No, I meant the initial test when it was “stealthish” and only hidden for a craft of its size. It’s precisely all those interim tests that concern me. If there’s some chance of there being a discovery, then it would be caught. The other team has pros as well because they were the elite of the elite, remember?
The failed experiments were why Senku wanted to try to find something more. Ukyo's comments, everyone's reactions, and probably most importantly the direct statement of "futuristic" directly implies it is going to be completely hidden from radar.
Senku is going to test and retest over and over (how he developed the revival fluid reflects this best). Context implies it is a perfect stealth ship. This chapter is significant because it starts Senku discovering MANY "futuristic" inventions/creations. We haven't even started the revival of all 7 billion people. The plot is still in its infancy and we already have something that exceeds real life capabilities. I'm just saying that I think this part is being overlooked.>
The point was that the others hadn’t thought of it and his was a fresh perspective. Sometimes that’s all it takes is not being bound by conventional wisdom to come up with the right answer. And he has been able to do well practically like when he broke himself out of prison, came up with the water wheel, the road map while Senku was ill, etc. I don’t think that they’re using him poorly. This isn’t enough to dismiss him out of hand, in my opinion.
Umm...even Chrome's last "big contribution" was complete common sense. This is the disappointing aspect to me. I don't have a problem with all of the past accomplishments, and they live up to him being a rough equal to Senku in terms of achieving things that are huge twists.
If Chrome only contributes common sense answers then he isn't a legitimate contributing member of the science team. Chrome either needs to develop new skills, or somehow work directly with Chelsea to get the necessary rare resources. Dr. Stone characters have excessive limitations to their "role", so this happening a second time means they at a minimum cannot figure out a way for Chrome to contribute otherwise.
He isn't strong enough to be combat related physically (very clear with the sudden jump to have everyone at Mozu's upgraded level). He also doesn't have the weaponry knowledge to be a contribution. I don't know what the twist is, but there is some sort of need to deviate from realistic levels of real life human capabilities. Chrome is dependent on basic physics, so I'm going to have to see it in action to believe it. Unless the series switches back to normal humans again, and this was only a temporary/short term deviation for superhumans (it will be needed at the end against Why-man), things are not looking good for Chrome.
I can let it pass when it happens once, but this is the second time of limiting Chrome to nothing but a common sense "epiphany". Which is a slap in the face to me because it is belittling of Chrome for me. It's my bias to not want to see Chrome only doing common sense stuff. The waterwheel is actually a good example of how Chrome is only limited to ingenuity of basic physics. To come up with the idea on his own is a huge breakthrough. It is common sense for Senku and it only happened because Senku was busy with other priorities. Without some sort of "power-up", Chrome's contributions are going to be very different/is going to need a shift in the plot to return to normal humans as enemies.
Ah, maybe just in case since I can see this becoming a long discussion. Do you think the Medusa and space comments by Chrome are common sense or something most people would not think of? And especially given the context every character knows (every Ishigami village member knows Medusa is hidden from radars once Ukyo does his first test/likely retests requested by Senku).
No, it isn't "fun discussions", but I will always go by that being aware of the disappointment before it happens makes the crappy stuff easier to swallow. Considering this is the worst that could happen for Dr. Stone, I'll gladly take it.