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Hello everyone, this is Ammit here. I have some thoughts and feelings about mortality and postmortem legacy sparked by the last two episodes of Ghost.
The Creatives behind Kamen Rider Ghost have made a brilliant move in making the enemy and “truly evil” Rider in this series named and themed after a necromancer because of the deeper messages being said about what Prince Aran’s Ganma Empire represents and as a bonus it defines Kamen Rider Ghost as a Social Justice Warrior. The Empire is fueled by those who are less than it. The individuals mean nothing and are fungible as all that is required for the System to work is that they are used by it or that their constituent parts can be used to further the efforts and goal of whoever is at the helm of the System. The Ganma Eyecons which turn into what I call GanMooks are nameless, faceless and devoid of any autonomy or will so they conform to the wishes of the system. In a way, someone with no name or face or autonomy is dead, because those elements, particularly the volition, take the husk of corporeality and truly give it life. Our names and faces are representative of our individuality by hearing and sight and are evidence of the spark that animates us. Necrom as an embodiment of that Imperialist system doesn’t care. Prince Aran uses the Heroic Eyecons who have names, distinct appearances and a will of their own against their wishes. His Imperial might crushes the Heroic Eyecons into submission with jack booted authority bequeath to him by the Royal family’s power over the dead encapsulated in Necrom. He manipulates the dead and forces them to do his will by some unknown magic.
What makes this all stand out even more is the shift in Prince Aran after interacting more with Makoto and Aran. He conflates or minimizes the states of existence that are living and dead because they mean nothing to him, not as a spirit being or undead of some sort but as an individual straddling a system of oppression that reduces and categorizes the masses into macronutrients all ultimately serving as a support system for the select few privileged enough to be at the top.
Enough from me. We want to hear from you, so we have some questions for you to ponder so you can share your robust thoughts with us.
Bonus question: do you think Necrom is the only Rider-y Eyecon the Royal Family has in their possession?
Let’s make this official:
The unKamenCrew wants to hear your thoughts, comments and questions on:
Kamen Rider Ghost 16 Perfection! The White Rider!
Bones To Pick
What issues did you have with Ghost 16?
What were some of your favorite thing in these episodes? Please keep it to no more than 3 Woah-ments for each episode.
Do you like Necrom’s brace changer, the changer’s voice, the projector-ish thing it does and the overall look of the suit?
How did the design for the GRIMM Hoodie work for you?
Is Necrom’s time-limit and need to refuel on GanMooks appealing to you? From a thematic perspective do you think it was designed specifically to counter everything Takeru is about?
Is Necrom and the Ganma Empire hitting the Imperialism is Evil concept too hard already?
Do you have questions for us? Do you have any comments for us regarding Ghost?