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Tower of God (Webtoon/Manhwa)

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by LT2000, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. LT2000

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    I can't imagine I'm now the only person around here who still follows this series, as popular as it was back when we had the general purpose manga thread.

    The new, post-Workshop Battle arc finally seems to be hitting its stride and has more the feel of the 'better' parts of the series. More trickery and less straight-out fighting, which is a good thing.

    I'd initially had a hard time getting into it because of my frustration with SIU feeling the need to change the entire supporting cast yet again while many of my old favorites (particularly Androssi) are left rotting on the vine. However, I'm coming to like these newcomers at least more than I ever did Team Tangsooyook, especially Boro and Aka Williams. Their stories seem interesting, and tie Baam in much more closely to the Train and the Hidden Floor at the end than he would have been had he come up with his pre-existing chums.

    In this, Baam finally seems to have assembled something of a team that is worthy of him, bound together by a common interest (sharing Baam's loathing of FUG). Looking forward to some proper ass kicking when Baam decides to quit dicking around and break out his full power on some unfortunate person. And perhaps he won't even have to protect liability characters for a change.

    In general, enjoying these Wangnan-free chapters while they last, which will sadly likely not be much longer.
     
  2. Clerith

    Clerith Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    The current team seems awesome, but it's going to be temporary for sure. Boring, normal and weak people are going to always be in Baam's "real" team.

    I'm not really digging the hell train arc that much, although the last few chapters have been pretty good.

    Viole > Baam, though. He looks and even acts more stupid now.
     
  3. LT2000

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    I never dug the long hair, to be honest. Made him look way too effeminate for my tastes. Besides, he needs to look like himself for Yuri (and Black March).
     
  4. I Burn Water

    I Burn Water Seventh Year

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    In terms of his style, I agree with you, but I think he was referring to his personality and his actions. Baam seems to have just lost the seven years he's been in the tower, and has again become naive and simple. Part of Viole's allure was he came off as powerful and dynamic. The new Baam should be a combination of the two.
     
  5. LT2000

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    Updated. Looks like we're going to get to see Baam demolish that guardian after all. And hopefully bend Yura Ha over his knee when he's done.
     
  6. LT2000

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    I'm not sure if I like this development. Though it certainly has potential.
     
  8. LT2000

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    He's been acting like a retard for the majority of this arc, so I'm all for him getting to the point of just delivering a god-tier beatdown on everything that breathes. It's time for everyone to learn why it's not a good idea to kick the baby hellhound.
     
  9. Meerkats

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    That is if he he does a god-tier meltdown, especially if he kills Rachel in the process. (Please)

    But you're right on the retard comment, I can't shake the feeling that Rachel is still his weak point and that he'll forgive her as soon as she pays him some attention.
     
  10. LT2000

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    So much potential, and such a piss-poor followup. The MC's unleashed rage isn't even good enough to decisively beat a couple of Regulars. Starting to remember why I was losing interest in this series before the previous couple of chapters briefly rekindled it. Back to the same sense of 'meh' now.
     
  11. Meerkats

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    Yup I thought it'd be like this. I've been severely disappointed with his handling of baam recently.
     
  12. LT2000

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    I tried to believe otherwise. It's becoming glaringly obvious that SIU is never going to give me what I want out of this main character, though, and that becomes a big problem for me as pertains to being able to enjoy the series. I'm not sure whether I'll drop it outright, but I'll definitely be devoting little energy to thinking about or discussing it for a while.
     
  13. Sephiroso

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    It's funny, i always saw Tower of God releases but never read it, and i randomly decided to read today's chapter release to see if it was interesting to see if i could get into it.

    Saw the dude's obsession with getting Rachel back and immediately thought of another one-dimensional Naruto type character obsessing over someone he knew and doing anything to get them to come back even though they tried to kill him and etc.

    Noped the fuck out of that. Anyway, thought it was funny me checking out Tower of God randomly coincided with this thread being necro'd due to the new chapter. I agree with you guys even without being invested into the series just based on what i saw(i read back from the latest about a good 5 or so chapters, kept getting worse the more i read).
     
  14. Erandil

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    Yeah... It is sad how he pretty much degenerated to a typical shounen hero when he started so promising. And I am really disappointed at how SIU decided to handle Thorn and the power levels of his (main) characters. The whole last arc was about how powerful and valuable that things is and now even D-Rankers can stop it relatively easily :-(.

    So yeah.. this arc has been hugely disappointing so far and the only hope of redemption I have is the appearance of the princess and her sword, though with how slowly things have been progressing it may take months to reach that point.
     
  15. LT2000

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    Even Yuri showing up is pretty much doomed to be yet another iteration of 'Ranker buddy steps in to fight Baam's battles for him, because he can't handle shit on his own'. Seen that one play out a couple times too many already.


    Well, it's a little more complicated than that. Given the MC's background, his obsession is somewhat more justifiable than Naruto's with Sasuke. You'd have to really read the story from the beginning to appreciate it fully, though I'm honestly not at a place with this series right now where I can unreservedly recommend that you do so.
     
  16. Meerkats

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    For fuck's sake.

    Maybe this time he'll get over her.
     
  17. LT2000

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    I came into this chapter with pretty low expectations and still came away disappointed.

    Baam is getting to the point of being an irredeemably terrible MC.
     
  18. someone010101

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    Do not fear!

    We still have Wangnan.
     
  19. LT2000

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    Um, no. I honestly hate that character more than I ever could Baam.
     
  20. Meerkats

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    I always had this niggling feeling in the back of my mind, back when Baam was still Jyu Viole Grace and kicking all sort of ass, that SIU's treatment of Rachel was going to absolutely destroy Baam's character.

    And here we are.
     
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