Ok, so I was fooling around at lunch, clicking random links and somewhow I ended up on SDB’s Tenchi post, back when he and I were discussing GXP. I really enjoyed watching the series and it provided the base for a lot of fun discussions, at the time, but as I was re-reading the comments
Then an odd thought hit me: We see three cabbits in all the Tench continuity (except Universe, which I’m pretending doesn’t exist). Fuku, Ryo-ohki and the name of one slips my mind now. But here’s what I realized: On several occasions, we see Fuku inside her spaceship; in other words, she manifests as cabbit and spaceship at the same time. I can’t recall that either of the other two ever did that.
Now Fuku is practically a baby, and lacks the ability to assume a somewhat humaniform appearance that the others have. But do they lack the ability to manifest two forms at once? If so, why? Just a simple “well, Washu refined the design along the way and added that ability?” Or did Nabeshin goof, or did he choose to ignore that point, because the plot needed (or at least was helped) by a cowering Fuku cabbit inside a Fuku ship? And how did Washu screw up and release a cabbit while it was too young? Pressure from Seto? It was necessary for the meta-plot that Fuku be young and vulnerable, but what’s the story justification?
Gah, stupid questions that occur to me for no reason…