ButterflyBlu
2 years ago500+ Views
[TT] All the Psychos Passed
I am not easily creeped out.

At all.

I was married to a cop. I dealt with some heavy things day in, day out.
Maybe that is why the realities of life creeps my the f*** out...
Psycho-Pass is one of my favorite shows - anime or not. *shrug* Maybe that's a holdover from a cop's-wife-life.

I WATCH A LOT OF COP SHOWS, PEOPLE!

(Is there a self help for that? I need it.)
I can stare down the ugly side of life. I've dealt with more than some people... than most people my age, ok?
And I confess. I might, MIGHT have a thing for Shinya Kougami. Come on... Can you blame a girl?
Smart? Check.
Driven? Check.
Caring? Check.
Sexy? Check.
Did I mention SMART?
So we've established that I have definitely enjoyed this show. Yes, indeed.
Why then, you ask, are we here? Because the one character moment that I have ever been completely dumbfounded - and wishing that I didn't live alone - by an anime was while watching Psycho-Pass.

Episode 14: Sweet Poison

WARNING: If you have not seen the anime, SPOILERS.
In this episode, we start to see the helmets that allow the criminals to walk the streets without being detected by street sweepers. The people who are wearing the helmets are most definitely in the danger zone, but the helmet hides all of their intentions.
The incident that most creeped me out was when this guy, wearing the helmet, starts following a woman in a red coat. She was apparently the object of his affection. Because she did not want him, he beat her to death, with a hammer to the face.
Yes, I know this kind of crap happens. Even this by itself isn't what made me feel all scrappy.

This is.

As this psychopath beat the woman to death, everyone on the street just stood there and watched. Some even filmed it with their phones. Not one person lifted a finger to help.
And I thought, "that's not a Freaking STRETCH." I could see that happening Right Now.
My blood ran cold.
WHO was the psycho here? The man beating the woman? Or all of the people standing around watching?
THAT is the anime character that creeps me the hell out, @RosePark.
Humans.
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@ButterflyBlu Tbh I don't remember that specific criminal, I finished the anime about half a year ago, sorry XD But yeah, Makishima's way of speaking is amazing... >w<
2 years ago·Reply
Lol I can't blame you, @vanemunos. He was a one episode character. That moment just really stuck in my mind. I love when the villain of a story is just as smart as the hero. That makes it all So much better, right? And Makishima was SO smart. The thing that really rubbed me the wrong way was that I found myself Agreeing with Makishima. I understood why he was angry, though I think he Definitely went about expressing it the wrong way. He was a brilliant character, absolutely. I think he was meant to speak to all of us, deeply, about what is wrong with our world today. I love to watch a game of cat and mouse, like that one, where you're not really sure who is going to win. <3
2 years ago·Reply
I've been curious about and wanting to try Psycho Pass because I tend to like darker animes but daaaang that's brutal and the fact that people filmed it..Smh but I mean that would happen in real life too. Sad.
2 years ago·Reply
Shinya. Indeed. And correct - smart is sexy. A good brain and bod. Brownie points. As for Psycho Pass in itself, I enjoyed this series a lot. I found myself actually rooting for the latent criminals who worked along-side the enforcers. At some point I was sort of pissed off that a persons life could be easily guided into categories without consideration for the individual; but I got over that quick enough. This show pretty much had me biting bullets trying not to scream. It was frustrating and thrilling. Thoroughly enjoyed nonetheless.
2 years ago·Reply
@Danse Exactly. I wanted the latent criminals to have better, be better. Especially after figuring out that half of them were detectives First. It doesn't seem fair does it? Consider that if we had the technology to use someone's "latent" criminal tendencies, would we? I think that we would. In the name of saving people. That's what we'd tell ourselves. This wouldn't be so far fetched. That's scary to me.
2 years ago·Reply
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