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Old 2014-08-02, 12:35   Link #1261
Season 3
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Originally Posted by desrtsku View Post
He actually threw several mach punches during their first encounter.

There's a misconception here, Accelerator has weak durability (at least he used to) but he is very resilient to damage. He once took bullet damage in the head and still stood back up like a man (or at least, he tried).
The other misconception is that when Accelerator believes he is in the wrong, his resilience obviously doesn't kick in, because he doesn't have that internal drive prompting him to get back up and fight for his ideals, which happened when Touma punched him out at the end of their first fight. But other times around, Accelerator is much stronger in that when he has conviction about fighting, he makes sure to finish it out.

This is why
Spoiler for NT 10:

Accelerator is the sort of person who really comes through when he thinks he's doing something good or "classy" and he often lies to himself about the method he's using to do that good thing in whether he's a villain or a good guy, but when he begins to doubt himself, as with when he saw Mikoto and Touma both protecting the sisters and claiming that they were people and not just masses of protein, he lost all of his resolve to fight, after he finally acknowledged the truth in that statement.

He only lost because he thought he shouldn't win... THAT time. The same sort of thing happened with Touma the second time. He basically lost control, and felt bad about it, and wanted someone to stop him.

Spoiler for NT 10:

I honestly think Kamachi purposely doesn't want any of his main protagonists stronger than each other because that would mean that he would be claiming that one philosophy is better than another one, and I don't think that he really believes that in the first place.
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