stalydan wrote:For the archetype thing, I don't really think it's been explained yet but to clear up both points, I think I can make a guess and also say why Beast isn't weaker than Wizard or the other mages, just different.
Like you said, Khimaira requires Beast to devour the magical essence of other Phantoms to survive. When you think about it, it's kind of simple really why this is needed; Kousuke isn't a Gate, he was an ordinary human being, therefore he can't produce his own magical energy which Phantoms would need to live.
I've covered that already in a previous post and you've just reconfirmed my point
No Phantoms equals R.I.P. Kousuke, No Phantoms for the other Wizards means, let's go catch a movie and grab some sugar donuts.
Perhaps "Archetype" refers to a kind of mage who has a Phantom placed into them rather than born in them. This is why WW doesn't need Beast because he can't produce his own magical essence, only absorb it. It doesn't mean that Beast is any weaker though. His mantles are definitely on par with Haruto's Dragon styles.
Could be, very interesting point you've just made.
If he can not produce his own magical essence, then yes he is weaker then the rest of them. As I stated above already, No Phantoms equals no magical essence, no magical essence combined with Chimera eating-up what little he does have. Would equal R.I.P. Kousuke.
Phantoms in order to regain his strength, the others do not.
Now by default that makes him weaker then the other wizards, because of that. I love his mantels also but they are not on par with Haruto's Dragon Styles. His mantels are basically equal to Haruto's different 'Styles'. Beast-Hyper Mode is equal to Haruto's different Dragon Styles. But once Haruto jump to 'Infinity Style', what do Beast have that is equal to that?
I'm just pointing out that he is not as strong as a Wizard who was born a Gate