Code Breaker – Chapter 12

The Condition of a Hero

Hi-tan and Mi-tan return…

Brief Summary

Chisa came across the scene and assumed Oogami was “Hinota-man”, the hero in the manga in her hands. Pleading with the Code Breaker, Tabata confessed that everything was for Chisa’s sake and that he’s trying so hard to save her… even at the expense of other people’s lives.

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But those words… and Chisa’s MOE attack… They didn’t faze Oogami at all.

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Before the flames could start, Sakura jumped in and pushed Tabata into safety. She protected him despite saying that killing is unforgivable under any circumstance.

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But those words had a different effect on Tabata. Knowing that he can’t escape death, the politician decided to leave this world in a way best for Chisa… by playing the villain.

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And… Oogami played along, killing Tabata with his fiery blue flames.

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But Chisa knew what happened… and she hated Oogami because her father is now dead. Instead of explaining himself, the Code Breaker merely used her hate and turned it into motivation for the child to live.

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After the battle, Sakura decided to comfort Oogami with breast therapy…

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But Oogami tells her that heroes do not exist in this world… especially when killing’s involved.

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Impressions

Not all too surprising as such developments happen regularly in shounen manga. The “hate me because I killed your family” routine’s been used many times so when I saw those lines, I just yawned. However, the very last page regarding Oogami’s definition of a hero… that’s too true.

As for Toki, nothing much about him. He was mostly in the back watching everything. No Puppy action either. The therapy Sakura employed is a bit… meh. I’m sure Mi-tan and Hi-tan will reappear later on but hopefully, it won’t be a running gag. Heartfelt and with the best of intentions… but the execution may wind up hurting Sakura’s character image, much like the beginning of the series when I saw her as Oogami’s everpresent preacher. All talk.

There’s one interesting tidbit and that’s the only important Toki moment.

What’s the “real target” if Tabata’s already dead? Oo

2 Responses

  1. I was under the impression that Sakura didn’t so much push as punch Tabata across the room to safety. And she turned him around with her talk–neither of our heroes is precisely right in their view of the world. (It’s arguable which one is crazier.)

  2. Well, push or punch, her main motive was to prevent Oogami from burning Tabata. Then came “lecture mode”…

    The ends justify the means?

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