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Jul 1st 2019 at 12:18:18 AM •••

I think Malty really qualifies as an Asshole Victim both In Universe or out because she doesn\'t seem to have any redeeming qualities let alone framing so many of the accused in the past and using her status to get away with her actions before Naofumi was summoned and betraying anybody she comes across just for kicks, also once her crime was exposed she was given a chance to walk away after being spared from execution but then she kept on going to the point where the heroes didn\'t help her this time when she is forced to become a bride to the King of Faubley.

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Jul 1st 2019 at 12:19:53 AM •••

There\'s actually a discussion going on at ATT.

Jul 1st 2019 at 5:47:25 AM •••

The reason Malty is NOT an Asshole Victim is that she isn\'t actually a VICTIM of anything except the consequences of her own actions.

The Asshole Victim victim trope is described, by my understanding, as an asshole character falling victim to something largely unrelated to their assholery. Otherwise we\'re just dealing with a Karma trope like Laser Guided Karma or Death By Karma.

Malty largely brings her fate upon herself.

Edited by sgamer82
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