Darwin’s Game #04 — Time Dilation

January 24th, 2020


Stop, it's exposition time.


You just have to laugh at this show's inability to do anything without slowing time to a crawl to fit in as much internal narration as possible. And then at the end, we got sucked into a pocket dimension where the had a conversation with the blacksmith version of himself, all in the name of going "Well, try a little harder." We're only on episode 4, guys. 5 if you want to be technical. We haven't even done a single arc with the initial rules of his powers. Why are we changing the rules? And why are we doing it against some random miniboss schmo? But I guess Mr Poison Ivy jumped from mind control plants to armor plants, so I don't think there are any rules we're following. And speaking of the schmo, instead of just jumping our protagonist, he calls him out to talk, just to say "Nothing personal, but I kill for the paycheck." How else could our hero shout and have the moral high ground? Or does he!? Surprise twist, it's for his daughter all along.

The girl also got to do her own time dilation internal narration bits too with her future sight power. I never like it when they go this direction with powers instead of a more vague spider sense because it never a great deal of sense. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It gives them perfect prediction, corrects for their actions, and they also get perfect reflexes to go with it. It's not a problem specific to Japanese stuff either. I always loved in Batman TAS for example that once a CPA knows that Batman takes .5 seconds to throw a punch, it makes him a superior martial artist. But at least something goddamned happened and it wasn't twenty goddamned minutes of sipping tea.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    I groaned when the guy was all like “Have you heard of the ancient lotus seeds that were found in ruins and then bloomed?” mid-battle.

    Or when Kaname just modified his gun and to demonstrate the bigger impact, it blew a part of the Florist’s armor away but then all the shots that came thereafter didn’t even cause a scratch but we knew things were getting dire for his shield because he told us. Would have been nice to see any kind of damage model there that matched what the show wanted us to think.

  • The Phantom says:

    I seriously thought he was going to say Infinite Gunworks.

  • The Phantom says:

    What means CPA in batman the animated series? Curious.

  • ark noir says:

    How is he winning? that MC. The gun thing was silly. his Not shirou ability is getting stale already.