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I am confused, was there supposed to be a chapter this week aside from the gaiden? I thought we were getting 74 but not even a raw yet.
Anyways, seeing the chapter I think I got reafirmation on something I had been thinking about. So far we have details regarding king's and ban's sin and we know a thing or two about meliodas' own sin. However seeing what we know it simply does not seem like they actually did anything wrong. King's sin of sloth is BS at best and the same goes for ban's sin of greed. Neither of them did anything wrong, they were victims. King went to save his friend and for some reason lost his memory and ended up stranded with diane. Ban did try to steal the fountain of youth but he gave up on that the microsecond he learned him getting that would actually cause harm. Not only that but he offered elaine a chance of actual happiness after centuries of being alone. King did leave the forest but he never intended to abandon it... I guess he could have returned earlier if he wanted to but still, he is plainly not in any form or context guilty of any crime. King is a victim, there is no middle ground here IMO. With ban the situation is even worst, the guy deserves a parade, his own holiday, to get the girl and everything else heroes generally get after unfathomable amounts of pure righteousness and awesomeness.
I wonder do you guys think the Sin's might be more connected to one another than we think? I mean with this we see Diane enter the picture since prior we only had links via Elaine that brought Ban and King together more or less as a common thread. That said I wonder if the same will be seen with the other members and their gaiden chapter.
Hold on a sec. here neither Ban's nor King's sins are actually sins. They are just extremely unlucky and victims of fate. Neither of the two wanted any of the things that happened to happen, they even tried their best to do the right thing, and took the blame and the punishment for crimes they never committed, I just feel sorry for them now. Especially Diane not remembering king, is just tearful.
That chapter hit me right in the feels though. I must admit that I didn't like King all too much before this, but he has become my second favorite right behind Ban just for this story. He's really more than meets the eye in one way and considering this kind of backstory his whole behaviour becomes not only justified, but admirable. Suzuki really knows how to pull off a good story, I gotta hand that to him.
The story's of Ban, King and Diane are tied together. Who is to say the others aren't? maybe all the sins relate to each others past in on way or another, like Melodius's tattoo, the dragon eating itself which has twelve points.Not sure how, maybe each two represents how each of them are connected to another and the center being the incident that caused it....I dunno, that's a big stretch.
I am not entirely sure of its exact same meaning in regards to meliodas though. Supposedly meliodas' dragon is the dragon of wrath however the symbol seems to mean the opposite.... Maybe it hints at meliodas himself being a cyclical being. He gets born every age to continue to wage war against whoever is the big bad in the manga.
I don't think the 12 points mean anything here. In any scenario there would be 2 points missing because there are seven sins. Liz herself seems related to the deeper aspects of the plot so she would probably deserve a spot there too.
Seeing ban's story along with king's and a bit of diane's does hint at the past of the sins being connected somehow. I do wonder if them joining was coincidence or was there more to it. Not necessarily fate but someone stirring them into joining the fight. The obvious answer would be meliodas but that is also a bit lazy. It would be interesting if they were actually connected via being negatively affected by the big bad rather than meliodas just picking them. Meliodas finding them could have been triggered by how they connected to the final enemy. With ban it would be the demon, with king it could be helbram and whoever might or might not have been manipulating him into insanity, with the rest who knows...
Latest special chapter is out and linked in the opening post here. I guess this simply serves to Ban's words at the end of chapter 77; with Ban wanting to resurrect Elaine. I've always enjoyed Ban's scenes with Elaine, particularly in the gaiden, his carelessness and being nonchalant makes him a nuisance almost, to the fairy princess. And that last page with her laying there and asking him to guess what she's thinking .
Well, the scene was cute but quite frankly I find the relationship somewhat disturbing. Elaine is a thousand year old (give or take an eternity) fairy that looks 10 who formed a deep romantic relationship with some guy who was in his 20s at least but looks like he could have fathered the fairy in question. The "relationship" mixes the best of disney's love at first sight, milfs (she is so old) and pedophilia all in one weird kawai package. And ban is fine with that.
We know Ban's Sacred Treasure name now: Ale Label Collection. He will surely use it soon.
It is the same saying that small people cannot date a tall people...
What do you have to say about King and Diane relationship?
Last edited by Hamy; May 29, 2014 at 09:28 AM.
I don't classify the characters by their looks, so if she is 1000 years old, she has the maturity to date with Ban. It's not the appearance that matters, it's what is in their minds. Also, they have an innocent relationship, I don't see any problem.
There people who are adults but y look like a child, what is the problem?
Lol this special was funny. I guess Elaine is a bit more important to the story than I realized. It seems like to me its all but confirmed that she's coming back... who knows if she'll still be the same though and for how long. Ban is really innocent in this chapter too, I wonder how old he is when he first got his immortality.