That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Skill Tree
Before Rimuru Tempest of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime became a dragon befriending ally to all monsters with a knack for building a nation, he was Makami Satoru: a content 37-year-old man with a good paying job that lead an uneventful life in Japan. The only thing that he felt he was missing before he got stabbed, was a girlfriend.
However the moment he got stabbed, he seemed to want more things! Those things came to fruition in his slime reincarnation, thanks to Great Sage. It was a lot of skills to be given in a single episode so here is a handy skill tree to guide you!
As Satoru faces death, he asks, ‘What is this? It’s too hot.’ The likelihood of him speaking about blood is quite high as in that very moment, a significant amount of it began to spill out. He indicated that he didn’t want that heat and thus successfully acquired: Heat Resistance.
As Satoru questioned his current circumstances by asking, ‘How the hell could I get stabbed and die?!’ he successfully acquired: Stab Resistance and Physical Attack Resistance.
Satoru noted multiple times of how much ‘It hurts’ and momentarily while holding out his hand, ‘The blood.’ This lead to him successfully acquiring: Pain Nullification and Creating a body that does not require blood.
He briefly observed that he was feeling ‘So cold…’ This lead to him successfully acquiring: Cold Resistance.
The combination of the two temperature based skills resulted in the acquisition of Thermal Fluctuation Resistance skill.
Great Sage tried to perform a deletion of data via electric current as it observed Satoru begging for his computer to be wiped but failed due to inefficient information. The Electric Current Resistance skill was acquired instead as an alternate measure along with Paralysis Resistance.
While noting that he was about to die as a virgin, he wished to be more aggressive if he was reborn in order to get more girls. The aggressive nature of his ask lead to the successful acquisition of Unique Skill: Predator.
He considered that his age would, in magical terms, make him a sage and thought that he could’ve been a great sage. He acquired the extra skill: Sage which transformed into Unique Skill: Great Sage.
Satoru got reincarnated as a slime and was bouncing around to get used to his new form. In his bouncing, he fell into a body of water. Turns out, in his new form, he does not float. In order to not stay in the liquid abyss, he inhaled a large amount of water and proceeded to blow it out. He surfaced at top speed and acquired the Water Pressure Propulsion skill.
To stop his high speed skidding, he hit what ended up being Veldora’s prison. Thanks to his Pain Nullification skill, he didn’t feel pain. However he did take 10% physical damage. This activated Species Skill: Regeneration.
In exchange for not fearing Veldora and coming back to talk to him, Veldora revealed the existence of the skill: Magic Sense. Magic Sense allowed Rimuru to be able to see his surroundings and incidentally Veldora himself by sensing the magicules around himself.
Woo! That was a lot of skills for the very first episode of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime but if anyone could acquire that many skills in a short amount of time, it’s no surprise that it was Rimuru.
What skills would you want if you got reincarnated? Let us know in the comments section below!
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