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Thank you for translating! This is, sadly, that part where people watching a stream for the first time just collectively go ‘nopenopenope he’s bonkers, kill it with fire’. By virtue of having finished the game or having been heavily spoiled, we are able to look back and understand Ouma’s true intentions and goals. There really is no way to deny that he’s intentionally taking up the villain act so he can ultimately become a hero in the end. I wonder, did you go through the game completely blindly? At this point, did you already know what Ouma was planning and why he’d been acting so antagonistically?

I went through the game quickly the first time with roughly no real information other than a handful of spoilers which mostly turned out to be fake (including a few gems like “Amami actually survived and was hiding in the school until the end” and “Yamada timeline VR world,” which I hope never ever dies because that was the most ridiculous stupid beautiful fake spoiler ever)! So pretty much everything about character motivations and plans was in the dark for me.

Still, I think When They Cry just trained me too well for this. I couldn’t bring myself to think of Ouma as an antagonistic figure ever since Chapter 2, when I looked at him long and hard and it was really, really apparent that he was feeding them hints and saving the whole trial singlehandedly. He pretended he was enjoying the chaos, yes, but I figured at that point that that’s exactly the point of making him a “liar character”–after all, if he’d really been enjoying the chaos and suffering, he would’ve just let them stew with no hints about the motive videos.

Both Higurashi and Umineko in When They Cry are full of characters delivering really ominous, hostile-sounding phrases which actually have an entirely different meaning if you pick them apart and ignore how they were delivered. I couldn’t ever really bring myself to think of Ouma as evil, and certainly not as the mastermind (not least of all because why reveal it in Chapter 4?), and it’s  all because I’ve read way too many Ryukishi novels. I could tell what Kodaka was trying to make people think, for sure, I just always suspected there was some twist or hidden meaning to it!

I…really don’t know why I made this. But now it exists so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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lance has a lot of proud parents after he no-scoped that prison guard

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We may very well get 4 kisses next episode!

- Alec gives Magnus a present. KISS!

- Drinking wine on the terrace. KISS!

- Wine glasses are in the way. Let’s put them down and turn up the heat. KISS!

- Alec gets all hot and bothered in the loft and tries to herd Magnus off [to his bedroom] to “get it on.” KISS!

You better not interrupt any of these Jace, or so help me! You’ll be getting a real tongue lashing (and not the good kind.)

Imagine this: Lotor whistles in Lance and Allura’s direction, and Lance responds with, “woah woah woah, back away from the princess” But turns out Lotor was whistling at him.

So then Lotor starts calling Lance “Princess” every time he sees him

I can’t believe no one is talking about that Galra planet

You know, Zarkon’s HOME PLANET???!!

BIRTH PLACE OF THE BLACK LION???????

GUYS ARE WE TOO CAUGHT UP OH SHIPS AND STUFF TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS WAS PROBABLY THE PLACE WHERE THE GALRA EMPIRE AS WE KNOW IT WAS BORN????

AND THE FACT THAT IT’S NOW BLOWN TO FREAKING BITS???????

Idk guys, it seems like some pretty important backstory that maybe hopefully will be explained more in season 3 or something. Im not smart enough to think about these things too seriously beyond half baked theories, so someone smarter should come up with something.