As for the Manhunters, sShe tried to get them to actualize their potential and develop as sentient beings; to become something more than machines. Once she saw they were incapable of that, she flat-out rejected them. So the idea of her taking up their cause is hardly a natural outcome to her storyline.
Last edited by kalorama; 02-03-2013 at 12:01 AM.
Has Aya actually become evil? I seriously hope she doesn't devolve into a cliched, universe conquering villain.
Thus do I write the first chapter of my new scripture. And the first verse is "Let it all burn."
Looking at Aya's situation I can see how some would view it as a "Woman In Refrigerators" moment. For one she's the only female member of Hal's group. She had a romantic subplot with Razer. She ended up being evil because the dude broke her heart. This kind of thing would have been overlooked had the show bothered to bring in more female members.
"It isn't jumping the shark if you never come back down." Chuck
Last edited by kalorama; 02-03-2013 at 11:29 AM.
Granted, the whole "you're just a machine" was cruel. But I see most people are vilifying him because of the rejection alone AND its unexpected outcome. If anything I cut Aya less slack for her rampage than others do. She says there's nothing emotional about it, but she's obviously upset and angry.
She didn’t shut down her emotions just because she was in pain. She did it because she was in pain AND she knew it was interfering with her efficacy as a teammate. That’s why she asked Razer how to fix it. Because she wanted to do her best to help her team. Because she has no idea how to compartmentalize and because she knew that the only way she could save her team would be to escape her pain she shut off her emotions. So yes, love is the main factor, but it's her love for everyone.