GUESS THE DUMB Week 3
So, uh, Guilty Crown has switched gears from being a poor man’s Code Geass to being a poor man’s Infinite Ryvius. I somehow feel the need to give the show the benefit of the doubt with the latest batch of craziness at the end (though that won’t stop a couple of moments from appearing in this post!), but we all know the train has loosened from the tracks long ago and the engineer has lost control. I’m all for tossing out as many ridiculous plot twists as possible at this point. I look at it this way: I’m long past the point of taking Guilty Crown seriously at all. However, am I still entertained? Yes. In all the wrong ways, but yes.
Also, double polls finally! I know you all are excited — if there’s one thing that sends people into a tizzy, it’s polls.
1. This whole Secret Service thing. Now, the idea of of elite bodyguards protecting Shu isn’t a dumb idea in and of itself. I’d actually be surprised if he didn’t have the best of the best at his side given the whole Shugenics plan. It’s just the fact the show is going so far with the presidential motif is highly amusing. Admittedly, though, since I am Japanese-ignorant, I am not 100 percent sure that whatever term is used for the bodyguards can be taken to mean “Secret Service”; that’s probably just Commie taking a dig at the whole school president thing being taken so seriously. If whatever phrase is used actually does mean something similar, though, then please tell me!
2. Diving suits! Seriously, where in the hell are they getting all this stuff??
3. “Yeah, figure that shit out on your own.” Not only a meaningless display of jerkitude (it caused more people to be pissed at Shu than it inspired/scared people to work harder), but also a hilariously obvious way to show that Shu is such a poop head now! He’s making his former friend work his way out of trouble under duress rather than lending a hand himself! Shu is such a
4. “Shu, you’re such a monster for doing what we encouraged you to do in the previous episode!” lolololololol
5. Shu gets his ass kicked thoroughly. Giant mechs? No problem. One dude with a knife? HALP.
6. “I DON’T WANT TO USE VOIDS IN BATTLE NOW, THAT’S HORRIFYING . . . wait, yes I do!” It took Guilty Crown like 10 seconds to render its own moral dilemma utterly pointless. That has to be some sort of record. It’s not even much of a moral dilemma since these people can die just as easily in the heat of normal battle without their Voids being used . . .
7. lol hai gai lol. While Inori killing Arisa is kinda dumb shock value, this is the biggest dumb shock value moment of the episode. Is there anything weaker than backing out on killing an important character for a cheap DUN DUN DUN moment later? I don’t even care what the explanation is — he could be a fuckin’ cancer zombie, and it would still be dumb.
And there you go. If you think there is a moment dumber than the ones I’ve outlined here, then be sure to vote for the Other option and explain your choice in the comments!
And now for poll the second! I’m kind of surprised which moment won last week — I would have thought Shugenics all the way, but the F Rank students storming the hospital pulled it out. You guys are finally winners! But can they defeat SERIOUS STUDENT COUNCIL POLITICS?? The winner shall defend the Guilty Crown Dumbchampionship belt against this week’s dumbest moment!