Sevens: Laughing Celes

Laughing Celes

“Shannon!”

Miranda’s bitter cry that echoed through the chamber was directed at the beastly mass of Mana… the beast of Mana without a rear half sticking its fangs into Shannon before exploding.

In that audience chamber shrouded in smoke and dust, my vision only grew poorer. On the ceiling, as if she had inverted the law of gravity, Celes stood upside-down.

Her hair did hang, but it didn’t look like she was actually fastened to the ceiling.

“Kyahahaha! Lookie, see that!? That’s the first one down. If you don’t hurry up, they’re going to keep dropping like flies.”

As Celes swung her rapier and staff, that yellow glowing magic fired off beasts once more. That magic racing at us as if it was running with its forelimbs gave pursuit as it even evaded our attacks.

I lent a glance to where Shannon was.

I confirmed Miranda crumbling. With her helmet and hair, I couldn’t see her eyes, but I could see her mouth, and I was satisfied.

Looking up at Celes, I took a stance with the bow, and produced some arrows of light.

When I had made the same number as the number of Celes’ magic beasts, I fired them.

“As I was saying, that isn’t going to work.”

As Celes swung her rapier, Gracia and Elza fired magic towards the ceiling. Running across the ceiling Celes evaded their magic with light feet. Perhaps to crush my arrows of light, she continued raining flares down.

However…

“… Shannon, you can see them, right? Guide me.”

As I called Shannon’s name, she popped up behind Miranda. Once the smoke had cleard, Miranda stopped her act, and threw her dagger.

The dagger she threw, the arrows I fired….

“… I’m a bit disgusted you know. Knowing I’m right beside you, you scream out and cry so loudly, it really is disgusting acting, you know.”

“Shannon, you’re being mean to your sister. I’ll remember this.”

Seeing Miranda’s smile, Shannon let an, ‘Eek!’ leak from her throat.

While she was put off by Miranda’s acting, Shannon still served as a guide.

“Warp.”

They each rammed into Celes’ magics. The beasts exploded. Seeing Celes’ eyes open wide, I purposely laughed. And it was a laugh to rile.

Otherwise… the Third’s Skill wouldn’t work. The Third’s Skill that took advantage of the gaps in one’s heart worked best when an opponent was in a dirorderly state of mind.

Meaning I was riling her all for that.

“What’s wrong? You think you accomplished something? Did you really believe it?”

We purposely arranged it like that, but putting it this way was more effective on Celes. She grew quite enraged when I belittled her.

And there was meaning in bringing Shannon here.

“You trash!!”

Turning to Celes as an intense furrow graced her brow, Shannon cried out.

“She’s changed out! She’s firing a different magic. Big enough to blow us away!”

What Shannon wanted to say was that Celes had swapped out her Skill. And she was going to carry out an attack by magic. What’s more, with enough force to blow the audience chamber away… as we were connected with Connection, explaining it to everyone was unnecessary.

As Celes’ body let off a yellow light, we gathered in one spot. Circling around behind Porter as Porter took on a defensive stance.

Clara spoke indifferently.

“This porter… already has anti-magic procedures done to it. On top of that, it has magic ore furnished in its chest, so…”

We who hid behind Porter as it crossed its large arms deployed our own magic shields as well.

“You’re noisy!!”

Overwritten by Celes’ words, Clara’s explanation was cut off part-way. But once a large magic shield was deployed in front of Porter, it successfully blocked the magic that was supposed to blow everything away.

When I thought it was an attack that would really blow it all away, it turned out to be a rain of countless small attacks on everything around.

As the audience chamber itself also had anti-magic procedures installed, not everything was destroyed, but it sure was left in a terrible state.

While the walls and pillars were ridden with holes, we were safe.

Ludmilla went out in front of Porter, holding her own sword against her shoulder.

“That was powerful. But you couldn’t forcefully blow us away? No, you aren’t capable of…”

Seeing Celes twitch in reaction, Shannon cried out.

“She can’t! Celes can’t blow this castle away! Her Mana shook more at the former, so there’s no doubt about it!”

I heard something interesting. There was some sort of reason that prevented Celes from destroying the royal palace. Though I didn’t know what it was.

There, Novem opened her mouth.

“It’s because a portion of the corpses are preserved here. If Maizel-sama, and Claiir-sama’s remains are obliterated, she won’t be able to reproduce them again. That’s what she fears.”

As Novem said that, Celes grimaced.

I fanned it a little more.

“Good work you two. Meaning she doesn’t want to do a flashy fight that could blow the palace away. To add onto that, that’s the reason she met up with us here.”

She had let off magic that could even blow the magic-resistant audience-chamber away. If she ran wild outside of it, she feared her parent’s remains would be damaged.

I looked at Celes.

“You sure are kind on our parents. That’s a surprise. I felt you didn’t feel a thing about family.”

When I put my question to mouth, her face warped even further.

“Silence! A failed piece of trash like you… someone who inherited more than their share of power and memory would never…!”

Hearing that, I laughed.

“Well not that I care. Shannon just needed some time to strip you bare. It does seem Agrissa’s in that Jewel. From here on, we’ll be getting serious.”

As I said that, everyone readied their weapons.

Celes dismounted the ceiling and landed on the floor. Her speed would likely make her invisible to the average eye. Right, average. And there was barely an average person here.

“Trash shouldn’t run their mo…”

I riled Celes.

“I’m tired of hearing your words. You’re going to die for my sake. I’m going to use your death to the fullest.”

Celes snapped in an instant and rushed at me. But without taking any stance, I waited for her… Celes’ rapier pierced into my chest.

And as it pierced in, my illusion disappeared.

With her force, Celes ran straight into a wall. I called out to her from behind.

“Very well. The Third Generation’s Skill was mind manipulation. It can only show illusions, but… looks like you’re nothing special yourself.”

Watching Celes’ expressionless face, I couldn’t say I really just barely managed to activate it.

My surface expression was composed, but it really was considerably close. Yet my inner thoughts were relayed to everyone by Skill.

Shannon averted her eyes from me.

“… Yeah, there was no helping it. I mean for me, clinging to this golem is the most I can do.”

Shannon tried to cheer me up. It went straight to my heart.

Riling her and getting her in our trap. A fighting style based on the premise of Celes’ weak psych. Of course, up to this point, she had only ever fought as the top dog.

That she would be weak in this sort of setting was something the Third told me.

“From here on, we’ll be serious. We’ll crush you seriously… Full Drive.”

As I activated the Fourth’s Third Stage Skill, I felt the surrounding movements grow slower. In such a situation, we headed for Celes in a different manner than before.

Ludmilla from the front, Gracia and Elza on both flanks.

Jumping to the ceiling, Eva pulled her bow, and set her sights on Celes.

There, from Celes’ body, I could see a half-transparent yellow arm.

I’m sure that was information coming from Shannon’s demon eyes.

“I’ve seen this before! It was sometime recent, so there’s no doubt about it!”

As Shannon said it, I recalled. The Skill my senior disciple in the sword, Alfred, had used. A Skill to put out invisible hands from one’s body.

Miranda threw a dagger with a wire attached.

“She has quite a variety of Skills. But she can’t use them simultaneously, right?”

The dagger she controlled started cutting through those invisible hands. Through Shannon’s eyes, she could understand where she’d have to attack to dissipate them.

Two in one… it was as if I could see the vestiges of Milleia-san. No, perhaps they had already surpassed that.

Deflecting Ludmilla’s shockwave, and parrying Gracia’s charge with her staff, Celes kicked Elza. But she was late to respond to Eva’s arrow, so it grazed her face.

Once she had blown the three away, this time she swung her fist to take Porter on the side. In order to avoid that, Novem fired magic.

She was somewhat holding back. Novem’s sentiment was flowing through to me. Celes carried the blood of the Walt House, so she was hesitant to give it her all.

There, Miranda and Aria leapt out.

Miranda managed to capture Celes’ left arm with her wires. But Celes brute forced it, and swung Miranda around into a wall.

I went in to catch Miranda, meanwhile Aria’s blow was parried by Celes’s rapier… or so it wasn’t.

The red gem let off light. Aria’s strike was one with her spear enhanced and its output risen, on top of a greatly increased speed, that single blow had given way to an absurd amount of force.

“With this…!!”

“You brute bitch!!”

Celes was shot back. Aria’s full force had broken and shattered the blade of Celes’ rapier.

Standing to her feet and beginning her move, Celes seemed considerably fast even with our own acceleration. However.

“She’s preparing magic! P-probably fire!”

“Don’t say probably!”

I heard Shannon’s voice and prepared a wall of ice. There, Celes’ magic collided, and vaporized my wall in an instant.

It seems I can’t do it like Elza. But that was plenty. For I had shut down her magic.

Ludmilla approached Celes, and having lost her rapier, Celes tried to block with her staff, making her late to respond to Gracia and Elza’s attacks from above.

I recalled how she had always been dull to attacks from right above her.

“She hasn’t improved on that? Shannon!”

I asked Shannon.

“It seems like it’s a Skill with a blind spot right above… but I think it’s only because it’s those two that they were able to take her by surprise.”

By the attacks of the two, her clothing was tattered as she forcefully parted from the spot and came towards me.

I instantly prepared an illusion, only for Celes to start attacking that illusion. The form of her lowering her staff onto the empty ground was quite a spectacle.

And to Celes as she stood surprised near the wall…

“I’ve kept you waiting!!”

The one who entered by breaking down the wall with her large hammer was Monica. From the wall, the Valkyries began streaming in.

I turned towards Novem.

She still seemed hesitant. No, to Novem who worshiped the Walt House blood, taking Celes on was difficult.

Everyone came down on Celes as she was blown off by the hammer’s force. As her leisure gradually disappeared, she only grew more tattered before the group.

But her blue eyes let off a glint.

“It’s coming again!”

On Shannon’s cry, the Valkyries deployed their wing-like binders in front. We hid behind them.

And I raced out.

As I raced towards the weakened Celes, I pulled my Katana to cut at her. She tried to use her chipped staff to block it.

“Looks like our roles have been reversed.”

“…! You damn bastard!!”

Interestingly enough, while she had changed to a defensive battle, if you riled her, she would undo her defenses. She forcefully avoided the first slash. Even in a situation like this, that her body reacted on its own was quite amazing.

But I changed my grip, and sent my second slash towards her.

“You haven’t grown at all! Such a transparent attack won’t…”

But by the time I had changed my grip, my left hand was gripping my gun. As I pulled the trigger, I aimed at Celes’ temple, but perhaps she had forcefully turned her body, as the bullet embedded into her right shoulder.

And I…

“Shannon!”

Shannon shot her gun straight up. Celes immediately ignored it and came at me. Expressionlessly, her eyes with nothing more than the intent to kill reflected my face back at me…

As Celes leaned forward, the ricocheted bullet pierced her chest.

“You should at least wear some armor. Perhaps that would have blocked it.”

Celes’ eyes were surprised. Surprised, and even pierced in the chest, she hit her staff against the ground and didn’t fall to her knees.

“Get away from her!”

I thought to deal the final blow, but as flames manifested around me, Novem grabbed me and pulled my back. Within that tempest of flames, Celes tottered as she stood on her own two feet and touched her chest.

The breast of her white dress was dyed red.

I had given the gun Shannon held as a memento of Milleia-san over to old Letarta, and told him to make a magic tool of it. While it could only fire a shot, its output was definitely there.

Celes watched the blood flow from her chest.

“Kuhi… kuhihihi!!”

Her mouth curved into a crescent moon, and with a stream of blood flowing from her mouth, she laughed. Even when they were flames produced through magic, Elza wasn’t able to erase them.

“What’s with these flames… this is simply too strange.”

Even if she sent ice at it, it would vaporize in an instant. And yet the flame’s momentum wouldn’t stop. Gracia as well.

“They were my pride, but… these do overshadow my fire.”

Before the flames surrounding Celes, Gracia broke into a cold sweat.

Novem spoke.

“You cannot approach. This flame… won’t go out so easily.”

I instantly changed my grip on my gun, and loaded a bullet to attack, but Celes only looked at me and laughed.

“This really is the worst; you all… getting in the way of my fun times…”

Seeing her so energetic with her chest pierced through, I muttered.

“Damn monster.”

There, Celes smiled and pointed at me.

“Fool. The true monster here is you, shithead. I sealed away a damn monster like you.”

Without lending an ear to her words, I took a stance with my gun and fired. But the bullet wouldn’t hit her.

Novem looked at me and shook her head.

“This one’s specially made. Special-made flames… well, for suicidal purposes. Truth be told, I wanted to blow the whole area away, but someone got in the way.”

In the way. Hearing that, I had a rough idea.

“Agrissa!”

I heard a voice that didn’t seem to come from anywhere. From the hilt of her broken rapier, Celes extracted the Yellow Jewel.

『Celes, it does seem the promised time has come!』

Delighted. The merry laughing voice of a woman. A charming voice. There, Celes sounded reluctant.

“I know, I know. I did make a promise.”

I reached out a hand. But if I said it, it would just make her more dead-set. That on my mind, I turned to Novem beside me.

“Celes-sama, you cannot let yourselve be deceived by Agrissa. What Agrissa wants is your body…”

“I know. What of it?”

Celes disinterestedly spoke to Novem.

“I followed that one’s orders knowing full well. And she gave me power for it. If I could beat the trash I hated with all my being, then I didn’t really care about my life or anything like that. I hate him. Makes me want to vomit. When I look at trash like you.”

Celes’ hate was the real thing. Irrelevant to Agrissa, Celes hate me from the depths of her heart.

“I hate everything. Humans are equally without worth. All besides my parents are unnecessary existences lower than trash. They had multiplied so much, I thought I’d have some fun crushing them with Agrissa. If it’s for something like that, my life is but a cheap trinket, is it not?”

When I thought it was the end, Celes began spewing out all her dissatisfactions.

“I haven’t played around enough at all! I wanted to torture more people and see them suffer! I wanted to play by killing their loved ones before their eyes, and forcing those who hated me into submission! There are still loads of fun ways to kill I haven’t gotten around to trying! … But it’s fine. Because it’s a promise.”

“Promise? Weren’t you being tricked…”

As I said that, Celes burst into laughter. Watching her spitting blood from her mouth as she laughed in the flames, I felt as if I was seeing a laughing apparition of hell.

“The price for so much fun was my body! That wasn’t all I got from it. By doing it, I could surpass you. Steal, seal, and put you through pain. It was the best time of my life. While there are things I’ve left undone, I haven’t regretted a second of it. More than that, why is there any need for me to be tormented and beaten by any of you? When I’m feeling so refreshed over here!”

Celes began to dance.

I’d never seen a human so elated over her death to come. No, was she even human?

『You’ve made a misunderstanding. I definitely did call out to Celes. Just as I did to all my descendants in my many generations of imprisonment. But even I’m soft on my family. I didn’t have the mind to force her into anything.』

Agrissa’s words echoed through the chamber. I gave orders for everyone to stand down.

『I proposed my desired conditions to Celes. In the case that you lose, your body will die, so hand it over to me, I said. And when she did, my adorable Celes…』

“A price of that level wasn’t even worth considering for me. More than that, I was suspicious over whether that was really enough. Perhaps she was tricking me, I thought.”

『It was quite a trial to correct that misunderstanding. I never thought she’d think so little of that life. Even I was surprised by that one. That’s precisely why my Celes is adorable. The time I spent with you was a blast, Celes.』

“Yes, I had my fun too. My only regret is that I could have played more. But perhaps it’s fine like this. If I found satisfaction, I’d grow tired of it all. Perhaps it’s best it ends while I still think it’s fun.”

『You really are cute, Celes.』

The two laughing voices resounded.

I never thought she’d be able to live with her heart pierced. As I thought I’d made a blunder, Agrissa laughed aloud.

『Dear Lyle, your face speaks that you’re blaming yourself. But you’ve no such need. Even if… Celes was to become mincemeat or ash, or was obliterated entirely, I would have fulfilled our promise. What you should have planned for was how to destroy me. Of course, you won’t be able to destroy this Jewel by any half-baked means.』

Celes continued her dance.

“From here on, Agrissa will revive, and make hell of this world. While it’s sad I won’t get to see it, that’s not a problem. I mean, she’ll do something even more interesting than me!”

Celes’ warped smile showed true delight.

“What’s with this one…”

Aria took a stance with her spear, but she took a step back from fear. Eva stood ready with her bow but her hands were shaking. The others were the same.

They couldn’t keep up with the situation. No, it was worse than they had expected. Celes hadn’t the slightest resistance to her body being taken over

Celes laughed.

“All your desperation ever did was call forth an existence even greater than me. It truly is a sorry sight. Not that I care. I concede my loss. I’m sure you’ll be coming over to this side in no time, so when you do, we’ll play some more. See you all in hell.”

Celes smiled as she swallowed the Jewel whole.

About Yoraikun

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82 Responses to Sevens: Laughing Celes

  1. vince321 says:

    Triple! GOing on a roll Yoraikun! :DD THANK YOU

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  2. Nordisk says:

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Fueee says:

    Thanks for the chapter 😊

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  4. Nordisk says:

    Okay, I have to admit Celes brought shivers down my spine, a real psychotic spoiled badass in her own way. I just hope when they make this into an anime that they won’t skimp out on all the madness.

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  5. Guy says:

    Now that Yoraikun’s finally reached this chapter, I want to say my biggest complaint with Sevens: the villains are really, really poorly developed. “I hate everything” is pretty much the most Celes ever gets motivation-wise. I get the feeling the author wanted to portray her as a monster beyond human comprehension (you could pretty easily swap her out with some giant dragon), and that’s fine, but in a story as character driven as Sevens I feel like it just doesn’t work out.

    We’ve spent so much time with Lyle, the ancestors, the harem, and all the other side characters, and as such have gotten to know them fairly well. But Celes was stuck in the background for pretty much the entire series, only appearing to remind you that she is evil. It’d be one thing if she was just some villain of the arc, but she’s supposed to be one of the primary antagonists so I’d have liked for her to have a little more to her than “I really, really, REALLY hate Lyle”.

    One of the bonus chapters the author wrote after completing Sevens stars Celes, but she wasn’t any more interesting there either (I could sum up the entire chapter as “people care more about Lyle than me!”). I really hope the LN gives her something, but I get the feeling it won’t.

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    • Reginleif2004 says:

      I must say that I kind of agree, but you’re also partly wrong in a sense. Celes doesn’t need the motivation. She doesn’t need a backstory to explain why she’s doing what she’s doing. Like Agrissa, she’s a psychopath that derives pleasure from the pain of other people. Some people are just like that and there’s no defining moment that completely turns their life around, which fits with Sevens’ theme of heroes being idiots and that fairy tales and cliches shouldn’t intrude on reality (bit of irony there huh).

      So while I agree that they’re underdeveloped,and that some backstory would’ve been more interesting, Sevens is merely pointing out that sometimes (wo)men just want to watch the world burn.

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      • k says:

        Agree, I feel like if the author expand on Celes more, he/she/it could capture more of her no-fk-to-give left attitude. But doing thing like that could give some interesting result (like the hero journey arc in a character-driven story)

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      • Guy says:

        I slightly disagree myself. The main role of Celes in the story is to sorta darkly parallel Lyle: there’s a reason she pretty much assembled her own goon squad of funhouse mirror version of Lyle’s main party members. The two of them are both takes on the standard RPG power fantasy, with Lyle putting in the effort to earn his skills (and thus maturing as a person) while Celes quite literally just steals them (and gets nothing out of it but boredom). There’s a reason the author keeps saying that Lyle and Celes are just as bad as each other, though I would also note I felt that was getting sorta forced by the end because Celes is just so generically evil.

        You’re not wrong in that she’s pretty much just the Generic Evil Archfiend that has staffed so many RPG villain casts across the years though. I just also think that’s a strange choice to make given Sevens’ emphasis on things not being as simple as they are in the fairytales. It’s even stranger given Seven also emphasizes the importance of family; compare the dramatic clash between Lyle and Maizel to the almost perfunctory beatdown Lyle delivers on Celes.

        It could just be me, but I feel like the author kinda just plotted this out as he wrote. And when he reached the final battle, he realized that Celes had pretty much nothing to her (note that almost all of the backstory up till now has been concentrated on Agrissa!). So he just quickly wrote her out so the real final battle could start.

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        • TruthSpeaker says:

          That is sad though. Agrissa being the big bad is just boring. She might have had an overall importance to the history, but to the MC his sister was more important. Not focusing on her and just using generic “ancient evil” Agrissa was uninteresting. It would have been better if there had been a reversal where Celes had simply ursurped Agrissa and become the real final boss.

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        • Seanna2k says:

          You should think of it as similar to Kangaxx the Lich from Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, where after defeating Kangaxx the Lich, he transforms into his 2nd form as Kangaxx the Demilich.

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    • Bloom-san says:

      Celes is not especially interesting but she’s an effective villain, together with Agrissa. The other antagonists are more like obstacles though. They’re not really bad and the problem-solution approach to most conflict is pretty interesting but they are not as impressive as they could have been, particularly the ones after the Celes encounter at Centralle.

      It’s funny how you imply how shallow Celes is, though. While reading this chapter, I was thinking how cool it is that her primary motivation is hatred for humans. It’s simple and powerful, and it has roots in the history that the novel tells over and over. Maybe I’m remembering things wrong but it’s safe to assume that both Agrissa and Celes are influenced by the fragmented memories they inherited from Septem. They are meant to be unrelatable like Novem. I think I’m on the right track with this comparison since Novem and Celes have similarly weak sense of self.

      A confirmation on why she’s so fixed on Lyle would be appreciated, but that plot thread died together with LYLE. I’m assuming that she’s just envious that Lyle had it much better than her then she slowly rotted.

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      • mcdex says:

        From what she says I think she has a big complex of inferiority. Before losing his memories Lyle was a child prodigy, the greatest talent in Walt house´s history.

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      • TruthSpeaker says:

        Her hating humans wasn’t was what was bad, but rather that it wasn’t specific enough. Like why did she hate humans? Was it because they had something she lacked? Or because she found them annoying? Etc etc etc.

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    • Renam says:

      I agree that expanding on Celes a bit more would be great.

      But I think that a great part of the story is that in the end what Celes did was a good thing for the world. Original Lyle, which is the root of Celes’s hate, was stated multiple times to be a monster far worse than her. He is more powerful, more willing to use people, and doesn’t have to depend on Agrissa to be world shattering powerful.
      Just look at it, Lyle pretty much lost everything and he still used the armies of most of the civilized world, making sure that they become weak enough to fall under him. He created a harem full of out of the norm people.
      I think one of the major themes in Sevens is that history favors the winner. History will record Celes as a monster controlled by Agrissa.

      But a good part of why Celes is a monster is because she had to surrender to Agrissa and become a monster to stop Lyle from becoming a monster way worse than Agrissa ever could. Her love for her parents serves to show she is still pretty much a child at heart, despite having become a monster.

      That’s my interpretation anyway, I am not sure if that’s really the authors intent or not. But if it is I really like that he left it ambiguous instead of force feeding us the plot.

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      • Gitami says:

        That’s an interesting point. There were mentions of Aggrissa possibly taking over Lyle but what if she couldn’t. Celes sounded like she dislike people before getting the jewel while LYLE acted like he was fine with people. If LYLE grew up he might unite a more powerful continent and coddle humanity into the coffin far sooner than what may happen now with Lyle in charge.

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    • sorenknight says:

      You can just hate something for no reason. The same way I hate fish. I don’t dislike fish, heck if offered, I’ll eat it. But ultimately I just hate fish for no apparent reason just to hate it in the first place.

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      • TruthSpeaker says:

        No, if you dig deep enough you would be able to be more specific. Like exactly what parts about fish you hate the most etc etc

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        • sorenknight says:

          That’s the thing there is nothing I dislike about it, I just refuse to accept it and hate on it. if someone gave it to me to eat I’ll eat it no complaints, but I refuse to be anywhere near one for no apparent reason.

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    • Ishaan Puri says:

      THAT’S YOUR FREAKING COMPLAINT?, but not the goddamn harem? The romance was almost non-existent since the last 4 volumes. Most of the older harem members disappeared into the background. Most of the development happened off screen, barely any interaction between MC and his harem.

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    • Faust Voncleave says:

      Dude, she’s just plain warped and that’s one of the things I love about this. One of my favorite scenes in anime was in yu yu hakusho when this guy named sakiyo(might be spelling that wrong) gave his backstory, he didn’t meet with misfortune, he wasn’t abused, he was just a twisted individual who had no sob story(seriously though, look up the scene on YouTube, it’s great, I’d leave a link if I wasn’t on my phone). Yeah having a deep meaning is nice and all but too it’s not always necessary. If it can genuinely make me believe that the villain enjoyed doing what they were doing then I feel there’s no reason to delve deeper into it and this novel definitely sold that celes enjoyed herself.

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    • RedDare says:

      I think that Celes and Agrissa hate humanity because they got just the memory where Septem was working for the people, according to Septem, she was working so hard because she felt guilt for something she did to humanity, If Agrissa or Celes knew why then maybe anything would happend, LYLE knew that because he have more memories that Celes and Agrissa, that’s why he wasn’t a psyco with nothing but hatred

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    • ChaosRune says:

      You gotta love the people responding to you; “I think it’s prefect as it is because I think the author mean this” or “I think her motivation is this, so it’s prefect”. It’s too much to ask the author to clarify his character’s motivations and flesh out their backstories so we don’t have to guess?

      But then again, if it’s female, the author can’t write them very well, just look at all the character development Lyle’s harem got

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  6. Reginleif2004 says:

    I’m starting to think Yoraikun is trying to drive other translators into depression with how fast he’s updating this. I’m not complaining though.

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  7. roro-kun says:

    YEAH!!!! IT WILL BE FINISHED WITHIN TODAY OR THE NEXT DAY!!! AND THEN CONTINUE THE GAIDEN???

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  8. lygarx says:

    This all is starting to remind me of Final Fantasy XV. On another note, I think Sevens is much better story than FF XV. A lot of things beat final fantasy these days.

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  9. k says:

    thank for the update

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  10. rennass says:

    I really wonder what did LYLE do to make his sister hate him to the bone.
    Did he sexual harassment her since she was 5 or something?

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    • tamachii says:

      She was probably a bitch since young…

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      • Murali says:

        As Celes hints right at the end, Lyle was originally the inheritor of Agrissa’s memories and abilities. Lyle lost most of his memories and LYLE did not give them back, but its probably the case that up till the time that Celes stole Lyle’s abilities and sealed his memories, he was a real piece of work. Remember what it takes to develop a skill. It requires you to be in real dire straits and you must want to achieve something that you couldn’t normally do. So, what must it have taken for Celes to develop her Skill to at least the second stage at the age of 5?

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        • rennass says:

          My guess for now is LYLE didn’t do anything despite inherited most of power and memories of Septem, he still love humanity.
          Celes, the jealous imotou, once awoke the memories can’t stomach it and answer to Agrissa call to steal LYLE’s power.
          Cos the LYLE is jewel still don’t hate Celes this show how much love he possess.

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        • Murali says:

          What reason is there to believe that LYLE didn’t do anything really bad? LYLE in the jewel at the end was not so bad, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t have been terrible when he was the main personality in Lyle’s head.

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  11. lenyekpenyek says:

    I just caught up to the latest chapter an hour ago and suddenly there’s another chapter. Thanks Yoraikun.

    Celes hated Lyle, but she never explained why or when. I hope we can learn about it later.

    This is already the 3rd chapter of the day so I’m not going to put my hope on another chapter today… but this cliffhanger is too steep! T_T

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  12. Hatred is not necessary thin layer of personality. Sure, it would be more fun to know her other aspects, but that kinda peter out when LYLE gone without leaving his memories behind anyway. And looking at things to the eyes/minds of a monster like Celes can be very tiring to author, so a Celes narrative is out.

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  13. Spamking says:

    SPAMKING HAS BEEN SPAMMED?! LOL thx Yorai-kun

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  14. Rawr says:

    And thus, the Bitch Goddess descends.

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  15. chendu says:

    double thanks yoraikun

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  16. cocohime1985 says:

    Celes : this isnt my final form yet!!!

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  17. Bloom-san says:

    I almost forgot because Celes stole the spotlight in the last part but Shannon got the ‘kill’. She’s ‘main girl’ status without doubt.

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  18. Felipe says:

    Ok now I’m even more curious about Lyle’s past, till now I though she was just a spoiled brat playing with dolls, but all that hatred…..Just from where so much hatred towards life comes from? LYLE wasn’t so bad……

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  19. CJ Carlet says:

    thanks for the update

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  20. Selinus says:

    Yup, definitely standing by my decision for this to be final boss battle music.

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  21. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Has Celes always hated everything? Didn’t she get along with Lyle when she was younger? Or was that false memories?

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  22. seihaikun says:

    Celes got all that boost from Lyle and Agrissa jewel right? She shouldn’t have inherit Goddess memory. Then why did she hate humanity that much?

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    • Rec says:

      She stole LYLE’s memories.

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      • Felipe says:

        Nope, she stole LYLE Septens powers, and SEALED his memorys, celes seems to think that LYLE was the real monster…I wonder how she would have reacted if Lyle told her that LYLEs seal got undone but he preferred to leave everything to Lyle and committed suicide

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    • Felipe says:

      It was explained that agrissa, due to some kind of problem in inheriting Septens memories, only got the memories of her serving the humanity and the humanity being ungrateful (the city made and managed by a single mage for years), so agrissa hated the humanity and made them server her instead

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  23. Tzabo says:

    Wow 3 chapters in 1 day…thanks a lot yoraikun

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  24. GM_Rusaku says:

    Thanks!
     ∧_∧ Nepu!!!(⌒(
    (Д゜ ) ∩∩  (⌒≡
    ⊆⊂´ ̄ ̄ ソ (⌒

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  25. necrosis says:

    well not the way I was hoping for celes to go down but glad to see her go now agrissa is next and thank you for doing this so quickly can’t wait for the end

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  26. bcahthekill says:

    Celes: Im not final boss stupid!
    And thus Bitchy Godness descends.
    We need you Shield God!

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    • testla says:

      he does not need the shield god to fight someone who is simply tagged out think of it like this celes at deaths doorsteps close to losing tags outs to agrissa with full hp and different skills plus as novem said it she there aint no omnipotent goddesses around they were simply labeled as such by the locals of that world

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  27. testla says:

    somewhat expected this would happen 3 days since the last post then 3 were posted simultaneously well I kind of hoped what happens is agrissa is beated by lyles harem and joins it though it just for shits and jiggles why I what that to happen though what I really want to happen is novem to seal her goddess memories and be overwhelmed by mr lyle that I hope will come out after this battle

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  28. Robz says:

    Thanks for the chapters~

    In that audience chamber shrouded in smoke and [sust], (dust)

    Her hair did [hand], (hang)

    But you [coulndn’t] forcefully blow us away? (couldn’t)

    She had let [of] magic that could even blow the magic-resistant audience-chamber away. (off)

    Celes’ [chest] pierced into my chest. (rapier?)

    Even when they were flames produced through [mac], (magic)

    [Gracua] as well. (Gracia)

    More than that, why is there any need for me to be tormented and beaten by [any you]? (any of you)

    In the case [they] you lose, your body will die, so hand it over to me, I said. (that)

    I [necer] thought she’d be able to live with her heart pierced. (never)

    Celes hadn’t [eh] slightest resistance to her body being taken over (the)

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  29. RGuls says:

    I think Celes being boring and underdeveloped as a villain is kind of a point in its own. She always saw herself as a shadow to Lyle’s child prodigy so she stole it. She didn’t undergo the growth and development to her rise to villainhood. As soon as she stole from Lyle she lost all purpose besides a deep hatred to humanity and a jealousy of lyle. Everything was handed to her the only thing she possessed was “parental love” who loved her and Lyle before her powers probably. Everything else was a result of her charm ability. I imagine she was truly quite lonely and feel a bit sad for her and glad Lyle saved her.

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  30. darkstrolm says:

    Thank you for the translation. All hail the Mighty snd Exakted Yorsikun.

    In that audience chamber shrouded in smoke and sust, my vision only grew poorer.

    sust < dust

    That magic racing at us as if it was running with its forelimbs gave pursuit as it even evaded out attacks.

    out < our

    But you coulndn’t forcefully blow us away?

    coulndn't < couldn't

    Once she had blown the three away, this time she swing her fist to take Porter on the side.

    swing < swang or swung

    And To Celes as she stood surprised near the wall…

    To < to

    Even when they were flames produced through mac, Elza wasn’t able to erase them.

    mac < magic

    And yet the flame’s momentum wouldn’t stop. Gracua as well.

    Gracua < Gracia

    In the case they you lose, your body will die,

    they < that

    I necer thought she’d be able to live with her heart pierced.

    necer < never

    Celes hadn’t eh slightest resistance to her body being taken over

    eh < the

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  31. suhaild23 says:

    Holy crap, guys, i was planning on getting back to reading this but I did a factory reset on my phone, so I don’t remember whereading I was. It’s been a while so there are a lot of chapters, does anyone know where he was trying to get information from an old lady? I think it was a few chapter after mc’s dual 2ND with girl with red gem so that she would stay.

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  32. Three chapters in a row!! Thank you!!!

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  33. AlbinoBlackSheep says:

    I wonder what kind of dance Celes was doing in the flames. The cha cha slide perhaps?

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  34. Zack Ali says:

    Good riddance, I’m glad this b*tch is finally dead. She was irredeemable from the beginning with her little twisted mind. Now we finally have the final boss battle with Agrissa. Hopefully none of the girls die.

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  35. Thank you for the chapter.
    After my second reading, I found the reason why Celes is so pissed off:

    “Silence! A failed piece of trash like you… someone who inherited more than their share of power and memory would never…!”

    Fair share? Looks like LYLE was far too talented and probably inherited all of Septem’s memory, not just Agrissa’s portion.
    I guess Celes was too jealous and wanted to one up LYLE at any cost.
    Envy is truly the ugliest of sins.

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  36. Shuffle of 7th is so damn powerful, when you are working as a team!!

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  37. SmokeyJoe says:

    I felt Lyle really chanelled his inner Third this chapter.
    Thanks for the chapter!!!

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  38. what if the big secret to her hate was lyle got a pony before she did…. and she just carries a grudge like a pro.

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  39. thediabolicalgenius says:

    OH. MY. GOD. This is a shocking twist. I never imagined it would turn out like this. My mind is blown!!! I just can’t believe it. Is this really happening?

    SHANNON WAS ACTUALLY USEFUL FOR THE ENTIRE BATTLE!!!!!!!

    I’m going to go take a lie down. Recover from the shock…..

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  41. Celes sure is creepy
    Thx for the chapter

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  42. gantono says:

    THANKS FOR CHAP

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  43. FrostFlare says:

    Is there really no particular reason for Celes to be that Evil? I mean……. There really is no reason at all? Just pure Madness!!!???

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  44. berserknexus says:

    Meh. I’d rather have Lyle shit on Celes before she died. Her going out laughing is just supremely unsatisfying after over 100 chapters of suffering this little shit. The fight has been pretty good, but his mum being dead and Celes going out Mwahahaing is kinda shit. What’s the point of writing Celes as hateful for so long if satisfying retribution was never the plan? Dammit he didn’t even taunt her at being so trash she had to steal from him. I’d have even liked him expressing frustration at not being able to understand how LYLE could trust this bitch.

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    • TruthSpeaker says:

      The hell are you saying? You want a character to suffer because you dislike them and you would take pleasure from that… only, that is exactly what the character you dislike felt and did. So hypocrisy much? I really don’t understand people like you that are so filled with hate and desire to see people suffer.

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  45. palmface99 says:

    Holy shit if somehow this chapter get animated, it’s surely gonna be truly fucking epic

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