|Reviews for Balance of Force: Book 1: The Gathering Storm|
| caffeineandshiny chapter 1 . 9/12/2019
I recently revisited this fic, as I remember loving it almost 10 years ago, and I was not disappointed. Even looking at it through new eyes, the quality has definitely stood the test of time.
My only real complaint is that Ranma is only an 8 in his male form. While I find it an interesting idea to force him to experience his new life in a female body, and have no real complaints against making his female side stronger than his male side, I am making this complaint after having developed an attachment to Revan. Yes, it has been 4000 years since Revan went to earth, and yes that time could have deluted the potency of Revan's bloodline, but it comes across like Ranma's only real power comes across from having fallen into a pool of force power (Jusenkyo) rather than because of his status as Revan's heir.
I realize this fic is not going to continue, however I would argue that Ranma's male side should still be a prodigy, outshined only by the unheard of circumstances surrounding his female form and Anakin's birth via the force. Ranma is an incredible fighter without any Jedi fighting whatsoever, and is shown to be just as strong in either form (if anything his female form is slightly weaker, albeit faster). This can be explained as him not having been trained in the force yet to highlight the differences between his forms, however the difference between an 8 and over 20 is irreconcilable. On top of this, Revan was considered the strongest Jedi of his time, and Ranma's male form (the form which is reflective of his birth power) should reflect his if he is Revan's heir in my opinion.
I would propose that Ranma's male form should be a 16 to 18, in comparison to his female form's 20. If he can beat Mace Windu with little to no Jedi training, this is something that should be reflected in both forms (as we see throughout the Ranma series).
| ZenoLucario chapter 6 . 9/5/2018
Please please update. This story is way too fantastic to remain as is.
| WillItWork chapter 6 . 8/6/2017
This story has been a lot of fun, a major divergence, but you sell it well and make it believable. Honestly, from what I've seen, Ranma would be a much better match for Annakin than Padme, but I don't think it'll work out that way. Such a shame.
Having friends and support is such a major change for a Ranma, that seeing how she's come out of this is pretty impressive, and hopeful. Here's to putting the Knight back in Jedi Knight, and thanks for sharing
| Vangran chapter 6 . 9/14/2016
This is quite the expansive story, it pushes boundaries in a way I never thought possible and I am pleased to have read it. I hope this isn't where it ends, but if that's the case, thanks for sharing.
| bearsage chapter 6 . 1/3/2016
nice story lol so good
| SSTR87 chapter 6 . 6/29/2015
Okay let's start this review off with, This story is positively amazing! I was enraptured from chapter one and it's held my attention the whole way through.
My next comment is in the characters and their interaction. I love the homely feel and the way we can witness people growing together rather than just tossing us under the bus.
So where have you been these past several years? Any plans to return and bring us the next chapter?
| Guest chapter 6 . 4/16/2015
Where is the next chapter? I mean its been some time sense you posted this chapter and no updates!?
| kenbre chapter 6 . 10/3/2014
Hope to read more
| Guest chapter 6 . 8/29/2014
I would love to read more if you write it
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/11/2014
Garbage. Mixes together events that occurred when Ranma was 6 and events at 16. This chapter makes no sense unless the author wrote it while drunk.
| jaelin910 chapter 6 . 5/22/2014
"please be recent, please be recent, please be re- DAMNIT"
| spicarus chapter 6 . 1/16/2014
It saddens me that this story hasn't been updated in so long. I would like to see it continued.
You could always jump ahead a few years. After all, depending on how many documents needed preservation, Ranma could be on Corellia for any where from a few months to a couple years.
If you do get back to this, I beg you not to acknowledge that clone wars abomination that Disney made. It doesn't even fit with the second or third movie.
| shugokage chapter 6 . 3/12/2013
Absolutely incredible story and it is deeply saddening that is it is incomplete but great job!
| Kurt Baros aka The Falcon chapter 6 . 1/23/2013
for the love of god please update this i really loved this story
| Kurt Baros aka The Falcon chapter 3 . 1/23/2013
well ranma is a chaos generater so newtens law follows him around everywhere haha