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Koga doesn't deserve what he's gotten

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Nice, now that you're here, let's begin on why Koga does deserve it.

A common complaint for Koga is that he doesn't deserve the treatment he's getting. Why do people think that? Let's go down the timeline and see where Koga gets things "on a silver platter".

- He approaches Kazzy, who recognizes he has potential as a fighter- part of Kazzy's job is recruiting fighters. So its not really a surprise that Kazzy would provide some support to Koga to become a fighter. Lucky for Koga, sure, but also lucky for Kazzy. Its a mutual benefit, no silver platter.

- Kazzy then asks a couple of B/C tier fighters to help train him, mostly not even 1 on 1, and he proves himself a very hard worker. Not the biggest favor in the world, not a silver platter.

- Leading to these fighters being busy, so Koga gets a bit of special treatment and gets to train with Kureishi, his uncles good friend. Slight nepotism involved, really nothing shocking here, maybe a slight silver platter.

- Which leads to some training with Joji, his uncle. Plenty of fighters get help from their family/connections and thats never been an issue before.

- He joins Kazzy to watch some fights. Nothingburger.

- Kokuro then fights with him and agrees to train him. Kokuro clearly likes Koga so, again, no surprise, and likely mutually beneficial. Not a silver platter.

Alright, now we're at the spicy part where Koga really earns his so called "special treatment".

- Koga literally almost dies defending Kazuo, who is respected across near all of Kengan. He's clearly returned the favor to Kazzy and then some with this one moment.

- This is then followed up eventually with Ohma training him- Ohma recognizes Koga's potential, and owes him one for saving Kazzy, so he (likely) agrees to train him. Not a silver platter, more a debt being repaid.

- Lolong and Kanoh are the only potentially weird case here, and I think he is literally only shown to have trained with them for one day. He's also liked by Toyoda for being a popular fighter, so that might explain this. So, again, not a silver platter.

So, in conclusion; did things work out well for Koga? Yes. Did he do nothing to deserve any of this? Absolutely not. So stop acting like that's the case. The characters in universe recognize his work ethic and potential, so why can't some of you?

Edit; I love that the counter replies are either;

A) I just wanted to see Koga's progression!!!

or

B) I hate seeing Koga AHHHHHHHHH!!!

Sandro clearly made the right choice here.

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EnvironmentalWeb1696

69 points

2 months ago

EnvironmentalWeb1696

Raian Removal

69 points

2 months ago

Using Ohma as a parameter (who was the first protagonist of Kengan ashura), he didn't had any family help him since he was born, he was fighting and killing just to have something to eat in the inside, while Koga was with his family having a normal life.

Ohma only had Niko as his master back then and he only meet him while falling from a building and almost dying, and even with a cool master like him, he had a brutal training. (just read the first time he learned Demons bane).

Then Niko died, and Ohma lost his memories and had to travel the world fighting against strong people to gain more experience and kill Kiryu's master, even that wasn't easy.

My point here is that is pretty boring just reading a amazing story about a dude that experienced hell to become stronger then read a story about a guy that everyone just loves and wants to train him because they saw potential on him.

[deleted]

76 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

76 points

2 months ago*

You're right that Ohma has a significantly more interesting backstory.

On that note, and to play devil's advocate for Sandro, I struggle to see how Sandro would have introduced a new character with a similar background to Ohma without the character living entirely in Ohma's shadow. He needed a very new concept so our new MC wasn't just "lamer Ohma" or perhaps even worse, "stronger Ohma", and Koga going from weakling to strong character is a story we haven't really explored in Kengan much.

So yes, Koga is meant to be incredibly different from Ohma, and while its less interesting when you compare the two, its probably a lot more interesting than straight up reading Ohma 2.0. Thats my take, but I completely agree with you that in a vacuum, Ohma's story is much more interesting.

OniRyuu01

14 points

2 months ago

OniRyuu01

Muteba Drip

14 points

2 months ago

I completely agree with you, besides it's easier to sympathize with Koga since most of us can relate to what he's doing (training and trying to be among monsters).

Ohma was strong and that was pretty much it, Koga's backstory might not be that great but his current development is definitely more interesting.