Chapter 366: Paranoia Begets Paranoia

Chapter 366: Paranoia Begets Paranoia

“Anyways, for now…”

When I looked to see what Fohl was doing, I saw he was being hard pressed by an imitation of Atlas.

“Onii-sama, you’re in the way.”
“Ku…” (Fohl)

As if she could see, the fake followed Fohl’s movements with her eyes while she one-sidedly attacked Fohl, who was on the defense.
She looks a little more childish than the real one, and a little bit prettied up.
What’s more, her breasts are strangely large.
Was someone’s wishes mixed into this one?

The Shield lets out a pinging sound.
Ah, so you want me to go there.
I lightly jump towards them, instantly arrive at the fake attacking Fohl, and grab her head with one hand.

『Onii-sama, are you telling me you can’t differentiate between the real me and an imposter?』
“!?”

Atlas exposes herself from the Shield, and begins glaring at Fohl.
And Fohl’s eyes expand as if he’s witnessing a portrait of hell.
Well, being attacked by comrades revived from the dead is a sort of Hell in itself.

『If you can’t tell a fake like this from me, I’ll scorn you.』
“Move aside, ugly!” (Nise Atlas)
“You’re not Atlas! Atlas would never talk to Aniki like that!” (Fohl)

Fake Atlas begins to abuse me.
At the same time, Fohl swings his fist towards her.

「Dragon of Ruin Inferno Fist X」,
「Vicious Tiger Piercing Foot X」!

Calling out finishers one after the other, Fohl aims kicking skills on the fake Atlas.
His attacks are deciding this.
Fake Atlas unsteadily retreats a few steps, before muttering.

“H-how foolish.”

Oh… like the Demi-Human Shadow I defeated once before, her body turns black before she completely fades away.
I guess that’s a fake for ya.
The real Atlas would have been able to dodge that.

『Good grief… it seems Onii-sama hasn’t changed at all.』
“Atlas… and Aniki?” (Fohl)
“Yeah.” (Naofumi)
“Are you… real?” (Fohl)
“It seems there was a Fake Atlas here. Did that Goddess look through someone’s head and make it?” (Naofumi)

It seemed to have no standard of quality.
That was probably what Fohl once desired.
Though that is questionable in itself.

“Aniki, what happened? Atlas too.” (Fohl)
“This and that. I’ll explain it in detail later, but now…” (Naofumi)

On top of being fused with the Spirit of the Shield, various powers from various worlds have been injected into her, so Atlas was able to show herself.
Seeing Atlas, Fohl rushed over to her with teary eyes.

“Atlas!” (Fohl)
“Ah, Onii-sama.” (Atlas)

Fohl tried to hug her, but he merely passed through.
She’s a mixture of a spirit, and a soul, so holding her may prove to be a bit difficult.
I guess if I had to say, Atlas is currently the highest level form of a ghost.

“I have no body, so it’s impossible.” (Atlas)?
“A-Atlas!” (Fohl)
“Ah, but I can touch Naofumi-sama, you know.” (Atlas)

Atlas starts nuzzling me.
Please stop doing things to provoke people…
I mean, Fohl’s finally started to get around to calling me Aniki. What are you trying to do by turning him hostile?

“Gununu…” (Fohl)
“Don’t make such a jealous face. Oy, oy, don’t cry, it’s alright.” (Naofumi)

Perhaps he’s become overcome with emotions on having met his deceased sister. Fohl breaks into tears.
When Atlas is around, he really turns into an idiotic brother.

“Aniki!” (Fohl)
“What? By the way, I’m not a fake.” (Naofumi)
“Aniki!” (Fohl)

Fohl clings to me.
I don’t really enjoy being embraced by guys, but… I guess it’s fine for today.
I mean, he seems to be happy.

Even so, Firo and Melty won’t come closer to hug me.
And their treating me as a mysterious enemy.
I’m well aware they have their reasons, but I’ll remember this.

“You survived!” (Fohl)
“Pretty much. But I’m about to burst into tears because no one believes me.” (Naofumi)

While that conversation was going on…

“Ara ara, if it isn’t a little visitor from hell.”

Medea instantly appears in the air above us. She calmly starts talking to us.

“I was sure I had killed you, but you’re surprisingly tough.” (Medea)
“It was just a bit of a miracle. Luck was on my side, and I was able to survive your attack.” (Naofumi)
“…”

She seems to be laughing, but she’s also thinking about something.
I assume she’s figuring out that I was saved by what the God Slayer left behind.
She’s not wrong, or anything.

But I don’t think she’ll be able to figure out I’ve become a being close to her.
IF she had, she would have immediately erased me with a conceptual attack, or something.
If that happened, I would immediately counterattack, though.

I’ve even made countermeasures for that attack.
With the long time I’ve spent, I’ve thought long and hard about defeating her.
But to do that, I’ll need to stall for a bit more time.
Honestly, it’s best to think that I have absolutely no means of attacking until Raphtalia gets here.

“No matter. I’ll retreat for today. Offer as many thank as you want to your miracle. I was just getting bored, but now it seems we can play a little longer.” (Medea)

Medea snaps her fingers.
And the Reincarnators that had been on the field, as well as their comrades, the enemy soldiers disappeared in an instant.

“Well then, let’s play some more games tomorrow. Goodbye.” (Medea)

Just as with when she appeared, she vanished in an instant.
It appears that she’s really gone.

Even so, games…
So this battle is nothing more but a bit of fun for her.
Damn her! Well, I’ll let her have fun with her games for now.
We just have to be the ones preparing for battle.

“Well then, isn’t it about time… you stop looking at me like that?” (Naofumi)

Starting with Melty, even Firo is vigilant of my presence. It’s an unpleasant feeling.

“Firo? You don’t recognize me?” (Naofumi)
“Um, you’re probably Master, Firo think. But like Mel-chan’s mom, and the Musou Grandma, you may be being controlled after death, Firo thinks.” (Firo)

I let out a deep sigh.
Ah… this world really is crappy.
It never lets things go my way.
The second I get here, I’m already getting regrets.
Can’t this world get destroyed already? Not that I’ll let it.

“N-Naofumi-san!?”

Itsuki and Rishia ran over.
The enemy had completely disappeared, so it’s natural that he reunited with the main forces.

“Yo, Itsuki. You sure worked hard. And, I understand that you may be wary of me, but please believe me.” (Naofumi)

Itsuki seems half in doubt as he stares at me.
I think he’ll be a reliable comrade, but it’s troubling that he’s approaching bow in hand.

“Itsuki! It’s been a while!”
“Um… who is that over there? He looks kinda like Ren.” (Itsuki)
“Yeah, that’s Ren. Before coming back here, he spent two whole years in his original world.” (Naofumi)
“Eh!?” (Itsuki)

Itsuki’s face is colored with surprise.
I mean, even I was quite shocked at it.

“I know it may be a bit much to believe us here.” (Naofumi)

Female Knight is still giving Ren a suspicious look.
Ren is trying to find words to return.
But that Bitch Goddess really never does anything decent.

“Rafu~.”
“Oh? If it isn’t Raph-chan.” (Naofumi)

If even Raph-chan was wary of me, I’d get depressed, but Raph-chan lovingly brushes up against my side.
Oh… It seems the ones here who believe me are only Raph-chan and Fohl.
I’ll give him a lot of pats.

“Aniki is the real deal. I can tell that he’s not being used.” (Fohl)
“That’s right. It is exceedingly unpleasant to see you handle Naofumi-sama like that.” (Atlas)
“Looking closely, that Atlas-chan. She doesn’t have a body?”
“I kinda became one with the Spirit of the Shield. I’m different from some fake that was made with someone’s memories at the base, right?” (Atlas)

Seeing Atlas distance herself from Fohl, Melty and Firo drop their guard.
Is that really enough to convince them?

“It’s not like I believe you, or anything, you got that!?” (Melty)
“Ah, yes, got it.” (Naofumi)

Paranoia really is something else.

“I know how things generally progressed, but I’d like the specifics.” (Naofumi)
“Um, so Naofumi. Raphtalia-san is…” (Melty)

Troubled with how to ask the question, Melty tries talking to me.
It’s not strange for them to think she died with me back then.

“She’s in the middle of another job. Just like we brought Ren, she’s off to go drag Motoyasu here.” (Naofumi)
“Really!?”

Hmm? They were listening in? Midori and the other two draw closer.
These guys love Motoyasu. It’s probably best if I tell them.

“Is Motoyasu-san alive as well?” (Midori)
“Yep, he’s still kicking. It seems he was sent to a world parallel this one, so finding him was quite a trial.” (Naofumi)
“So Mokkun isn’t in his original world?” (Kuu)
“That seems to be the case. I thought I would try searching his world, but I got a response from him around here.” (Naofumi)
“Where’s this parallel world? Is that where Mou-chan is?” (Marin)
“It’s hard to explain. It’s a different world almost exactly the same as this one, to put it simply.” (Naofumi)
“Different, and yet the same?”
“If, at that time… wait, that guy can have regret? If, at that time, he had a regret, and wanted to make another choice, then he’s in a world where that can happen.” (Naofumi)

Midori, Firo and the other Filo Rials tilt their heads.
They’re definitely not getting any of this.
But Midori is supposed to be smarter than Firo, so I think he understands more. He mutters to himself before seemingly accepting it.

“To put it so Future Queen of the Filo Rials, Firo, can understand it, there’s a world where you never met Naofumi-san, and you were born and raised as a normal Filo Rial.” (Midori)
“Really?” (Firo)
“That’s how it is.” (Naofumi)
“Hmm?” (Firo)

Firo tilts her head again.
With her head, I think it’ll be impossible to get this through.
Well, that’s just how she is.
I really don’t want to meet a smart Firo someday.

“Anyways, there’s no need for us to stand around here to talk. Shouldn’t we return to somewhere safe?” (Naofumi)

I mean, we already intercepted the enemy.

“… Understood. Let’s leave this to a person who can determine whether this Naofumi is real or fake. Until then, we’ll put that matter on hold.” (Melty)
“There’s someone who can do that?” (NAofumi)

What a convenient special ability.
Does that mean there’s a reincarnator on our side?

“What are you talking about? It’s Sadina-san.” (Melty)

Ah, Sadina.
Does she have the ability to determine my authenticity?
No… I’ve been with her for a long time, so perhaps she can.
There’s no helping it. If that’s what it takes to get them to believe me, I’ll undertake Sadina’s appraisal.

And like that, we left Melromark’s battlefield, and started moving towards the Castle Town.

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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231 Responses to Chapter 366: Paranoia Begets Paranoia

  1. redneck19999 says:

    I wonder if we are finally going to find out who sadina really is I hope

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  2. anynomis says:

    i think i speak for all of us when i say that i wish atlas had the same uncanny resurrection ability that bitch has

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    • Ninza says:

      Atlas is merging with spirit of the shield…so she will become a similar being as naofumi after the merge. She would like to stick with naofumi , so I think she rather to be like this than resurrection.

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  3. ch4rly says:

    What i understand from this chapter is that the parallel world that motoyasu was send is actually the “Start Over of The Spear Hero” side story, isn’t it?

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    • Felipe says:

      yes

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    • Infernal_Translator says:

      That’s the genius of the Gaiden series. It hit me too. Perhaps he overcomes his curse. Perhaps he matures. Perhaps he stops chasing after getting Firo to love him. Perhaps he changes into a flying purple walrus that shoots candy out of his nipples. Whatever.

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      • Procrastination across the nation says:

        Great… now I will, for all eternity, imagine Motoyasu as a flying purple walrus who shoots candy out of his nipples when he attacks.. *sigh*

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  4. Chao says:

    wait so fake Atlas was a oppai loli?

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  5. metable says:

    Thanks for the chapter!

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  6. koblat says:

    thanks for the chap

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  7. thatsleepyguy says:

    Putting money on drinking contest.

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  8. havocprime says:

    Fohl’s tsundere development has been amusing to watch. He has grown somewhat adorable. And Raph-chan accepts no substitutes…

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  9. Does the author actually want to make motoyasu to kill MALTY MEDEA ULTIMA in Restart of Chinpo Yari , but due to massive Fan complain he make change the story and make it as a spin off? and does the world Chinpo Yari go was the spin off one

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  10. chendu says:

    IF there is a test it has to be luccor fruit :3
    Thanks yoraikun

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  11. macan48 says:

    Thanks for the chapter. Want to see how sadina react when seeing nao coming back

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  12. Tomo says:

    after marathon from arc’s ark arc. i just got little confuse. is naofumi become immortal after got power from ark?

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    • Ninza says:

      No he become one by advance himself (ultimate class up something like that) well with arc help (lend him time and little guidance) tho.

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    • momfumi says:

      I think both him and Raphtalia are immortal now if i understood corectly.

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    • Anonymous says:

      By realizing the power on one’s self and melding it with the powers of the worlds, he and Raphtalia became Gods.

      He actually did not get anything from Ark aside from travelling the void for a chance to become a God, except from the bottle that he did not use yet.

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    • Yoraikun says:

      He never got any power from Arc.

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    • Psychronia says:

      Well, it’s more like the charm Arc gave the two gave Naofumi and Raphtalia enough time to refine themselves to god-like levels. Something like the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Arc gave them the opportunity, but the two’s growth was their own.

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  13. bksadiq says:

    thanks for the chapter

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  14. Anonymous says:

    I think…Sadina is someone who does not need a contest or test of some sort to check if someone is the real deal or not.

    Based on past events – Justice Rebellion and “Civil War”, Sadina pretty much knows that people are who they are. I wonder if she has some special ability of some sort or she’s just that sharp/knowledgeable.

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  15. Mario says:

    So…Raphtalia is going to make Motoyasu come with her with her new powers or Motoyasu is going to use some kind of drill weapon?, one or the other i guess…

    So…Witch was a fragment of the witch-god….that´s clear, but the dragon emperor become fragments too, so that means that´s normal? or the dragon was similar too a god? (actually god and demon lord are simmilar for what i know)…but, since the god is bad that means the demon lord is good?, which means the demon lord was the protector?…but Sadina determined Gaelion was not the Demon Lord of that time…but Naofumi passed the test…
    I have another piece i guess.

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    • Jonas Mariano says:

      Mario, as I understand it, yes!
      It seems that those extra chapters and is a spin-off of Motoyatsu, cover the adventures and Raphtalia agonizing moments in another parallel world chosen by Motoyatsu and try to convince him to come back!

      It’s been a 7 or 10 chapters it has been explained. So do not try to over complicate things with explanations meaningless!
      Arc has already explained that there are many parallel worlds, with parallel realities with their own periods of time (past, present, future and more than future!) And each with its own fundamental laws of physics since, of what is right or wrong and even common sense governing them.

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      • Light says:

        Why are they even bringing motoyasu back? Its not like heroes are going to be helpful against bitch Mk 0?

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        • Psychronia says:

          Isn’t it because the Goddess Bitch MK 0 can destroy the world anytime she wants and the presence of the Four Legendary Heroes will prevent it?

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        • Ninza says:

          The 4 legendary weapons (Motoyasu is holder) is the balance/guardian/lynchpin of the world without them the world is off balance/chaos and Witch can easy destroy/suck the world.

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      • Mario says:

        You can believe what you want.

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        • Mario says:

          ….Even Dragon ball Z had an original world, that´s what i am searching, if Arc is enought, good…but i want to know more.

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  16. Hiane says:

    I am loving these it’s interesting

    also does anyone else find Medea’s ability to bring a fake to life to mess with Fohl somewhat annoying 😄

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    • 4 pencils says:

      no, she didn’t bring anyone back to life just to mess with fohl. the queen was used as a commander, the granny was used as fighting power, and the fake oppai loli atlas was just a copy of atlas based off fohl’s memory/desire.

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  17. Sodemas says:

    thx for the chapter o/

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  18. alusarle says:

    If Motoyasu was sent to his original world, I don’t think he would train.
    I think he would have started an ostrich farm.

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  19. Sora Xx says:

    Firo tilts her head again.
    With her head, I think it’ll be impossible to get this through.
    Well, that’s just how she is.
    I really don’t want to meet a smart Firo someday.

    foreshadowing this picture?

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  20. kelly says:

    Wahahahaha!!!! So happy! haven’t read TnY for about a month and so much chapters to read huhuhuhu…… thank so so much yorai-sama😀
    +the poe’s law and the new description for yorai’s profile LOL!😄

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  21. seihaikun says:

    …Yorai-sama…That too fast…
    Just how much your true power really is?

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  22. This is kind of sudden and everything but anyone ever wonder what happened to shadow? The first one, who was pretending to be the queen when introduced.

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  23. 1 says:

    Speaking of Spear Hero’s Side Story, will Yoraikun and friends translate that as well? I’m reading the first chapter right now and the English is all sorts of broken, though that isn’t enough to stop me from enjoying it. But being someone who reads things again I’d be happy if someone cleaned it up a bit!

    This if of course, after the rest of the story is finished and all the extras are done in order or whatever else the translators/editors have in mind, simply a humble request.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    I just realized it now. This author, sneakily giving out the reason what the wave is for…dammit.

    Basically we all know that the wave increases monster level and activity. And from the explanation from the Arc’s Ark Arc, Bitch MK0 could not step into the world unless the world is strong enough as a foothold for her.

    Therefore…Bitch MK0 created the waves so that she can eat worlds. Dammit. I’m more angry than ever.

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  25. Vin says:

    Is Motoyasu gonna be in a world where he raised Firo? Surely he’ll be too happy in that world to return?

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    • killerwakka says:

      fate is a bitch you know he would have to try thousands of times to get her because he does not know which one is firo and even if it is firo who knows if she develops the same way. And if even 1 hero dies he has to start over again🙂

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  26. J CANT STAND FOR NEXT CH😀 & KNW 122 HHHH THANKS FOR TL🙂

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  27. Calling it now, Sadina’s method of testing whether Naofumi is the real one or not, will be by having him eat a lucor fruit. He eats the fruit, and everyone suddenly believes him to not be a fake. I mean, haven’t they tested Naofumi that way before?

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    • Edda says:

      I was thinking that she’d actually try to jump him again, and once he refused her, he’d prove he’s the real one.

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    • Psychronia says:

      But according to Firo, they think that’s actually Naofumi. What they’re not sure about is whether Naofumi is on their side or if a bitch is manipulating a hero….again. Again. Again. Again.

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  28. lukra says:

    I am actually interested to see the alt world the sword hero transported to in the 2 year time skip seems more interesting that the spear hero side story

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  29. teppy says:

    thanks !!

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  30. RKain says:

    My thanks to you.

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  31. Erenz Glenz says:

    SO Motoyasu in pararel world search firo, but firo actually raised as normal filorial in normal world. Ahahaha Poor guy, even in paralel world he failed. XDDDD

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  32. aristo999999999 says:

    Thank you for the chapter!

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  33. yariel says:


    Wow, ghost Atlas … and She can only touch Naofumi …
    her wish to always sleep beside Naofumi has been granted …
    Heck, she will always near Naofumi no matter what …
    (I wonder if Atlas tried to “attack” Naofumi latter, no one can stop ghost rape)

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  34. Rock Lee says:

    They always reaffirmed his identity by having him eat Lucor fruits or whatever they are called, so im guessing it’ll be the same.

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  35. Draco says:

    How to identify authentic naofumi? Have Sadina seduce him…is how I think its gonna go. Though they could just use

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  36. Spike says:

    Yoraikun, thanks for the new chapters!

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  37. lolzman says:

    Waitng… for… the… 5 chapter moment… again…

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  38. Robbli the hungry says:

    i dont really know why so many people think that eating the Rukoru Fruit is the solution to prove whether it is a Nisefumi or the real deal. You cant see if he is being controlled or not by eating the fruit since the body would be the same. The only way it could happen, would be the ability to change the appearance since Nisefumi wouldnt have his power to withstand the Rukoru Fruit. Not really a good idea if they check anyway because the wouldnt have considered the first option

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  39. kAichi says:

    yorai-sama should make a poll
    “From the 3 heroes Spear, Sword, and Bow, who had the most character development since the start of the story?” or “Who had the best character development?”

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  40. nipi says:

    “I don’t really enjoy being embraced by guys”

    Yes! You enjoy being the one who does the embracing.

    Ok and are we finally having a fruit eating contest?

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  41. Psychronia says:

    “If even Raph-chan was wary of me, I’d get depressed.”

    Anyone else think “Fake~” at this exact moment?

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    • Ninza says:

      Raph-chan is too smart for that xP….well I think Raph-chan have something link with Naofumi anyway. Raph-chan can even register as Naofumi’s slave without even using the slave crest.

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  42. LUCKY says:

    how many TnY sotry have LN ,WebNovel, manga , anime maybe ‘-‘

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