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  • LostLight
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    So, with Overlord ending, I've just discovered that A Certain Magical Index is going to air a new season soon, which would be cool :P

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  • Cinder
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    I had lots of fun watching Cells At Work

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  • LostLight
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    I must say that this season of Overlord is much darker than the previous ones- in the two last seasons, while we could obviously see that Ainz and the rest of Nazarick are pretty evil, but the outcomes were generally positive (defeating an undead legion, fighting against a corrupted organization, etc), but this time, there were rarely some redeeming traits to the "main characters" other than the protection of the Carne village. It feels like the last arc, where he hires the Workers only to punish them so he would have the legitimization to put the emperor under his debt and all of the massacre afterward with the war against the kingdom showed a much darker side of Ainz than the usual. I think it is mainly to remind us that while Nazarick are the main characters, they are not heroes, and that even if their actions had a beneficial result from time to time, they are in the end (mostly) evil, and don't care for humans. While certain humans can gain a certain amount of respect from their side (Enri, Gezef, etc), most of mankind do not gain any empathy from them, and even when they do it is not on the way they would have wnated it to be (see Archie for example)

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  • Nyrufa
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    Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post

    I didn't hate it, exactly. But I was watching Overlord to see Ainz steamroll everyone, and instead those episodes spent a lot of time building up these lizard characters and their relationships, even though you knew they were going to get steamrolled. In fact, I assumed all of them were going to die, so I didn't let myself get emotionally invested in any of them to begin with. So basically my whole attitude throughout that arc was, "Can we get this over with already, because all of them are going to die anyway, and instead move on to the more important things?"

    Maybe I just went into it with the wrong attitude. The second Arc with Sebas being a Hero of Justice around town was pretty amusing though and I enjoyed it a lot more.

    I'll admit though, the lizard-girl-plant-monster was pretty cute.


    Actually, I recently found a video that perfectly explains why having entire arcs of the series dedicated to people who aren't a part of Nazarick is actually a unique and interesting concept for Overlord's story.

    There are a lot of anime out there that glorify the idea of Wish Fulfillment fantasies, but rarely do they demonstrate the consequences that come from achieving that wish fulfillment. As far as Ainz is concerned, the people of the New World may just be random NPC's he can use to serve his purposes while searching for players from Yggdrasil, whom he refers to as "real people."

    I mean, he sentenced a bunch of mercenaries that he personally contracted to raid his own home to spend the rest of what I can only assume to be eternity of being tortured to death and then resurrected again. And as for those two little girls who were waiting for their sister to come home? According to the light novels, they get sold off as sex slaves and die from exhaustion.


    Ainz either doesn't realize, or just doesn't care that the people of the New World are, for all intents and purposes, living beings. They have their own personalities, aspirations and personal lives, yet Ainz and his underlings go around treating them like playthings for their own amusement. They are inflicting pain and misery upon the world, but Ainz doesn't care, because in his eyes, they're not "real people." They're just an extension of the game he's been playing so far.



    I would link / post the video here, but I'm having trouble finding it again.
    Last edited by Nyrufa; 10-05-2018, 12:39 AM.

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  • Nyrufa
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    If I lived in the Yggdrasil universe, I'd probably have played a Brain Eater.

    Mind Flayers are one of my three favorite monsters in D&D, alongside Liches and Lycanthropes.

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  • LostLight
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    The way I read it, it is more of a.. sexual appetite than actual hunger. Still perverted, but in another way.

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  • Maitrecorbo
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    From what i've been able to tell the song is about gluttony, hunger and eating. The title is called Voracity.
    Like the part where shalltear and albedo talk goes like this;
    Shalltear: "Anything can be eaten"
    Albedo: "Even if you say no"
    Both: "HAHAHA"

    https://www.lyrical-nonsense.com/lyr...roid/voracity/

    Anyway, its now my favorite song of the anime passing the ending of 1st season

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  • Nyrufa
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    Originally posted by LostLight View Post
    Well, there are translated lyrics for the song- and they are, well, pervert at best :P

    That was my impression. Just going by the visual imagery, my guess is that they're singing about wanting to rape Ainz!

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  • LostLight
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    Well, there are translated lyrics for the song- and they are, well, pervert at best :P

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  • Nyrufa
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    Originally posted by LostLight View Post
    I must say I'm terribly disturbed from how much I enjoy Overlord's third opening. The anime seems to have a talent at assigning opening songs which just embody the whole atmosphere of the current season. Doesn't make me any less disturbed, though :P

    I have no idea what the hell the song is even supposed to be about. The only lyrics I can make out is "I am very" at the beginning of the song , "We can make you, even if you don't want to" which comes shortly afterward, and finally "I just want to see how tasty it is" at the end of it.


    Also, I don't know what this "SPLAT" is, but everybody on youtube seems super excited about it.
    Last edited by Nyrufa; 09-20-2018, 09:25 PM.

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  • LostLight
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    I must say I'm terribly disturbed from how much I enjoy Overlord's third opening. The anime seems to have a talent at assigning opening songs which just embody the whole atmosphere of the current season. Doesn't make me any less disturbed, though :P

    I also start wonder which anime I should give a look at the next season. I wanted to catch up and see the new season of Stein's Gate, but I think I'm too terrified to see it alone (the first season got me so nervous so many times and I still don't believe it had an happy ending, and I don't want to ruin that experience by seeing a possible not-that-happy ending for the second season..)

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Currently watching Welcome to the Ballroom on Amazon Prime. I've no idea why I keep getting sucked into these shows about mundane clubs and competitions (mahjong, badminton, kabuki, shoji, paintball, camping, kendo, cooking), but I seem to be addicted to them. Almost as badly as I'm addicted to Food Wars and My Hero Academia.

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  • Nyrufa
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    I am convinced Ains has maxed out levels in the Mr. Satan class.

    Think about it. The guy can wear World Champion armor, despite being a low class fighter at best, and he somehow manages to bull shit his way into being seen as the greatest man in the world!

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  • Nyrufa
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    Originally posted by LostLight View Post

    And yeah, Demiurge is a sick bastard on so many different levels.


    Well, he's a level 100 Arch-Fiend, possibly Demon Lord, with "Extremely Evil" alignment.

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  • LostLight
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    Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post

    But on the subject of them being good or evil, I think their race / class might be playing a part in it. We already know that Ainz's status as an undead forcefully suppresses his emotions whenever he starts to give into them. So maybe the others in Nazarick are under a similar compulsion?

    Also, the vast majority of them are monsters, who had a bad history of being hunted for sport by the humanoid players in Yggdrasil. Which could explain their inherent loathing for humans.
    I think that it depends on how the players designed their NPCs- Sebas is good even though he is a dragon, and Victim is neutral even though he is an angel (just like Albedo's unhealthy obsession toward Aintz comes from him changing her setting moments before he was moved to the New World).

    And yeah, Demiurge is a sick bastard on so many different levels.

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