how the parasites will adapt to it. It is obvious a lot of stupid parasite will get caught in this, but the more intellectual ones will most definitively find a way around it to remain inconspicuous. I’m simply curious to see how they will adapt and what their next move will be from there. Reproduction is not an option for them yet…so how can their species survive now that keeping in the shadows is more difficult than before?
ZeroGhj signing off