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View Poll Results: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S - Episode 6 Rating
Perfect 10 43 43.43%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 36 36.36%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 15 15.15%
7 out of 10 : Good 3 3.03%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 2.02%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:38   Link #41
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Yea, he can actively control it a crazy degree, given that he's level 5.
But he has it set to reflect by default 24/7.

Its not a big deal to change the vector from reflect, to making it change the angle of the bounce.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:40   Link #42
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What makes you think he can't actively control it?
I'm sure he can. But it seemed far more suited to the nature of his arrogance to completely ignore her attacks and let his passive defenses deal with them than to actively use his powers to attack her. If her attacks got reflected at her that's her fault. If they didn't why would he care, etc. At that point it seemed his entire purpose was to just stand there and show off that he could completely ignore whatever she did without having to do anything. If he was actually controlling his powers to to use them against her rather then just letting his passive redirection handle it... well that kind of makes him a fraud.

I wasn't suggesting he had no control over his powers (that train didn't land on MISAKA 9982 by accident, after all), but it seemed like the reflection and the rest of it worked on different levels. I'm sure he could have actively controlled the vectors of those pieces of track, but again that kind of seems to undermine his whole "effortlessly ignoring her strongest attacks" schtick.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:45   Link #43
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music is great in this episode
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:45   Link #44
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I'm sure he can. But it seemed far more suited to the nature of his arrogance to completely ignore her attacks and let his passive defenses deal with them than to actively use his powers to attack her. If her attacks got reflected at her that's her fault. If they didn't why would he care, etc. At that point it seemed his entire purpose was to just stand there and show off that he could completely ignore whatever she did without having to do anything. If he was actually controlling his powers to to use them against her rather then just letting his passive redirection handle it... well that kind of makes him a fraud.

...What does any of that matters?
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:46   Link #45
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Feel bad for her friends as Misaka is a great faker. Though at least they seemed to understand that something was eating at Misaka though she's already decided to solve this on her own. So their offer to help her is meaningless and against Accelerator and the the such they wouldn't be much help anyway.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:48   Link #46
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I'm sure he can. But it seemed far more suited to the nature of his arrogance to completely ignore her attacks and let his passive defenses deal with them than to actively use his powers to attack her. If her attacks got reflected at her that's her fault. If they didn't why would he care, etc. At that point it seemed his entire purpose was to just stand there and show off that he could completely ignore whatever she did without having to do anything. If he was actually controlling his powers to to use them against her rather then just letting his passive redirection handle it... well that kind of makes him a fraud.

I wasn't suggesting he had no control over his powers (that train didn't land on MISAKA 9982 by accident, after all), but it seemed like the reflection and the rest of it worked on different levels. I'm sure he could have actively controlled the vectors of those pieces of track, but again that kind of seems to undermine his whole "effortlessly ignoring her strongest attacks" schtick.
i would say mikoto has a little more arrogance than accelerator
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:49   Link #47
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...What does any of that matters?
Nevermind. I am not capable of explaining it in better terms than those, so if you can't understand what I'm trying to say from that, I'm not going to get my point across at all.

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i would say mikoto has a little more arrogance than accelerator
I challenge that assertion.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:50   Link #48
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I'm sure he can. But it seemed far more suited to the nature of his arrogance to completely ignore her attacks and let his passive defenses deal with them than to actively use his powers to attack her. If her attacks got reflected at her that's her fault. If they didn't why would he care, etc. At that point it seemed his entire purpose was to just stand there and show off that he could completely ignore whatever she did without having to do anything. If he was actually controlling his powers to to use them against her rather then just letting his passive redirection handle it... well that kind of makes him a fraud.

I wasn't suggesting he had no control over his powers (that train didn't land on MISAKA 9982 by accident, after all), but it seemed like the reflection and the rest of it worked on different levels. I'm sure he could have actively controlled the vectors of those pieces of track, but again that kind of seems to undermine his whole "effortlessly ignoring her strongest attacks" schtick.
He was the whole time spending his time talking to her.

It wasn't until she shot her Failgun that he noticed she really was trying to fight him thus his dissapointment.

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I challenge that assertion.
Different mindsets. But arrogance still is arrogance be it from a middle school girl or not.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:52   Link #49
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I challenge that assertion.
Lol arrogant or not she has to be pretty dumb to be charging towards Accelerator knowing that he can control everything she has in her arsenal.

If he was serious about killing her, she would be gone the moment she shot that railgun.
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:52   Link #50
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Lol arrogant or not she has to be pretty dumb to be charging towards Accelerator knowing that he can control everything she has in her arsenal.
Or maybe she's just emotionally distressed?

You know, that pesky human feeling?

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Nevermind. I am not capable of explaining it in better terms than those, so if you can't understand what I'm trying to say from that, I'm not going to get my point across at all.
No serious, what difference does it make if he use no effort versus just using the tiniest of effort?
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Old 2013-05-17, 23:54   Link #51
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Now then, a side question. Why did psychopath's power throw those pieces of track at Mikoto when it reflected them? I thought his power caught whatever was coming at him and threw it straight back where it came from. That was an unconscious power: it would work even if didn't know an attack was coming and had no idea where it was coming from. Those pieces of track were being thrown down from the sky. They should have gone flying back up. That makes sense with the nature of his power. Throwing them at Mikoto is like that power that controls vectors suddenly started including telepathy: instead of throwing them back the way they came, it threw them at the person controlling them. It doesn't make sense for a power that he wasn't actively in control of to behave like that.
It wasn't mentioned anywhere that his power is for inverting a vector. What that barrier of his was doing is changing the intercepting angle of the incoming objects/attacks. He might as well sets it so that the attack will be pointed back to the source.
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Old 2013-05-18, 00:02   Link #52
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Now then, a side question. Why did psychopath's power throw those pieces of track at Mikoto when it reflected them? I thought his power caught whatever was coming at him and threw it straight back where it came from. That was an unconscious power: it would work even if didn't know an attack was coming and had no idea where it was coming from. Those pieces of track were being thrown down from the sky. They should have gone flying back up. That makes sense with the nature of his power. Throwing them at Mikoto is like that power that controls vectors suddenly started including telepathy: instead of throwing them back the way they came, it threw them at the person controlling them. It doesn't make sense for a power that he wasn't actively in control of to behave like that.
He has both passive power "Redirection" and active power "Vector Control". In that scene, I thought it was obvious that he saw the attack coming and could manipulate the vector and send it back at Mikoto. If he didn't see the attack coming [which wasn't the case], then I guess his redirection will reflect the attack from the same direction.

Anyway...to all the people who said the last cafe scene was out of place [and wasn't in the manga], I personally thought it was great that they included it in, even if it kinda broke the dark mood.

You can see that Mikoto struggles to appear happy/fine/okay/whatever in front of her friends, she tries hard not to let them worry or get them involved. Even when her friends tells her that they're there for her if she ever needs help, Mikoto still stubbornly wants to clean the mess herself [as seen in the last seen when "supposed to be" fisheye girl [Nobu...can't remember name] asked her if she's going alone]. I thought it was good that they emphasised that it wasn't that her friends didn't try to help her [though I doubt they could do anything anyway...], it was Mikoto's choice to not involve them at all. It's part of her personality to place all the burden onto herself, and which is why there is this arc!

[Don't know if I made any sense...but that's just my thoughts xD]

Oh and this ep has a really awesome soundtrack btw! Especially the part when the Sisters come in~ The piano and guitar! Nearly shed a tear there :'D The voice acting was superb as well!

I also like how JC Staff is adapting this, especially the intertwining different segments of the story to make more impact. This was seen in ep 4 with the birth of Misaka 9982 and kind of again in Mikoto's talk with Nobu...[I really need to learn her name]. I hope JC Staff keep this up!
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Old 2013-05-18, 00:44   Link #53
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Lol arrogant or not she has to be pretty dumb to be charging towards Accelerator knowing that he can control everything she has in her arsenal.

If he was serious about killing her, she would be gone the moment she shot that railgun.
Until the end, she didn't know it was Accelerator. When she connected the dots of the strongest level 5, and the project of getting to level 6. She knows the title and powers, but not the face.

Once she realized he's the guy that can freely control any vector he can come into contact to, she lost all resistance.
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Old 2013-05-18, 00:48   Link #54
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It was a good episode. Loved it but I hate how their including the new girl with them. Its suppose to be Saten,Uiharu,Mikoto and Kuroko! Seeing that girl with them makes me want to through my chair at the TV. But i like it that if their adding filler parts, that they actually fit with the story. Great job by them.

Either way great addition to the level 5 battle. I love level 5 battles.
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Old 2013-05-18, 00:52   Link #55
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When is Touma gonna show up?
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Old 2013-05-18, 01:02   Link #56
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I loved how Mikoto used the iron sand - if her opponent was anyone other than Accelerator, he would have been a pile of unrecognizable guts after that. Not even Touma's negation ability would have worked with it coming from all sides simultaneously. Made me think of Gaara from Naruto back in the day...

I loved the scene where Kuroko was covering for Mikoto, that genuinely cheered her up for a second... and watching Mikoto have to pretend to cheer up with the others was pretty painful (I don't mean that in a bad way).
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Old 2013-05-18, 01:04   Link #57
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When is Touma gonna show up?
Not soon.

Not targeting you specifically but...I wish people could to enjoy Railgun without thinking Touma is gona come and save the day...There's so much fun in this arc WITHOUT Touma.

Seeing so many comments asking when Touma appears makes me feel like you guys aren't watching the Sisters Arc in Railgun, but instead, watching a remake of the Sisters Arc in Index, WHICH IT IS NOT. Index = last ~5% of the arc or something...Railgun goes into so much more. So sit back and enjoy the ride and stop wishing Touma shows up anytime soon.

Sorry for my rant, I just thought it's weird that everyone wants to see Touma appear...instead of actually enjoy what Railgun is showing us =\
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Old 2013-05-18, 01:09   Link #58
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I loved how Mikoto used the iron sand - if her opponent was anyone other than Accelerator, he would have been a pile of unrecognizable guts after that. Not even Touma's negation ability would have worked with it coming from all sides simultaneously. Made me think of Gaara from Naruto back in the day...

I loved the scene where Kuroko was covering for Mikoto, that genuinely cheered her up for a second... and watching Mikoto have to pretend to cheer up with the others was pretty painful (I don't mean that in a bad way).
Kakine thinks other wise

Yeah but I loved how they just showed Misaka breaking down after that confrontation vs accelerator. Trying to put up a farce to trick her friends and that meltdown at the table. It was kinda sad seeing mikoto like that. She so happy and a ray of sunshine and from one day to another her world goes to shit. Pretty hard.
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Old 2013-05-18, 01:25   Link #59
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I have been wondering since in the manga, did Accelerator intentionally let Mikoto survive by not reflecting her railgun back at her directly?
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Old 2013-05-18, 01:35   Link #60
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Accelerator, DA KING

side note, what was the BGM that started around 08:15? Thought it was really fitting and just plain sounded awesome
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