Why is she still around? Not really complaining since she's pretty much the best character in the show but I don't think they explained why he didn't judge her.
I guess it has to do with Quinti and Decim having human emotions and all that jazz but if there wasn't anything special about her other than not caring about being dead, then why wan't she reincarnated?
No, when you see him with other arbitrers and he just "pschh" when he sees Decim, you can understand this situation is really pissing him off. Like he can't judge her, he can't get her away, and he's thinking all the "failure as arbitrer" things he thought about Decim.
If someone sacrifices themselves, they'd probably get reincarnated due to having a good soul and whatnot.
However, she didn't sacrifice herself simply because she was a good person; she sacrificed herself so her idol wouldn't see her wet herself.
He's unable to judge her soul due to the person she was paired with.
Actually this makes a lot of sense. They're really stressing the fact that arbiters rely too heavily on having to push people to their limits in order to judge them. When a character doesn't react to their extreme measures, when they can't force out the darkest pits of their soul, they don't know what to do.
This is probably where having emotions is going to become an important plot point.
I hate how they're not supposed to have emotions but still function and show expressions.
I fucking hate that, you can't just not have emotions and have a cast with different agendas and personal goals.
That's not how it works, it's like the whole Nobody dilemma in Kingdom hearts that they don't feel?
Ironically enough, Decim's the only one with emotions?
It's just bad writing, they could have said that arbriters have a limited range of emotions because of the role they play.
Them not having any is just ridiculous
Unless they change that later, but then what was the point of even bringing that up so strongly last episode
Really feels like a nuance was lost in translation.
Arbiters obviously aren't completely bland lifeless robots, but they still have to act the part, judging humans for hundreds of years, having their memory wiped periodically.
They may have "personalities" and unique quirks (like how Quin's like alcohol), but not strong Human emotions like love, hate, joy or fear.
So far only Decim and Ginti have shown us some real emotional complexity in their actions.
And that's because the plot told us that they were special.
>The only "special" one is Decim.
I don't think so. Decim and Ginti seem to have been "created" at the same time. I think they had different kind of emotions infused into each of them. Which might explain why Nona favors Decim over Ginti.
But in the end, both of them are experiencing difficulties judging people because of these emotions.
Decim: has emotions; is a bland calm fuck with no reaction to anything. Fits the feel of his bar.
Ginti: no emotions; is awesome emotional "I'd never guess he had no emotions" bro who laughs and gets angry
Or good writing. The character you thought was emotionless is actually pretty sensitive.
And the hints were there since the beginning, Decim's mannequins, the fact that he respects "those who have lived a full life".
We only just now get that those were his way of expressing his emotions.
>I hate how they're not supposed to have emotions but still function and show expressions.
But the idea of things being able to mimic emotions without actually having them, or the question of if expressing the emotions is the same as having them, is always a neat topic in fiction.
>decim probably displays the LEAST emotion but that's just crappy writing i guess
>because he doesn't wear whatever he's thinking on his face he has no emotions
kekkity kek, go outside more autist.
>Of course you can, agendas and personal goals don't stem solely from emotions
But they do. Even if it's going by reason alone, motive is driven by even the lowest of emotion, curiosity, a sense of responsibility
>a sense of responsibility
This isn't an emotion, although humans can feel emotional about their responsibilities.
Presumably most of these guys are being made with an imperative to do their jobs, that is a "personal goal" that is not emotionally driven.
Yep, they totally didn't show them.
This episode was really great not just in terms of exposition, but that development of character, themes, visual motifs too. Finally realized pic related is literally a cage over all the arbiters (with birds to make it even more obvious), the ED with the mannequin reaching for the rose among all them other mannequins makes sense now (probably representing Decim's eventual termination due to muh love or at least the futility of it), Decim and Quinti character development in spades, etc. Really looking forward to the "special" judgment next week.
This week's death parade interlude includes a scene where they play billiards again. During that, the background music contains a few soundbytes from the Jonestown mass-suicide ("You're not free. You're a slave!")
Why did this get tossed in here? It doesn't seem totally appropriate, but I doubt they picked that particular soundbyte without a reason...
Why does nobody ever guess early on that they're dead even if they don't necessarily remember dieing?