Roy Mustang vs Lust – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
*Warning – Spoilers Below*
Badass, a “a tough, uncompromising, or intimidating person.” Roy Mustang fits this word perfectly. For some reason, I couldn’t find a really good version of this scene, so it’s cut a little short.
This scene is pretty brutal. We got Roy Mustang, coming in to save the day. To make it there, he even cauterized his own wound. Heck, he freely admits he almost passed out a few times. Then, without pity, remorse, or fear, proceeds to annihilate Lust. He doesn’t even flinch there at the end when she almost stabs him. Right after the scene, then he falls to the floor. Really, the scene speaks for itself as a testament to Roy Mustang’s badassitude.
Oh, fun fact: the English voice actors for Roy Mustang and Lust are married to each other in real life. Funny that.
Mari in Beast Mode – Evangelion 2.22 You can (Not) Advance
*WARNING – SPOILERS BELOW*
Alright, I have to start by saying that I agree with Akko, and that scene with Roy Mustang and Lust takes the cake. However…I also want to throw a bit of variety in here and not talk about Mustang and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood again (since I’ve already done so three times in these 30 Days of Anime Challenge).
We just recently watched the first two movies of the Evangelion rebuild, and I find myself captivated by Mari in Beast Mode. She throws herself into the overwhelming transformation with not only willingness but an anticipatory eagerness as she genuinely enjoys the barely-harnessable power of the beast coursing through her veins. She talks to the eva as the transformation begins, coaxing it to bear the pain and uncomfortable sensation of switching modes, telling it that she will bear these things with it, as well. “Nothing…ventured…nothing…gained!” When at last the power is fully realized, her intense eyes fly open and her widly-gashing grin bares lengthened fangs. The Beast Mode has activated.
Then, Mari kicks butt. It doesn’t matter that she doesn’t win the fight. She was awesome. She was wildly intense, thriving and letting loose, yet also admirably in control of the power she wielded. She gives the impression of being an interesting combination of a Beast Mode junkie and a brilliant scientist experimenting with pushing the limits of the eva units. Way cool. Way badass.
Zenko signing off.