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Old 2010-04-12, 15:51   Link #1
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Angel Beats! - Character Discussion - Tenshi

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Old 2010-04-14, 10:31   Link #2
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I prefer the a zoom in of the scene in the OP where she plays the piano with her wings unfolded as the profile pic.

Represents her entity quite well.
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Old 2010-04-14, 14:33   Link #3
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Dunno, I think this one works fine. That one isn't very clear imo.

She is the most interesting one of the entire cats thus far. I wonder what her motives are and if she really is trying to stop the SSS, because thus far she really didn't take any unjustified forceful actions against them.

Also more of Tenshi Guard Skills were shown in episode 2. I found it interesting that Delay is somewhat the opposite of Distortion i.e. the latter is used to block non bladed projectiles, while the former is used to dodge bladed weapons. I find it strange why both Skills don't work together to help her, especially when she could equip Blade with out any problems.
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Old 2010-04-14, 16:25   Link #4
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I might be way off base and she might be evil incarnate, but I just kinda feel sad for her. The dispassionate way she goes about dispatching everyone, makes me think she doesn't really care for it. Besides even though the SSS is being hunted, at least they have one another. Tenshi seems to be all alone (for now). I guess the sad piano playing at the beginning has made me soft
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Old 2010-04-14, 17:23   Link #5
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Also more of Tenshi Guard Skills were shown in episode 2. I found it interesting that Delay is somewhat the opposite of Distortion i.e. the latter is used to block non bladed projectiles, while the former is used to dodge bladed weapons. I find it strange why both Skills don't work together to help her, especially when she could equip Blade with out any problems.
Maybe they would counter each other, don't you think?

What makes me wonder the most regarding Tenshi is where did she got that powers from. Most probably the "superior entity" known as "God" here would be the one who granted them to her.

If that's the case, what would be her true mission? It's hard to see her as an evil character, in any case. Not good either, anyway; at least that's what one can take out from her secrecy regarding her role and her generally violent, unstoppable and efficient behavior.
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Old 2010-04-14, 18:16   Link #6
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I prefer the a zoom in of the scene in the OP where she plays the piano with her wings unfolded as the profile pic.

Represents her entity quite well.
Tenshi at the piano is my fav , i really wanna know more about her at these point.
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Old 2010-04-14, 19:41   Link #7
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It becomes even more sad especially if she is actually there to help them in the end. Perhaps by being their opponent it provides them a means to heal the pain in there lives but such a lonesome task really is sad regardless of what kind of entity she is.

I hope there will be much more added depth to Tenshi's character I love her design and her role so far in the series. You know that things aren't going to be simple when the producers have already gone to such amazing lengths to make us feel so darn sympathetic towards her in some ways, Tenshi was designed as a character to steal part of this show's spotlight and she has done her job. Yes the SSS is the "good guys" but nearly every bit of violence so far has been initiated by them as well and it makes you question what the right way will be in the end (conformity and killing god/the matrix both don't seem to bit it).

It really does help that I dig her cute character design as much as I do. Now if only someone would tell a joke and make her smile. JK, but really I hope we get back to some more in-school settings and see some verbal confrontations with the SSS that develop her character more.
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Old 2010-04-14, 19:44   Link #8
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Why are the replies all copypasta-ish?

Anyway, I'm loving Angel so far. I like her char design the most, she's got some cheap as heck powers, and she probably actually cares for the other chars, but has to punish them when they get out of hand.
I wonder if the rest of the Student Council will also get in on disciplining unruly spirits.
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Old 2010-04-14, 22:03   Link #9
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Oh, the cool, cute, and powerful archtype character. Well, considering the ones that Key brought has out beforehand, and I can't really resist them, she should be an easy winner. Though it'll require something exceptional for her to stand out.

I don't know. I just think she's trying to do her job; it's just unfortunate she's on the other side. We'll just have to find out. Perhaps she does prefer playing piano over killing people.
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Old 2010-04-14, 23:37   Link #10
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It becomes even more sad especially if she is actually there to help them in the end.
That's what one of the PVs implied (PV #5 subbed).

She says..

I pray for them to conclude their own stories one day.
I pray that I will be able to wave good bye to them thinking "All is well.".
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Old 2010-04-15, 01:48   Link #11
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That's what one of the PVs implied (PV #5 subbed).

She says..

I pray for them to conclude their own stories one day.
I pray that I will be able to wave good bye to them thinking "All is well.".
hard to imagine she will do things like "waving goodbye" but it is possible she always has good intenton towards the group

so far she is my favourite char, i will come back after more of the series are shown
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Old 2010-04-15, 03:18   Link #12
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Tenshi - Only in Japan would they make the Terminator a cute high school girl.
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Tenshi - Only in Japan would they make the Terminator a cute high school girl.
lol, QFT.

Anime, where power is expressed in terms of cute High School girls.
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Old 2010-04-15, 04:06   Link #14
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That's what one of the PVs implied (PV #5 subbed).

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I pray for them to conclude their own stories one day.
I pray that I will be able to wave good bye to them thinking "All is well.".
I believe that the mid-way point world is a place where people undergo a program to let go of their regrets (or rather their memories) and get reincarnated. Tenshi's role is to administer the program. Unfortunately, some people fear about what is going to happen after reincarnation and decided to rebel against the system.
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Old 2010-04-15, 06:52   Link #15
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I believe that the mid-way point world is a place where people undergo a program to let go of their regrets (or rather their memories) and get reincarnated. Tenshi's role is to administer the program. Unfortunately, some people fear about what is going to happen after reincarnation and decided to rebel against the system.
It reminds me more to a Purgatory. Partly because noone in the 3S committed suicide (supposedly, I still believe Yuri hides something regarding that); I see Tenshi more like someone whose mission is to take them to Heaven.

Unless Key is going fusion-style on us here and it's both what you said and this.
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Why are the replies all copypasta-ish?
We all love tenshi , thats the reason
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Old 2010-04-15, 17:56   Link #17
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Gee, didn't think that many people would like Tenshi already even though we know jack-nothing about her
I guess her cute-ness does the trick.

I don't really have an opinion on her, other than I like how she plays the piano in the OP (who doesn't?)
It's very nice.
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Old 2010-04-15, 20:41   Link #18
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I'm thinking Delay affects the perception of those near her, slowing them down so that it appears like she's suddenly sped up (the speed guy from Oracion Six in Fairy Tail). But we don't really know the range, so unless we see something like in FT, we won't know for sure.
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Old 2010-04-15, 21:31   Link #19
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Don't like Tenshi so far, she's so cold and emotionless.
She could just as well be a droid or something... perhaps she is, that would explain the 010101's flying around when she uses her "powers".

So far, I'm regarding her as an anime version of the Daleks

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Old 2010-04-17, 00:42   Link #20
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Poor Tenshi, she only wants to do her job
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