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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Sinbad no Bouken Discussion Thread

    This development puts Masrur's speech about Household Vessels not being an emotional liability to their kings in a whole new light.
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    [Discussion] Re: Alibaba Saluja discussion thread.

    You don't see the problem with this at all, do you?



    Yeah, no. I'm sure they would have preferred not being subjugated.



    They could have had all those things if Kou didn't scheme to...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    And when Kou inevitably comes to conquer them? That's sure to cause more loss of life than anything this intervention will cause.



    There was no Cold War scenario going into the summit. Up until...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    Robin won that fight easily, the only reason she had any trouble at all was because Yama was smashing artifacts.
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    Robin doesn't get many fights against named opponents because her ability is too powerful.

    If she fights, she can beat anyone easily, which makes for boring fights.

    Robin has one of the most...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    There are more rules to be had than just fighting. To be honest, I thought Hakuei would sit everything out, or try to convince Hakuryuu our fight him.

    This way, we're sure to see Hakuei come to...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    Because he was talking about how people who don't fight are cowards and stuff along that vein.



    He does have a Household member.



    If that's what you call a deal, I don't know what to...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    If her betrayal is genuine, I'm sure she still dislikes and didn't trust him.

    But it's like Alibaba said once, between personal distaste and the welfare of something you want to protect, the...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    When Alibaba introduced himself in Magnostadt, the people from Kou described him as an enemy soldier. We see Kouen and Koumei plot against Sinbad. When Kouen recruits Alibaba, he straight up tells...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 274 Spoiler Discussion

    Again with the argument from ignorance fallacy. Not to mention what everyone else has noted, that Rametoto likes war, and getting rid of Kouen is to his benefit.



    Why would they?



    What on...
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Sinbad no Bouken Discussion Thread

    It's 5 years actually (and you say other people don't read the manga.)



    A contradiction.

    If the purpose of promoting slavery is to make people think "Man, at least I'm not as bad off as...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Discussion/ 274 Predictions

    The reason she was talking down to Hakuryuu is probably because it's a rare opportunity to do so to a king without getting reprimanded.

    Can't blame her for taking hold of this chance with both...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    I've said this before, but don't mistake the army's support for the people's support. The fact that more people in the army supports Kouen says nothing about what the average Kou citizen feels.

    As...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    If that's so, all he had to do was say he was going to get rid of them himself. The fact that he didn't means he never had any intention of getting rid of them in the first place.



    They...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    It's true that Sinbad got too carried away when he tried to dip into Kou's internal affairs, but the idea of having Kouen get rid of Al-Thamen is a good one.

    All Kouen had to do was say he'd do...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    You actually believe this?



    Helping an actual legitimate emperor is a better pretext than saving a kidnapped noble that wasn't actually kidnapped.



    Reim didn't invade Magnostadt because...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    You must be the only person who thinks that.



    So did the SSA, they just had a better pretext than Reim.

    Reim had no actual proof Magnostadt was selling weapons to pirates, nor was that the...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    At least the SSA isn't destroying other people's cultures like Kou.

    And Reim did the exact same thing not long ago, with even less pretext, so they're no better at least.



    Really, I think...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    It's just a pretext.

    In the end, the Seven Seas Alliance was created to protect their countries from being conquered by Metal Vessels. Kou is the very incarnation of that threat. Makes sense...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    Plus Alibaba died before telling anyone about Kougyoku being brainwashed. So, from the perspective of logical benefit, Sinbad got almost everything he wanted from the situation.
  21. [Discussion] Re: Sinbad the High King of the Seven Seas thread

    Why? It's a perfectly good justification, as far as those things go.



    It's public relations.

    Sinbad said it himself in SnB, even most belligerent people wouldn't outright attack someone who...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Magi 273 Spoiler Discussion

    Why would it? The other SSA kings are hardly lily white. As long as his dirty ways don't affect their countries or the alliance itself negatively, I doubt they'd care.



    I'm sure he does...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: The Kou Empire Factions (Kouen, Hakuryuu and Gyokuen Discussion)

    I can imagine Hakuryuu going around believing he's concealing his hate, when everyone is thinking "Prince Hakuryuu is edgy again today, wonder what's up with him?" :derp



    Then he's an idiot.
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: The Kou Empire Factions (Kouen, Hakuryuu and Gyokuen Discussion)

    Frankly speaking, the fact that Hakuei wasn't aware of it means nothing to me, that girl doesn't seem to understand a thing that goes on around her.

    If the way Hakuryuu behaved at the funeral and...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: The Kou Empire Factions (Kouen, Hakuryuu and Gyokuen Discussion)

    Most likely, Hakuei told Kouen about it. It's also possible that someone saw when Hakuryuu tried to kill Gyouken after his talk with Hakuei.
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 271 Spoiler Discussion

    True enough. But I doubt the majority of people would give up the first time their army takes a hit, especially once they know what's going to happen to their country once the Kou Empire takes over....
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 271 Spoiler Discussion

    Where are you getting this from?



    What would be the point of having an army then



    And when that's not possible?
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 271 Spoiler Discussion

    I think he meant that no army is going to surrender just from that, especially when their county is on the line.



    Where did you get that from? Most countries seem to have professional armies in...
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    Sticky: [Hangout] Re: Magi ~ Labyrinth of Magic Hangout Thread

    Wouldn't it be the opposite? Ohtaka drawing her dead a lot means something. Personally, I think she's probably going to die.
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    Sticky: [Discussion] Re: Sinbad no Bouken Discussion Thread

    It may have been a good thing for Madaura that she got killed quickly by Hakuryuu. Can you imagine what Ja'far would have done to her if he saw her again?
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    Al-Thamen, as a organization of the Kou Empire, infiltrated Balbadd, destabilized it's economy and incited and supported insurgent groups to eliminate the current government so they could set up a...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    Using state sponsored terrorism, creating slave castes for social control and engaging in cultural genocide is undoubtedly pretty bad, based on real world and in story standards.



    What positive...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    No, they didn't. Did you miss the part where Al-Thamen worked with Magnostadt and gave them into on black rukh and black djinn. The Medium would never have been born without that.



    Poor...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    They thought he was naive for not assimilating his household vessels, but they hoped it wouldn't be his downfall, which suggests b they have respect for Sinbad.

    Plus, part of reason the SSA exists...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    OK, I'll give you that.



    You're assuming facts not in evidence. Everything we've seen leads us to believe the bonds between the SSA are strong.



    Yes, why would people who came a hair's...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    You can't seriously believe this. They're no Kou, but we've seen that they're perfectly willing to invade and conquer if necessary. Do you think Magnostadt was their first war in 200 years of...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 270 Spoiler Discussion

    Hakuei's problem seems to be her lack of any sort of perspective outside that of the Kou Empire's (a.k.a. Kouen's perspective).

    She criticized her father for being too forceful and inviting...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: The Kou Empire Factions (Kouen, Hakuryuu and Gyokuen Discussion)

    So Sinbad should have just started a war with Kou to get rid of Al-Thamen, despite the fact that he had no knowledge of their identities and whereabouts beyond "They're in the Kou Empire."?
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 269 Spoiler Discussion

    What on Earth in this case makes you think it's not a terrible thing?



    You're ignoring the method: Hakuryuu violating people's free will.



    What does that have to do with the morality...
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    [Chapter] Re: Magi 269 Spoiler Discussion

    So brainwashing people isn't a terrible thing?



    You actually believe brainwashing people and convincing them are the same thing?
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    The Seven Deadly Sins were a order of knights answering directly to the King of Liones.

    It follows that Ban and King were released from prison on his orders, which means they were either...
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    Of course he knew where to find them, they were in jail.



    Escanor seems the type that was locked up for his own good, as well as everyone else's.



    As far as we've seen, the king's visions...
  43. Sticky: Re: Nanatsu no Taizai 127 Discussion/ 128 Predictions

    I think it reduces mobility quite a bit. We've only seen Diane use it when she was mid-air, a situation where that drawback wouldn't have mattered.



    Maybe she banished Dolores, but told Diane...
  44. Sticky: Re: Nanatsu no Taizai 127 Discussion/ 128 Predictions

    Meliodas reacted to Diane's name like he had heard it somewhere before, I wonder if King mentioned her to him?
  45. Sticky: Re: Nanatsu no Taizai 127 Spoiler Thread

    The databook confirmed that the person Diane doesn't want to make an enemy out of is Escanor, and I doubt that's because she likes him, or the answer would have been Meliodas.
  46. [Shounen] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    Actually, we don't know that he was the One Shadow before the Kuremisago events.

    According the translation I read, he said he was a member of the One Shadow Nine Fists, not that he was the One...
  47. [Shounen] Re: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi by Matsuena Syun

    Not really. Even a strong person can be killed easily by getting taken by surprise. Someone as strong as Shizuha died without a fight because she let her guard down.

    Senzui lied to Saiga and told...
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    [Chapter] Re: Bleach 559 Discussion / 560 Predictions

    Come to think of it, when Ishida used Letzt Stil in Soul Society, he managed to create a solid Heilig Pfeil, didn't he? No one, not Ryuuken, not any of the Sternriter, even in Vollstandig, not Yhwach...
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    [Shounen] Re: Air Gear 353 Discussion

    Seems to be some interesting developments this chapter.

    I don't need to read Japanese to know what was on that piece of paper. Just when I think I can't hate Sora any more...

    Also, I knew there...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Fairy Tail 279 Spoiler Thread

    You speak the truth, hoeru. So much damn truth.

    I understand that some people don't like fanservice for reasons best understood by themselves, but seriously there has always been fanservice in...
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