Rokka no Yuusha Episode 8: The Average Man and the Genius
“If I kill everyone, I’m sure to find the enemy!”
I’m really creeped out and yet strangely fascinated by Chamot.
I was looking forward to seeing what she could do, but now mostly regret remains – with that fluffy grass thing especially. I mean, it’s not even crucial to her power – well, it is, but it’s not a special unique item or anything. It’s just something she uses to make her gag and throw up, so she can vomit out all the monsters that ‘live happily’ in her stomach. A part of me thinks it’s cool that I got to see something new, but I’m also filled with disgust and a bit of pity. I don’t even know what I was expecting. I just thought being the Saint of Swamps meant that she’d be able to do… swampy things. I knew she was going to put the thing in her mouth, and then… I don’t know, something would happen when she bit on it? How am I supposed to prepare myself for her deep throating it before puking out the contents of an entire freaking swamp? And she’s throwing up stuff she’s eaten! Chamot eats everything she kills!
Also, after she’s thrown it all up, how does it get back inside her?
Actually, I don’t want an answer. Sorry for asking.
No wonder Fremy ran. As for what Chamot is actually doing with her swamp friends (i.e. directing them to attack and kill Adlet and Hans) it’s pretty standard behaviour for her. At least we can confirm she’s not the fake, purely on grounds of stupidity like I’ve said before – she really was just playing outside when she went outside by herself, and wanted to start killing stuff because she was bored. In attacking Adlet and Hans she’s not trying to support the Demon God, she’s just doing it because why not – and maybe she can eat them after she’s killed them so she can acquire little swamp versions of them both that live inside her stomach. In fact, for all intents and purposes, her personality and mindset makes her not all that different from the seventh Brave. She’s not even listening to them! The bigger problem now is that Adlet and Hans can’t exactly kill her because she’s supposed to be a comrade, and they’ve already missed their best opportunity to take her out – which was while she was standing still and gagging, with all the puke coming out of her. But I guess anyone new to her ability would pretty much react like they did, which is to just stare at her in disbelief and shock. Chamot does look quite scared of Maura, so she may be able to help – but that’s not exactly comforting, because right now she looks suspicious as fuck.
I mean, she was basically attempting to wheedle out more information from a not-so-impressed Fremy while repeating that she trusts her – you know, regardless of whether Maura is the fake or not, I’d have thought she was smarter than that. And she even urged Fremy to kill Adlet on sight – think about what that means if she turned out to be the fake. If Fremy kills Adlet, and Adlet is revealed to have been a real Brave, then her position suddenly becomes terrible, because everyone was going to suspect her next and she just murdered a genuine Brave. As for what Adlet managed to realize, which was that Hans and Chamot have no idea how the barrier activates, that doesn’t change too much since I never really suspected those two anyway – if we knock off Adlet and Fremy, that leaves Maura, Nashetania and Goldof, which is how it’s been for a couple of episodes now. It was really cool that Adlet managed to convert Hans though, first by missing on purpose and then passing his little test. Hans went from Adlet’s most vocal antagonist to his most reliable companion – there’s nothing the most average man in the world can’t do! Not even real-life baseball can stop him for more than a day!