I think the Raye talk with his wife is a bit weird knowing that he is american, cause while it may be normal for japanese women to drop their careers when getting married (is it normal?), it’s not really a thing for americans. Him being the one that pushes that custom is a bit weird.
I also don’t remember if they ever say how they met, but I would guess it was at the force and them discussing cases together would be the most normal thing honestly (and she also says it’s a habit of hers).
This feels mostly as an excuse to have an FBI(エフビーアイ) agent that goes after Kira and isn’t in the file so they don’t die when Light kills all agents in it. Also revenge
The names of these FBI agents never cease to crack me up. I know it’s to avoid using real names, but yeah Sekllet, Guntair and Zapack are all great! XD
Anyway, Light is proving to be quite a two-faced devil: he’s got no qualms lying his parents and sister, pretending to be the good son; meanwhile, he’s clearly enjoying the process of getting rid of the FBI in Japan, manipulating Raye Penbar into killing his boss and colleagues.
this is why it felt so odd to me too.
It would have made a stronger case if they did share and she gave input, but was not officially on the case and thus survived. She would then have lost a man we would feel less icky about, having a more respectful relationship. The way that scene was written made me less empathetic about his demise, and less understanding of her pursuing it (though it makes sense enough. This scene didn’t help, it hurt it)
I feel there is maybe a slight hole in this chapter…
Since Ray asked the coworker to get the file and then send to him, do they have record of Ray asking for it second? Shouldn’t he be one of those who got it after all got it sent? If they tracked the coworker sending it to him, that would have made it more special, but it wasn’t mentioned. And it didn’t look like he asked for it himself, other than from the lower ranking agent. Not a big deal, but it just seems to me they wouldn’t that easily know when they received it, more likely they would know the order by when they asked the superior for it, on which Ray wouldn’t even be.
L forgot to question this. Though can suspect the correct person in the end.
Second-hand persons, asking for colleague’s information, aren’t necessarily ordered by the one Raye contacted with. It seems that some either refused or decided to ask too late, receiving the information that was eventually passed along first. (Only 4 of them really asked.)
Let me ask real things, now.
How do Japanese people feel about crime suspect going to work in a public place? (You know, that glasses guy.)
Light threatened repeatedly that he will kill Raye’s girlfriend and family; and Raye really did fear it. Either one of them or both forgot that it is impossible…
Are there any real reasons for Raye not remembering Light’s voice?
Raye thought he would only give away names only, but not the faces; forgetting that Kira could lie (e.g. only the names need to be known.)
Are English / alphabetic names supposed to have = when in Japanese? Not only Light wrote it wrong, L also received the wrong names.
I think it is is Light going on the assumption they don’t know quite how it works yet. All they know for sure is he needs to know what they look like and has something to do with names. They have no idea how he does it, so for all they know he can kill anyone he looks at. As for not quite placing the voice, he notice is it familiar, but doesn’t know Light well enough to place it under stress.
Well, L did challenge キラ to kill him in the previous volume and when キラ couldn’t, that ‘proved’ that he needs to know the faces of those he kills, but yeah they can’t be completely certain.
I see what you did there
Yes, I was also wondering about that, but apparently they don’t have a record of it (which seems a bit strange to me).
I think the whole thing is rather far-fetched to be honest. In principle they know that キラ needs names and faces to kill his victims so then when someone asks for a file with the names and faces of all the FBI agents (without giving a clear reason even) it seems very strange to me that the FBI director would just send that file without hesitation… Or did I miss some reasoning behind that?