Chapter 25-27: Dark God vs Fire God

  • 25: Dark God vs Fire God

*Doshin Doshin*

The cause of the ground trembling like an earthquake, is in truth, not because of an earthquake; it is the fire cow Phalaris who is shaking the ground with each step it takes with those legs.

“Why?! The fire cow Phalaris has never moved so actively before!” (Mirack)

Mirack, who was only watching over the situation all this time, muttered this.

“Is this the time to be absentminded?!” (Haine)

Shouting at Mirack who was actually absentminded, I run with my all.

In order to go after that damn cow.

“Where is that guy heading to?! If it’s you, you should know, right?! It is your homeland after all!” (Haine)

“Then, as I thought! That guy is really heading to Muspelheim…the city where the Fire Church headquarters are?!” (Mirack)

“Karen-san!” (Haine)

“Eh? Y-Yes!” (Karen)

Karen-san is being pulled along by me along with Mirack.

“I will hold it back! Karen-san and Mirack, search for a way to defeat that guy!” (Haine)

“Eeh?! No way! Defeating such a giant monster…”

“That’s the job of a hero, right?!” (Haine)

With that one roar, the legs of Karen-san and Mirack stop.

Leaving those girls behind, I increase my speed, and go around the front of this damn fire cow.

Even its head is several times bigger than my whole body. That kind of gigantic monster had both of its eyes directed at me.

(…You still have any business with me, Dark God?) (Nova)

That’s right, this damn cow is one of the five Gods of Creation, the Fire God Nova.

The strongest monster he could create with his own hands, and reincarnated using his own soul. There’s a pungent smell of him scheming something quite large-scale and bad.

(And so, where are you going? Are you moving with the knowledge that there’s something in this direction?) (Haine)

(Of course. There’s a big city of humans there, right? I am heading there to destroy it.) (Nova)

…As I thought huh.

(Are you serious? The city that’s located there, Muspelheim, is the city where the main headquarters of the Fire Church are, you know? It is the city where the people who worship you gather. And you are going to destroy that place of all places?) (Haine)

(Doesn’t matter. Humans that have forgotten to worship their God are all equal sinners. Also, that city is not the only one I will be destroying. If I destroy around half of all humanity, they should be able to remember to fear their God.) (Nova)

(You bastard! What you are doing is contradictory! Just because they are not worshipping you… If humans die, the prayers also go with them!) (Haine)

(Just means that people who don’t worship us have no worth. No need to worry. Because of that needless thing called ethereal, humans have increased unnecessarily in numbers. Even if they are thinned out a bit, the remaining ones will remember the greatness of their God and worship with everything they have. That way, prayer energy will flow a lot!!) (Nova)

(Looks like you Gods have not changed at all in these 1,600 years. Just like in the time we fought, you only look down on humans.) (Haine)

(Humans were created by us Gods! That’s a given! You eccentric Dark God that has reincarnated in such a human, get out of the way! I will be fulfilling my role as a God!) (Nova)

(If I were someone that would get out of the way here, I wouldn’t have fought with you guys 1,600 years ago. This is a bit sudden but, it can’t be helped. Let’s have a revenge match for that fight in the ancient times!) (Haine)

(So impudent. But Dark God, even if I have been reincarnated as a monster, I am still one of the almighty Gods. Even here, I can still destroy a city easily, you know?) (Nova)

Saying this, the fire cow opened its mouth wide.

Its body was big to begin with, so when it opened its giant mouth, the size of that opening was like that of a cave.

(Dark God, why do you think I created a giant monster? Moreover, having me reincarnate in it? The answer is…because unless it is this big, it wouldn’t hold it all; the ability to utilize the power of a God.) (Nova)

(Could it be that you—?!) (Haine)

(Inside this steel cow, I have amassed my fire divine power. Hence, my big frame and steel skin. Look and marvel, the moment this power erupts!) (Nova)

From inside the giant opened mouth, a waving light is coming out.

([High Temperature Flash]!) (Nova)

What came out from the mouth of the fire cow was a giant flash that envelops everything.

And this was released towards me–no, that’s not it. It was directed at what’s directly at my back, the city of Muspelheim. Looking at the scale of that heat flash, the range is plenty enough. So his aim was there from the very beginning!

“Kugh! [Dark Matter, Set]!” (Haine)

Dark matter gushes out from my whole body. This spread out like a shield and meets the heat flash.

The fire and dark power clash. My dark matter shield was somehow able to block the high temperature flash.

(How annoying! This dark matter that erases the power of us Gods. To think it would be able to block a full-force high temperature flash. Even when you have reincarnated as a minuscule human, that power of yours has not grown any less annoying huh, Dark God.) (Nova)

(That’s why I have been telling you since long ago; humans are great.) (Haine)

(That greatness you talk about holds no point if it isn’t of use for us Gods. It is true that this dark matter of yours is troublesome, but if you are devoting yourself to defense, I wonder, just how long will you be able to defend? [High Temperature Flash]!) (Nova)

The high temperature cannon was shot once again from the mouth of the fire cow.

I did nothing other than blocking it with the spread dark matter.

(So you are going to just block it again huh. Even though it would be easier to just avoid it. I already know. It is because if you avoid this High Temperature Flash, it will directly strike the human city that’s at your back. It would wipe it out in one attack. To think you would be considerate to humans and be unable to show your full strength, as always, you are a foolish God!!) (Nova)

The fire cow Phalaris…that damn Fire God Nova is increasing the output of the High Temperature Flash, and I continue blocking it.

This is vexing, but my opponent is a God. Defending against the waves of attacks is taking my all and I can’t find an opening to counterattack.

This is truly an endless loop.

When the opponent is a God and I am a God as well, this struggle is an obvious result.

That’s why, there’s the need of a different trigger in order to overturn this situation. The intervention of something that’s not a God.

2 heroes.

The key to this battle’s conclusion is being held by them.

  • 26: Passion Clad Lightning

I -the fire hero, Katack Mirack- was only able to look at that hellish scene absentmindedly.

“Why…did things turn out like this?”

I simply thought of a farce in order to drive away the annoying light hero and her lackey.

There’s no way someone can defeat the fire cow Phalaris.

Just like the subjugation battle that was carried out in the past, the human side was made to scatter and had to run back. The monster stayed in this land as if nothing happened.

That’s what should have happened now, and yet…this fire cow has taken a different action pattern from before. It grew active and has been utilizing attacks I have never seen before.

What’s with that high temperature flash?

If something like that had been used in the past, not a single one of the people in the subjugation force would have returned alive.

Moreover, the direction this high temperature flash was directed at was -without doubt- the place where Muspelheim is located.

That weird follower of the light hero was blocking this high temperature flash, and…that’s the number one thing I don’t understand, but…anyways, there’s still no fatal damage, but at this rate, the worst case scenario is right at the corner.

Even so, what can we do?

In front of such a fight that defies all common sense…

“Let’s do something, Mirack-chan!”

The girl at my side that was once my childhood friend said this.

“In the time Haine-san is blocking its attacks, we will defeat that fire cow!” (Karen)

“What kind of stupid things are you spouting! Don’t joke around!” (Mirack)

I reflexively shouted this.

“Defeat that fire cow?! That’s obviously impossible! You have seen how out of bounds that giant cow’s power is, right?! It has already been proved that your light divine power has no effect on it. It has also been proven that my fire divine power has no effectivity against it since a long time ago!” (Mirack)   

“We are heroes! Why is a hero the one who is giving up?!” (Karen)

“?!”

I was unable to say anything back at that.

Damn it. I ended up thinking what she said was right.

“Also, I have an idea. That attack a few moments ago, the attack to the joints of the fire cow was certainly effective.” (Karen)

“Such an attack that was like pricking with a needle? No matter how many times we repeat something like that, I don’t think it will bring it to its death, you know?” (Mirack)

The attack Karen did just now; concentrating the attack to its very limit, is something that the fire divine power can’t do.

This is like a specialty of each element, and it is certainly true that shooting at the joint areas where it is least resistant is effective, but the body of that cow is way too big to become a fatal strike.

“Also, I think it depends on the location we aim at. ‘Depending on the place the bee stings, it might even down a bear’, right?” (Karen)

“In that case, the location we should aim at is, as expected, the neck huh. It is a joint area and the armor there should be less, so if we are able to properly cut an artery, we might be able to kill it in one hit. That’s only if monsters follow the same logic as normal living beings, that is.” (Mirack)

“Let’s do it! Haine-san is doing his best blocking the attack, so us heroes can’t just stand around doing nothing!” (Karen)

That’s the number one thing I don’t understand though.

But the one that can’t just be standing around the most is me.

The place that the fire cow is aiming at is the fire capital, Muspelheim. In that sense, this isn’t directly related to the light hero Karen and her follower, and they can just ignore it.

And yet, they are the ones that are trying the most to stop the monster.

…The line that determines a true hero and a fake one.

The words that person said before remained in my chest even if I didn’t like it.

I approach the fire cow, dragged by Karen. For that giant guy, we were like grass growing on the ground. And in this current state where it is facing that follower head on, it has no intention to pay us attention.

It means that we are not even worth its time.

“If we can properly get close to it, we can gift it with a real good one, right?” (Karen)

“……No but, it doesn’t seem that way though.” (Mirack)

The more they get closer to the fire cow, the higher the temperature of the surrounding gets.

The waves of the high temperature flash are creating incredible heat. The earth and stones that are at its foot had already fused and became glass.

Humans jumping into such high heat would be akin to suicide.

“Getting closer than this is impossible. We have no choice but to aim at its neck from here.” (Mirack)

“Eh?! We can’t! No matter how concentrated the light divine power of the ‘Holy Light Blade’ is, even if we were to aim at a part that is least armored, piercing through it without being at close range is probably…impossible!” (Karen)

Damn it, just how useless are we. Being called heroes when we are like this, what a bad joke.

…No, the only useless one here is me. Karen has the key to defeat the fire cow Phalaris.

Compared to that, if the one here were not me but the water hero, that person could reduce the temperature of the surroundings and safely allow Karen to reach the neck of the fire cow.

But I am unable to do something like that.

“Damn it… Damn it!!” (Mirack)

Self-deprecation came out from my out from mouth.

And then, in my anger, I grab the hand of Karen.

“?!! Mirack-chan?!” (Karen)

“Now that it has come to this, I will give you my divine power. Putting my divine power on top of yours and boosting the output, even in this distance, we might be able to pierce through the neck of that fire cow!” (Mirack)

“Eeh?! But Mirack-chan, it is possible to do that with the same element, but…our elements are fire and light, you know? They are different elements, you know?! Who knows what would happen by mixing them!!” (Karen)

“But there’s no other method than that! We don’t know how long that follower of yours can hold back the fire cow, and in the moment he is unable to, my city will be!!” (Mirack)

I am underhanded and a coward.

The reason for all this was because I brought them here in order to make them fail, and yet, now I am asking for their help to escape from my own crisis.

I know that I don’t have the right to ask anything of them, but…even so!!

“Let’s do it, Mirack-chan!!” (Karen)

The hand that was holding Karen, was held back with strength.

“We are heroes after all! There’s nothing we can’t do to protect the people!” (Karen)

I see.

This is what a true hero looks like.

It has nothing to do with strength. Nothing to do with pride.

In order to protect the powerless people, you can do anything huh.

That was the prerequisite to being a hero.

Just what have I been doing until now without even understanding that.

“Let’s go, Mirack-chan…… Holy sword, Saint-George, please grant me your light power!” (Karen)

“Yeah, Karen…… Fire fist, Barbarossa, please grant me your fire power!” (Mirack)

Just like the holy sword that was granted to Karen, I was also granted a holy weapon by the Fire Church. I pack divine power into the fire knuckle.

From now on, this mixing is a territory that no one has ever explored.

“Mirack-chan, thanks…” (Karen)

“Why are you thanking me? The one doing the thanking should be me…no, I should be apologizing.” (Mirack)

“Because I was able to hold the hand of Mirack-chan again.” (Karen)

Now that I think about it, just how long has it been since I have held the hand of Karen?

Leaving aside the time when her follower forcefully had us hold hands, I feel like when we were 4 or 5 years old, we would always hold hands when we were going to play.

Those days were cut away in that day when Karen suddenly disappeared.

I heard from the adults that Karen had entered the light church, in order to become the light hero.

It was then that I learned the word ‘hero’ for the first time.

“…Eh?”

No wait, wasn’t I aiming to become a hero since my childhood?

The trigger of that was… when I learned about heroes and what reason I aimed to become one.

I can’t remember well.

After that, only the harsh days of training pop in my mind.

‘Excessive effort will warp other things’, is what that follower said.

Does that mean I have really been forgetting something because of the harshness of those days?

What was it?

Looking at the side of Karen’s face, I remembered.

Ah, right.

I became a hero in order to stand by the side of Karen just like this.

I learned about heroes when I heard about Karen becoming one, so being in the same light church wouldn’t work. In each church, only one hero is chosen. That’s why I entered the Fire Church.

It is not like my fire element number was high since the beginning. I covered it with blood-curling effort. But that blood-curling effort made me forget something important.

When I became a hero and reunited with Karen after several years, I told this to her: ‘You are not a friend, you are an enemy’.

Why did I say something like that? Did the harsh training in the Fire Church change my heart as well?

The fire hero has to compete against the other churches. Being affected by that unwritten law, I ended up seeing Karen as an enemy.

Even though my past self didn’t wish for something like that.

Even though I didn’t aim to become a hero for something like that.

‘Excessive effort will warp other things’.

“Karen, I…!” (Mirack)

For some reason, in this precarious situation, I remembered so many things and I couldn’t hold my tears as they overflow.

“I love you, Mirack-chan!” (Karen) <No guys, this is not yuri.>

“Me too!” (Mirack)

Our divine power begins to mix along with our hearts.

Light and fire; the feeling of divine powers that shouldn’t be mixed originally.

A chant naturally rose into my mind.

“”[Divine Fire-Light, Thunder]!””

  • 27: God’s Divine Punishment

(Gyaaaaaa!!!!)

“Bumooooo!!!”

I -Kuromiya Haine- was feeling as if my body and spirit were both screaming.

The Fire God Nova and the fire cow Phalaris; to put it bluntly, they are the same existence, but for what reason is it screaming in such a painful manner?

(W-What was that shock just now?! It hurts! It stings! What in the world is this?!) (Nova)

I follow the gaze of the fire cow and notice it as well.

Karen-san and Mirack; the two are holding hands and are using that hand to aim at the fire cow.

“One more shot, Karen!” (Mirack)

“Yeah, Mirack-chan!” (Karen)

““[Divine Fire-Light, Thunder]!””

From the linked hand of the two, a light is shot.

That’s light divine power? No, it is not. There’s something added to the light?

(Gugeeee!!)

And again, Nova and the fire cow let out screams.

(W-Why?! This steel skin that I have manufactured for the sake of this body isn’t supposed to be receiving any wounds from something like the mere divine power given to humans! Gugegege?!!) (Nova)

In that time, I noticed.

“…Combined elements.” (Haine)

The light element and the fire element; by mixing two different elements, a completely different elemental divine power was born.

(Light and fire; by combining these two, what came out of it was ‘Lightning’ element.) (Haine)

(Lightning element?!) (Nova)

(Your steel skin…was actual steel huh. That’s why it conducts the electricity, and it is damaging your body directly. Their attacks are already not pointless against you.) (Haine)

“It is working! I don’t understand well, but it is working, Mirack-chan!” (Karen)

“Yeah! There’s already no need to aim for an opening!! Let’s hit it with all we got!!” (Mirack)

““[Divine Fire-Light, Thunder]!””

(Ugyaaaa!!! Stop iittt!!) (Nova)

Nova screams, but the cow-shaped monster is only going moo moo, so Karen-san and Mirack won’t understand what’s saying.

(Why?! Why?! Combining elements should be an impossible deed for us Gods!) (Nova)

(That’s because…you guys don’t get along. If you don’t overlap your hearts perfectly, it would be impossible to mix your elements to this extent.) (Haine)

(Stop it! I am a God! The Fire God that gave you power, fire hero! Are you going to point your fangs at the one you worship?!) (Nova)

(You are currently not a God, but a monster. A sinful monster that’s trying to destroy the people they are trying to protect. What’s wrong about pummeling someone like that?) (Haine)

(Don’t spout stupid things! Humans are the slaves of us Gods! Gods are free to use humans in whatever way they wish. Whether it is killing them, or playing around with them—! Eh?) (Nova)

(Looks like you finally noticed. That I have approached you till the very front of your face. Nova, you damn fire cow, the moment you received the combined attack of Karen-san and Mirack, you stopped your high temperature flash attacks after all. Thanks to that, I didn’t need to use a dark matter shield, and was able to freely move.) (Haine)

“In this stalemate, you were at the edge as well.” (Haine)

(…U-Uhm.) (Nova)

“You must have understood as well, right? By having me block your high temperature flash, you managed to pin me down in place, and there would be no fear of me fighting back. Fighting back with the dark matter that I create.” (Haine)

(Entropy-san, wait. Please listen to what I have to say!!) (Nova)

“Don’t call me with that name. Right now, I am the human, Kuromiya Haine.” (Haine)

(Yes!! Uhm, Haine-san…!) (Nova)

“You didn’t forget, right? In the battle of Gods, even when I had five Gods as my enemies, I managed to fight on even grounds. You know just how fearsome my dark matter that’s able to erase all divine power is, just how painful it will be to be punched by it, right?” (Haine)

(Wait, please. Weren’t we real good pals in the past? As fellow Gods, how about we get alo—) (Nova)

“I was unable to move because of the high temperature flash, but thanks to the heroes, I was able to get this close. To a distance where my fist can reach. It is true that I am the unknown Dark God, but I am still a God. The punishment I hand down is without doubt divine punishment. Now then, Fire God Nova…” (Haine)

This time, it is your turn to receive divine punishment.

*Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!*

(Gugeeeeeeeh!! Gyaaaaaaa!!!)

Countless punches were striking the giant body of the fire cow.

Of course, they weren’t normal punches. They are punches clad with dark matter.

The dark matter goes from my fist and penetrates the body of the fire cow.

(The dark matter is—! The dark matter is entering my body!! I am being erased!! My fire divine power is steadily being eraaseeed!!) (Nova)

Monsters were created by the Gods in order to harass humans; living beings that are outside the natural order of the world.

Their identity is that of a mass of divine power.

That’s why, when they die, they will disappear just like that; if they come in contact with the dark matter that erases divine power, their volume will die out, and just like that……they are erased.

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185 thoughts on “Chapter 25-27: Dark God vs Fire God

  1. He was a god who could stand against 5 gods alone damn badass
    And are all the other gods idiots? Well except for that light goddess I think
    Thanks for the chap ~

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    1. hmm.. Dark and Light elements are usually effective against each other (in usual fantasy settings at least)

      maybe while the other Elemental Gods are going all out, she’s busy drooling over him or she’s schemed that far.. I won’t be surprised anymore whatever explanation the author throws at us

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  2. Dark God FTW!
    Thans for the chapter~

    Spoiler-san said: “There is an unexpected appearance of a familiar person after this.
    It’s only natural whenever there is a Darkness, the Light will always accompany it, isn’t?”

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  3. Thanks 4 the translation!

    Haine the Eraser.
    So in the past they really needed their combined power just to seal Entropy.
    BTW, I’m curious what other compound elements are there.
    Wind + water = either ice or mist
    Water + earth = either mud or wood
    Earth + fire = metal
    I was thinking that fire + wind would be lightning, but it was light + fire here.

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    1. Nova already used metal though.

      If I were to guess…
      Wind + Water = Mist (Ice being just another part of water)
      Water + Earth = Clay, Mud, or some very “creation” type material
      Earth + Fire/Light = Coal and various other minerals with energy stored in them, either for fuel, radiation, or just a soft release of heat or light.
      Actually, Water + Fire seems more suited to Mist, or Steam. So perhaps Wind + Water is sound or something.
      Fire + Wind strikes me as “smoke”, or rather, gas. Or, you know, bigger fires.
      Light + Water probably has something to do with refraction and something illusory.

      …Man. Now I wanna go back and play Kirby 64.

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      1. so… lets make the table
        Fire + Water = Steam
        Fire + Earth = Magma
        Fire + Wind = smoke/firestorm
        Fire + Light = Lazooorr~~
        Water + Earth = Mud/Clay
        Water + Wind = Mist
        Water + Light = Refraction/illusionary
        Earth + Wind = Dust / (Darude)Sandstorm
        Earth + Light = ???
        Wind + Light = ???
        im out of idea…

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    2. How bout
      Fire + earth= scorched earth
      Fire + water= hot water
      Fire + Light = as mentioned lightning
      Fire + Air= hot air(for balloons)
      Water + Earth=slime(rimuru)
      Water + air= water cyclone
      Water + light= lava lamp
      Earth+Light= glowing rocks
      Earth + air= flying stones
      This is just a joke post so dont bother getting angry

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      1. Not spells, but elements.
        Like lightning, wood, and metal. In some games these are compound elements made up by two or more of the basic elements. For example, in the Grandia series, ice element is a combination of water and wind. I think. I haven’t played them for some time.

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  4. wow. one down just like that?

    Nova is a dumbass, to say I am extremely disappointed with the character is an understatement.

    also what kind of God needs to turn into a monster and charge up just to smite some puny humans.

    and I wonder if that one Tsuki thief is stealing this one too

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    1. Yeah, really.

      I mean, even if I were to look at this from his perspective, it doesn’t make terrible sense. If he wants to put the fear of God into the humans, why not act as…well, a God? As a monster, all he’s doing is acting as a monster, without the authority of god. It’s not like he’s especially given the humans any revelation that the monsters are divine punishment.

      Not to mention destroying his own church’s headquarters first means the Fire church would decline in power drastically compared to the other churches where there might be survivors.

      I would think that raining giant fireballs down from the heavens would be a much better way to inspire reverent fear.

      …I’ve probably thought this way more than a normal person should, but I’m once again reminded that it’s a good thing I’m not God.

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      1. Ye, but he just left her. I feel like it’s more of a one-sided crush at the moment. Because she did help lock him up for a loooong time, this she helped him escape I feel that it’s either she has a plan, like killing the other gods. Or she regrets what she did because she couldn’t be with him, and she wanted him by her side like as soon as possible.

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      2. Or maybe she let Haine free so he will kill all gods except her then she would be the sole god. Then she will ask Haine to join her in her rule. Haine rejects and a fight against god ensues. Just a guess

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      3. Christopher Gilson, that’s actually a possibility. All of the 6 Gods are based on core elements of the universe, 4 of which are elements of creation within the universe. On the other hand, the other two are responsible for the creation of the universe. Inflation(the nigh-infinite expansion of the universe from the Big Bang onward) and Entropy(the auto-recyclable energy that fuels the Inflation of the universe, in plus of dark matter(gravity) being what hold all of creation together in the first place).

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      1. What? People say that it has bad animation? Did they even see them animate hands? Most anime almost never do complex hand animations. And that’s just a single example. They are do complex face animations.

        I think they only said that it has bad animation because they confuse it with the art being often, but it’s actually made purposely derpy along with incredible animation.

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      2. Yeah. I was very much hopped up on a KonoSuba craze back when it came out and binged a bunch of videos about it on Youtube.

        It felt like a 6:2:2 ratio where the majority of the people criticized its “shoddy animation as expected of DEEN”, while others recognized for the intentional expression of emotion it was(essentially following the animation principal of having no pose or face being repeated in an episode), and a last portion that still think it’s bad, but respect it anyway as beneficial to the comedy.

        It’s…really frustrating to hear people completely miss the point sometimes. Like that one time I watched a guy play Dark Souls without knowing you could retrieve lost souls.

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      3. Wait a sec… someone playing Dark Souls without knowing you can get the souls back… Damn that must have been painful listening to that let’s players talking negatively because “souls can’t be got back”.

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      4. It was utterly agonizing to watch him flounder when the solution was right in front of him, but to the dude’s credit, he hardly ever blamed the game. As far as he knew, “well, this game is supposed to be really, really, hard, so this is as expected, though it definitely could be a lot less grindy.”

        The solid minute and a half of unmoving silence when he finally retrieved his souls for the first time about 15 minutes after finally defeating Orstein and Smough(at the end of an impressively steadfast and determined 4 hour long attempt) was no doubt filled with the laughter of more people than just myself.

        On the bright side, he utterly crushed Dark Souls II (Blind) immediately afterwards due to the (entirely unnecessary) brutal handicap suddenly being taken off his shoulders. …Man. I should try to find that guy again. If only I could remember his Twitch username…

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      5. That’s the problem. I can’t remember. It was over 3 years ago any name I try to search for comes up a dud.
        I almost wonder if he changed his name or closed his account.

        I think it was a sentence without fictional nouns though. Something like Itwasatunnel or Insidethetown or something like that. It doesn’t help that I’m currently following this other guy with a similar style of specializing in comedic levels of “Fail” at blind playthroughs.

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  5. Okay, firstly, “No guys, this is not yuri.”
    DAMMIT! How did Reigokai know what we were all thinking!?

    Secondly, whoa. Darkness flows out from Haine’s whole body when he uses his full power? I personally imagined a totally metal scene where Haine’s body was basically smoking pitch black everywhere. Plus a devilish shounen smile for that final pummeling.
    It’s not quite to the level of TsukiMichi fights yet, (probably due to the latter’s habit of building up hype for ages first) but that was a pretty exciting match, and Haine didn’t even really do anything clever. 😀

    So wait…Nobody’s ever tried to combine elements before? That’s pretty…what? That would totally be one of the first things I would do. I guess you need to have good personal compatibility for that. A social species like humans would certainly have more potential for that than the exceedingly proud gods in that regard.

    And speaking of which, Entropy is totally a huge human fanboy isn’t he? I feel like it’s going be a trait I’m going to have a lot of fun blowing out of proportion like we did with Makoto’s luck and eldritch nature.

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      1. “I am thou…thou art I…From the sea of my soul, thou’st is born. I am the Entropy, God of Darkness.
        From the depths of my existence was borne the humans, and in the depths of thou human heart lies my love.
        Pave thy road with thy own hands, carve a future with thy own minds. I await in the abyss to bear witness to the heights thoust shall achieve.”

        …Holy shit. What just happened? Was…Was I possessed? I don’t think I was referencing anything. …What?

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      2. Rather than writing a new story, I should really work on the two I already have… 😅

        Although, I did have a slight inclination to write “reincarnated in another world” fic. I’ve never written a straight comedy, and it’s something I want to try sometime… 🤔

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  6. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai!

    Not yuri!? I feel slightly tricked!!! Still… it’s nice to see one of the asshole gods get their just deserts. All hail the dark god Entropy!!! Now… if only the next victims could be Rodcorte from Death Mage and the bug from Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu…

    As long as he stays away from Ashtel from Evil God, I’m happy.

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    1. But how anti-climatic would it be if he did?

      I haven’t had a chance to really read Death Mage, but imagine if some random other god just came by and wrecked Bug. Firstly, Makoto was totally prepped to take her on, and secondly Hibiki (and possibly Root) had a lot of plans that frantically depended on her continued presence.

      ……Damn. I kinda want that to happen now, actually. Some outside god comes in and steals Makoto’s kill, establishing him/her/itself as an even bigger threat and an even shittier manager. Bonus points if the mortals (and Makoto) find a weakened and humbled Bug.

      Hibiki would probably going to want to shelter her and return her to power, Tomoki is probably going to want to bang her, and Makoto is going to make a divisive decision for the comments section no matter what he does or doesn’t do to her.

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      1. If she loses her powers, won’t the heros lose their special abilities and their blessings, hibiki was the silver wolf things if I remember correctly, Trashmoki was his charm. Woudn’t they just be strong physically and have kinda big Mana?

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      1. Actually, no one knows Caffeine Addict’s gender. That’s why I don’t refer to them by gender.

        Caffeine’s even reads some of my original works, and praised one of them. That’s one of the reasons I said that they had good taste.

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  7. Wow, the Dark God Entropy truly is the one to deliver punishment to the Gods for their wrongdoings. Well I guess that’s the role he was always meant for, as I believe every God has a specific role they are suited to. Aside from that, I didn’t expect the Fire God to be a wimp begging for his life at the end; I expected that since he was a Fire God he would scream out in rage, swearing vengeance even if it meant death, kinda disappointed in him.

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    1. Actually, are we certain that Nova isn’t just outright…dead?

      I mean, even if he is, it’s possible he can bring himself back to life in a couple thousand years, but what’s going to happen without him to maintain the fire elements of the world? It’s probably more prominent than the Darkness element that no one even knew existed.

      ….Ah. Does this mean all Fire attributed monsters are going to suddenly stop spawning? That’ll be messy to deal with politically…

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      1. That’s why I said that Nova might be able to come back even if he did die.

        Strictly speaking, gods don’t have to think about death in the same way us mortals do. In fact, it would be really strange if they did.

        On a personal level, it’s possible that they have the power to simply bring themselves back to life even if they die. If so, it’s hardly even dying at all. In the case of Entropy, the seal could very well have been a way to keep him from resurrecting himself until Inflation undid it.

        On an empathetic level, gods probably deal with the souls of the passing all the time. Especially in Isekai stories where reincarnation is a common thing, why would gods even consider “death” a death at all? From a divine perspective, souls are just changing vessels and rarely ever really die if at all.
        Of course, the uncomfortable consequence of this perspective is the oft-portrayed disregard for human life.

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      1. Nah… if you could finish off a god, just by casting Black Hole once, Chrono Cross would have been a much easier game. 😛

        (Well, it really wasn’t that difficult anyway, just roll with me here. 😉)

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      1. Nnnnnnot exactly.
        Lightning/electricity is the energy being generated from when electrons travel from one place to another at light speed.
        Fire is chemical reaction between oxygen, a spark, and burnable material.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter, Reigokai-sama! *bows*

    “I love you, Mirack-chan!” (Karen)

    DAMMIT!!! D:

    (Why?! Why?! Combining elements should be an impossible deed for us Gods!) (Nova)

    And the lowly humans that you looked down upon was able to do something that you weren’t able to do.

    (Stop it! I am a God! The Fire God that gave you power, fire hero! Are you going to point your fangs at the one you worship?!) (Nova)

    Which should I retort to? Just because you are a god doesn’t change the fact that you are an asshole. Ironic, isn’t it, that the fire hero is using the power you gave her to harm you? Considering that you turned yourself into a monster which allows heroes to hunt you down, you only have yourself to blame.

    (Wait, please. Weren’t we real good pals in the past? As fellow Gods, how about we get alo-) (Nova)

    HACHOO!!! Sorry, I’m allergic to bullshit.

    *Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!*

    Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora! Ora!

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  9. I think the light goddess let him out fully aware of the option of combing powers , and she was probably the one with the best relationship with him…..and.. Well, she was like all over home with unsealed and it’s not like she tried to stop him from reincarnating. And she’ll probably appear before him (hopefully) and stay with him,(she better😡)

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    1. Actually, considering that she is named Inflation and that he is Entropy, the two core elements behind the creation and nigh-infinite expansion of the universe, it is kind of required for their powers to be combined together.
      – Inflation(the nigh-infinite expansion of the universe from the Big Bang onward)
      – Entropy(the auto-recyclable energy that fuels the Inflation of the universe, in plus of dark matter(gravity) being what hold all of creation together in the first place).

      In a way, they are lovers because Entropy’s dark energy is the seed from which Inflation gave birth to the universe. OR this is just a metaphor and they simply fused their powers and elements together to achieve that.

      On the other hand, the other 4 gods/elements are only about things within the universe. (Mantle for planets and other similar astronomical bodies, Coacervate for life(animals, plants, germs, etc), Nova for stars and other similar astronomical bodies, Quasar for… this(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasar ) and similar stuff.)

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  10. She probably wants to combine powers with him to see what comes of it….. As they are probably the two strongest (though he is strongest of all) gods. …… They’d probably be able to do some even more God level shit like :time, space, life and death.
    Time: stop rewind and fast forward it
    Space: like teleportation and control over matter
    Life and death: give life and take it away , like how the gods created humans but just with the 2 of them maybe even bring people back from the dead.

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  11. When I think of Haine punching Nova, I think “ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!!!!!!” or “MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA!!!!!!!!”.
    Btw: Thanks for the chapter.

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  12. Humans have all the elemental attributes, right?
    So, what if they trained in all of them AND combine their powers, because no one is as unified as a solitary human, right? And maybe this is the reason why Haine likes humans so much…
    Because they were created by all the gods and Haine loves peace, unity, unaided development and flowers, you know?
    Jokes aside, that makes them capable of using all the elements right?
    Maybe…

    Or Haine really just likes love, peace, and hope…

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    1. Holy crap. That’s a good point.

      Haine is incapable of doing anything that with 000 in all elemental attributes but Darkness. Doesn’t that imply that all the gods have zero affinity with anything that isn’t their own?
      And since they can’t get along, the ability to synergize elements to create something new is something solely in the domain of humans.

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    2. It would indeed be awesome if a human was to use multiple elements.
      The main reason why it’s not possible at a high level is because the teachings of magic is regulated by the Churches and they don’t let you learn any element other than their own.
      I also said “high level” because using two elements is different from using a single fused element that is a composite of two different ones.

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  13. Many Thanks for the chapters!

    Nice that we got some OP-ness and all, but if we’re facing a God already this early, I wonder who will we see later on… furthermore, is it because it was in monster-mode that Nova couldn’t take back the divine power lent to the fire hero? By the way, am I the only one who was reading Haine punching the cow with “oraoraora” in mind?

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  14. Thanks for the chapter! I rarely visit again after Tsuki, but this story paid off! I can’t hold it anymore, so I go ahead and read the rest of 3 chapter from this arc. I won’t spoil it though…^^

    Okay, a little bit. If it were up to me, I will make the vessel as immortal and weak as possible…^^

    Keep up the good work! I, and we, will always cheer for you!

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  15. Damn no yuri…? (;ω;)­
    Thanks for the chapters Reigokai!
    Well that was… one pathetic God right there. I was expecting more from Nova, but well. From what Raizu said in her comment, Inflation-chan will be appearing soon~ (damn, I still don’t like her name)
    I hope she joins Haine’s group. With the 2 heroes, that would make an official harem. I usually don’t really like that genre, but with a MC like Haine, I think it would go fine.

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  16. Wow so many comments…as usual…

    I was still hoping Haine would pull an Ultraman on us instead of just creating a shield, a giant of darkness fighting a giant fire bull, now that’s a show!!! But then, how worthless would be the heroes…

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  17. I’m late….

    Thx for the Chappy, Reigokai-san ~!

    Well, that was to be expected, but that one scene though…
    “I love you, Mirack-chan!”
    ….that shocked me for a second then Reigokai-sama said “it’s not yuri, guys”
    Haha. I love it when Reigokai-san ****block us ~

    Kinda like this development,
    Slow ~ and Steady…
    .
    .
    .
    JUST BANG THEM BOTH(or three) WHEN YOUR DONE WITH NOVA, HAINE!!
    .
    .
    .
    Welp, No need to rush ~ we’ll see how it goes from here ~

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  18. thanks for the chapter

    I grab the hand of Karen
    “?!! Mirack-chan?!” (Karen)
    “Now that it has come to this” (Mirack)
    “Who knows what would happen by mixing them!!” (Karen)
    “But there’s no other method than that! We don’t know how long that follower of yours can hold back” (Mirack)
    “Let’s do it, Mirack-chan!!” (Karen)
    The hand that was holding Karen, was held back with strength.
    “Let’s go, Mirack-chan!” (Karen)
    “Yeah, Karen!” (Mirack)
    From now on, this mixing is a territory that no one has ever explored.
    “Mirack-chan, thanks…” (Karen)
    “Why are you thanking me? The one doing the thanking should be me.” (Mirack)
    “Because I was able to hold the hand of Mirack-chan again.” (Karen)
    Now that I think about it, just how long has it been since I have held the hand of Karen?
    Those days were cut away in that day when Karen suddenly disappeared.
    The trigger of that was…
    I can’t remember well.
    What was it?
    Looking at the side of Karen’s face, I remembered.
    Ah, right.
    “Karen, I…!” (Mirack)
    For some reason, in this precarious situation, I remembered so many things and I couldn’t hold my tears as they overflow.
    “I love you, Mirack-chan!” (Karen)
    “Me too!” (Mirack)
    Our power begins to mix along with our hearts.
    the feeling that shouldn’t be mixed originally.

    a man can dream~

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  19. btw, the way haine talk about mixing element is as if he know that he could work, like he already done it. the fifth element is “ether” and was theorized being a medium for light and gravity. could etherion be the result of the mix between light and dark?

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    1. Pikli bear ~
      College initiation ? Meaning… the admission test was a success ?
      My hex worked ?? It worked !

      Don’t worry Pik.B, I’ll take good care of the voodoo teddy. I’ll never let anything befall you.

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  20. Thanks for the chapter. At 1st I thought Mirack enter the Fire church because she wanted to be with Karen on equal terms. After the few chapters I thought I was wrong until it turn out she became to arrogant because of the teaching of the church. Makes me glad it turn out this way. Looking forward to the other hero’s. But I wonder how those 2 are going to deal with Haine after this? I wonder if Haine will give his so called darkness punching a name? Maybe Dark Machine Gun Punch?

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    1. Machine gun? Sounds good, but may I suggest Dark Matter Gattling Gun.

      Talking about machines, I’m sure humans in that world have some sort of secret society devoted to developing ethereal gadgets and weapons, out of the churches’ radar. They’re called… wait for it…

      Hydra !

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      1. When I 1st wrote Machine Gun Punch I thinking of Hajime Ippo series where 1 of the fighters was using that skill to win at the beginning of the series. Of course, it kind of like how that series “Is This a Zombie”, where the so called magic girl deliver her so called “Axe Kick” but all she did was spin and cut the monster with a chainsaw. And monster goes “That is not a kick”. With Dark Machine Gun Punch or Dark Matter Gatling Gun the monster or god would go like this. “What is a machine gun?” or “What is a Gattling Gun?” and then they die. I like what you suggested that there might be a Hydra or secret society in this world who is being control by the other Gods and (maybe) controlling the other hero’s. Chances are that this might happen later on in the series.

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      2. Thanks. I also think that whatever Inflation was scheming is born out of her jealousy towards the humans. Humans have taken all of Enthopy’s interest and attention, so she might feel neglected. That IF she is really in love relationship with the Dark God.

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      3. That might possibility. But if does happen she will be the final boss of the series. She appear in the series to sabotage Haine or influence the Light Hero to turn against Haine for being the reincarnation of the God of Darkness. Where at the end she is either destroy or reincarnates into a human, we will see. Of course it might not be that and she is secretly using Haine to destroy the other God’s and become the Supreme God of that world.

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  21. This story is… incredibly, unabashedly sappy. I’d also describe it as preachy and dorky. It uses monologues excessively to narrate or repeat simple concepts. Then the power of friendship gattai, the named attacks. The entire thing just… gah. It reads like the buried manuscript of some lost power-rangers episode.

    D.E.H is honestly a much, much better story.

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  22. (The dark matter is—! The dark matter is entering my body!! I am being erased!! My fire divine power is steadily being eraaseeed!!) (Nova) This sounds as if Nova’s cumming or something… lol

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    1. :3 Maybe that’s why Inflation is the only one who can be Entropy’s lover in god form. If he is a conceptual divine existence of Entropy(dark matter and dark energy), then the only other similar existence that wouldn’t be controlled, erased, injured or weakened by Entropy’s power is Inflation(for in cosmology, the Inflation of the universe is the result of the renewable dark energy of Entropy being used to fuel the Inflation(expansion) of the universe).

      So yeah… If he had a relation with the Earth Goddess(Mother Earth, Mantle), wouldn’t be be erased(or rather weakened greatly) by Entropy just from a physical relationship. LOL

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      1. I think you’re reading a little too much into just the names of these gods, frankly.

        Not that it’s a problem, but I don’t think Entropy is out of the other god’s league enough to end up accidentally hurting them if he touches them. Not to mention the other gods seemed pretty proud and willing to pick a fight with him just because they wanted to make humans slaves.

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      2. True, but he is still more powerful than them in a 1v1 fight from what has been implied so far.

        I do agree that I’m reading too much into the cosmology of their names, but it makes it more fun for me, as though having a parallel story to this one, the parallel one being more cosmic.

        Also, important to note, the necessity for dark matter and gravity is more so when speaking on the cosmic scale rather than on a planet.
        I also never said that he was at such a higher level that he would accidentally hurt them just by touching them.
        It’s just that the Dark God’s powers are a direct counter to the Wind, Fire, Water and Earth gods due to the dark matter and it seemingly causing localized Heat Death.

        Also, since we’re speaking of the powers of the gods, I found it very interesting that the Fire God wasn’t fighting with literal fire, but instead with heat itself. That does fit a lot with the concept of that god.

        As for the Water god, I’ll comment about it when I’ll get there(since I saw him mentioned in the chapter titles of the next arc), but I currently think it’s about water and biology(as in healing, bio-shapeshifting, plants, etc).

        For the Wind god, Quasar, I’d say that in addition to wind it probably has a lot to do with gases(of all kind) as well as the electromagnetic spectrum. The latter two combined(gas + electromagnetic spectrum) would also put illusion magic under this god’s influence.

        Finally, for the Earth god, I don’t currently have any special idea other than the obvious.

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  23. Ok, I didn’t focus much on it at first, but I’m going to do it now. When Haine nullified the heat of the Fire Cow’s attack(before the Fire God reveal) AND now also when he was blocking the max heat attacks of the Fire God, he did so in a process of seemingly making the result of a localized Heat Death rather than just “nullifying” or “turning null the heat”. The heat wasn’t reduced to “0”, it was made hotter nor cold.

    Here’s a quote(since it’s a bit complicated to explain):
    “Heat death does not imply any particular absolute temperature; it only requires that temperature differences or other processes may no longer be exploited to perform work. In the language of physics, this is when the universe reaches thermodynamic equilibrium (maximum entropy).”

    In short, this Heat Death not only stop temperature but also stop physics from functioning. THIS is one of the main reasons why the Dark God’s powers nullify that of the other gods.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_death_of_the_universe

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    1. Interesting theory matching the Dark God’s name Entropy
      Curious as to the long term damage to the Fire God from having his power devoured directly by devine Dark matter.
      Which i picture more as contained point singularities, since he’s already said that his power controls gravity.
      Thanks for the chapter

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  24. rather than fear of of GOD that you want, the one that will be induced will be fear towards monsters you know, foolish god Nova, but at the same time the humans will most likely increase their prayer and faith also towards a god for salvation…. nice contradictive from your action there, Nova

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