When the Seagulls Cry #24 — Cross Counter

December 9th, 2009


Battler x Hatrack 4 lyfe, yo.


This feels like a weird episode to talk about. Aside from pretty much the entire rest of the island dying, there really wasn’t a ton going on. Death and violence always amuse me though, so it was pretty fun. That said, all of the deaths are easily explained by "some guy has a gun." No closed door mysteries, or anything particularly unusual, except for perhaps Jessica’s call from beyond the grave. You’ve got to love Jess and George taking each other out though, even if it was a bit overly showy. That’s why we love the demons though. Well, that and their costumes.

As for the rest, it was mostly just Beatrice getting increasingly pissy about Battler’s past, which he doesn’t remember. Beatrice also demonstrated the red text being inviolate by having Battler try to claim that Asumu was his mother, which didn’t work out so well for him. It again makes me think of the relative uselessness of the blue text. So long as Battler can stomach a little crippling agonizing pain, he can just theorycraft with the red text and save himself the trouble of Beatrice using it to create a misleading truth to undercut his blue text. Not that he’s actually used it at all since it’s been introduced. Way to prioritize, Battler. Okay, I’ll stop making fun of stupid Battler now.

Although… I couldn’t help thinking how attached he’s gotten to that hatrack.

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17 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Polver says:

    Hmm. is it me or was Battler trying to say “Ushiromiya Asumu”?

  • Avisch says:

    …….I see no screenshots of Krauss beating the shit out of a goat. This does not look good.

    Well it’s never been looking good.

    • Ian says:

      Did you honestly think that would be included?

      If a fun scene isn’t important (I mean, what’s the point of all that if they’re gonna get killed in the end anyway?), don’t get your hopes up for it being included.

    • Ian says:

      But hey, at least they kept the “Gapgap.”

    • Anonymous says:

      yeah, i would’ve loved it if they included the powerlevel ranting, but alas, it is impossible

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  • Ian says:

    Make fun of stupid Battler while you can, because soon we won’t be seeing him being stupid anymore.

  • skurai says:

    I didn’t see the good guys vs virgilia fight… must… try… not… to… rage.

  • asdas says:

    Must not rage.

  • Anonymous says:

    No Krauss cross-counter = shit dropped.

  • Klashikari says:

    Red was usable for Battler only because Beatrice allowed him to use it, just to repeat her demand.
    It isn’t like he could do out of the thin air.

    • Polver says:

      But im wondering, why has he never tried to say “Magic dont exist” or something like that.

      • Klashikari says:

        That is because it isn’t something that was requested by Beatrice. Battler was only repeating her demand, it is very unlikely that Battler could say anything in red that isn’t allowed/requested by Beatrice (confirmed in the game).

        Furthermore, Battler has much worse worry at that given time (Denying the witch is his primary goal, but here, it is his own birth at stake, so obviously, he got too shocked at this point).

      • Ian says:

        So shocked that he faded to oblivion and more or less lost his own soul.

  • Jubbz says:

    damn it all. I wanna strangle Chiaki Kon SO BAD.