Scintilla wrote:Canti's a Medical Mechanica robot (as Haruko says in ep 2 -- and if you look, you can see the MM logo on his chest), and the hand that's fighting him is half of another one. (The robot that comes out of Naota's head in ep 2 is the second half.)
I'm pretty sure that red Canti is Canti with the power of Atomsk (Amarao says as much in ep 5), esp. with Atomsk's symbol showing up on his screen. However, in the later episodes, Canti turns red after eating Naota, so it's not entirely clear.
Pretty much every thing you said is true, the reason canti turns red i believe is because of N.O. not which is what naota and atomsk powers r ohh and not to mention, Ninamouri has NO too so if canti ate her hed prolly turn red too.
Ok, let me clear up something. First of all, I've been a member here for a while but this is my first post. But I have been an anime fan since I was 5.
But onto FLCL.
The reason Canti turns red whenever he swallows Naota is because when Haruko smacked him in the head with the guitar (Ep. 1) she opened the N.O. channel in his head.(which we all know) But what nobody has mentioned is that in FLCLimax (Ep. 6) Amarao said, " That's it! That thing must be apart of the Terminal Core!", He was talking about Canti obviously. By Haruko opening the N.O. Channel, she automatically made Naota apart of the Terminal Core.
Don't Believe me? Here's my proof. Watch Ep. 6 closely and you'll notice that Haruko smacks Naota into the combined Takkun/Canti part of the Terminal Core and Amarao begins this long rant about Medical Mechanica. The now Takkun/Naota/Canti Terminal Core plunges into the Hand that Naota/Canti defeated in Ep. 5 and it comes alive to activate Medical Mechanica.
I'm guessing that Naota couldn't let Medical Mechanica activate, so he grabbed the powers of Atomsk and confessed his love for Haruko. So, basically what I'm saying is that everytime Canti ate Naota, Naota was tapping into the powers of Atomsk that was being pulled through the N.O. Channel. As Amarao said in Ep. 5, Atomsk was being held captive in the Medical Mechanica plant in Mabase. So, Atomsk's powers were always being used in the series.
This is my theory so I could be wrong. But hey, with proof like that, its hard to discredit it.[/b]