Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 75 [That Person] (Part 5/5)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Rodolfo, Federico, Brototype, Tamas, S Alal, A S Lord, Roanz, White Rice, Lucky, Danny89, Vojta, Daisuke, Kam, Glavos for helping me proofread on the Live Draft!! ❤ )

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ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO TAPPEI NAGATSUKI, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF RE:ZERO, THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FREE JAPANESE WEB NOVEL INTO ENGLISH
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/242/

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Previous Part 4/5: https://translationchicken.com/2018/04/18/rezero-arc-4-chapter-75-that-person-part-4-5/

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[Echidona: I don’t remember specifying a location…… but I was the one who received her promise to guard the Forbidden Library and to wait for someone to come]

[Subaru: Then… who is “That Person”? What’ll I have to do to free her?]

Through four hundred years of solitude, Beatrice had been waiting for “Someone”.
Yet not even Beatrice herself knew who that “Someone” was. Nor did Subaru have the slightest clue.
But if he asked Echidona herself, the one who had arranged this promise in the first place――

[Echidona: Now who would it be, I wonder?]

[Subaru ――H, uh?]

[Echidona: No no, I wasn’t joking, I really am wondering. Who do you think Beatrice’s awaited “Person” would be?]

Echidona asked, as if she had been presented with a question she did not know the answer to. Stunned by this reply, Subaru shook his head,

[Subaru: Even you… don’t know who Beatrice is waiting for?]

[Echidona: No, I don’t. I have no idea who Beatrice’s awaited “Person” would be]

[Subaru: But… how? Weren’t you the one who told her to wait in the Forbidden Library? If you don’t know, then…… unless…]

The one who instructed Beatrice to wait in the Forbidden Library was Echidona, but it could’ve been someone else who set the condition for her to wait for “That Person” to come.
If so, then the one who would know the answer would again be someone else――

[Echidona: No, you’re mistaken]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Echidona: I was the one who instructed Beatrice to wait for “That Person”. You weren’t wrong about that. What you got wrong was something more fundamental]

[Subaru: Funda..mental?]

[Echidona: Just why in the world did I seal this contract with Beatrice? That is where you are misunderstanding. I made Beatrice guard the Forbidden Library so that she could give its contents to “That Person”, is that what you thought?]

He couldn’t understand what Echidona was saying.
It was just a natural assumption. When instructing someone to give something to someone else, naturally, the intention was for that thing to end up in the right person’s hands.

But, in front of Subaru’s instinctive interpretation, Echidona shook her head, and said,

[Echidona: That wasn’t the point of my instruction to Beatrice. I sealed the contract with her, having her wait for “That Person”…… but I was also waiting to see who she would choose “That Person” to be]

[Subaru: ――――]

――――

――――――

――――――――――――

――――――――――――――――――――what?

[Echidona: You see, that child was created for a specific purpose. But necessity arose for her to live in a way that differed from her original purpose…… for that, she had to go far away from here, and there, she needed to be given a new purpose. For that child, who now had nothing, it was necessary to give her a reason to live. It was for that, that I sealed this contract with her]

[Subaru: ――Tha..t’s]

[Echidona: Watching over the Forbidden Library, and eventually handing it over in its entirety to “That Person” who was destined to come. I placed no limitations, since, in the first place, there is no correct answer. She stays alive just as planned, and I have another result to look forward to. It’s quite logical, don’t you think?]

[Subaru: ――――]

[Echidona: Of course, going four hundred years without choosing anyone is a result in itself. So was the fact that she did not simply choose one of the people she had met in her days to be “That Person”. And potentially, her deliberations over whether to break the contract, desiring for her own death, is also a result in itself]

[Subaru: And how… do you feel about that?]

[Echidona: ――? It’s quite marvellous, I think?]

As if she had just been asked something incredibly obvious, Echidona innocently tilted her head.
That reply, that attitude, and the expression of the girl he saw in his mind, all led him to the answer.

It’s decided. Understood. Clearly understood.
――His misconception about who this person was that he was dealing with, has been rectified.

[Subaru: Echidona…… you really, are a Witch]

[Echidona: ――――]

[Subaru: An inexplicable, unfathomable, monster]

[Echidona: ――――]

He told her. The answer that was in his heart.
He withdrew the hand he had almost given her, and as for who it would now reach out to, he has already decided.

[Subaru: I…… I can’t take your hand. I’ve already decided whose hand I’ll be taking]

[Echidona: ――――]

[Subaru: With those callous, binding words, without the slightest malice, you stole four hundred years from that girl. ――I’ve already decided. I’ll be taking that girl’s hand. Not yours]

That was their farewell.
With it, he shook away the hand of the one he once thought would walk alongside him.

He lifted his face. And looked forward.
Beneath his eyelids, he saw that girl’s final expression.

――Disappearing, dying, afraid, twisted as if about to cry, but nonetheless relieved that she had protected Subaru.

 

He would take the hand of the girl who mourned his “Death”, that much was decided.

[Echidona: ――――]

Echidona’s eyes narrowed.
Flickers of thought flashed through her irises as if pondering on what words to say to Subaru.

Yet before she could, the change had arrived.

[Minerva: ――――she’s here]

[Camilla: Oh, no, I…… I don’t want, anything, to do with…… this, anymore]

[Sekhmet: At a troublesome time, a troublesome person, has come to cause more trouble, haa…]

The three onlooking Witches all gave their respective reactions.
He felt an overwhelming pressure on his back.
While in front, staring at what was behind him, Echidona’s eyes slightly widened. Following her astonished gaze, Subaru turned around, and saw it――

[???: ――――]

――With everything above her neck shrouded in pitch darkness, there stood the Witch of Envy.

 

-=Chapter 75 End=-

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/04/24/rezero-arc-4-chapter-76-%E2%89%A0satella-part-1-2/

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Oooooh Satella vs Echidona!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

This part was so sad for Beatrice… she only waited this long because she stayed faithful to the contract.

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(The amazing fan art is by @HaruSabin! I finally got a chance to use it >_<)

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Let me know if you find any typos! ❤

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Chapter 76 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-76-18337507

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/04/24/rezero-arc-4-chapter-76-%E2%89%A0satella-part-1-2/

128 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 75 [That Person] (Part 5/5)

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  1. …echidona… i still trust you even if you’re like that
    Lolis before bros
    Stelly is back, yeah!!!!!!!!
    That ending with the shroud just above her shoulders makes me imagine that it’s an awful censoring job by some news cast to keep anonymity

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    1. I kind of feel bad for Satella she’s just misunderstood, sure she destroyed half the world, but maybe she will have a good excuse for doing that like maybe it was for Subaru. To be honest I think Subaru and Satella are alike in some ways like their devotion to people they don’t know fully. Well, I guess in Subaru’s case he did get to know them quite a few times, but no normal person would be that devoted, maybe that’s why people call him Pride through he doesn’t really match being prideful over his qualities and achievements that much…

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        1. I wasn’t being serious I was just saying if she did it for Subaru would it really be ok I know that destroying the world for someone is not a good reason at all, although I was being serious about hoping she did have a half decent reason instead of doing everything for Subaru because she is a mysterious character. cx

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      1. History’s a bit of a mess on Laguna. Memories of the World get messed with, so “when” certain events actually happen is questionable. Look forward to future chapters in which Emilia’s past is learned of, and consider Satella in terms of parallelism. Swallowing half the world in shadow could take on a new interpretation when Emilia’s past is considered.

        As could Beatrice’s original purpose.

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    1. And yet again I have another theory.

      Subaru forgot to pay for his childcare.
      Any objections?

      On a serious note:
      SatellaXSubaru?
      More like Satella=Subaru.

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      1. I have a feeling that Satella’s true identity is actually Emilia in the future who turns back time too much in some accident and becomes crazy waiting for Subaru to appear from the dimensional crack.
        I also strongly believe that in the End, Subaru will have to redo everything up until he came in this world without Return By Death. From zero.

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          1. I collected various theories about satella’s relationship with subaru.

            Think of it this way: Subaru had RBD few times, he told emilia that she was his savior when he was ganged up by three alley stooges, but the current loop emilia doesn’t know any of such things.

            What if the same applied before subaru got his power? Subaru got his power from satella. Meaning that satella as the original owner of RBD, saved and charmed by subaru, learnt and tought many things from subaru. Then subaru died, leading satella to promised to redo things to save and protect subaru from dying. Just like the first episode of the anime when emilia first died.

            This is enough material for your fan fiction, isn’t it?

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          2. It is good theory. Satella giving Subaru RBD.
            I’m certain it’s not a quincidence.
            I’m attempting to decode how the series might end. And arc 4 is packed with foreshadowing.
            Remember Subaru’s unimpressive uncle?

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    2. Satella couldn’t vent her punishment in the real world because subaru is alone taking the trial. And this time it is the “sane” satella, not the envy personality.

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      1. is it explained what she is i mean it kinda seemed me that she was some kinda of experiment from what i read or are there good/evil twins of the witches. tappei is an expert at keeping things mysterious n thought provoking.

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        1. Satella was a half elf girl. The how-she-became-a-witch is still not told by the author. You know petelgeuse right? Before he got the witch gene and turned into sin archbishop, he was a normal human with kind heart. He then became the crazy man u saw in the anime after absorbing the witch gene. At least crazy petelgeuse still able to communicate with other people, unlike envy.

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  2. TBH, I was kinda expecting this to be Beatrice’s contract all along. It wasn’t surprising. From the moment she (Beatrice) admitted to not knowing who “that person” was, there really couldn’t be any other interpretation, since Beatrice by herself would never be able to determine “that person” identity, it could only be whoever Beatrice herself decided it to be.

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  3. this chapter as a whole was one of the best ones in Arc 4 imo
    I’m sure there are plenty of good chapters to come
    as always thank you so much chicken for bringing this into my life

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    1. considering subaru is in there, then maybe that’s why she can also be inside too cause some of her energy kind of flows through subaru’s body (rbd authority)

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  4. I was just going to see if any progress was made in the live draft for the final part and there it is all finished up. You work fast Chicken thank you for giving us something wonderful to look forward to each week.

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  5. Yep, Beatrice > Echidna confirmed.
    Also, FINALLY SATELLA MADE AN APPEARANCE! All 7 witches is here. I’m looking foward for the next chapter. This is very exciting

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      1. Not sure if vainglory is official witch, or just self-proclaimed witch. Not enough data even after 6 arcs, only theories.

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        1. No question. Magic works within the bounds of natural law, while a Witch Authority defies natural law. Rewriting Memories of the World doesn’t just defy natural law; it directly bends that law to her will.

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  6. Yaaay Beako will get involved again soon, missed her 😀
    This chapter is so deep… One of my favourites I think !
    Also, as always, thank you Chicken-sama, you’re the best ! Having sometimes a part to read is my evening’s blessing !

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      1. everything i have read makes me believe he just wants her get revived and dies in the process. no idea but there is so much foreshadowing on it that i just cant think of any other out come of how roshit is acting.

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  7. Does Beako not realise she can choose, instead thinking she has to choose right or she fails? That’s messed up, but like someone else said above it makes sense with what we know.

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    1. No because her contract implied no such thing and they usually very specific. It’s not Betty fault she told her a lie which she ahd been faithfully executing. Echidna is logic is horrible twisted especially becasue she too in the account that Betty would be driven to suicide from agonzing all over it.

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      1. Basically this is exactly why Subaru should not contract with her. He could end up like that worse for her own greed. Echidna has even tacitly admitted it.

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  8. Monster is not a word a lady should be called. Call her bad, twisted, crazy or evil (they might actually like it) but not a monster.

    Anyone notice that Subaru had more greed than pride? The greed for the best future, that is.

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    1. Echidna is. A unimaginable monster. One of the worst existence of all.

      And Subaru’s “greed” is more like “I’ll save the most people possible”. Pride is “I”ll say I’ll save someone, and I’ll actually do it. Disregard everything else, and force my perfect future on everyone. I am the only one who can do it.”.

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  9. Not taking Echidona is just retarded. A dude’s gotta read between the lines with more complex people.

    As for Beatrice… Those high standards – finding no one worthy in 400 years.

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    1. I mean, he is not forced to use Echidona help all the time, and he may put the condition that she could never lie to him, so refusing is really stupid.

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      1. He doesn’t necessarily need Echidna’s help to get it of this situation and if he can’t trust her it’s beter not sign something he can’t get out of.

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    2. And Echidna isn’t complex, she just greedy lol. There is nothing to read inbetween about she said. Betty’s situation shows that taking a her help is double edge just as Witches were warning him. If she willing to leave what essentially her child to suffer like that partially satiate her curiosity what do think it happen to an even bigger guinea pig like him? Is Subaru’s life that cheap to be used like this till he breaks and everyone else suffers for it? She did not have do what she did to Betty if wanted her to live and there is rub in all of it.

      He can still contract with and go for if he wants despite the risks and after what he’s seen but he nobody to blame but himself for things not turning out the way he wanted.

      Echidna doesn’t have to lie to to deceive you becasue she is great at word games and omitting crucial information.

      You guys are waifuing her way too hard, if you think someone wouldn’t have second thoughts after hearing all that.

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    3. its the opposite she wants to help someone she wants to be needed she wants someone to save her wants a friendship like emelia n puck. wants to be showered in praise which is why subaru is perfect for her he is desperate to help her to be helped by her to be friends

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  10. Just as I thought. Tortures a loli for 400 years for shit and giggles. No empathy whatsoever, pure academic knowledge of human emotions. Everything is good if it’s for science. At least now I think I finally understand how Dona works.

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        1. I suppose her hysterical reactions or uncontrollable joy (with Puck) mean she didn’t age or matured after all those years. Perhaps she was made that way, perhaps it’s a spirits’ thing that their personalities don’t change with time like human’s.

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          1. well she was mostly avoiding everyone in the mansion before subaru showed up. she was depressed and started losing all sympathy for others, why she for instance said she did not care and did not bother trying to save the mansion girls. while one can argue she doesnt deserve saving herself but its not like any one else there even bothered talking to her let alone trying to be friends like subaru did. basically just leaving her alone as if that was normal or not worth the effort. subaru started changing her n she slowly started coming out more often and eating lunch with everyone >before she rarely did so< id comment after this ark but that be spoilers

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  11. still love dona, love that kind of evil characters as her, with that kind of charm and intelligence.
    But even if i love her i still think it is Horrible what she did to Beako and think Subaru does the right thing by rejecting dona. Echidona would ruin him completely.

    hyped for witch of envy next time XD

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    1. I actually agree. She definitely waifu material as much any other girl, but you have keep in mind that she pretty devious too. You would normally want avoid dealing her unless absolutely necessary or a last resort where you have nothing to lose.

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  12. Nooo ! I already caught up 😥
    Can’t wait for what come up next, and thank you 😀
    Ps : How come you already transleted some chapters in Arc 5 and 6 without finishing this one ? 😮

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  13. Must be nice for Beatrice that Subaru wants to give her his hand when in a previous loop, she chose not to help save Rem, Frederica and Petra (a child!) from Elsa’s claws because it “had nothing to do with her”. Must be nice, must be nice. *sighs in Nani sore?!*

    Talk about giving me trust issues. Not surprised in the least about what Echidona did, I never liked her.

    #EmiliaandRemtherealwaifus, #savetheOT3

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    1. if yer gonna go with that logic then one could have said the exact same thing about rem before she met subaru n fell in love with him. rem enjoys making the witch cult suffer for what they did to their village. she has tortured n healed cultist to get information out of them which is what she was semi doing in the forest >some think ram was there too using wind magic to cut subs leg n finish him offyeah its not honorable not to try to save someone but at the same time it is not evil not to risk your life in doing so. the same could be said about anyone if you see on tv of the killings going on and dont want to be a cop or join in the army you are equally in the wrong >using that logic i mean<

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      1. Bobby, the point is exactly that all my forgiveness points have already been spent on Rem, so no one else gets them. Rem is far more likeable as a character than Beatrice; tsunderes have always been annoying to me, and a selfish, bratty loli tsundere is that much worse. Besides, Rem has more than redeemed herself – it could be seen as a karmic cycle that she first brutally murdered Subaru, then was brutally, gruesomely murdered herself. Rem had her hand in saving the village children and defeating the White Whale. Beatrice only cares about her loneliness ending. That is selfishness in the extreme, and in my opinion Subaru is way too kind to just forgive that, because they were not just ANY people – we are talking about Rem here, one of Subaru’s loves, and Petra, an innocent child. The police and army argument in no way holds up – there is no way to save -everyone- in the world, but one should definitely do all one can, especially starting out with those closest to you, and also, being in the police or army is not the only way to help people. “It has nothing to do with me” definitely shouldn’t be an acceptable mindset. If she “cares” so much about Subaru, should she not want to save those closest to him? No, it’s only “Don’t leave ME alone, set ME above anyone in importance”. Despicable and unforgivable.

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        1. Yet you forgive Rem murdering and torturing Subaru to death? If doing nothing is grave because it doesn’t help Subaru help/save someone, then how is outright killing him any better? It is like what Beako did but up to eleven. How do you forgive Rem for this? How could she be redeemed for a sin this grave? Beako never tried to harm Subaru even feeling all the miasma oozing out of him.

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          1. It’s not about Beatrice never hurting Subaru. Everything she’s ever done “for” Subaru has been with her own selfish motives in mind. Killing Subaru so brutally as she did was certainly completely wrong of Rem, but it was rooted in a misunderstanding based on the fact that Subaru had not been able to gain a trust strong enough to override the stench, and thus was considered a Witch Cultist. The Witch Cultists are evil, Rem did it to protect those in the mansion, and pretty much the whole surrounding area. If you’re asking why I forgave her, it’s because in every incarnation after, we’ve seen that it’s not about Rem being a heartless killing machine, but rather, she is incredibly selfless. She doesn’t protect only Subaru because she loves him (if she did things only for HIM, like Beatrice does, that would also be selfish, since that’s only a desire to keep the person you love safe so she’d be happy). But instead, Rem also protected the village children, and helped rid the whole country of the Whale. Beatrice has never done a single thing out of real selflessness, it’s only been to avoid or end her own suffering (“die elsewhere so I don’t have to see you / “thank me for what I did for you” / “asking me to kill you is too cruel” / “I didn’t kill you because I didn’t want to be alone!” / “put me above all others”). Me me me. Beatrice has no real empathy for anyone. Hyperfixation on one person while heartlessly abandoning everyone else is not normal, and not a sign of true empathy or a good heart. Rem puts others before herself. The proof is in the pudding and Rem has redeemed herself from her wrongdoing. Character goodness isn’t determined by what you do to / for only one person. It’s the sum of one’s actions.

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          2. true beako is more immature n selfish but she does change after this ark >trying not to spoilspirits take contracts very seriouslyknows about the smell so yeah

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          3. sigh whats deleting some of what i type… anyway ram her beloved sister told her not to hurt subaru >she knows about the smell too< killing someone brutally that was nice to you that was crying out for help. she knew sub almost died protecting emelia that he is a good guy but w,e and the fact she changed her mind about him so damn quickly is just sad one lap pillow n she thinks twice rea..y? beako does start caring about others and becomes friends with petra

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      2. Yeah actually ram did use wind magic to cut subaru’s leg and did you know that she is the one who killed him, out of mercy of course cause that explains why rem said “my sister is too kind”

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        1. And yeah i agree that rem is more kind than beako she would do absolutely anything for the sake of others safety even if it meant losing the very life of hers

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          1. beako does start caring about others, she died protecting sub she is a spirit and her orders where to protect the library. trauma of losing her mom n friends same as rem who btw also did not give a fuck about anyone besides her sister and ram only cares about her n rosswall. so it took more time to change beako she been holed up in her room for 400 years you think that mental state would resolve itself easily?

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          2. Indeed, actually nothing can heal solitude tho it doesn’t mean it can’t be overcome…
            beako seem to shange while realizing that…

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        2. thanks for clearing that up could have went back to read but jeeze for one question that doesnt change anything. wonder why the anime cut that out it made it confusing as to why he was scared of ram too. i always thought it was wind magic and not water. since ram is involved i wonder if that was an order from rosswall well that was the loop he stayed in his room and left and then stayed around the forest over looking the mansion. from their point of view yep.

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          1. well i mean from dona knowing about his rbd and preventing him from…actually maybe to prevent him from finding out it was meili basically manipulating the fuck out of him. actually want to talk more on that but atm it be spoiler so yeah

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  14. Okay,

    So while all of this is going on, I am actually thinking about those meatballs in the village, during the previous loop. Note that those were mentioned only in that loop alone; No where else.

    As in, I know what those meatballs are, but does that mean there’s one more thing that he has to keep track of and fix?

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    1. Wow I completely forgot about that,

      This one of the plus points of the author, he distracts us from some things to deepen the impact of surprise.

      Either that, or I am simply forgetful.

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    2. maybe meili or elsa did it no idea why they would do so maybe to torture sub the most? or where they too killed from it if that is the case id be scared as to what did so so easily n why it avoided sub.

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  15. I still wonder who the hell hired Elsa to kill subaru “though she just wants to kill him Cause he got himself involved” and why the hell does she wants to kill Emilia as well

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    1. lol i already typed the truth but it will be revealed soon and its a bit more complicated since there is a ‘mother’ involved>the bounty hunter boss< even without being hired she was still calling her a half devil. just think about whats going on and i am sure you will come up with the logical conclusion of the only one that could be it. xd

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        1. i just hope its not the same ‘mother’ if everything was donas fault my head will hurt./another experiment/ whoever it is probably did keep it a secret to keep the possibility of them saying who it is when captured. wonder when the mother will strike again

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  16. Instead of being angry with Echidona and her cold-hearted way of analyzing and interacting with the world and the it’s people, I find her situation more pitiful now. Based on this chapter, I think Echidona doesn’t understand how to deal with emotions, or if she really does have genuine emotions of her own.. 😦
    Even after it was revealed that she did so many cruel things and not even caring about the people who were affected by her work, I just can’t find it in myself to hate her..

    And wow… Envy sure has great timing there…

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  17. though it seems to me that echidona and beatrice are both alike in some ways.

    strider got a point tho. maybe echidona doesn’t know how to deal with emotions. well sure she had those facial expressions from time time, but it was nothing more of a script than an emotion itself. beatrice, in a sense, maybe doesn’t know how to handle her emotions well also. the only difference between them is what made them like that. echidona has swallowed more than enough knowledge. so much that she may have already thought that emotions are just hindrances for her bottomless greed for knowledge. while beatrice had been alone for 400 years. sure there are people who come and go, but surely, anyone that would have the privilege to live for 400 years alone may have been already tired that they wouldn’t be able to differentiate their emotions bc all they understand is that they were alone.

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  18. Aww, dang! And I was so looking forward to Dona-chan sticking around with Subaru for the rest of the story. Hope I’m not the only one feeling bad for her? She gave such an awesome speech it gave me goosebumps and just ‘look’ at her face now; the poor witch is about to burst out crying.

    Well, at least Miss World Eater didn’t get an excuse to go all Silent Hill on everyone’s asses… ‘least I think so.

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