Vermillion.Twilight wrote:Luca really only shined in his death...He lost every other time.
Someone is forgetting the refugee slaughter, and the fact that he successfully took...I dunno, 70% of Jowston before being stopped by our heroes. The only reason he "lost" every time he fought Riou was because if he had won, he would have murdered the impudent teenager who dared stand against him. Neclord would let us scurry away after a royal beating, but that was because he enjoyed toying with the heroes. Luca enjoyed killing people.
Had Luca won that final showdown, Riou would be dead and the story would be over. Had we faced Luca at any other time, and been meant to lose that fight, the writers would be hardpressed to find an excuse for the wounded heroes to escape without an act of god (or a very out-of-character action from Luca, who probably doesn't even realize "mercy" is a word).
Yes, Luca lost, but so did EVERY other Suiko villian, even that overrated pretty boy Yuber. The point is that no other baddie put up a fight even close to Luca's last stand, which is why he's unforgettable. If I, for example, stumbled across Gizel Godwin in a dark alley, I'd laugh in his face and keep walking. Had I met Luca in that same scenario, it'd be brown trousers time.
Luca Blight is not incredible because he won, which he didn't. He's incredible because of how much it took to make him lose.