SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 5 OF THE GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL AHEAD
Han Daewi likes combating.
It's not an unusual attribute amongst characters in battle anime. Everybody from Goku to Luffy to Naruto enjoys the aggressive spirit, the testing of 1's self in opposition to one other, the clashing of abilities. However whereas these characters are extraordinarily open about how a lot they dig throwing fingers from the very starting, Han … isn't. Despite the fact that he's one of many lead characters in a present a few combating match, and regardless that he's really seen combating very often, he by no means actually lets off that he enjoys it. Really, he by no means actually lets off any sort of emotion whereas in fight, or at any time in any respect.
That's one of many the explanation why his struggle with Yoo Mira on the finish of Episode four was so stunning. His brutality was a plot twist to make sure, nevertheless it's a personality shift as nicely. Han had spent the collection measured, cool, and assured — a foil to his louder, extra brazenly passionate buddies. However right here he was, angry-faced and arms swinging with violent precision, taking down a pal whose dangerous marriage ceremony he simply crashed. And proper earlier than, he'd brutally crushed up some jerks on the web cafe, ones whose taunts he'd beforehand silently weathered.
And now, in Episode 5, we see him struggle Jin Mori, a companion that he assures has by no means been his "good friend." And the struggle is an extended one, with Han throwing the whole lot he has at Mori with the sort of grim rage he's lately adopted. His good friend is nearing demise, and Han is lashing out. After being the person's assist system for therefore lengthy (and with the affected person being his solely good friend for even longer) Han's place on the earth feels unstable. Underneath every other circumstance, he'd be actually having fun with this brawl proper now. However at the moment, he's misplaced, swinging away not simply at Mori however at his personal sense of despair.
After which he will get notified that his good friend has handed, that means that the rationale he selected to enter the match is now nullified. And for a second, he drops his guard, letting Mori rock him with unprotected kicks and strikes as he stumbles, dazed by the information — and doubtless the concussions, too, if we're being trustworthy. It's solely when Yoo Mira reveals up for a sort of pep discuss, bearing the ultimate letter of Han's good friend that Han awakens. And from then on, he's in a position to struggle Jin with ardour, the match going from a messy, wild affair to one thing rather more poetic — a contest between pals.
As I stated earlier than, "I like combating" isn't a uncommon character trait in anime. Nevertheless, "I like combating however I'm scared to truly admit it as a result of I'm making an attempt to be robust for another person regardless that that another person actually simply needs me to be comfortable" is fairly cool to see. It jogs my memory just a little little bit of Katakuri in One Piece, Massive Mother's strongest son who needed to preserve his composure always for concern of letting his household down. It was solely when Luffy confirmed up and offered a life the place one could possibly be themselves and act as they please did Katakuri loosen up a bit and reveal that he was all about Luffy and himself kicking the crap out of each other. After all, he's lacking that "another person" half. Massive Mother ain't about her children being emotionally fulfilled.
This opens up a brand new door for Han's character with out compromising his common demeanor — although he nonetheless thinks Jin and Yoo's bickering is annoying, even after they're serving to him out of the sector — and it creates a recent begin of types for him. As a result of in a present about those that like to struggle in a match with different those that love to struggle, Han was an outsider, somebody who wouldn't ever slot in so long as he felt the burden of making an attempt to be higher than that. However now, regardless that he misplaced the individual he thought-about to be his solely good friend, he gained two extra that need the very same factor for him — to be himself and to search out happiness in what he does. And combating makes Han Daewi very, very comfortable.
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