>>174121312>He licked 02's blood as a kid, so he already had some Klaxxo blood. I don't get why it being similar to saurifcation makes you think it can't be that.
That's what theoretically allowed him to saurify instead of just dying from piloting with Zero Two. It seems to me that it's just the first step towards saurification, and further steps would just make him more similar to a klaxxo. >Hime still thinks he's human, after all.
She sees his horns, so she knows he's saurifying. Why would she find it curious that he tastes more like a klaxxo than normal humans when she knows the reason why?
More than that, it's the fact that the writers insist on this line, bringing it back from episode 1, and have both klaxxo characters remark that Hiro has an odd taste. Narratively, it makes no sense that this is about saurification or his ingesting Zero Two's blood, because we already know about that. Why make a point of having her deliver this line, referencing the first episode, if it's about something we already know?