Tokyo Revengers chapter 241 has a flashback of the trio of characters Mikey, Haruchiyo, and Baji. All 3 have very beautiful memories together since childhood. The story begins when Mikey has a new toy and he loves it. However, Senju also wanted to play with this toy, but Mikey did not allow it. Taking advantage of when people weren’t paying attention, she took Mikey’s toy, but by accident, she broke the toy, but unfortunately Mikey discovered this. Out of fear, Senju said Haruchiyo was the one to do it and then she ran away. From downstairs, she heard Baji begging Mikey to stop hitting Haruchiyo. It turned out that Mikey was the one who scoffed Haruchiyo. Mikey suddenly changed, looking more scary than before. This is the moment when Mikey’s dark instincts are first revealed.
From this detail, Senju always thinks that Mikey’s path of darkness, violence and being dominated by dark instincts comes from the fact that he was deceived by Senju in taking toys. Many people think that if Mikey’s dark instincts really show up since the toy was destroyed, is it a bit too simplistic or is there really another reason? Then, despite being slit by Mikey, he still obeyed Mikey’s words, loyal to his leader for 12 years, there must be some twist. The fact that the toy was made by a brother he admires and took months to complete holds a lot of sentimental value to Mikey.
Mikey’s dark instinct activation was Senju’s fault?
We’ve seen this a lot in the anime series, where many kids get mad and change because of an incident. However, it is likely that Mikey’s dark instinct is an innate, built-in thing in this guy’s person and the detail of Senju breaking the toy that Mikey loves is just the catalyst for this dark instinct to emerge. get up. This means that if not for Senju, there will be a time when Mikey will also let his dark instincts rule his actions.
Overall, Mikey was built from the start to be a special character, good at first and then turned into a villain just like Eren in Attack on Titan. Senju taking responsibility for the cruelty and the path that Mikey is walking is just one way for the author to build a more cohesive and meaningful story. Currently, Takemichi has built the 2nd generation of Tokyo Manji Gang and Senju will have his own motivation when joining the gang formed to overthrow this Mikey.
What do you guys think about the twists surrounding Mikey’s dark instinct in Tokyo Revengers, is it just because the Senju stole the game? Please leave your comments!