I honestly don’t know which is more impressive, Corona-chan single handily crashing the global economy (with some help from timely Russo-Saudi oil price war shenanigans), or Plunderer now throwing caution to the wind and going full shounen. Well that’s a lie, because with obscene powerups and split personalities now a thing, little Corona sure has some work to do to catch up to these numbers.
Following in the vein of info drops and reveals this week was pretty much explaining just what Licht’s hidden power actually is and how strong it can be. And oh boy, it certainly is strong. While pure Count increase was more or less a given considering how Plunderer has structured its main mechanic (the shounen gene is a dominant gene), doubling it at minimum and triggering it externally with induced split personality as a side effect? Well that’s different, and in a good way. Besides explaining why we haven’t seen Licht go Super Saiyan just yet, this power up method hints towards the big upcoming battles being a test of reservation, with the victor (in the good guy books) being the one who damages the least of the surrounding environment and its denizens. Our pervert extraordinaire has to eliminate a big baddie? Best hope Hina or Lynn have their feminine charm maxed out, because a failure of seduction might lead to significant collateral damage.
The real fun as always though will be in how things advance from here, and once again there’s plenty of hints to be had. It’s a good bet Sonohara will soon be joining the crew for example, as rapid personality switch to good natured cutie pie guarantees a spot on the Licht competition bandwagon (kouhai status is an immediate leg up didn’t ya know?), while Jail is back and stronger than before because obviously gut shots are a tried and true method for overall bodily health. Seriously, is the guy’s Count actually 45000? I have my doubts given we saw his 12500 decrease to 12499 previously (unless we’re dealing with Jail holding a Ballot), but it would explain how Jail can keep up with Licht and match him at times. In either case I expect some major explanations relatively soon considering the big baddie and his accompanying objectives are set for their grand entry.
Hold onto those horses boys and girls, because barring some virus delay shenanigans and complementary downtime things are about to get a little wild.
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