You're gonna need a tissue and a hug after this one. *SPOILERS CONTAINED*
If you’re not completely caught up on The Rising of the Shield Hero, please shield your eyes.
Oof! So this week’s episode picked up where last week’s cliffhanger left off: Raphtalia confronting her past. The lord that caused pain to many demi-humans begged for mercy and Naofumi asked Raphtalia if killing him would bring closure. Ultimately she didn’t intentionally nor initially kill him as proof to her growth and ultimate higher ground above him but karma got the best of him and he flew out a window.
Raphtalia also saw what came of Rifana-chan and mourned with heavy regret weighing on her shoulders until Naofumi reminded Raphtalia of all of the positive effects she’s had on the people around her. She was reminded of her strength and had closure with Rifana-chan.
The demi-human loathing lord not only somehow survived but also let a massive Tyrannosaurus Rex type beast loose into the world. The T-Rex showed off the power of karma.
— The Rising of the Shield Hero (@ShieldHeroEN) April 17, 2019
My heart is broken for Raphtalia ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/bEV4I7vTER— Urzu 38 - ❤️I Ship Naofumi x Raphtalia❤️ (@SlvrIceDrgn1981) April 17, 2019
Such a beautiful episode. Had me bawling by the end. Raphtalia's backstory is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time to see what she's gone through and how she rose above it ❤❤???????? #shieldhero pic.twitter.com/CE8ocvuemA— Chandler Ingram (@Chandler_Ingram) April 17, 2019
Such a sad episode pic.twitter.com/J30H7lnjLT— JőNøSāy ????Hoping to be Isekefied into ShieldHero???? (@xxxJoNo1) April 17, 2019
Now you cry pic.twitter.com/m6cu60Kztq— Ginto (@Ginto62) April 17, 2019
I really wasn't ready for that episode ????— Mai (@shuzukyu) April 17, 2019
It broke me down.. ????????????— Melty (@Melty23337982) April 17, 2019
Not Gonna Lie I Cried During The Whole Episode— Kurumi Tokisaki (@lolisarelife253) April 17, 2019
I was sobbing when she found the bones of her friend...so terribly heartbreaking— Meraia McDaniel (@MeraiaSunshine) April 17, 2019
I may have cried. Really loved to see her address her past and herself.— Atlas (@AtlasCommando) April 17, 2019
the feels in this episode are powerful.— Alfa1220 (@AarionF) April 17, 2019
The bones with the little flag in it's hand was fucking soul crushing... This whole episode just had me in shambles...— j (@_JesusF_) April 17, 2019
This whole episode pic.twitter.com/IkA2IXDdI1— EJ (@OmgIt5EJ) April 17, 2019
Such a sad but beautiful episode. ❤️????❤️ Raphtalia, you are the best! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NLV4xG4tOJ— Asami-chan ???? (@pinky_flower88) April 17, 2019
When Naofumi said "don't cry" it was definetly not only to Raphtalia but to all of us as well.— Jacob Pope/Jakub Papež (@jakub_papez) April 17, 2019
It’s alright to cry guys.— GL (@BlackStar2396) April 17, 2019
Hurt my soul.— Marshall Miles (@Sky_DragonX) April 17, 2019
why the new episode of shield hero got me crying in the club. Raphtalia doesn't deserve this suffering.— Zano ✿ (@ZanoShiran) April 17, 2019
Today's shield hero hurts me. God, i wanna protect raphtalia more and more now.— [email protected]鳶沢みさきFC (@shualter) April 17, 2019
Rising of the Shield Hero.— Yang! (@FireSideYang) April 17, 2019
Stop breaking my heart.
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