Kali does not have a very favorable view of the Itsuri leadership. If she lived in our culture, she’d probably imagine them as mustache-twirling, monolog-spouting, tie-girls-to-train-tracks kind of people. So when she envisioned the Scion, Tama was most definitely NOT what she was expecting.
Whether or not there is true evil in the world is something I think about a lot. Now, this may be a dangerous topic, but if there’s a place I can muse about this with relative safety, it would be with LeyLians. Recently I learned about some recordings of Hitler in which he’s just doing mundane, normal things. Apparently they were not broadly shared because it made him “too human”. From his perspective, I doubt he ever saw himself as the monster most of the modern world remembers him as. I’m sure he had grand plans and some good intentions — Germany certainly was in a terrible place when he took power, and they rose to be a nation that nearly conquered the world. Yet however many human qualities he possessed, he still orchestrated a machine that committed mass atrocities and genocide, beyond those of “normal” war (if there can be such a thing). How does that happen? Where does that switch get flipped? Was he evil? Or is the result evil? Can evil exist without the collective to propagate it? Because rarely are atrocities committed by a single person. It does happen — there are lone bombers and gunmen – but generally large-scale acts are committed by large groups of people. And at what point does a deed cross the line from “misguided” or “misunderstood” to “evil”? And can “evil” deeds be transformed later by forgiveness or remorse, or are they evil forever?
I have absolutely no firm answers on these questions, mind you. They are just things I wonder about. I know it’s a bit of a deep ‘n’ dark topic for a webcomic, but if you have any thoughts on the matter, I’d be curious to discuss them.