That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 41

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 41

Teleportation Magic

At the start of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 Episode 41, Rimuru mentioned how he wished there was a way for him to quickly transport his army to the nation of Eurazania. I thought this was odd since teleportation magic seemed like it should exist in this world.

Well, it turns out I was right (as usual). Teleportation magic does exist and is generally used to transport goods from one place to another. Maybe that means we’ll see Rimuru use this to trade with other countries in the future.

But, during this initial explanation of teleportation magic, it was stated that it’s not a good idea to transport living creatures that way. This is because they receive an extremely high dosage of magicules during the process, which can kill them — much like radiation.

Raphael explaining how Teleportation magic works from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2
Raphael explaining how Teleportation magic works

Now, once it was explained why living creatures can’t be transported using teleportation magic, I was ready to accept that as the end of it. It was a good explanation for why Rimuru can’t just teleport his army around. After all, that would have been overpowered, right?

Here’s the part of all this teleportation magic that I don’t like. This magic was introduced, shot down as a viable transportation method immediately, and then reversed course on that right after. It turns out you can transport people with this magic as long as you protect them from the magicules.

I don’t like when series set up a “law of the universe” and then immediately break it for plot convenience. The workaround for transporting people via teleportation is so simple that you’d have to imagine all the demon lords are already doing it.

Shion is Going to Ruin Everything

Continuing on with my complaints, let’s talk about Shion, the worst character in the entire series. As soon as she expressed interest in accompanying Rimuru to the Walpurgis, I knew it wasn’t going to end well. How could it with Shion involved?

I’ve said this a few times in the past, but there aren’t any good reasons for Shion’s existence in the series. Most often, she’s included solely as a gag character due to her horrible cooking skills and freakish physical strength. She rarely adds anything of value to a scene.

When Shion isn’t being used in a gag, her other most prominent role is as the person who ruins everything. This is on account of her below-average intelligence stat. She misunderstands situations and makes them worse, leaving Rimuru to clean up the mess.

"Demon Lord" Clayman from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2
“Demon Lord” Clayman

I’m fully expecting Shion to do something wrong during the Walpurgis. The whole point of making an appearance there is to antagonize Clayman. But I get the feeling that Shion is going to end up getting on the bad side of one of the other demon lords as well — perhaps Valentine.

It’s also possible that she annoys all of the demon lords at the same time by constantly talking down to them and praising Rimuru. I’d imagine that wouldn’t go over too well with the demon lords who aren’t already on good terms with him.

Also, can we just take a moment to question Rimuru’s choices for who he’s bringing to the Walpurgis in general? Shion is obviously a bad choice, but Ranga? Why would Rimuru bring his pet dog instead of a real character? He should honestly show up with Veldora and Benimaru just to flex.

I know that he needs to leave strong combatants behind to protect the city, but he has teleportation magic if anything goes wrong.

The Eve of Battle

In series like this one where you have a handful of characters who are each considered the equivalent of hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of soldiers, I don’t understand the need for armies. Rimuru can defeat an army of 20,000 on his own, so what does he need an army for?

I understand the need for a few strong allies. Obviously, it would be bad if Rimuru went into battle alone and the opposing force had a few people who could fight against him on even terms. But I don’t see the point in bringing thousands of grunts.

The whole reason large armies exist is that every man counts when they’re all relatively equal. As soon as you have an extreme power imbalance, there’s no longer a need for a large army. Either they’re going to be wiped out by the opposing powerhouse, or they’re not going to end up having an effect on the battle anyway.

Rimuru standing before his army from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2
Rimuru standing before his army

You could argue that overall, Rimuru’s army is stronger than your average army in this world. I don’t know if that’s actually the case. But at the same time, 90% of his army could be destroyed in an instant if they encounter a demon lord or even a majin.

As far as I’m concerned, there’s no situation in which the grunts of the army are going to be what turns the tide of the battle. They’re simply too weak to make a difference. It all comes down to whichever army takes out the enemy commander(s) first.

Consider this: If the opposing army has someone strong enough to defeat Rimuru, they’re probably strong enough to defeat all of his subordinates single-handedly too. After all, we know Rimuru is stronger than all of them.

Conclusion

What do you think of TenSura Season 2 Part 2 Episode 41? Was the explanation for why teleportation magic can transport people good enough for you? Who’s your least favorite character? And what do you think the outcome of the battle is going to be? Let me know in the comments.

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