Liveman's Conflict of Science
The core of the conflict of Liveman's science
After writing on Megaranger's conflict of science, let's try to write on the conflict of science in Bioman and Megaranger I felt like Liveman showed the conflict between the Livemen and Volt. So what's the big deal? This is one element that makes Liveman win over Hurricanger big time!
Academia was a research institute that aimed to help mankind. Life was precious to them hence the name Liveman. The Livemen lost two of their dearest friends who wanted to create a protective suit. So why did Kemp, Mazenda and Obular join Volt? They were deceived by Great Professor Bias' bias against humanity, his bias against humanitarian science and his desire to rule the world with a biased outlook. Volt was an organization built on biases against humanity, believing that they would usher a new age.
Great Professor Bias' biases are further pushed when he orders the destruction of the academy. The Livemen show their science when they as the last three survivors, used their science to combat Volt's evil science. While the Livemen were focused on protecting life, Volt is the opposte. As said, Volt is built on Bias' biases against everyone. Volt's philosophy is biases against lower beings instead of helping them improve, something the Livemen choose to do.
As the series progresses, nothing is further from the truth that Volt is biased even against itself. Great Professor Bias spurns his three disciples against each other, to see who's the best. His biases still rule the organization. Dr. Obler leaves early on but returns later on with a new sense of humanity, which shows that intelligence and science without ethics and love is stupid. Busujima Arashi a person whose Math skills are ridiculously dumb, he modifies him into the genius Dr. Ashura. For Bias, he is very biased against any science that does not seek to attain greatness.
What was interesting with Liveman is how the biases towards humanity plays an even bigger part. Take for instance the tragedies of Kemp and Mazenda. Mazenda mechanizes herself to erase every last trace of humanity until she is a full cyborg. Kemp on the other hand, slowly modified his body until he was no longer human. This played a big part in the finale arc. Mazenda soon died but with at least her humanity resurfacing at the last minute. Kemp although he followed Bias to the point of allowing Bias to take his brain (and him becoming a savage monster), in the end his spirit rebelled with the others.
I also thought of Bias' end. Why did he become a child again? Was it a symbol of his immaturity in spite of being a genius? I could have wanted his final efforts to attain godhood and failing at the end. I would have wanted his victims to drag him into Hell. After Bias' second childhood, the spirits of his fallen disciples rebelled after Megumi's speech. He is revealed to be very old which makes him die an inhuman death. Dying near a cross may have represented the humanity he so abandoned, his wrongdoings backfiring and his own karma for perverting the use of science.