Post Reply Colbert Sensei (Warning) - Watch episode 7 FIRST!
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
Whoops my bad wrong series to post >.< this was ment for season 3. Delete please.
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/20/08

Pay no attention to dimsumpwns, crazy awesome as his avatar may be, for I shall make GOOD use of this topic, without going into season 3 spoilers!


Do you hate Colbert Sensei? No? Weeeell let me tell you why you probably SHOULD.

Let us examine his character to prove his cowardice, hypocrisy, and impact on making the second half of this season suck so much.

1.) He preaches completely unrealistic ideals, where anyone (but especially Saito) can always save everyone from certain death all the time without having to even accidently kill anyone! (AKA super happy ending deus ex machina powers GO!)

Except in the first season when that sort of thing was completely OK (They killed an entire ARMY without batting an eyelash).

2.) After killing a village of innocent people by being really really gullible he...

a. "saved" a girl and subsequently abandoned her with only hate and revenge to guide her life

b. apparently destroyed all evidence linking himself to his crime and fled to lead the completely undeserved peaceful life of a school professor.

c. ignored the man who ordered his crime rather than bringing him to justice (or even attempting to do so), so that the same man could go on to do countless other unknown horrible deeds in the meantime.

3.) When confronted with the outcome of his crime, Agnes, he still kept it a secret from the only person in the world who really needed to know the truth, and sat idly by in his cowardice while feeding her this "violence doesn't solve anything" bullcrap (i.e. "i don't deserve to die for what i did").

4.) He planned to escape responsibility forever by going to Saito's world.

5.) He is surprised that by setting a man on fire he was gravely injured and blinded, as opposed to dying on the spot, another monster he takes no responsibility for helping create.

6.) He refuses to sully his fragile conscience further by using lethal force to stop a man who is intent on killing innocents. The only reason he is able to save Agnes at all later is because she and everyone else is endangered by this selfish decision.

I guess its supposed to all be OK since he saves Agnes at the end, and finally accepts some small amount of responsibility as he is dying anyway. That is crap since that was all driven by guilt and deathbed remorse.

In Summary Colbert can never truly be forgiven for his crime since he lives in denial of it. This leads to the people he cares about being hurt once the truth is inevitably exposed, and only by the grace of Deus Ex Machina does everyone escape unharmed.
He is basically the worst sort of person: One who can never accept responsibility for their actions. Such people can never really change, despite the pretty words they use to hide from themselves and from others.
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/20/08
Also, Louise is very awesome, and should have gotten alot more cred this season.
Its too bad she is also too stupid to really defend her idea of Honor very well, and so that word gets dragged thru the mud all too often toward the end of the series.
Here's hoping the next season is more kind to her.
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Posted 8/22/08 , edited 8/23/08
well, even if he is disfunctional, i still hate hanrietta more then him.

even if he lives in denial, the reason he "learnt" his lesson is because of the incident. at the very least, he is a "growing" character who actually learns from his mistake. he's just a typical ex-soldier who wants a peaceful life. kinda like ruisu's daddy.

he isnt my fav char, but compared to some of the cast like hanrietta and wardes, he is quite an angel
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Posted 12/5/08 , edited 12/6/08
wah mcstabs what great character analysis *eyes sparkles* *claps hands enthusiastically*

do u take literature as a subject??
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