That...is a good question lol. I never thought of that. Your right though, he seems to be rolling in cash, but flips out over 10 mil? Doesnt he own Blackwater hotel? Not to mention that weapons manufacturing plant...yea that is a total plothole.
Its weird right? The plot is so simple and yet so bad. It makes me think that any of us could probably have written a better plot on a cereal box, and they had a whole team being paid to work on it.
In the *SPOILERS BELOW*
*Cutscene where Victoria 'switches on' and kills like 10 special forces I thought that some kind of twist might happen with her becoming some kind of unstoppable assassin. But then its back to 'rescue the innocent school girl. Typical Japanese storywriting!
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Very true. Maybe his money is tied up in his assets and holdings and this was supposed to be quick nontraceable untaxed income? No matter how you slice it... Its a paltry amount to ask for a genetically engineered super assassin who is activated by a radioactive isotope!? What!? It would have taken decades and billions to make that happen! Maybe it wasnt about the money. Maybe it was about sticking it to the agency and the amount was arbitrary.
If you listen to his conversation with Layla before you crawl in the vent to get beat up by Sanchez, she says they're low on cash, and he talks about how Victoria's their cash cow. Presumably the $10 mil is just to fund the initial research (i.e. payroll and post-it notes), with the larger payoff coming later when they sell the data to various governments.
Even then it seems cheap. I mean, why not $100 mil? Are IOI still in Eastern Europe under a currency that is worth so much less than the USD?