- Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:26 am
the shielding used to defend Momo and Tenchi seems very similar to the Momo's personal defence in episode 8.
I believe it is Momo channeling Jurai Power through her key and using it's defense function,
My main problem with this theory is that Momo in episode 34 did not have her key yet. While Tenchi likely had Tenchiken with him, teenage Momo would not have known it was there, let alone how to use it. If Momo is generating the barrier in episode 34, she is not using a key to do it.
I could accept that Tenchi created the barrier himself or through Tenchiken.
Ukinojo92 wrote:Yosho did something similar fighting Kagato in ep 5 of OVA 1.
I do not believe this is entirely true. Here is the image I believe you are referencing, where Katsuhito has a barrier shifting around him.
However, the design of that barrier is starkly similar to this image of Tenchi from OVA series 1 episode 6.
Moreover, here is a panel from Okuda's All-New Tenchi Muyo!
While Okuda makes it very clear what he intended, many have debated on what Katsuhito used to defend himself in OVA series 1 episode 5. The main theory is the one I usually defend, that Katsuhito used Tenchiken to access a Light Hawk Wing from the tree Funaho, as in Okuda's manga. This is feasible since Ayeka has Tenchi use Tenchiken in the same way with Ryu-Oh in the very same episode. Moreover, the shape of a Light Hawk Wing is very distinctive in OVA series 1, and the barrier around Katsuhito is damned similar to Tenchi's personal Light Hawk Wings.
However, there is precedent in Universe
episode 23 for Katsuhito using only Juraian energy defend himself.
Notice that the shape does not match a Light Hawk Wing, nor does it conform to Katsuhito's barrier in OVA series 1 episode 5. While one could debate whether Katsuhito is generating the barrier himself or through Tenchiken, I believe few say a Light Hawk Wing is involved here.
However, the above image from Universe
of a Juraian barrier does seem more dome-like in shape, similar to Ayeka's barriers, as well as the one Momo used in episode 8 of Ai Tenchi
. Honestly, I would like to see a wide-angle shot of the barrier in episode 34 to make a more definitive assessment.
Ukinojo92 wrote:That or Momo, Tenchi, and Yosho can do that themselves.
There is precedent for a Juraian noble generating a barrier without a key, a tree, or likely a Light Hawk Wing.
, Achika defended herself against Kain's breath weapon before Tenchi, Ryoko, and Ayeka arrived. Tenchi still had the sword with him, and Ayeka had her tiara with her. Notably, Achika's clothes and belongings were destroyed either by the transfer to subspace, breaking free from Kain, or by her transformation. She was nude before being wrapped in this celestial kimono, so she had nothing to use to defend herself except her own native abilities. Teenage Nobuyuki likely didn't have any Juraian technology on him either, and was in too much pain from a broken leg and other likely injuries to do anything.
Now, I have heard arguments that Achika's transformation was a product of her using Light Hawk Wings, but I find this unlikely. As TMiL1
are both continuations of Universe
, where Light Hawk Wings have never been mentioned or referenced before in its story, it would be strange storytelling to have them suddenly appear for one scene. Unless I see evidence to the contrary, I attribute Achika's transformation to the Jurai Power, which is heavily referenced throughout Universe
and its two movies. As such, a transformation like this could feasibly be achievable by any Juraian noble of sufficient power and ability.
Perhaps even Ayeka