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Old 2010-08-30, 03:39   Link #1056
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Italy
Originally Posted by Used Can View Post
The problem with this is Featherine's Red:


The word used by her for revival is 蘇る, which also works for resurrection as well. She's basically saying the old Beatrice will never be back again.
Red Truth concerning meta characters is tricky. What does it mean for a fictional character to be "dead"?
I think it means that the original author won't write the character anymore.
In this case, Yasu is satisfied that Battler reached the truth and has no need to play Beatrice anymore. Battler can make his own Beatrice with "magic" (=imagination) but she will never be the same as the original. Similarly, I can write a Sherlock Holmes novel but he will never be Doyle's Holmes, even if I understood his character perfectly.
Tibi, magnum Innominandum,
signa stellarum nigrarum
et bufaniformis Sadoquae sigilim.
(De Vermis Mysteriis)
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