The Misfit of Demon High #01 — School of Asses

July 4th, 2020

 

And at least one girl with the brain of a slug.

Impressions:

You know, Japan, having an overpowered protagonist doesn't need to be this godawful. Superman still has a challenge when fighting a dude who goes around strapping bombs to toys. This wasn't a thing that you always struggled with. The light novel heroes of long long ago like Lina Inverse regularly leveled mountain sides. This though… it really speaks to the more disturbing and distasteful change that has become so widespread. Instead of reveling in being over the top, or a hyper competent super person being thrown against challenges worthy of them, it fetishizes some overpowered jackass abusing his power to torture and humiliate his inferiors. Really torturing. It's a whole thing about how he repeatedly and bloodily vaporizes a dude and then revives him, over and over, and over. And the dude is so weak that just standing there, his heart beating, puts out enough power level du jour to make him harmless. Then we go through it again a second time.

But that would also be letting it off the hook for the female side piece, whose role in the episode is to stand there mutely admiring the main character swinging his dick around (by standing there doing nothing). If anything, it's perhaps an argument for overexcited idiots screaming helpful exposition, because there's something extra disturbing about her simply standing there with a blank look on her face, never reacting to anything for the entire episode, as she watches the protagonist casually murder multiple people. And it keeps cutting to her to show her frozen, expressionless face. Why? Frankly, the mom is the only character that wasn't abhorrent, and that may be because she's the only one who seemed to take any joy in life in an episode that was entirely glorification of murdering your inferiors. And it's easier to see her as a joke/parody of someone who really didn't want a baby, but now definitely wants to be sandwiched between her husband and her 6 week old adult son.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    yep this trend has been annoying me in manhwa a lot.

    Its not just the girl, everyone has a brain of a slug. I mean how stupid do you have to be to attack a guy who few hours ago murdered and brought you back from the dead multiple times?

    dont even get me started on the other guy murdering his brother for no good reason.

    I would like to see more royals like the dwarf king in Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken. I mean guy sees MC power but he does not turn into a vindictive basted nor does he turn into a boot licker whos only meaning in life is to praise the MC. That show has problems of its own but at least there was that aspect I liked.

  • The Phantom says:

    Wait there while I kill you with my heartbeat…

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