Well, another defeat for Shinji. What can I do? He was on the wrong side, so I couldn’t let him win.
But I might still need him in the future, and I was really worried that the constant defeats were getting to him – so I had to give him some other scenario to keep him motivated, right? Now you know what keeps him going. Don’t tell me you’re surprised.
And I didn’t want to dismiss him from the plot without any fanfare, anyway…and thought he deserved better than falling into a vat of lava, which would have been a more traditional way of dismissing a henchman. But I made sure that the shower was really hot, in order to preserve the basic premise…
Plus, it wouldn’t be a proper homage to magical-girls anime if it wouldn’t include a bit of this type of fanservice, as well.
Plusplus, today is a holiday…in some parts of the world. Happy Easter Monday!
So, I think I’ve sufficiently justified not killing this guy. XD
Back to the plot on Thursday.