Helck thread. Hopefully our lord and saviour Rello will have something for us.
In the mean time let's discuss about lastest developments.
Just ignore them. The majority of anons in these threads have NOT read the shitty spoilers. Most of those who have read them are careful with spoiling, but there are always some retarded kids.
I don't know who I like most, Anne-chan or Alicia.
>All the demons and humans will live in the same kingdom united under Helck's rule in the human side of the continent since it's free from poison
>Helck will get praise from everyone and he'll be embarrassed by it
>Helck will still smile and tell everyone today is a good day and that they did their best
I'm already suffering because of my sinusitis, and now I'm choking up.
Was honestly surprised that the author was able to make a backstory that didn't do a bad job of characterizing what was seemingly a gag character.
Also, lack of Anne is torture. I'm just waiting for when she get's flustered and blushes.
>lack of Anne is torture
Did i hear torture
On a scale from 1 to 10, how big of a mistake was made here?
>Oh typical hot-tempered loli bitch, looks like she'll be a side lackey to the real "big bad" though
>She's a main character
>Doesn't job within the first couple of fights
>Personality is 10/10, no-nonsense but actually cares about people
She surprised me to the point where everyone else just seems more generic. I really hope she isn't just reduced to an exposition machine.
>just lost their prototype superweapon
>their king was stabbed in the face
>facing down a league of assassins unarmed
0/10 most badass swagger in the entire series king Leonidas wishes he was this defiant noble master race
Is that really his color scheme?
I thought he was brown like a kiwi
Here it says that you're a faggot
>humans were weak, short-lived nobodies on a planet full of ancient demons
>demons have a system where only the strong rule
>humanity tells them to fuck off and evolves into Valhallan super immortals who battle, die, and rise to fight again for eternity
>all their criminals get reformed into warriors and useless pussy faggots become fearless alphas pounding the glory of man into other races until the end of time.
On a board less concerned with fragile animu feelings they would be hailed as the greatest version of humanity.
This would be the worst version of humanity. Humanity's strength is in its ability to learn and adapt. Taking that away to be mindless buff warriors is making yourself weaker in the end.
The guys smart enough to come up with the plan are there to continue to adapt. No longer held back by running society or outside threats they will continue to innovate and evolve. They essentially skip centuries of war and class struggling to jump straight into a first world and only go up from there.
>Implying Nobles aren't complete fucking trash
Nobles are shit. Being rich doesn't make you smart or better than anyone else.
If they weren't such selfish assholes to literally everyone who wasn't one of them then humanity would be able to avoid class struggling and war anyway since the demons wanted peace to begin with.
>That fool! Not only does he harm the refugees, he goes and stops paying taxes!
>What will happen to the welfare?
>Can we find a replacement!?
>Even if he paid 50% of his earnings to support our welfare state, he was always a CIS-gendered white male.
rello, you are a marvelous person, thank you very much for dedicating your time for bastards like us to be able to enjoy Helck.
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>No mater how much they were cut or bones broken
Those chapters are just going to keep getting worse, I guess.
One hell of a flashback.
Those nobles are trash because those happen to be the only kind depicted for narrative purposes. Even Anne said the demons have assholes in their society and there's no real difference.
Remember all those famous random peasants dark ages who invented stuff? No, only people with actual resources and quality of life can do that. The lower class would have died from starvation and plagues anyway so instead of spending hundreds of years getting enough food and housing to make them useful, turning them into immortal badasses was the best case scenario. Poverty isn't even fixed by our generation so billions of pointless victims dying in shit across the centuries are being prevented.
The nobles are fine and can actually accomplish things. The peons would have died in shit anyway and this actually lets them retry. This is actually a humane plan that benefits everyone.
And they said Zell was going to be a backstabber.
>i always though of you as a brother.
He lost his 2nd family too.
>the demons turned into mutants
>they were tied to the stockades and being stoned
>Helck will arrive
>The last thing Alicia will see as a sane person is Helck
>Helck will have to kill Mutant Alicia
I want to kill this motherfucker so bad.
>4 chapters yesterday
>3 chapters today
Is it proper to address a Lord as simply Lord instead of My Lord? Specially since they most likely belong to the same kingdom and it's not like addressing Lord such and such from another place.
You know shit gets real when rello spoilers it.
>The civilians threw rocks on their own
Oh god its happenning.
My body was never ready for this.
If Helck was a Spehss Muhreen he would be a Lamenter.
Fuck why does everything I love have to suffer.
For those who dont know much about WH40k: https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Lamenters
THE GREATEST SUFFERING OF OUR TIME
Alright guys that's it. I'll post more in a few.
Welp, that's it. Humanity is dead and Helck is the only survivor. Anyone else wearing a human face is either a cursed monsters or a piece of trash that was never human to begin with.
Insert tsukkomi reaction next page
>yfw this funny panel suddendly has become something grimdark.
Implying they're no gonna get utterly fucked either. Fat slobs with nothing to contribute and no power now that all awaken soldiers fall under the king? They're probably next in line to get fucked.
You know whats the most frightnening thing about this whole Awakening? Theres no SFX but we can see their faces in extreme pain so I imagine the screams would be otherwordly and soulshattering, their bodies are being broken and restructured, they are losing hair, facial atributes to become nothing but a faceless husk with no identity or will. Im feeling it lads. AND THE WORST? Unless you are a noble you are fuked, not even children are safe.
Im feeling second hand suffering here.
You don't become a swol as fuck liftgod without some soreness, anon.
Since grinding and levels exist in this world, I'm willing to bet the awakening process is like boosting a character's level to 99 in an instant.
This is what your character goes through every time you use a max level cheat.
Well actually seeing all the fun stuff that happened is a lot more fun than just imagining what must've gone down.
We weren't really sure who was Helck's group and all this stuff.
Frankly I'd like it if we never find out who is responsible for the poison fog and we never see the Emperor. Or at least not in the context of this story.
I like them as background elements of the setting. Not every story needs to be about saving the world. Some times it's enough if the hero saves just his little corner of it.
Of the course the demon emperor is the good guy.
They have been fighting the SSS class white walker at the north for century.
The demon king castle was actually what was keeping out the monsters incursion into the human land. Once they brought the demon king, all the monsters get free reign into the human world.
The Demon emperor is just the Demon emperor, apparently he just minds his own business. Demons are only in war against humans because humans attacked first, and hard. If anything, the Demon emperor is the victim here, we can consider him the good guy.
It feels like anything that gets introduced is guaranteed to be shown later in the story, I mean we haven't had a single thing brought up that HASNT been relevant and revealed in some way.
I greatly enjoy stories told the way you've said, which was why I enjoyed Mushoku Tensei so much since the MC wasn't the person destined to save the world. He was just paving the path for the real hero.
But in this case Helck is supposed to be that person. He'll save or destroy us.
Yes, but they are not directly involved in the story at the moment.
MageBastard is likely the witch's apprentice.
The complexity and effectiveness of the transformations seems to be increasing as they travel back to the island.
If I remembered correctly the empire is made of 15kingdoms with all the top dog fighting concentrated at the north and leaving the governing to the big4.
So far 2 out of 4 of the big 4 were shown to be good leader that take care of their civilians. Even the demon king sacrifice himself to evacuate his subordinates and civilians.
The other important point, the empire is also a waste land with pollution and poisonous air where they need to keep up a barrier 24/7 to even live there. Yet we were never shown of them doing any territory expansion or conquering any of the clean and fertile land outside their border.
It is safe to say that humans are the bad guy here.
Thats mostly what he's doing right now, fighting his own war. Until some mindless assholes decided to backstab and take a castle. Cant leave in middle of the battle, so the 4 heavenly kings are are to deal with the human situation. Or at least 2 of them.
She wasn't even supposed to help, but just went with the flow. Especially after everyone except speedy found out.
Demon emperor must be close to 99 though, he's two classes above above heavenly kings I think, does someone have that chart?
Silly anon. Anne is just a management.
An ancient civilization has been implied quite a lot. My bet is that they happened to come across old scrolls with lost magic and shit which led them to the awakening plan. Azudora mentions that the teleport magic humans are using is too advanced for them, and also the whole reviving thing is way out of their own league. They got it from somewhere, or someone.
Not really it mentioned early on in the beginning that the only reason they don't conquer the humans is because they are to busy fighting the north and monsters.
Plus its not good to judge populations by just who you have met
She wouldn't be the first demon like that.
Hundreds of years ago humans would travel to the elf kingdom and rape their women. The elf king came up with a solution and changed their races name to demon and no rapes ever occurred again.
I dare say the blue skin semen demon is stronger than the 2deposed demon king.
I mean they got wrecked by a lvl20 something Edil.
Hyura wasn't fighting all alone though. I believe both the demon kings chose to solo the army while buying time for everyone. Hyura wouldn't be able to do much with her regen if they just gangbanged her.
>due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, you are now the elf king
>but wait, somehow you ended up as the demon king now
>and while pretending to be a dragon
>got too awkward to apologize or escape
Michael Cera confirmed demon emperor
That was not even the end goal however if you think about the conversation, the nobles themselves are nothing but tools as well.
The real plot has yet to reveal itself.
A lvl7x Azudora or Vamirio can easily 1shot a group of winged angels.
Even the cat girl can solo a group of them.
I think the 2 previous demon kings powerlevel are only around the mid 30s. Remember, they were only classified as C class threat level at the start of the story.
Doing a re-read of the early chapters to see what stands out, in light of recent developments.
One thing is Helck not just saying he hates humans, but that the demon world is fun. Given what he'd just gone through that's a pretty strong statement. Another is this page, where we find out that the Empire is actively working to contain the spread of the poison that creates monsters and NWO.
Here's a page that was ominous at the time and is just fucking painful now.
Something that stood out to me was when Anne told Helck that there were bad people in the Demon world too and he got all depressed. Seeing it now it seems the guy really hoped he had found the perfect place.
With this in perspective, no wonder he wants to kill what's left of humanity; if he manages to kill the Nobles that command the awakened forces, maybe he can free his friends from their slavery or even find some solution to the problem.
Another point of note, Helck quickly figures out what Edil is imply about the teleport gate being set up. So that's probably something he's going to encounter in the flashback.
Here's a page foreshadowing Helck's years doing construction work.
We're also getting occasional flashes of Sad Helck through his cheerful façade.
Found out about this gem today and went through all of it.
Anne-chan basically has a great expression in each scene, also the moment they revealed the witches appearance it was obvious that she is her mother.
It might be the distance involved. It might be the poison and monsters you have to deal with. Either way, it's a way to advance how far they can push into Empire territory.
I think this is the best shot we've had of an Empire city. The buildings look awfully modern, don't they?
Alright Rello ! My body is ready, throw everything you have at me bro.
I thought the gate under the castle was supposed to be the destination. As in, awakened flood in, fight, die, res at the King, teleport right back in for more. Easier powerleveling that way.
Compare to the current situation, where the demons managed to retake the castle and shut down the gate. Now the awakened have to travel back the long way.
Our introduction to the island ruins. Again, that looks like rebar sticking out, not simple brick and stone.
The biggest sign pointing toward Helck being a real satan is his immunity toward the NWO poison.
Anne-chan from management made a remarked on how it was impossible to travel to the tourney ground without passing through the rest point to heal up from all the poison.
Between this and earlier in the flashback where this noble asked Helck if he also had the same strength as Cless, I can't help but wonder if this guy simply thinks the awakening is necessary for humanity to survive.
Why not both? I'm thinking this might be a fantasy post-apocalyptic setting, with magical curses instead of radiation.
The other Awakened comment on how much info Edil leaked. Was it on purpose? Is Edil fighting against his mind control to try and help Helck?
How likely is it that by the time Helck and Anne get back, all of Helck's former allies are going to turn full Elder god tier angels?
Like I feel that since they're using the invasion as a grinding method, the infection from the NWO is going to further increase their strength at the cost of their minds. Though personally I feel like that's exactly what the emperor desires.
>The buildings look awfully modern, don't they?
They have to have at least late 1800's tech level or the equivalent from magic just from building height.
Building height was historically limited by the ability to move water up to the top floors. You had some exceptions like castles but they were rare and more for defense.
Looping back, this page has been sticking with me. So many minor things have proven to be important, there's a decent change this info about Empire citizens and their special abilities might be too. Especially since we haven't seen any non-Empire people exhibit them.
Varmillo once dropped mention of repeated betrayals by humanity. Now here Azudoro says that the new kingdom broke the old ties with the Empire and then censored the history books. This has got to be connected with the king and his mind control powers, but there's a lot more to the story we still don't know.