>>91055810>And she clearly has no qualms killing someone she never met.
To add to that, I find since outside of whichever one bothered to drag Mulan out (and even then that doesn't really mean much) the sisters did not show any signs of mourning.
One of them even made time to shit talk her failure.
They also seemed to expect and want violence to befall a creature they had no inkling of.
This can all be swept under their psychological conditioning I'm sure, but at some point any psychological evaluation would face that a person's present inclination is more than just their background.
If Ashi suddenly becomes completely benevolent and not merely neutral it will feel very forced. Especially (if we're going to bring it up as an excuse for their behavior) since you can't break conditioning that scarring and that long so easily.
Take In Bruges, several characters know they're killers but when a serious mistake is made even the most hardened don't just shrug about it. One of the characters starts to reconsider their line of work while another contemplates suicide and no amount of being told they're not to blame, it's the job, that's life, mistakes happen or any of that sort of hollow talk makes them decide they can really wash their hands of the blood staining them and become saints.
The movie makes a point of addressing that morality is ironically something that will never be so clean.
I'm ok with Jack and Aku's side of things, particularly because their individual and interrelated character aspects are as simple as they are complex, but if Genndy's going to add a 3rd main character whose built up complexity and connections are oversimplified that's going to be a damn shame.