Legend of the Galactic Heroes Episode 82 Discussion
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HOLY FUCKING CRAP.
While the narrator dialogue got me worried, I can't believe they actually killed him off. At the very least Yang's death is the big thing to keep until the season finale, right? He's half the show, I can't believe they did it with a good 25+ episodes and another full season to go. Where are things going to go from here? Is Julian going to take the mantle of the main character on the Alliance/democracy side of things?
RIP Yang Weng Li. You were quite the heavy, second in this show only to Reinhard. You were always the more likable and sympathetic character in comparison to him though. Such a down to earth character. I know I loved to tease him as he came off as if he was a college student with his home life, but such respect for the character. I still am in shock that they did this.
And I was about to say this was my favorite episode of the series thus far for upping the stakes so much, thinking that Yang was going to make it out alive!
Happy I made it all the way here unspoiled!
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RIP Yang Wenli
I knew he was going to die as soon as I saw the preview in episode 81, and figured he probably would eventually from how many times he avoided death, but I wasn't expecting him to bleed to death after being shot in the leg. This hits me really hard...
I don't know what to say other than he didn't deserve to die like this, it should have been an honorable death like Admiral Bucock.
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After watching episode 82, I decided to go back to episode 81 to watch the preview for 82 and I can't help but hysterically laugh at the narration because omg holy shez. REALLY? REALLY NOW? Thanks to these boards, I've avoided the previews since episode 1 but after watching the preview for 82, I'm just like woooow that narrator. ARE U SERIUS?!? ARE YOU FURREAL?
Hahaha yeah, they just want you to buy the next episode, who cares if that completely ruins your experience.
I just LOVE how they keep hinting at Oberstein being kind of responsible for most tragedies (Westerland, Kircheis, Earth cult presence on the Empire thanks to Lang, Lennenkampf, and now Yang's death), almost like he was an Earth cultist himself, yet at the same time they keep showing how loyal he is to Reinhard and the Empire. My guess is that in the novel he's portrayed as an ambiguous historical figure who may or may not be a traitor (or just a Machiavellian saint), something that's way harder to do on film... Or perhaps the series will reveal his true intentions later, I dunno.
I also love how Kircheis has way more influence now than before his death, back when he and Reinhard were clearly starting to take separate ways. He's like Ben Kenobi, being stronger dead.
And of course, gotta love that red herring, the Rossenritters arriving, and even Yang hearing Julian before getting shot, all made to lower our guard even after so many red flags. Very suspenseful episode even if you know what's going to happen, like the iceberg scene from Titanic.
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Many democratic death flags have been raised to half mast in this episode, but there is one that is flying higher than any other.
Admiral Yang Wenli is dead.
I must say that I'm at a loss of words. My recent comments have tend to be quite the paragraphs, but now... I don't know what to write. It was a death not befitting of the great Admiral everyone envisioned him to be, but as someone pointed out a decade ago, it was a humble death for a humble man.
The man that didn't want to devote his life to war had it end away from a battlefield. It ended by treason, in a dark alley, being shot in the leg. He didn't die the death of a warrior, commanding a battleship, being martyred for his ideals, or at least being shot through the heart. Yang Wenli died as a dog, not even being allowed to see the face of his murderer.
This is by far the hardest death to accept I've ever seen (even more than Kircheis'), not because I liked him very much or that I agreed with his beliefs, but because it was the most dishonorable death a honest man can die.
It is certain that Reinhard's shock and rage will be unparalleled, not only because they snatched his prey away from him, but because Yang Wenli deserved more than being taken down by treacherous means.
My heart was clenched in pain with his final words.
Alas, Oberstein's plan did come to fruition, though it probably wasn't as he expected. I must recognize his commitment to his ideals, even going as far as to volunteer for a certain death. That's something bypassed by many when it comes to Oberstein. I know Mittermeyer must have reasonable motives to hate him, but I believe that hate is largely undeserved. Even he partially owes his current position to Oberstein's schemes.
Knowing that Admiral Yang is dead, if they could take him down they can take down virtually everyone. Oberstein has too many enemies, and I wouldn't be very surprised to know about his death. At last, he would die in the universe he envisioned. Even so, his death would have consequences that would be looked down by everyone at first sight, but could very well be a critical blow to the Neue Reich by losing one of its finest pieces on the board.
The Magician did not return. One can only wonder how much the foundations of the galaxy will be shaken.
(Also, F for Patorichev. A gentle giant he was).
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Oberstein is just amazing. To volunterr his own life for his evil plan is fantastic writing for such a complex character. He seems really dedicated to Reindhardt, but he just sees a different path and direction with priortises his Kaiser and the Imperial army's success over anything else.
I got the vibe Yang knew he might die. Thats why he left Julian, Federic, Schonkopf on the ship. He knew there was a chance he'd be assasinated but by the imperial army (not Reindhardt but one of the dead Admiral's men). Therefore he kept who would potentially replace him in the future at Iserlohn. He alluded to this in his chat with Julian.
However he was a little too light on protection for my liking and although I understand not bringing the more important characters who could take over his mantle, a few Rosenritters would have done the job quite nicely.
I'm not sure where we go with this now. Reindhardt & Julian versus the Terrorists? Or will Julian assume it was the Imperial army and go after Reindhardt? We're going to find out; was Julian just following Yang.. or does he really believe in the ideals Yang believed in too?
I wonder if they'll be stupid enough to think the imperial army did this or not.
I think the most upsetting thing was not involving Frederica in all of this. The sad truth is that she was fairly astute. Both main characters are hugely protected by their female counterparts and I don't think its chance that Yang dies without her close by.
Yang's achilles heel for this entire show has been he is a phenomenal, amazing tactician from the backline but on the front line, he is absolutely useless. The fact he's shot down in such a horrible, stupid manner underlines this when he could have hit a bit more smartly. Sadly his carefree attitude.. was there at the end.
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I watched this years ago, but just had the sudden need to say something about this particular ep,
LOGH is currently my favorite sries of all time, this episode right here is a big part of that.
I had already seen the Red wedding in GOT, watched FMA:B, AOT, and countless other masterpieces that have great characters deaths.
But this one....
It was just the 2 second ep I was watching in my session I usually watch between 6 and 8 eps per session, and dont stop unless I wanna eat something or have to go to the bathroom.
But after this ep ended, I stopped for like a hour, mourning a fictional character.
By far the biggest impact a character death has had on me.
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