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Well, there's a thing in this industry we call Mangastream's creative freedom with the wording.
Oddly enough, that wasn't Mangastream being Mangastream. Those were the actual terms Escanor talked about Arthur to Merlin.
Edited by LSBK on Nov 5th 2018 at 5:58:02 AM
Well then, he's an asshole. Case closed.
I was fine with his wins against Galan and Estarossa, but the activation of his power at night during the Great Fight Festival arc was my red sign.
I actually wouldn't mind Escanor being an asshole if it were plot relevant like the Vampires of Edinburgh made it seem like it would be.
But that potentially interesting angle didn't pan out.
That's when I started to get wary of him. It didn't help that he sat on his ass for a month while the demons conquered Britannia.
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Edited by AvantWeeb on Nov 8th 2018 at 4:15:15 AM
Galand is stronger then Melascula. The way her powers work are different then Galand's more direct beat you to death approach, and she is not particularly impressive in a direct fight.
Surprising absolutely no one Escanor wins. However its only just barely and technically he doesn't land the the finishing blow. Also the fight isn't technically over.
Edited by Silentedge89 on Nov 12th 2018 at 8:22:37 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but seeing Escanor continue to have an unfaltering winning streak is making me happier than I thought I would be.
One shudders to think how powerful Mael was when he still had Sunshine on top of his baseline powers.
It is weird how none of the demons seem to recognize Sunshine.
Wasn’t Mael basically the most dangerous angel in existence?
That just means that none of the demons who actually faced Mael in the past survived to tell others of how his powers worked. They just knew he existed and that he was a One-Man Army.
Edited by M84 on Nov 14th 2018 at 4:57:55 AM
I kinda expected them to have some awareness because Sunshine is clearly a nuke power.
So ya can have some demons in the distance witness an epic explosion & feel some sort of holy sweltering heat where they are told said heat is coming from Mael.
Like every time Mael enters a battlefiled the tempeture spikes up so you know who’s there.
It's not like Sunshine's power is obvious at first glance if the one holding it isn't a boastful guy like Escanor who likes explaining the power to his foes. If the holder of Sunshine is already strong enough to demolish armies most of the time, is anyone who is busy trying not to die really going to notice that the person is getting stronger depending on the time of day?
Huh, I never actually thought about it, but is Escanor's arrogance not magically induced by the Grace, and he really is just a dick who likes to shit talk when he has power? God, that would make him even worse.
Speaking of which, I hated his whole exchange with Zeldris there.
Edited by LSBK on Nov 13th 2018 at 3:02:03 AM
I kind of figured Escanor's boasting is a coping mechanism for his shitty life prior to meeting Merlin.
Sunshine probably is still somewhat responsible for his personality even if it's not magically inducing arrogance since he's had it with him his whole life and it's definitely influenced who he grew up to be, for better or worse.
Edited by M84 on Nov 13th 2018 at 5:03:28 PM
Why is a human getting involved in a fight between angels and demons. Riiiiiiiight, because demons totally left humans alone and didn't drag them into this.
God, that was such a stupid line.
Haven't read the chapter, but it's been implied that the war was originally only really between angels and demons and that the angels allied with the other important races, which disrupted the balance of power and made the demons hostile to them. The issue then becomes less 'why are you butting in' and more 'why do they find it weird that the humans are butting in' when it was probably like that for quite some time before the seal went up.
Have to say though, I'm actually surprised Zeldris was able to put up any resistance at all to Escanor's "The One".
I had been wondering about if at noon he has a set, unbelievably high power that nonetheless could theoretically be surpassed, or if it worked by literally making him invincible and nothing could affect him or fight against him.
I mean, the other races probably allied with angels because demons treat them rather horribly. What with the soul eating, the human sacrifices, stuff like that. Oh and wanting to steal all the magic power for themselves, that's bound to angry everyone.
Hmm, well, I'd say you're not wrong but the fact that human villagers would aid a random wounded demon and get purged by angels says that A. relations between humans and demons couldn't have been universally terrible and B. angels and humans probably didn't get along that great either.
Basically, everyone is an asshole or gets murdered.
Edited by Arha on Nov 13th 2018 at 3:40:23 AM
Suffice to say there's probably a damn good reason most of the races sided with the Goddess Clan over the Demon Clan.
Which isn't to say that all Humans sided with the Goddesses. There was that band of humans who only joined Stigma so they could betray them from within as payback for the Goddesses destroying their village just because they gave refuge to a peaceful Demon.
I imagine relations between the goddesses and humans weren't great, but that just seems to be the case with humans and every other race in this series.
Like, none of them seemed to really get along but "Pfft, humans, am I right?" kind of seemed like a mostly universal sentiment.
Edited by LSBK on May 9th 2019 at 11:49:35 AM
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