And they lived happily ever after…
I definitely love this version of Touma vs Accelerator more than the one depicted in Index. Not only was Accelerator OP as shit (emphasized when he gathered plasma) but they delved deeper into the fucked-up kid’s twisted personality.
And as much as I hate his guts, I actually felt sorry for him. Accelerator being forced into a loner lifestyle is pitiful. That’s the same thing that happened to that kid in Oregairu. The difference is that Accelerator just decided to push everyone away to protect them from himself.
Or at least that’s how I understood it.
I mean, a child should be having fun and playing with friends but Accelerators childhood was always an attempt against his life. He’s having fun and playing against armies and individuals wanting him dead. And to be honest, the offer to be the absolute authority is quite enticing given his situation. What didn’t work was the means he ought to get it.
Touma punching accelerator reminded me of Syphogear:
If they don’t understand, just keep beating them until they do
Surprisingly, Accelerator questioning what the fuck he’s been doing made me chuckle; At the absurdity of the thought of how Genjurou’s teachings made sense. And upon realizing the flawed means he aim to grab hold of such power.