|Reviews for I Was Right All Along|
| Tristram Shandy chapter 2 . 3/16
I love the story, despite the glaring plot hole. Why would Ranma, a master of the status quo, actually tell Ryouga about all this? It's pretty much guaranteed to blow up in his face.
My theory is someone, most likely Kasumi, got sick of Ryouga blasting through walls and set this up.
| Richard Ryley chapter 2 . 12/11/2012
I like this ending. And Ryoga really HAS beaten Ranma, because unlike what other reviewers have suggested, I don't think Ranma CAN harm Ryoga or Akari in any way. If he does, then he will expose the secret of his true self, and more and more of his "friends" will make the same choice as Ryoga. And since Ryoga is not there to push him any more, he won't continue to become freakishly strong, and will only be just strong enough to deal with the challenges his own machinations brings his way.
I do like Archaon's idea, that Akane learns the truth and admits she feels exactly the same way about it Ranma does. This could be the only chance for Ranma to continue to develop, if Akane takes Ryoga's place as the one that pushes him. And this will satisfy her desire as well, to develop herself. Ranma will have to overcome his need to be better than Akane, but if he can do that, they might still be able to support each other in a slow development. Hopefully slow enough that neither falls prey to "absolute power corrupts absolutely". Heck, it might even be good for them.
| The Unicorn chapter 2 . 9/18/2012
Very nice. I really enjoyed seeing a story which showes Ranma enjoying the chaos and fights. I didn't really like Ranma's attitude in the first part - seemed a bid to much "evil-overlord-monologuing" there but I really liked Ryuoga's attitude here.
| Guest chapter 2 . 7/10/2012
Living well is thye best revenge... literally.
| Rose1948 chapter 2 . 11/5/2010
Wow. This is awesome! I like! Short, well-written, and ending with a psychological twist. Dayum!
| iamnuff chapter 2 . 9/17/2010
if your ranma is as batshit as he seems he might just wreck what ryouga has, to get him on a revenge spree
| Nemrut chapter 2 . 3/14/2010
That was an interesting idea but I think that if Ranma was that twisted, the fact that Ryoga admitted that he wasn't going to fight because he liked it there would warrant Ranma to attack the farm and maybe kill Akari, just to get Ryoga want vengeance. What better way to ensure Ryoga coming back to fight him other than him wanting revenge for Ranma killing his love?
| sincostan chapter 2 . 3/7/2010
Great story from Ryouga's point of view. You do a good job of conveying the horror that Ryouga feels that even the reader feels creeped out by Ranma's words, and the great thing is that it's not an awful stretch of the truth.
| Wandering the Arid Sea chapter 2 . 1/13/2010
| Noyesno chapter 2 . 11/14/2009
| deitarionSSokolow chapter 2 . 5/16/2009
I love how you did this. Succinct, clever, and it puts a beautiful new spin on the "wins by admitting defeat" idea. :)
| claymade chapter 2 . 4/14/2009
An eerie, yet mesmerizing, take on the whole Ranma/Ryouga dynamic... I really like the way you set this up-just enough touchpoints with canon to have the taste of plausibility, and yet divergent enough that the sense of freakiness is properly cultivated.
This Ranma is a very fascinating character, and he provides a great deal of emotional torque to the story, especially in that final confrontation, managing to be at the same time poignant and even semi-tragic. It was probably the single best instance of Ryouga actually defeating Ranma that I've ever read.
In conclusion: awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing it!
| mountainelements chapter 2 . 3/24/2009
I love how Ryouga defeats Ranma by pretending that he doesn't train any more and refusing to fight!
| Sdarian chapter 2 . 9/28/2008
I'm sure that if Ranma got desperate enough (especially if his ethics and morals are as loose as you've implied here) he could/would burn down the farm to really drive Ryoga to get revenge. Either that, or go the semi-Happosai route and just piss off enough other people that even if one of them isn't consistent enough, with so many out to get him it's not like he'll have long to wait.
Anyway, that was a neat idea. I really would have preferred a different second chapter here, but it's fine.
| Lord Sia chapter 2 . 9/1/2008
Wonderful! Ranma is instigating everything by faking his idiocy and naivete, all for the sake of the Art! His life is based on one thing, and one thing only; the Art. It is his mother, his father, his mistress, his child, his best friend and worst enemy. Without the Art, he is nothing. Kinda like Gaara and killing, ne? Maybe something to work with as a prelude to Ranma goes a-fighting in the big bad multiverse...