Guilty Crown Episode 15 – Survival Outweighs Equaltiy
Holy fucking shit, this episode pissed me off so much, then finally gave me some sense of reality at the end. I honestly cannot fathom what the fuck is wrong with these kids and why they simply cannot grasp the situation they’re in; it’s like they think everything is a fucking game or something.
So last week we were introduced to the Void Ranking System, which does what it says: ranks people based on how useful their voids are. But Shu doesn’t want to use it, why? Because he doesn’t want to discriminate against people. Cry me the fucking Nile River. In case you were unaware, the situation for these people right now is far from ideal. There is a huge-ass Wall of Death constantly moving towards you, the government has quarantined you to die of a deadly virus, people are rioting in the streets, and there has already been an attack on your school. I’m sorry, but now is nowhere near the time to be thinking about how you shouldn’t discriminate against people in the school, because, whether you like it or not, some things are just more useful than others.
Let’s put it this way, if you were a general in the army, would you put all of your snipers on the front lines? Would you give doctors bazookas? Would you let infantry soldiers lead bombing raids? No, you wouldn’t, because that’s fucking stupid, people work best where they’re best suited to. So why on God’s green earth would you NOT rank people based on their Void power? This is supposed to be a life and death situation, people’s pathetic desires of usefulness be damned. Are you honestly telling me that you’re going to let all of these people with shitty Voids be treated like they’re as powerful as Inori? That makes no sense, I honestly cannot think of a single reason that this wouldn’t be the ideal system, other than the obvious possibility of the lower ranked people being upset. But who cares, they can’t help you survive; needs of the many are greater than the needs of the few. And as assholish as that sounds, in the situation that they’re in, that would just be the cold, harsh reality.
And fuck Souta to the seventh level of hell. I’ve always hated that obnoxious little prick, but this episode just pushed my hatred of him to a whole new hierarchy of disdain. This man-bitch has the gall to complain to Shu about discriminating against people based on their voids to his face. So, I wonder where he’s ranked? Pretty low in case that wasn’t completely obvious. He spends most of his time this episode complaining about how he’s being discriminated against and screaming about how he still want’s to fuck Inori. Go fuck yourself kid, it’s a fucking life or death situation, if you want to live, get over yourself and let the people who can actually help, help. I mean, would you rather be alive or useful?
But not only does he act like a spoiled child who didn’t get picked first in kickball, he decides to lead a group of other F ranked Void users on a mission to secure more vaccine for the school. Now, while that may seem like a somewhat noble thing to do, anyone with half a brain can see that they’re only doing it for personal reasons. I think it’s safe to say that they only want to be seen as more useful and that they only want to get the vaccine for themselves, because they found out that they would likely not receive any more due to shortages. All of his motivations are completely self centered, which is only natural, but he’s such an asshole in covering them up by saying that they want to help everybody. Bullshit. Oh, and you know that guy in Funeral Parlor with the long white hair that’s had about three lines of dialogue? He’s being held hostage; but enough about that, let’s move on.
Shu was pretty damn annoying throughout this episode too. He constantly flip flops from one side to the other to fit in with whoever is in his present company. Once again, this is a totally human response, but he’s the leader of this little rebellion now, and he can’t be waffling back on forth on such important issues just because he wants everyone to like him. At least he admits to what he’s doing to Hare, and that he knows he shouldn’t be doing it. Of course Hare couldn’t care less about what Shu’s saying because she’s too busy fantasizing about him, and tells him how great of a leader he is, due to the fact that he’s very quite. Not really sure what that has to do with anything, but whatever you say. Unfortunately the awkwardness of Hare smashing Shu’s head into her boobs is cut short when they have to go and stop Souta from being a dumbass.
So exactly how in the fuck is someone in a wheelchair supposed to shoot a bazooka? I haven’t fired one myself, but it seems like those things would have a bit of kick to them. But whatever, it’s Guilty Crown. And then of course we have the death scene. Now, why did Hare die? Because Souta is a retarded asshat. Anway, Hare uses the last of her strength to save Shu (rather original I must say) and gets infected by the virus. Her death is one of the few times in this show that I could say “Yeah, that’d really suck”. Not only did she die in front of Shu, but she pretty much disintegrated into nothing in front of his face. I gotta say, I probably wouldn’t be too happy if one of my friends died like that in front of me. But of course Shu has to have his revenge and finds Inori running through a barrage of bigass missiles (completely unscathed by the way) and proceeds to pull out her Void, in a rather rapey way. So explain this to me, why did she have a problem with him pulling out her void? You’d think she’d be very accepting of someone saving their lives, but I guess because Shu looks different she didn’t want him to or something. Whatever, it’s Guilty Crown. Shu blows the shit out of the Endlaves, and punches the shit out of Souta for being such a douchebag, before finally accepting that now is NOT the time to be nice to people, it’s the time to fucking survive. About damn time.
My God, I just hate this show so much. I don’t give a shit if Shu does become badass; at this point in the show, I just want it to be over so I can be through with it forever. Oh, something I forgot, what in the fuck was the long-haired asshole from last week thinking? I mean, he just walks up to Tsugumi, the girl whom he held at gunpoint, and talks to her like they’re old friends. How in the hell does he expect her to react? Everything is just so unbelievable in this show, from the utterly ridiculous action, to how completely unrealistic some of the characters act, it’s just a fucking mess. But only six more episodes. I can do it. I must. For the sake of the internet, someone has to tell the world how absolutely shitty this show is. This is my crown of thorns that I must adorn.