Macross Delta Zettai Live!!!!!! - Available on Blu-ray Sept 28, 2022 in Movies and TV Series Posted October 16, 2022 · Edited October 16, 2022 by Keith Just finally watched Absolute Live (after fighting to get a copy in the first place, yeesh!) And! Quite expectedly I cried constantly, such is my current modus operandi, right from The Labyrinth Of Time straight through the end of Absolute Live!, many tears were shed. Are we still spoilerting? If so... Max Spoiler I really liked Max's arc here. While yes, he massively overshadows the already truncated presence of Mirage in the movie telling of Delta, I honestly believe we get is "old man Max" brought in to initially fill in the loss of Ernest Johnson by bringing Exedor with him (and damn, did I cheer at Exedor's appearance), but that evolves into a fascinating sidestory of the genius Jenius as a man who's seen far more insane events in human history than anyone should. He's jaded with his skill walking in, sees his grandaughter whom he believes inheritted none of it, knocks Hayate & Bogue around a bit to boost up the recognized resident aces, then finds out that even though he hasn't missed a step, he did miss what was obvious to Arad, Mirage's genius ie seeing genius in others. The Siren Systsm & whatshisname behind them: Spoiler I liked this whole plot in a culminaton of what was teased with Sharon in Plus. That wholw Macrose subplot to me seems to be something tied in with the original conflict between the two Protoculture factions. DYRL at least presented the two sides as Bioweapon Vs Bio-technoweapon. The Aphos in Zero seems (to me) to be an absolute weapon of the bio-side, while the Singer of the Stars + ruins + high performance rune-networking abilities of Windemere/PC ruins amplifier left to seemingly lonk up all life into a super matrix mimicing the Vajra seems (again to me) to reflect the philosophy of the other side of the conflict. Do we know if the organization behind glasses guy (whom we now know funded Roid & Heimdel) is also behind Grace & perhaps the intial creation of Sharon Apple to start with? Spoiler It just hits me that the propegation of a galaxy wide matrix being initiated by 3 seperate parties is a bit too coincidental. If there were any Protoculture alive lurking in the shadows of tje galaxy, I really think ir's these guys trying hard to push things from those shadows. Lady M. Spoiler While it could be just a weird mcguffin, Exedor talking about how they don't know what kind of intelligence Lady M actually is, and just that it transmits at the frequencies of the Megaroad fleet, but with codes that unlocked secrets of PC ruins & The Singer of the Stars. Unless the Megaroad fleet found themselves trapped in a fold fault with the rosetta stone of PC ruins, there's really no reason anyone there (such as Misa, Minmay or Miku) should have that knowledge in isolation. So, I proppose that Lady M. Is actually....Sara & the Aphos fullfilling their function, including but not limited to drawing the Megaroad fleet into the aforementioned fold fault (as a maybe a last bastion of life if all else fails). Yes, I am still trying to find meaning in the end of Zero... That baby.. Spoiler Not only being a representation of The Star Singer but having a rune to boot, could potentially be the most powerful being in the universe. What I didn't like: Spoiler Why didn't Basara appear to replace Freiya & take her place boosting Walküre to victory! Damnit Basara, you could have saved Freiya's life! And finally, the real winner in the story: Spoiler Arad, he got Max's hat & respect. No one won harder than Arad in this movie. Epilogue: Spoiler I really want "The Labyrinth of Time" to lead somewhere. I mean really, what the hell does the Vajra Queen need with Alto? Is she feeding him? Is she cleaning him? Is her fasconation with him due to an imprint on the Vajra network from Ranka? Hell, was the Vajra queen overwritten by the little queen? I cried so hard at Ranka calling out for S021-5 & F09.