Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon episode 08
Here we go again. Warning! Are you full of bullshit? Do you want to run your country into chaos? Are you mentally instable and quite the pervert? Then you must be a (future) politician! If so; do not watch this anime, you might actually learn something, clearly there isn’t enough room for good politicians.
The episode continues with that debate about what’s going to happen next between the nations. Toori is bound to be a genius, seriously, he led Masazumi straight into his trap by getting her to fight for Horizon. She came up with good arguments, so good that Innocentius had to step in personally. He came up with decent arguments, at first, but he started getting desperate. He involved Masazumi’s past into the argument, about how she used to be a girl, and not a girl who’s breasts had been removed so she could pass as a boy.
The concept of a good argument is quite vague, I agree. I believe that good arguments must all be valid, strong and backed up with proper information. The premise of a good argument is not to “beg” for an answer or question, and it must be plausible and relevant to the conclusion. So basically Innocentius’ arguments were weak, which is why he decided to drop the standard to a new low by bringing up Masazumi’s past. It’s a sign of desperation, insecurity and defeat.
The reason for Horizon’s captivity did come to light though, which was very helpful. It seems that within Horizon lies a Deadly Sin Armament, also known as The Leviathan, a weapon that has the ability to control all other Deadly Sin Armaments. It sure explains why people would want it. It seems a bit like Lord of the Rings, doesn’t it? Kind of “one ring to rule them all”-ish if you ask me.
Masazumi’s past may have been revealed by Innocentius, but Toori and the others are still standing right beside her. The debate ended soon after that, when suddenly Galileo appeared and a battle broke loose. It may seem strange, but those politics aren’t much different from ours. If countries cannot settle things rationally then they simply settle it by going to war.
I just wonder how strong Galileo is, because Galileo is an Archdevil that used Ptolemaic and Copernican theories as abilities. How strong could he possibly be? I can’t believe it, but I’m actually looking forward to next week’s episode!