#109: Cutting In

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#109: Cutting In

It slices. It dices.

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While he has disarmed gunny with the power of Anime, that expression on his face when he first saw our heroes weapon choice was wonderful.

The Wooster:
It slices. It dices.

The real question though:

Seriously though: I do like how all this tank-hurling power comes from an "archer" that can't hit a target 5 feet in front of him. :3

Gunny might be in trouble after all. Innitially I thought he was going to take the hit because he believed his armour was stronger than the sword only to find that he suddenly has archer stats and can't take two melee attacks

I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

I like how he's using a katana draw technique for a sabre. Oh, anime.

He's going to be extra surprised when Gunny fires one of those ultra draw arrows through that slice while his saber is out of position to defend against it.

I was thinking Gunny will shoot an arrow, as in the tank was just a diversion...
Then I remembered his accuracy with a bow.
Hopefully he has somthing up his hat to help him.

09philj:
I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

This is Anime physics. With that slash the pieces will separate, making a gap between them wide enough to pass at his sides, leaving him completely unharmed.

I really want to see Gunny kick this guy's ass. I am so sick of the sephiroth super human thing. I don't care how, I don't care if it's anticlimactic, I just want to see this guy get wrecked as quickly and messily as possible.

Bonus points for that face when gunny threw the tank, though.

09philj:
I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

That was the first thing I thought when I saw the slice. :P

Fappy:
I like how he's using a katana draw technique for a sabre. Oh, anime.

And that was the 2nd thing I thought when I saw the slice. :P

He's doing it wrong. It's supposed to be like: "That was pretty interesting, but dropping a tank on me is cheating... Take it back!"

Oh-kay. Gunny is like Marvel Comics-level powerful. He really does put the super in supersoldier.

CyanCat47:
Gunny might be in trouble after all. Innitially I thought he was going to take the hit because he believed his armour was stronger than the sword only to find that he suddenly has archer stats and can't take two melee attacks

Come on, Cyancat. Swords are always more powerful than anything else in JRPGs (Except sometimes magic/summons). Plus, I think his sword is made of the crystals. <-<

Probably makes it even more dangerous.

Imp Emissary:

CyanCat47:
Gunny might be in trouble after all. Innitially I thought he was going to take the hit because he believed his armour was stronger than the sword only to find that he suddenly has archer stats and can't take two melee attacks

Come on, Cyancat. Swords are always more powerful than anything else in JRPGs (Except sometimes magic/summons). Plus, I think his sword is made of the crystals. <-<

Probably makes it even more dangerous.

true but many JRPGs and Anime series and Manga series have a case of "Goku-protagonist syndrome" in which a protagonist who is a complete idiot who wins against the evil genious simply by continuing to use brute force and nakama-generated plot armour. personally i'm rooting for Ghirahim junior purely on principle

Oh Gunny, don't you know the rule about JRPG characters and swords? The antagonist with the sword will always, ALWAYS, do something cool/impossible-in-real-life with it.

Uh oh, I think we have an unbeatable boss here.

CyanCat47:

Imp Emissary:

CyanCat47:
Gunny might be in trouble after all. Innitially I thought he was going to take the hit because he believed his armour was stronger than the sword only to find that he suddenly has archer stats and can't take two melee attacks

Come on, Cyancat. Swords are always more powerful than anything else in JRPGs (Except sometimes magic/summons). Plus, I think his sword is made of the crystals. <-<

Probably makes it even more dangerous.

true but many JRPGs and Anime series and Manga series have a case of "Goku-protagonist syndrome" in which a protagonist who is a complete idiot who wins against the evil genious simply by continuing to use brute force and nakama-generated plot armour. personally i'm rooting for Ghirahim junior purely on principle

Possible, but as others have mentioned, this may also be one of those, suppose to lose/run away fights.

I do understand what you're talk about though. Still, even Goku got his butt kicked from time to time. Yeah, he came back later to win, but I don't think this will be the end of Gunny. Even if he does lose.

09philj:
I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

When a three foot long sword can cut a thirty foot long tank in half like that, I'd say all bets are off.

09philj:
I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

In anime there ARE no physics, just cool factor ;)
As soon as you bisect something it automatically becomes impossible for the resulting halves to hurt you...

But that *would* be hilarious; cut the tank in half, then die from the impact anyway :D

Clearly, the logical next steps are for Gunny to pause for a second, say 'hmmm...', pick up half of the bisected tank, and use it as a sword.

After all, as per anime logic - the bigger and more impractical the sword, the more powerful it is, and half a tank is definitely a lot bigger and a lot more practical than some wimpy sabre

Kenjitsuka:

09philj:
I don't think he understands how physics works. Those bits of tank are still going to hit him.

In anime there ARE no physics, just cool factor ;)
As soon as you bisect something it automatically becomes impossible for the resulting halves to hurt you...

But that *would* be hilarious; cut the tank in half, then die from the impact anyway :D

I would greatly approve of that outcome. "Look at me I'm so cool, I'll just cut this tank in half and *splat*". Cool 0 - Physics 1.

Rules of Nature?

Other than that, gota love that "surprised" look on his face before the counterattack...

Quick punch him while he's distracted, then take his sword and **** *** **** it!

And as said above, use half the tank as a giant club sword.

RJ 17:

Seriously though: I do like how all this tank-hurling power comes from an "archer" that can't hit a target 5 feet in front of him. :3

Isn't it obvious?
Gunny leveled-up wrongly- instead of agility and perception he went for strength and constitution
And lets be fair, who needs to throw arrows on enemies if you can throw tanks?
Arrows don't do well against shields and some martial masters can even deflect them with bare hands.
Tanks lack these flaws.

Thus- tanks>arrows
Yeah you heard it right, I said it.
Come at me and do your worst!

I love Gunny more and more the more I see of him.

Fappy:
I like how he's using a katana draw technique for a sabre. Oh, anime.

RJ 17:
And that was the 2nd thing I thought when I saw the slice. :P

You lads do know that cutting as you draw is not Japanese only right?

Realy amazed no one as mentioned that the sword cut was so powerful it even cut the comic panel, that some 4th wall dimension slicing power.

demoman_chaos:

Fappy:
I like how he's using a katana draw technique for a sabre. Oh, anime.

RJ 17:
And that was the 2nd thing I thought when I saw the slice. :P

You lads do know that cutting as you draw is not Japanese only right?

Indeed, however - according to the guy in the video you linked - sabres are traditionally drawn edge-up, meaning sword-draw attacks like what's seen in the comic aren't necessarily in its bag of tricks.

.......to be fair, he also specifies that traditional katana are usually drawn edge-up for the same reason: drawing edge down would cause the blade to rub against the lip of the scabbard and dull the edge. :P

Either way, in the end it's as Fappy said: "Oh, anime."

Imp Emissary:

CyanCat47:

Imp Emissary:

Come on, Cyancat. Swords are always more powerful than anything else in JRPGs (Except sometimes magic/summons). Plus, I think his sword is made of the crystals. <-<

Probably makes it even more dangerous.

true but many JRPGs and Anime series and Manga series have a case of "Goku-protagonist syndrome" in which a protagonist who is a complete idiot who wins against the evil genious simply by continuing to use brute force and nakama-generated plot armour. personally i'm rooting for Ghirahim junior purely on principle

Possible, but as others have mentioned, this may also be one of those, suppose to lose/run away fights.

I do understand what you're talk about though. Still, even Goku got his butt kicked from time to time. Yeah, he came back later to win, but I don't think this will be the end of Gunny. Even if he does lose.

i know that but since DBZ it seems like way too many anime have protagonists like that who win against smarter opponents all the time. that is what ruined Naruto for me. i started out as a series where you had to think in order to win and as such Sasuke Uchiha quickly became my favourite character for being complex and well written as well as actually being a pretty clever combatant. then they ruined it by making him the standard anime emo who smehow can't win over Naruto despite him being a complete idiot who barely knows any jutsu at all. the creator literally said that he didn't like smart characters and that is why they butchered the best character for the sake of the boring protagonist

Huh. Did not know about that. I see what you mean. Though, there are a fair amount of things where the protagonist(s) are smart too, (or can be smart in concern to some games that let you play that way), but I don't keep up with anime as much as others, so maybe there's been a flood of dummies recently. ;p

CyanCat47:

Imp Emissary:

CyanCat47:
Gunny might be in trouble after all. Innitially I thought he was going to take the hit because he believed his armour was stronger than the sword only to find that he suddenly has archer stats and can't take two melee attacks

Come on, Cyancat. Swords are always more powerful than anything else in JRPGs (Except sometimes magic/summons). Plus, I think his sword is made of the crystals. <-<

Probably makes it even more dangerous.

true but many JRPGs and Anime series and Manga series have a case of "Goku-protagonist syndrome" in which a protagonist who is a complete idiot who wins against the evil genious simply by continuing to use brute force and nakama-generated plot armour. personally i'm rooting for Ghirahim junior purely on principle

Goku isn't an idiot, though (unless you follow the abridged series), he's actually a pretty smart fighter. He's naive, but not an idiot. Same with Gunny.

In this case, Gunny is probably going to win simply because he already breaks the rules. I mean, throwing the tank? No-one should be able to do that, hence the look of surprise on whats-his-face's face.

Timedraven 117:
Quick punch him while he's distracted, then take his sword and **** *** **** it!

And as said above, use half the tank as a giant club sword.

Grab the cannon and swing it like a CLUB! Start chucking random crap in the air! Get behind Kujaroth while he's distracted and punch the bishounen looking bastard in the face!

Timedraven 117:
Quick punch him while he's distracted, then take his sword and **** *** **** it!

And as said above, use half the tank as a giant club sword.

Grab the cannon and swing it like a CLUB! Start chucking random crap in the air! Get behind Kujaroth while he's distracted and punch the bishounen looking bastard in the face!

blackrave:

RJ 17:

Seriously though: I do like how all this tank-hurling power comes from an "archer" that can't hit a target 5 feet in front of him. :3

Isn't it obvious?
Gunny leveled-up wrongly- instead of agility and perception he went for strength and constitution
And lets be fair, who needs to throw arrows on enemies if you can throw tanks?
Arrows don't do well against shields and some martial masters can even deflect them with bare hands.
Tanks lack these flaws.

Thus- tanks>arrows
Yeah you heard it right, I said it.
Come at me and do your worst!

Holy crap, if they were playing a Shadowrun Returns game, he would be a frigging Adept! Who needs a gun when you can throw tanks and shrug off most attacks? They guy clearly has Mystic Armor, and Killing Hands. Imagine this guy with Stride and Mana Fist, and this guy would be a frigging death machine! Also, Punch that Bishounen bastard in the face!

Guys guys, the real thing of beauty is Gunny's next move

Which I'm pretty sure is to do a leaping Superman punch AS the tank is flying. So when the two pieces separate and fly past the villain (because anime physics), Gunny will be leaping right down the middle and punch SepiCOCK in his stupid long haired face.

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