Chapter 287: Research Result

Chapter 287: Research Result

“… Good of you to come all the way here. Perhaps the result of the war has already been decided, but I will not step down here.” (Atlas)
“Atlas, just give up already!” (Fohl)

Just in front of my lab’s final line of defense, Atlas, Firo, and Kiel waited for the fake party.
And Fohl screamed at Atlas.

“Onii-sama? No matter what sort of disadvantage they face, the Hakuko race is not permitted to run. That’s something I thought you of all people would understand.” (Atlas)
“… I see. Then Atlas, for your sake, I will harden my heart and discipline you.” (Fohl)
“Kiel-kun, Firo. When this is over, I’m going to give a hell of a lecture to Naofumi-sama, so you’d better be prepared.” (Raphtalia)
“I’ll be the one to protect Niichan!” (Kiel)
“I definitely won’t lose.” (Firo)

The person to make the first move is Atlas.

“TeEEEEEEEEEEI!” (Atlas)

Atlas uses her hand like a sword to slash at Fohl and the fake, and Firo rushes at Ren and Motoyasu in the style she’s accustomed to.
Finally, Kiel closes in on Itsuki and Rishia with an irregular step pattern and begins her assault.

“Fast!”
“Atlas-san… we fight every time, but it seems you’re progressively getting stronger.” (Raphtalia)
“I need strength… Getting stronger is my greatest desire. I still… need to become stronger to defend Naofumi-sama!” (Atlas)
“Atlas… You’ve grown up well… But still, I won’t accept that man as he is right now!” (Fohl)

Atlas presses the fake and Fohl with questions as she keeps a low stance. She dodges and parries their blows waiting for an opportunity to strike.
The battle is so tense, that you don’t get the feeling she’s at a disadvantage, even when it’s two on one.
In that regard, Firo’s battle is the same… no, Firo’s at a greater disadvantage.
Her opponents are two heroes and three Filo Rials.

「High Quick!」 (Firo)
「Spiral Strike!」 (Firo)

Her battle experience and actual level are high, and she has gotten an understanding of both magic and Chi. She casts acceleration magic and hits Motoyasu’s groupies, sending them spiraling off.

“Gu… Over this week, I’ve fought you a couple times. But once more, I must say you’re quite an amazing child.” (Ren)
“Firo-tan! Amazing! Even though I used the strengthening methods, you can push me back this far!” (Motoyasu)

Without dodging, Ren and Motoyasu lift their weapons and block the blows of Firo’s onslaught.

“Atlas-chan is the same, but why do so many fighting geniuses gather around Naofumi?” (Ren)
“Because Firo is the one who will protect master!” (Firo)

The effects of High Quick wear off. Firo flaps her wings and releases traces of magic as she hovers to the ceiling, kicks off it, and sends her foot on a straight course for Ren.
Ren narrowly dodges it, and he swings his sword at her as she passes, but Firo kicks the flat of the blade, redirecting its path.
Aiming for that moment, Motoyasu lets loose a skill. The spear in his hand changes to… Sadina’s harpoon.
Perhaps he borrowed it from her and made a copy.

「Triaina!」 (TL: It’s trident, just not in English)

A single bolt of Lightning flies at Firo, and shockwaves course through her plumage.

“KYAN! … No, I won’t fall.” (Firo)

She is blown away by Motoyasu’s skill, but she rolls before hitting the ground and recovers her stance.

“Woof woof! Rishia-oneechan, prepare yourself!” (Kiel)

Kiel continually assaults Rishia and Itsuki in her Kielberus form.

“FUEeE! Kiel-kun, just give it up already!” (Rishia)
“No way! Niichan is… even if it’s just us, we’ll always protect Niichan!” (Kiel)
“… Kiel-kun, I’ll apologize beforehand. I’m sorry, but you’ll be sleeping for a bit.” (Itsuki)

Itsuki… aims a skill at Kiel. He pulls his bow fully and creates an arrow of light.

“As if an attack like that can hit!” (Kiel)

With a grand gesture, Kiel dodges Itsuki’s arrow… or she should have, but as soon as it passes her, it turns around and returns, as if connected by some invisible wire.
Kiel frantically sweeps away the returning arrow with her tail.
… But…

“Splash Arrow… ability, Sleep Arrow.” (Itsuki)

When the arrow comes into contact with Kiel’s tail, it bursts open.

“Kyan! Uu… not yet…” (Kiel)
“No, unfortunately… you’re done for.” (Itsuki)
“Eh… Ah…” (Kiel)

Kiel’s expression turns blank. Eventually, the whites of her eyes reveal themselves, and she collapses on the ground.

“As I guessed you would dodge like that from the beginning, I shot a Splash Arrow with a sleep effect. For a while, your conscience will not return…” (Itsuki)
“Kiel-kun… You really cared for Naofumi-san, didn’t you.” (Rishia)
“Well then, the battle still goes on. Let’s assist.” (Itsuki)
“Yes!” (Rishia)

Itsuki and Rishia set their aims on Atlas and Firo and each unleash their own skills.

“Kyah… No, I’m still standing.” (Atlas)
“GYAN! Uu… Firo can’t lose!” (Firo)

Even though they are sent flying and take various attacks, Firo and Atlas refuse to admit defeat. They continue fighting even when blood starts erupting from their mouths

“Atlas, just stay down.” (Raphtalia)
“I- I still have fight left in me!” (Atlas)
“I see…” (Fohl)

Fohl clenches his fist and thrusts it into Atlas’s abdomen.
Up ‘til now, Atlas had been easily avoiding his attacks by bending backwards and spinning. She had gotten here with minimum damage.
But this time, the attack lands exactly on mark. Atlas cries out and goes limp.

“Atlas… this time, it’s my victory. Your brother is full of nothing but praise for you.” (Fohl)

Holding the unconscious Atlas, Fohl mutters in an emotionless voice.
Last is Firo…
At this point, I activate my final weapon.
We’re outnumbered. With just Firo, we have no chance to grasp victory.
They’ll arrive in the next room soon enough.
I’d like to see this battle through to the end, but I need to use the last bit of energy left.
I’m sorry Firo. Please buy me just a little bit of time.

Eventually, my weapon begins its activation.

“Rafu~”

I drain the liquid out of a large tank. What emerges is a fully armed, battle-ready body controlled by Rat’s monster, Mii-kun.
Not only is his body bigger than the last one I made, I also bestowed various abilities unto him.
In the worst case, I’ve given him a self-evolving function, so perhaps he will become an Eighth Generation Raph. I’ve buried my research reports somewhere around his core.
After I die, perhaps someone will pick up my research. If they only follow my notes, Raphtalia will revive.

This one has done quite a bit in the battles up until now.
Of course, due to my own failure in tuning him, he’s gone berserk numerous times. This time, we have no time for something like that.
The battle data I loaded onto him is a compilation of that of all the Raphs I’ve made until now, and I’ve even given him the ability to change to liquid in case of emergency.
If the core piece gets damaged, it will endlessly regenerate. With this monster, I can force the fake party into an endless battle.

I guess a weakness is that its aerial abilities are below Firo’s.
By sending magic to its tail, he can float, but it’s only a able to carry him for short amounts of time.

“You get it, right? You are the last line of defense. Wait for the fakes in front of the protective equipment in the next room and defeat them!” (Naofumi)
“Rafu~!”

A large sound echoes with every step, and Miikun exits the laboratory room.
Next is… I’ll just have to accept what happens.
After activating Mii-kun, I used the energy that recovered to observe Firo’s situation.
… As I thought, Firo was beaten as well.
She’s been captured by the fakes, and is lying on the ground.
And… the Fakes confront my last defenseive mechanism: Mii-kun.

“Rafu~!”
“T-this child is…”

Hmm? Rat joined them while I wasn’t watching.
They’ve met numerous times, but besides his first breakdown, they’ve fought without much problem.
Even if they encounter each other now, I doubt anything will change.

“Rafu~!”

Now! Annihilate the Fake and her Heroes!

“Rafu~”

Mii-kun beckons them forward with his hand and surrenders the road to the fakes.

“What the hell!” (Naofumi)

He kindly destroys the defensive devices for them, forcefully opens the door, and even begins guiding them around the building.

“Um… what is this child doing?” (Raphtalia)
“Ah… Mii-kun. Could it be that you were using the Marquis, and you were waiting for an opportunity to join our side from the beginning?” (Rat)
“Rafu~”

He nods and gives a bright smile at Rat.
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN IT AAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!
I thought he was working diligently, but he was using me from the beginning!?
I won’t forgive this one!

Just in case something bad happened, I made it so I could modify him remotely.
How lucky.
I use a stone tablet and activate my ability from a distance.

“Rafu~”

Mii-kun spits out the remote control core I implanted and stomps on it.
Ku… Perhaps giving it the ability to turn parts of its body to liquid was my error. I didn’t properly manage the parts his core could control.

DamnitDamnitDamnitDamnit! Sadina, Gaelion, and you all had no intention of serving me!
This isn’t even a joke anymore.
I guess it’s time to activate the self-destruct function.
However, there are still a few slaves in this facility that have yet to evacuate.

… For an emergency escape, there isn’t enough energy.
The reason is that I put too much of it towards making the eighth generation.
I could use the portal to run alone, but after destroying the defensive armaments, Gaelion cast his Dragon Sanctuary, making that impossible.

At this point, I have no regrets.
That means there’s only one thing I must do.

“I’ve finally found you, Naofumi-sama!” (Raphtalia)

The fake bursts into my lab with her heroes and various others she picked up along the way.
Hmm? Motoyasu’s spear’s shape has also changed.

“How good of you all to come and visit me, fakers.” (Naofumi)

I activate my second final weapon.
It’s something I made out of Bioplant. A vehicle form Plant Golem.
The ground rumbles, and the Golem appears under my feet. I settle into the cockpit and begin controlling it.
It has a skull motif, and I’ve granted it a flight ability as well.

I clear away the lab’s walls and rise to the ceiling. I unload my main armaments on them.
I haven’t tested the firepower, so that factor is an unknown.
Though I did set it to be something quite formidable.

“Now shall we start our final battle, fakes?” (Naofumi)
“Ah… Raphtalia-san, what should we do?”
“Let’s destroy all of the defenses devices protecting him. If we don’t, I doubt he’ll even listen to anything we say.” (Raphtalia)

The heroes all charge their various skills with EP and SP.

「Gravity Blade!」
「Triaina, new form Brionac!」
「Splash Arrow!」
「Tornado Throw!」
“Uguuuuu…”

The window in front of me notified me of the damage to various parts of the body.
I truly am outnumbered.
Losing even the ability to float, my Plant Golem falls to the ground. I move it to prepare for ground battle.

“Naofumi-sama, grit your teeth.” (Raphtalia)
“Who would ever grit their teeth for a fake!” (Naofumi)
“… I’m at the limit of my patience. Even though you may be Naofumi-sama, I’m going to get a little bit violent.” (Raphtalia)

The fake quickly approaches me while brandishing her sword.

“Take this!” (Raphtalia)

I move my Shield to take on her sword.
A foreboding snapping sound rings out.
At the same time, pain raced through my head.

And… I feel something passing through my body.

“…?”

With a perplexed expression on her face, the fake thrusts her sword at me again, and again.
Her speed has dropped considerably from the first blow.
However, every time, something within me… I feel Chi coursing through my body with every strike.
Manipulating Chi, was it? I can’t remember how I was able to do that.

“Naofumi-sama, could it be…” (Raphtalia)

With her unarmed hand, the fake slaps my cheek.
It isn’t a hard blow, but my body contorts quite a bit.

“UGUHAAH!”

I taste blood inside of my mouth.
This is bad. Did something in me break?

“As I thought.” (Raphtalia)
“What’s up?” (Ren)
“This Naofumi-sama has absolutely no defense. If any one of us were to seriously attack him, he’d die.” (Raphtalia)
“W-what!?”

Ku… She saw through me.
That’s right. As she stated before, my current Defense stat is… 0.
In exchange for all of its splendid abilities, this is the price for the New Seven Sin Series. It has absolutely no defense.
Or else there’s no way I would stay holed up in my base the entire time.

“Why is his defense so pitiably low?”
“It may be due to his curse.”
“Uwah… that’s no joke.”
“Rafu~”
“Marquis… isn’t it time for you to surrender already?”
“Fu, who the hell would surrender!? I will continue fighting until I succeed in reviving the real Raphtalia.”

At this point, I’m simply desperate.
After I beat these fakes, I’m going to rule the world. There are plenty of curse skills I haven’t dared testing yet. I can’t go out here.
If I use a Curse Skill on the Castle Plant… right, I’ll make those who oppose me into fertilizer for my base.

Curse Skill-

“I won’t let you!” (Raphtalia)

Before I can even begin chanting a spell, the fake grabs me by the collar, choking me.

“Owowowowow.” (Naofumi)

The pain prevents me from collecting my thoughts.

“Naofumi-sama, please surrender. If you do so, we’ll be able to think of a way to free you from that cursed shield on your arm.” (Raphtalia)
“Hmph, I refuse! You false idol!” (Naofumi)
“Naofumi-sama!” (Raphtalia)

She shakes my collar violently, and I break free.
I prepare to use a Curse Skill again.

“Naofumi-sama! Please just quit it already!” (Raphtalia)

With teary eyes, the fake leaps at me.
She pushes my head to her breasts.

“Please remember. Naofumi-sama, I said this before, right?” (Raphtalia)

The imposter takes a deep breath.

“Please believe. I know that Naofumi-sama never commited any crimes. He shared his precious medicine and saved my life. He’s the Hero of the Shield-sama, the man who taught me how to live, and how to fight… I am his sword, no matter what path he chooses to tread down, I will accompany him… For me, and everyone else who chose to follow him, could you please let him come back home?” (Raphtalia)

Eh?
Eh?
EEH?
What? These words are… I am… I am…

“Firo, Atlas-chan, and Kiel-kun. I understand why they chose to serve you. Even when under a curse, your base nature did not change. However, I… want you to turn back.” (Raphtalia)

A familiar rhythm beats out near my ear.
And the warmth of this chest…
But how could I accept this.
If this is so, then my… reason for existence… everything I strived for… gu…

“The Naofumi-sama I believe in is quiet and unsociable. Because he has a trauma regarding women, he is incapable of loving someone else. He laughs at other’s misfortune. While he’s kind, he’s also strict. Yet there are many parts of him I have yet to come across.” (Raphtalia)

‘Ku… Let me go! Don’t touch me anymore!’
Is what I want to say, but I cannot speak.

“You are definitely one of those sides of Naofumi-sama. You lamented so much over my loss. I can tell by looking at the monsters you made. I understand just how much you trusted me. That’s why I must offer my words of gratitude.” (Raphtalia)

In front of me, the… fake…

“Thank you. Because you came out, I was able to understand yet another part of Naofumi-sama’s heart.” (Raphtalia)

Her face is red as she gently looks over mine.
After speaking, she takes something out of the bag hanging on her waist.
It’s a ball made out of balloon skin and a small flag.

“I brought these to make Naofumi-sama remember. To him, perhaps these were merely cheap goods, but for the current me, they are priceless treasures.” (Raphtalia)

And… the fake… no, Raphtalia puts her lips to my cheek.

“I really don’t want him to return to his original world! However… more so than this world that does nothing but hurt him, I think it would be better for him if he went back.” (Raphtalia)

At that moment.
Something shattered. The outside of my shield falls to pieces, and the New Deadly Sin tree disappeared.
And then I blacked out for a second.

… I see.
From the start, I was never Naofumi Iwatani. I was merely a personality created by the New Seven Deadly Sins series. Merely a false identity made with his mind as the base. A false mind with false aspirations.

“UGGUUUUAAAAAAHHH…!”

Along with my scream, I feel my sense of self disappearing.
No, I’m merely returning. As part of the mass known as Naofumi Iwatani.

That may be… for the best.
I am… already satisfied.
I no longer care about the fate of the world.

Raphtalia is alive. She’s living here. She’s thanking me.
That’s enough.

The ground shakes, as the Castle Plant begins to collapse.
The Castle is controlled by my Shield–my Shield is its centerpiece.
With a normal shield equipped, there’s no way it can maintain its form.

“Rafu~!”

Mii-kun signals everyone to evacuate.

“Raphtalia-san.”
“I know!”

Raphtalia starts to run, carrying me on her back.
It’s… already time for me to go, it seems.
If the world grants me one last wish, then I wish that Raphtalia and the others get out of this laboratory safely. I wish with all of my heart.

Hey, that is the Hero of the Shield. The real Naofumi Iwatani.
You are… you should realize your true feelings already.

Otherwise… you will definitely regret it.

Now, I’m going to become one part of your heart again… the part of your heart that loves the girl named Raphtalia.

But still, I do regret it.
For me to call her a fake this entire time, yet be a fake myself.
There’s little time left until the next wave.
Was this a complete waste of time…?

“I see… so that’s it…”

With my fading consciousness, I come to a single conclusion.
Based on my brief eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________, but the world will ________.
I remember my enemy’s words.

Why is he with Raphtalia…?

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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395 Responses to Chapter 287: Research Result

  1. setzuna90 says:

    First? Thanks for the update. I was waiting for it.

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  2. krisinaction says:

    first. thanks for the chapter

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  3. nopeandnope says:

    Ty for the update!!

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  4. subsinexus says:

    Arigato!

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  5. Marvin says:

    Nice chapter

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  6. Otaku says:

    Maofumi…. NOOOOOOO!!

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  7. THANKSTHANKSTHANKS says:

    that ending…?

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  8. Motionless47 says:

    haha a part of him that openly admits he loves her, i do hope it becomes fully apparent after he wakes up and Raphtalia makes use of it to get him to admit it to her.

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  9. TestTheTester says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

    “Just in front of my lab’s final line of defense, Atlas, Firo and Fohl wait for the fake party.”
    Shouldn’t it be Atlas, Firo, and Kiel?
    “Ren narrowly dodges it, and swings her sword at her as she passes; but Firo kicks the flat of the blade, redirecting its path.”
    her sword -> his sword

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  10. Darth-fumi says:

    Noooooo!!!!! Darthfu!mi!!!!

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  11. YamatoEX says:

    Enemy with Raphtalia?

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  12. Thanks! can’t wait for the next chapters!!!

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  13. Psychronia says:

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNN IT AAAAAAAAALLLLLLL! XD I absolutely died here.
    Poor Maofumi really became Dr. Wily with that final machine and Dracula when his disappearance caused the castle to collapse. I’m really gonna miss Maofumi. So long, it’s been fun.

    …..Kinda cheesy, to be honest, but still really fun.

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  14. Protoman_Starforce says:

    whats is going on?!

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  15. Pyro says:

    Thank you for the chapter… but nooo why did you have to do that to us evil author :)

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  16. Ninza says:

    This chapter is nice 0 o!!! Thank for new chapter yoraikun!

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  17. 4headtiger says:

    “Based on my eight days of existence, I realize that the waves are a fight for_______.
    This pointless phenomenon will perhaps ________, but the world will ________.”

    o_________o

    Thx for the chapter :)

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  18. foreverevil says:

    .thanks for the chapter!

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  19. Anon says:

    Why is he with Raphtalia? Who? o_O

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  20. Alex says:

    quick go read the Glass Boss battle event and then you’ll understand what Fakefumi was talking about in the end

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    • PrimeX says:

      i still don’t understand
      could you elaborate further?

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      • Sodemas says:

        also reread it all, and still dont get it, plz elaborate it

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        • Qwerty says:

          Darthfumi remembers his enemie’s words, if that enemie is Glass hten the words he remember are most likely this ones from chapter 53 when Glass is retreating:

          “It is a big mistake to think of me as a mere disaster. But, it is not I who will win, It is the one beyond the boundary.”

          So in the he Darthfumi mentions is probably the one beyond the boundarie.

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        • KiraKiller says:

          <>

          I think… The real enemy is the real Naofumi who’s reading the book in the library and writing a continuation in the blank pages after the introduction. So in the end is all a fantasy story in the mind of a chuunibyou Naofumi ( Chuunifumi o3o )

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  21. kintlint says:

    wait this whole time the fake part narufomi is the one that have been lock alway by his truama with women. ( kind of make sense on how he is dead set on remaking a new rap

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    • Yoraikun says:

      I’m sorry, could you phrase that more legibly?

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      • Felipe says:

        He means that the naofumi of the new seven deadly sins perhaps was a part of naofumi that used to be locked away by the wrath curse (the part that knows that he loves rapthalia)

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      • Ninza says:

        I think he mean this mad scientist Naofumi is the combining feelings (love and what he want to deal with that world) which MOMfumi locked inside himself. That is also the feeling I got from this chapter.

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    • Disguy says:

      I didn’t know Naofumi was a rapper

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    • Sodemas says:

      perharps the shild used that part as the “core” for the “fake” personality, since both Firo and Atlas recognized him as the real Naofumi, that a part of his original been must have used as base

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  22. Gunbun says:

    thanks for the chapter and the bit at the end was kind of weird?

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  23. JohnyXD says:

    Finally a conclusion to the new seven sins arc. But I don’t get what happened at the end with Naofumi. Also, “I remember my enemy’s words. Why is he with Raphtalia…?” What’s that supposed to mean?

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    • Yoraikun says:

      I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to know what that means.

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    • Felipe says:

      Well…… Sadina did said that raphtalia is from a special lineage, maybe the final villain is a rapthalia relative, I just wanna know how naofumi discovered about this enemy

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    • Qwerty says:

      Darthfumi remembers his enemie’s words, if that enemie is Glass then the words he remember are most likely this ones from chapter 53 when Glass is retreating:

      “It is a big mistake to think of me as a mere disaster. But, it is not I who will win, It is the one beyond the boundary.”

      So the he Darthfumi mentions is probably the one beyond the boundarie.

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      • KiraKiller says:

        like i said on the older posts.. the one beyond the boundarie, for me, is a chuuni Naofumi who’s reading the books in the library

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  24. Felipe says:

    Kkkkkkk Based on his final words i guess this naofumi really was smarter than the original, I just hope that he keep the power of the new seven deadly sins shield like he did with the wrath shield (in part because they are amazing and in part because he still needs to fix Sadina)

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    • "Fake" Raph says:

      the shield series is erased, like that first time, wrath awakened, so the series is gone and pretty much unusable, unless something big happens that makes him go dark side.
      on another note, yes seven sins personality is smarter, he realizes his true feelings, the truth of the waves, and that he is a fake.
      he is most likely related to the love in Naofumi’s heart, considering his actions the whole arc, albeit a twisted form of love, everything was to make a world for Raphtalia. and since wrath naofumi, cant fully express love, this personality is likely gone for good.
      an interesting thing to note, the curse effect is the exact opposite of the wrath shield, where all stats except DEF are reduced to 0, the smart series has 0 DEF. which really shows the seven sins shield’s relationship to Love and Wrath.

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  25. basher515 says:

    Thanks for the chapter, can’t wait for what will happen next!

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    • Pyro says:

      I can tell you exactly what happens next… for the next 16 days he gets lectured by every female close to him with the lion share of it being Raph :)

      Any parent knows the true terror of a prepubescent girl or teen in the height of puberty… for that I feel sorry for him and the 7 layers of Hell he’s going to get dragged through by each and every one of the girls, likely worst from Raph & Melty

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  26. lenkage2 says:

    I really wanna know what his enemy said in the ______s. Also WHO WAS THE ENEMY WITH RAPHTALIA?

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    • Yoraikun says:

      Can’t you guys stand a little foreshadowing?

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    • Pyro says:

      Here’s something to chomp on — likely not the answer you’re looking for though.

      Our most fierce enemies are the ones we create within ourselves, which is why wise people say the only way to win a war with your subconscious is to deny it battle.

      However that would be a kick to the quad, finding out the evil force behind the wave was created by and empowered by all of the summoned heroes both current and prior.

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      • 4headtiger says:

        It could make sense… For example, if the world wants to be in balance, and the heroes (more likely their weapons) disrupt the balance, then the world naturally responds by sending demons. ..

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        • Pyro says:

          It’s like the cold war between the USA & USSR “Russia as it’s called now” both sides build up power until it eventually becomes a Nuclear arms race to make sure you don’t get obliterated.

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    • Sodemas says:

      this might be just my especulation, but since he began thinking about his objectives and then realized all about the waves, it might be that the Waves are just like what he was trying to do, “clean off the world and leave only those who deserve” and that his true enemy is someone with abilities like him, who made modifications on all those species like the filorials and others…

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      • Qwerty says:

        The spirit turtle was killing everything and I vaguely remember some cryptic mesage from a previous heroe about the turtle being necesary or having a purpose. So maybe the turtle was made to make the world go back to a white slate and remake the world?

        The maker and the one who modified the filorials and hakukos is probably the related to and/or is the same one that is with Raphtalia and because Darthfumi remembers Glass (my enemie’s) words, the one with Raphtalia is most likely the one beyond the boundary.

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  27. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the release!!

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  28. maltygos says:

    no matter what path you choose to tread down, I will accompany you… For me, and everyone else who chose to follow you, please come back home.” (Raphtalia) -> such hypocrite, if naufumi says i love oranges , when he used to say i love apples that bitch will oppose him >.>

    they way he lost was so halfassed, he was already meticulous, intelligent and pragmatic how the hell would he lose if he gets a lvl up with all of those things .-., author is excelent making a comedy but lack so hard making enemies

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  29. naofumi you useless sht

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  30. The Tinniest Snowman says:

    Well, how will he turn Sadina back to normal now that he lost the new sins, and I kinda wanted him to use a curse skill.

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  31. mieez says:

    Nice chapter~

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  32. Z says:

    “I am your sword, no matter what path you choose to tread down, I will accompany you…” YOU KINDA DIDNT DO IT HERE CHIEF! XD

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  33. Endkun says:

    Actually laughed when Mii-kun betrayed Naofumi X)

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  34. RoflCat says:

    >Why is he with Raphtalia…?

    Is that foreshadowing that someone is actually an enemy?!

    Dun dun dunnnnnn

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  35. someguy says:

    thx for the chapter but pray tell me : what’s a repost ?

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  36. Tammma says:

    LoL…xD
    When Mii-kun betrayed Naofumi, I laughed so hard. But, when his fluffy tailed-waifu approached him and tell him that gentle word, somehow my tears stream down…sob…sob…sob…

    And that ending……please, I had enough with the cliffhanger on Zhan Long, don’t give me another cliffhanger. I going crazy now….T_T

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    • Ninza says:

      There is no cliffhanger 0 o…next chapter is afterward of this….well the cleaning up of the mess he made.

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    • Tammma says:

      Well, what I said cliffhanger is related that ending when he saw someone look like him walk with Raphtalia. I don’t know who/what is that, and in what state Naofumi saw that vision. I don’t understand that and I don’t willing to guess. My head hurt after did my task spree and I don’t willing to use it to think for awhile now…LoL xD

      Also, Naofumi is not dense at all…LoL xD

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      • Ninza says:

        It’s a hint/foreshadow for later arcs.

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      • Tammma says:

        Yeah, looks like it. I just reread it….

        Then, it mean Naofumi can’t use his Curse series anymore, right?? Also, is it the real Naofumi which before met Bitch come back?? I mean, suddenly he called Raphtalia, “Raphtalia-san”. As far as I remember, he used to call her without any honorific…

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  37. Mario says:

    I loved it…it was icredible…this Naofumi undertand it…i god this is great…but it´s not poitless…some day you will see…and you were one of the great three…or four…it was a pleasure to meet you…even if you made mistakes you were a true heroe…i bow myself to you..if it weren´t for you the happy ending would be impossible.
    I want to see his story so bad.

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  38. enemy? says:

    The Castle was controlled by my Shield. My Shield was its centerpiece.
    With a normal shield equipped, there’s no (was) it could maintain its form.

    it should be (way) right?

    …thanks for the chap

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  39. madmann135 says:

    I appreciate the work you do in translating this series.

    DR. WILEY!!!! OH wait… DR. Iwatani!!!
    Now I remember who the cursed Iwatani Naofumi reminds me of, Dr Wiley. That golem/bot did it

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    • "Fake" Raph says:

      i really wonder how, he was able to use a bioplant/battle suit? is not considered a weapon? is it considered armor?

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      • Sodemas says:

        it might be a result of his new curse, to allow him to use the “weapons” he makes maybe…

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        • IamMe says:

          Not clear if the suit actually was able to do anything. He said he used its attacks and that it should have had a fair amount of power but there was no mention of the attacks actually doing anything. Just the Heros all firing on it and him going down in flames. He had not tested it so its entirely possible that he pushed the button to fire the death beam and a disco ball started up..

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        • madmann135 says:

          I think the answer is more interesting than you think.
          Ratotil Anthreya (AKA Rat) was working on a way of making a weapon type monster. Dr. Iwatani Naofumi was able to do Rat’s research on a whole new level.
          Remember the monster that wanted the strong body, Rat spent years researching and working for the result Dr. Naofumi did in just 8 days. It is not so hard to imagine that Dr. Naofumi was able to construct a bio-mechanical ish construction that acts similar to a mech suit in said time.
          He also made a crape tree …So..

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        • KiraKiller says:

          Gundam in fantasy ! i love this LN

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  40. What would be perfect now is that the next big boss appears, and Naofumi can’t fight, but has to join anyways and then someone dies and he goes full wrath mode and goes insane.

    </3

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  41. Lifariz says:

    It’s time to guess about the 3 unknown words corner!
    For my entry:
    1. ‘survival’
    2. ‘repeat’
    3. ‘end’

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  42. UnmotivatedZombie says:

    Once again, the day is saved, thanks to … CAPTAIN SOCRATES!!!!

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  43. Faith says:

    WHAAAAAAT wtf is going on. Im talking more about the ending like is that not NUTS but considering an enemy is taphtalia must be fohl since fohl is the only one guy except naofumi near raphtalia. Or what. Sorry for my ramblings I’m confused as…… WHAAAAAAAT

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  44. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter o/

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