Jack of All Trades wrote:More importantly if you add up the total years between Suikoden 1 & 5, the difference is suprising. Suikoden 1 takes 3 years and Suikoden 4 takes 5 years. Suikoden 2, 3, and 5 all take up slightly less than a year apiece. So we can assume that Viki has seen between 7 & 8 years of Action. So, she at some point during the 5 games should be between 23 & 24 years old yet she's not.
To throw a little wrench into everything, Suikoden V, Viki doesn't remember Lorelai (who definitely remembers her), yet she remembers Jeanne (who she remarks to have run into frequently in many different places). While it might be that the incident was so insignificant to her that she didn't even think it worth remembering, or that her usual air-head self can't recall it. It also opens up the possibility that this Viki is in fact younger than all previous Vikies, or is a different Viki all together.
Jack of All Trades wrote:
2. We aren't seeing a single Viki so much as we are seeing a series of Paradox Duplicates of Viki or Viki's from Parallel Dimensions.
This got me thinking of the final episode of Futurama with all the paradox Benders in the basement marching out... it's equally if not more disturbing with a bunch of Vikies. Everyone evacuate the universe!