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Old 2008-04-28, 09:47   Link #1203
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Join Date: May 2006
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Age: 32
Originally Posted by arkhangelsk View Post
Yes, and how much energy remained after it penetrated the barrier? For all we can tell, it tapped the jacket.
If this is the case, the margin by which Nanoha escaped death was incredibly slight. The character reactions don't fit with that interpretation at all.

More to the point, if the conditions of victory are damaging her barrier jacket and half the people involved in the training (and the two most likely to penetrate her barriers in the first place) use physical weapons, under the 'barrier jackets are tissue' view she's designed a test that is almost impossible to complete without killing or seriously wounding her.

(Of course, there was the 'avoid all her shots' alternate victory condition, but like Teana said the timing of the test makes that the much more difficult option)
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