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Panino Manino



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:10 am Reply with quote
Gina Szanboti wrote:
Watch it again. She's wearing a deadpan expression the whole time she's blasting him, until she knocks him out cold with him foaming at the mouth. When he goes down she gets this little smile, and as she raises her arms to really take him out, her eyes look even more malevolent, and she's still smiling. It's more obvious in motion, but I can't do gifs. Smile

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It's her adult mentality taking over there, during that traumatic experience for her.
Don't forget, she was being overwhelmed both mentally and physically.
Can you blaming her for snapping and not pretending anymore and doing something against objectively bad people, and enjoying a bit?

The only problem with this is that, like in most stories, she didn't killed him because satan forbids the protagonist from ever killing anyone no matter what.

"If you kill him you're the same as him", remember?
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:16 pm Reply with quote


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lossthief



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:26 pm Reply with quote
Panino Manino wrote:


The only problem with this is that, like in most stories, she didn't killed him because satan forbids the protagonist from ever killing anyone no matter what.

"If you kill him you're the same as him", remember?



Uhhhhh no? That's explicitly not why the blue priest stopped her. The way he talked her down was to tell her that if she killed him, her entire family would be executed as accessories in the murder of a noble. Main didn't stop because of some notion about being "the same as him" or anything of the sort. She stopped to protect her family.
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Panino Manino



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:45 pm Reply with quote
lossthief wrote:

Uhhhhh no? That's explicitly not why the blue priest stopped her. The way he talked her down was to tell her that if she killed him, her entire family would be executed as accessories in the murder of a noble. Main didn't stop because of some notion about being "the same as him" or anything of the sort. She stopped to protect her family.

I was talking not about the characters, I was thinking about the author.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:29 am Reply with quote
And how exactly would she and her family get away with killing a noble?
It's not about morality BS, it's about impeding the whole intended development for the story. Any author would sooner remove that scene than completely switch the story's direction.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:07 pm Reply with quote
Even the author knows you don't kill nobles in front of other people, unless you are willing and capable of killing all the witnesses. Even then, you have to have a strong degree of deniability. If the nobles think you did it, that is just as good as them knowing it. Not to mention they might have magical devices that can figure out it who did it.

The family might have to quickly escape from the city, into exile. With the citizenship requirements for each city, things would not be good.
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