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Even if some of his behavior was radical, that does not explicitly confirm his exact mental state. And that still doesn't dismiss the meat of my point. Even if his radical mindset damaged him, his poor performance still broke a lot of viewers' expectations. Because of his ''alleged'' mental state, he was struck down badly in combat, and was driven off. We had no indication beforehand that his ''alleged'' mental state would cause him to fail so badly, so yes, this still breaks expectations.
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Maybe I shouldn't have brought up that scene, but from what I can see, at the camera change right after Adam slices, Blake is suddenly close enough that she should have been cut in half in the previous slice. So either the sword passed through Blake, or she pulls an implausibly sudden position change in the split-second camera shift. But either way, my point is that there's no clear-cut evidence that Adam was