Cerulean wrote:Chapter 8 had 38 pages, of which Chi was in 23 (meaning she took up about 61% of this chapter's focus). Now, as for her appearance compared to the rest of the comic, she's been in a total of 26 pages so far. There are exactly 280 pages of Grim Tales. Which means that in the bigger picture, she has only really occupied 8% of the story's focus (and been focused on since 4/1/2013 (yikes nearly going on a year)). In any case, here are some things I jotted down:
For Chapter 9:
Chi has had 3 pages (1.1% of the story's focus).
For Chapter 8 (13.6% of the story's focus):
Chi received 23 pages
Grim Family/Aku&Him Received 15 pages
GTFO received 35 pages (which means that it took up 12.5% of the story's focus). And that lasted from 7/6/12-3/24/13.
WHAM received 66 pages (which means that it took up 23.6% of the story's focus). And this lasted from 2/22/11-6/30/12.
Then the main section of the story received 138 pages (which means that it took up 49.3% of the story's focus).
GTFO played into readers' curiosity on Mimi and her past. I'd say less than 5 pages from that chapter could be seen as unnecessary.
WHAM is part of the main story, seeing how it explains Mimi entering Grimskull.
The percentages are interesting. It does, in a way, emphasize the amount of information given recently.
Course, the problem is that the 8%, which in all honesty feels almost completely unneeded, is growing.
Havoc wrote:Okay, you have a point, but it still doesn't make it any less underwhelming. I'm not expecting her to throw a fucking party over it or anything; just a little sign of joy. She managed to go from powerless to being able to send clones through the phone without any sorta struggle, or without hardly giving it any thought. At least Junior had to get the hang of his powers, his inability to control them almost got everyone killed. He had to work to get full control of his powers, he's even gloated about having them. That shows personality and flaws within his character and development; that's interesting.
I believe this has been gone over a number of times.
A little sign of joy.
This is again, where over analysis is necessary.
In Junior's case, his powers derive from Grim and Nergal. Grim was not born knowing how to control his powers, and even after his numerous years of service, Grim comes across situations where he's inexperienced. The Nergal power wasn't even his to begin with. Nergals seem to be able to control their powers at a relatively young age, which is why we can see that Minnie effortlessly did what she had done. Junior has struggles because it makes sense that he does.
In Chi's case, her powers are inherited from Aku. Aku was able to manipulate his powers immediately. Aku had a goal, intelligence and strength, instantly. The fact that Chi didn't have her powers from the beginning actually helps her understanding. Aku could be able to do more than he believes possible, but he doesn't need to, nor has he felt the need to. Chi knew her powers would come, and it was expected for her to understand them at Aku's level. With the amount of time Chi had prior her powers, she could learn from Aku and let her imagination run wild with the possibilities.
It's also heavily believed that Chi's creation has Blossom's influence. Blossom spawned intelligent, with an understanding of her basic powers.
It isn't surprising at all that Chi gained her powers and was able to manipulate them perfectly almost instantly. If anything, it took her too long to do so. She, more than likely, could've been able to make a clone and catapult it to Tainted Souls.
It may be annoying, but it does make sense.