MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR EPISODE Three OF THE GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL
What’s the biggest line in superhero film historical past? Captain America's climactic "Avengers … assemble" in Endgame? Nah. Christian Bale grunting "It's not who I’m beneath, however what I try this defines me" in Batman Begins? Not it, both. Uncle Ben telling a troubled Peter Parker "With nice energy comes nice duty." Shut! Proper film, however just a bit too early. No, the best line in superhero historical past is:
That's "Macho Man" Randy Savage enjoying "Bonesaw" McGraw in Spider-Man. His tan is someplace between "By no means heard of sunscreen" and "sizzling canine." His deltoids appear to be they're making an attempt to flee his pores and skin. And he’s READY. Prepared for what? Prepared for his subsequent opponent? Prepared for all fight to return? Able to tackle life and take advantage of it, clinging to happiness as a result of happiness is price clinging to? The reply to these three questions is "Sure." "Bonesaw is prepared!" isn't only a line, however a lifestyle and it has an vitality that may't be denied. And I noticed the identical vitality in The God of Excessive College's Mah Miseon, the professional wrestler contestant from America.
One in all my favourite tropes in fiction is when skilled wrestling is handled like a lethal martial artwork. However clearly this brings out a military of joyless people who find themselves determined to remind you that "professional wrestling isn't actual," as they miss the purpose of it completely. Professional wrestling, which at its finest can inform shifting, inspirational and thrilling tales via choreographed fight and stunt work, isn't concerning the phantasm of being actual. As a substitute, it's … cinema, solely as an alternative of primarily utilizing dialogue to drive its narrative arcs (although there are some nice promos), it makes use of wrasslin' matches. So it's an ideal topic for a present like The God of Excessive College, the place the construction of the story is constructed on the titular match.
And who higher to be the professional wrestling ambassador than Mah Miseon, who we noticed within the first episode busting out a top-notch Stone Chilly Stunner …
… and within the subsequent episode, we see her lifting weights and chewing gum within the coaching/break room.
However in Episode 3, she faces Mira, one of many three primary characters and the consumer of Moon Gentle Sword Fashion. She's a very good distinction to Mira, too. Mira is soft-spoken, whereas Mah is brash. Mah outright tells Mira that her picket sword will probably be no good towards her, whereas Mira stays reserved.
Mira additionally doesn't appear to have a lot curiosity in different individuals (she's too busy coaching) whereas Mah is coming into the match as a result of she needs a harem of "good males." What an influence stance. Coming to America to an enormous combating match all since you regarded on American Tinder and thought "Pffft. Pathetic."
After which Mah busts out a wide range of professional wrestling strikes together with throws, dropkicks, a high rope maneuver, and even a powerbomb. Mah Miseon dominates most of their match as a result of MAH MISEON IS READY.
Clearly, for those who've seen the episode, you already know that whereas Mah knocks away Mira's sword, she's unprepared for Mira's swordless type, her fingers slicing so sharply that they knock Mah unconscious and subsequently out of the match. This supplied a cool second for Mira as a result of, as I wrote in my recap of final week's episode, a lot of her character relies round her pretty singular targets. She has discovered one thing that she needs to excel at and one thing that she believes in, and he or she has devoted her life to it. She's not the sort of character you count on to only escape a sudden new combating type. However there she goes, chopping away at Mah with the identical energy and precision as when she makes use of her sword. It's implausible.
Nevertheless, this doubtless implies that we received't be seeing a lot of Mah anymore, so a second of silence for Mah Miseon. A candle that burns twice as vivid burns half as lengthy. A professional wrestler that dropkicks twice as excessive falls twice as quick … or one thing.
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