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Lurking Haro
Oct 27, 2009



Rigged Death Trap posted:

Just want to confirm:
People know Frieren as the mage from the heros party, But do they know she was Flammes apprentice, and is old as gently caress?

Nope. They only know her from the Hero's party because it is was like 80 years ago. Notice that mainly the old guy recognized her.
Flamme lived 1000 or so years ago.

People getting forgotten is one of the main themes of this series.

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Warden
Jan 16, 2020


Rigged Death Trap posted:

Just want to confirm:
People know Frieren as the mage from the heros party, But do they know she was Flammes apprentice, and is old as gently caress?

It appears that not everyone even realizes that she was the mage who was in the hero's party. Otherwise they would either be making GBS threads themselves, running away or attempting to gang up on her. The old guy absolutely twigged that she's that Frieren, but even he has no idea about her true age and power..

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005

Try reading some manga!

I buy Steam inventories, add me if interested!




Clever Betty

Warden posted:

but even he has no idea about her true age and power..
I think he figured it out when she beat him with basic magic while he was casting Ultima and Luminaire to no effect

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


they all believe that serie is more god than wizard, unique and unmatched. and well, that's probably true. but there's a lot of room in the range between their concept of the limit of a mage and serie and no one expects frieran to be there.

Mountaineer
Aug 29, 2008

Imagine a rod breaking on a robot face - forever

Seems like elves are rare enough that if an elf mage shows up it's probably safe to assume she's Frieren and kind of a big deal. However, to be fair, she has lived in deliberate obscurity for decades. There's really no way any human would know about her apprenticeship to Flamme, though.

Frieren trying to remove the barrier just made me realize why it's been repeatedly foreshadowed that it's raining outside of the barrier.

Jerkface
May 21, 2001

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE DEAD, MOTHERFUCKER?

Fallen Rib

Mountaineer posted:

Frieren trying to remove the barrier just made me realize why it's been repeatedly foreshadowed that it's raining outside of the barrier.

that smug mage is gonna get poo poo on isn't he?

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

Have A Day





Nap Ghost

Jerkface posted:

that smug mage is gonna get poo poo on isn't he?

In a very satisfying way.

rannum
Nov 3, 2012



Grouchio posted:

Instructors: We're Geniuses!
*Frieren begins removing the ultra barrier*
Instructors: Oh no!

"What's someone going to do remove the barrier?"

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

How would removing the barrier change things again? They still need to finish the test after all.

chiasaur11
Oct 22, 2012





Jackard posted:

How would removing the barrier change things again? They still need to finish the test after all.

It's raining outside.

Frieran's team is skilled in water based magic.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

Oh I misunderstood and thought the rain was still getting through

Daedalus1134
Sep 14, 2005

They see me rollin'



man about to be rained on posted:

What are you going to do? Manipulate me with rain water?

nrook
Jun 25, 2009

Just let yourself become a worthless person!

Something that struck me about this story arc is that we've had a lot of characters show up and talk about how tough and merciless they are and how they'd be willing to kill to win this contest, but nobody has actually murdered anybody else onscreen. It seems like unlike the people who put on this contest, the actual contestants largely have enough of a moral compass not to end the lives of others for their own gain.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



that one guy was absolutely going to go a-killing if denken hadn't told him to knock it off

Eeepies
May 29, 2013

No, that's Magic!


Same with that girl if Fern didn't go "stop".

ElBrak
Aug 24, 2004

"Muerte, buen compinche. Muerte."

There is a panel of a team flying around and a page later there is a panel of them dead hanging from trees. Mages are dying during this test.

The junk collector
Aug 10, 2005
Hey do you want that motherboard?

ElBrak posted:

There is a panel of a team flying around and a page later there is a panel of them dead hanging from trees. Mages are dying during this test.

I thought it was implied that they were killed by the giant mage eating murder birds that were helpfully included in the testing grounds.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



they didn't seem very eaten

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






ElBrak posted:

There is a panel of a team flying around and a page later there is a panel of them dead hanging from trees. Mages are dying during this test.

No one said that there aren't any casualties, they were saying onscreen deaths.

The junk collector posted:

I thought it was implied that they were killed by the giant mage eating murder birds that were helpfully included in the testing grounds.

They were, you're correct.

Patware posted:

they didn't seem very eaten

Yeah they were traps. (Chapter 40)




If they were missing chunks of flesh and draped over a tree branch, no one's going to try and get them down, they'd obviously be dead from a glance.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

Reminds me of Shrikes


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPXDouwQFFs

Rubellavator
Aug 16, 2007
UNTALENTED & INCONSIDERATE

A Very Manly Chapter

https://reader.kireicake.com/read/frieren_at_the_funeral/en/0/45/page/1

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

I love Denken

Hypocrisy
Oct 4, 2006
Lord of Sarcasm



Hahaha what a guy he is.



I like these guys too.

Hypocrisy fucked around with this message at 01:56 on Apr 7, 2021

Fabricated
Apr 9, 2007

Living the Dream


the old mage guy is growing on me

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



Denken really just said "gently caress it"

Brought To You By
Oct 31, 2012


Fabricated posted:

the old mage guy is growing on me


He had already won me over with his calm demeanor and very reasonable stance on the exam and status. But this panel nails it.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

Hypocrisy posted:

Hahaha what a guy he is.


Also was there always a second exam? Does their organization really need one?

I Am Fowl
Mar 8, 2008

nononononono


It'd be funny if after all this it's just a written exam.

Foxfire_
Nov 8, 2010



I Am Fowl posted:

It'd be funny if after all this it's just a written exam.

that Frieran bombs and Fern passes

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Foxfire_ posted:

that Frieran bombs and Fern passes

Mimic characteristics and identification

Huzzah!
Sep 14, 2007

Malnutrition is scarier than any beastie.


RareAcumen posted:

Mimic characteristics and identification

Least she'll ace Mimic Anatomy.

Swilo
Jun 2, 2004
ANIME SUCKS HARD



Deedlit In Wonder Labyrinth is a lovely game
https://i.imgur.com/dxc2DFB.mp4
Any idea which direction this reference goes?

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Lurking Haro
Oct 27, 2009



Swilo posted:

Deedlit In Wonder Labyrinth is a lovely game
https://i.imgur.com/dxc2DFB.mp4
Any idea which direction this reference goes?

Frieren's mimics are the mimic trope played for laughs. They only trap you instead of actively chewing on you.
Now if they were crustaceans...

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