no, it’s all pretty much the same, which is par for the course for ep7. although even in the original vn clair didn’t specifically ask will to do it vaguely; they have a sort of sad exchange even there where will implies he wants to do the minimal amount of damage to her possible and clair is like nope destroy my mystery totally lolololol and he’s like welp.
i think part of the problem is that even if the family didn’t literally all get bombed to death on that night, there’s no easy solution to a lot of what was going on with them. they all still need a lot of money right now or else face ruin. krauss and natsuhi are still criminals and the entire family knows it. and yasu is still probably dead one way or another, whether or not she succeeded in taking everyone else with her. so good luck picking up the pieces from there
having seen the whole chapter now, i think it’s pretty clear he’s not saying them or anything. in terms of what’s actually said and done, it’s the same as in the vn. you could read them as either will’s thoughts or just a general translation of what his answers mean for the benefit of the audience
i doubt it would have gone much of anywhere, seeing as shannon is sort of designed to be yasu’s brick wall against a lot of things
shield symbolism etc etc etc
well, the japanese fandom is still arguing about it, at least
my reaction to the implications biological sex-wise as far as the manga goes is pretty much “this sure is shit we already knew” tbh
i don’t think kinzo as he lived in 1986 was a person very capable of “helping” anyone. i can believe that kinzo, in lion’s fragment, was a very good grandfather to him - but by 1986? nope, too far gone, way too toxic in regards to his losses and beatrice.
Probably Yasu would get the chance to actually tell him she thinks he’s a horrible man, and then Kinzo would comically immediately spontaneously combust or something, and it would basically come down to the same end, I imagine! I tend to see Kinzo as a real coward in that sense, which is part of what makes him interesting to me? I think his pain and sorrow over what he did was real in a lot of ways, but at the same time, I think he also definitely purposefully ducked any possibility of facing Yasu’s real and honest reaction to what he had done so that he could die under the illusion that “Beatrice” had forgive him.
Hmm, I didn’t really get that impression when I was looking at it? My reaction was more along the lines of “yep, more stuff we already knew” - asides from some small details like Yasu having polydactyly, which isn’t very important to me.
Actually, yumetabibito and I were sort of surprised because we’d speculated and interpreted that the weirdness of the timing of Kanon’s existence, and Yasu running around as him, would indicate Yasu was already suffering some form of gender dysphoria even before having the truth bombshelled upon her - but it was sort of a speculation we did with - certain reservations, I guess, because there’s so little concrete with what was going on with Kanon (which is why, understandably, a lot of people were figuring things like he didn’t really exist for three years/he was only in Yasu’s head/whatever.) So we were a bit “oh wow” when it turns out that that’s exactly what was going on and exactly what Kanon’s existence indicated.
little of column a, little of column b, i would suspect
I tend to view is as Battler being the straw that broke the camel’s back, between those two? Yasu was at a place where she was already full of despair and uncertainty, but she was coming to something like an emotional resolution for herself - her decision to tie herself to George, at least - and then Battler’s return comes back and turns her into a scrambled mess all over again. Beatrice did say in EP4 that Battler’s sin wasn’t something direct or anything, but implied it was more like one piece of the puzzle that led to this end, IIRC?
Nope, Beatrice in the meta world is what she looks like, being a conceptual being and all that! So she does not have Yasu’s body, and that ties in a lot to how Yasu views Beatrice as Good End.
I’d say she’s pretty much the best character in Shingeki at this point, although Shingeki isn’t really a series where I’d say I have “favorites” - more along the lines of “characters I’m interested in” and “characters I’m not,” lol.
Hmm, that doesn’t really quite work for me, because the visual element isn’t really anything I have an issue with with the manga’s approach from what we’ve seen. Like I said, I was expecting more explicit illustrations of what was going on in the twilights, etc. Huge blobs of text that literally spell out “KANON FAKED HIS DEATH LOL” dont’ really seem like much of a “more emphasis on visuals” angle to me…
also idk i’m totally up for will (and clair!!!) swordposing for 1-2 chapters but maybe i’m a little weird as far as that goes
Well, EP7 seems to put forth that things would have gone to complete shit even without Yasu’s existence, let alone her plans/ceremony, as a factor to begin with, so outlook doesn’t look so good!
It’s sort of fun/comforting to imagine a fragment like that, but I think you’d have to put a lot of very hard work into it to make it even start to feel “legitimate.” Most of the siblings were already onboard an incoming trainwreck in terms of their family relationships, conspiracies, and economic situations even before Yasu threw her hat into the ring, so to speak, after all.