Some time after CHAPTER 14 . DAWN OF THE CHRYSALIS, Konoko is shown roaming the ruins of a city (pictured), with this narration:
|“||When I blew the processors I bought us some time, but at a horrible cost.
The dead and the dying now line the streets but it is impossible to deny the problem any longer. My father's work may prove to be the salvation of the afflicted after all. Mankind as we knew it is doomed: the Chrysalis will change us all.Let's hope it's for the better.
For a consideration of the events of the Cataclysm, see 12/3.
There is already a fair amount written here about the questionable wisdom of Mai's rash actions in 'blowing the processors'. Was the "horrible cost" of so many dying avoidable? Should she have tried to defeat Muro first and then taken the time to carefully reverse his scheme before it was implemented? How could she know she would survive a fight with Muro? Perhaps the only course she could take (acting alone, after all, with no one to sound her ideas against) was to take immediate action while she was there and could still do something, rather than retreat and come back later. With the TCTF as her enemy, she would not be able to assemble any support for a raid, and thus may have figured that this might be her only chance.
In the epilogue, Mai notes two large changes in society that are taking place: dealing with the situation of the poisoned planet openly, and, most intriguingly, the Chrysalis 'changing us all'. Apparently it may be necessary for everyone to have a Chrysalis to adapt to the pollution, with the ACCs unable to keep up the holding action against the outside world. How can this be done? Is there time and money for every man, woman and child to get their own Chrysalis? Can they be cloned generically from a host like Mai? Will the privileged and wealthy get them first? What sort of upheavals might this bring about? Will everyone be subject to Daodan spikes, and even Imago transformations, in time? Where will this lead civilization? Those are the sorts of unsettling issues that Oni leaves us to ponder, with no easy answers.
Stills & Music
The soundtrack appears on the promotional CD as "Farewell", not clearly credited to Salvatori or O'Donnell or whoever. Samples of this theme are played in CHAPTER 08 . AN INNOCENT LIFE during the talk with Shinatama and in CHAPTER 11 . DREAM DIVER while Mai reads Hasegawa's diary. After the sequence, the credits start rolling to the sounds of Power of Seven's Trailer, blending into another version of "Farewell".
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