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Below is an unused summary and its added value section. Until we have a page for the Outro this is the only place I can think to keep it (unless it should just go at the bottom of Chapter 14). --Iritscen 01:52, 29 August 2008 (CEST)


Some time later, Konoko is shown roaming the ruins of a city, and monologuing to herself that many have died from the sabotage of the ACCs. The Chrysalis may yet save the survivors, but the ultimate effect that its introduction will have on humankind is unclear. "Let's hope it's for the better."

Added Value

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.