It would make sense if that´s true, it would be like Claymore, that never explored the outside world, the north threat in this case.
Still, if it´s really ending, I hope we got a good amount of SOL chapters before the actual end, with Helck expending time with both his human and demon friends, Edil and Hyura having a date, etc.
They can. But the problem is, this story was about Helck trying to destroy humanity before it destroys the rest of the world, or saving humanity from their enslavement.
Humanity is doomed. They will be destroyed here and now.
And thus ends the story of Helck.
It was a sad end.
As much as I want Helck to have his happy ending, I don't like this "humans cannot be saved! Oops, now they can be saved! Just kidding, they can't be saved! But there's one way...".
You know, if the author has the guts to end with a sad ending like this and have life still prosper despite alot of shit, it'll be like FFVI where the world was mostly destroyed and take millenias to rebuild.
I disagree. The manga demonstrated alot of charm to the character and potential to be a character of their own story. Not just Vamirio and Helck. It would also show the author has guts and move on.
Helck´s most commented chapter on the app are about Helck and Vamirio, in fact the one with most comments is the "Let´s save the humans" one with almost 10000 comments, with the second and the third only having around 2000 comments.
So? If anything, if they manage to conclude the story in such a way and continue itself with a fresh new start, it can surely make a name on it's own as an exceptional series.
Sounds too risky for me, if you want new characters I can imagine another scenario:
-The main characters win and the human are saved, but the north threat is dealed with thousands of years later, with a older Vamirio, other older demons and Helck/Alicia descendants.
In fact I always thought that the series would end with old Vamirio (like the current Azudora) visiting Helck´s grave, maybe together with Hyura visiting Edil´s. Dealing with the threat of the north is optional.
I don´t think that we can get such a bad ending, but neither a complete good one, mostly because the will of the world seems like something you can´t win against, not even with Helck´s hidden strenght.
> too risky
The story is about to end and this is honestly the best way to end it by having a bittersweet and possibly continue it from a new perspective. You're betraying own premise around the middle but if the author ends it in a way that creates a story of moving on and continuing, it is much greater and sets the premise back on track.