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Recap / The Rising of the Shield Hero S1E17 "A Promise Made"

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Fitoria tells Naofumi that she'll kill all Four Cardinal Heroes if they don't get back on the same page. She even takes Melty hostage, but Naofumi continues to refuse. Understanding where he's coming from, Fitoria instead proposes a one-on-one duel with Filo.


Tropes for this episode include:

  • All-Powerful Bystander: While Fitoria won't kill Naofumi and the other heroes as Naofumi has proven himself competent by raising Filo, she still won't join them until they learn to work together.
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  • Brutal Honesty: Fitoria admits that while their battle was a Secret Test of Character, she really would have killed her and Naofumi is Filo had failed.
  • Plot Coupon That Does Something: The cow-lick Fitoria gives Filo gives her a large stat-boost in-spite of her level-cap. She also feeds Naofumi's shield one of her own cow-licks, unlocking the entire Filolial Series of shields in his arsenal.


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