With Hachi almost half dead, the Nakama rulebook states that if a nakama is hurt, you must kick the ass of anyone that did it. Decken has “marked” his inevitable beating, so now it’s just a question of who that will be.
I always thought Hachi was an interesting character to have been chosen to develop even further with the story, and this chapter smashes his past with the current state of Fishman Island. He stands as the converted bad guy, but his reasons of “because they are friends” isn’t nearly as convincing as he thinks to be able to turn over makeshift genocide. Most of the reason for any of the “villains” were set down here, and Decken is making out to be a real douche. I still can’t take his power seriously, no matter how much people are “wowed,” because it’s so pre-timeskip. Pre-timeskip SH crew would definitely have some trouble with Decken’s power, but post-timeskip, no way. Plus, all you need is a good shield, or some way to break the objects before they hit you. Heh, and he’s already “hand”icapped, since if he’s avoided washing a hand for ten years, he’s not going to just give it up to fight two people. So get two guys on him, insta-screwed as well.
Seriously, taking Hodi down is like taking Hitler down. I hestitate to call Hodi straight up psychotic, since physically, fishmen ARE superior to humans, unlike Hitler’s ideal Aryans, who are just people with a certain color in specific areas. Genocide is always wrong though. No doubt about that. Everyone deserves the right to live, at the very least. Someday, if an alien race visits Earth, this could become a very real issue. Can’t we all just.. get along? D:
As for our date couple, visiting a grave wasn’t my idea of romantic, but Jinbei’s definitely there all right. Seems this Queen Otohime was the one that made the Fishman Island the way it is today, and was a bit of a bad ass? Must’ve been the pants of the family, after seeing what Neptune is like anyway. Waiting each week is starting to get agonizing again.