The purpose of this thread is to explain the function of the "Divine Design" cards, and why all feats related to them and the world of "Upper Reality" (the territory of Divine Design) will be excluded from the GetBackers respect threads I'll make.
In-story explanations and demonstration of properties:
Divine Design are cards that grant their wielders, known as "Dominators", access to a parallel dimension known as "Upper Reality", as well as pull other people into said dimension. It could be interpreted as a Dominator, by the use of the DD cards, creating a dimensional intersection around them that passes into Upper Reality.
Upper Reality can be thought of as a dimension of a partially-astral nature, where everything within it is dictated by the mind and soul, allowing Dominators to achieve whatever they set their hearts to do so, no matter how absurd, so long as they have the will to do it, free of all doubt.
Sheer will, the strength of one's spirit, is what controls Upper Reality, and all that transpires within it affects the real world. If someone were to die in Upper Reality (which would amount to the destruction of their soul), they would die in the real world. If someone were to attempt walking through a door without opening it in Upper Reality, so long as they truly believe they could, then their body would pass through said door in the real world.
Feats' omission justification:
As seen with Ginji, Toshiki, and Qinlong (see images under the spoiler tag), simply being within the world of Upper Reality boosts one's power in every aspect, as their strength of will is "converted" into power within the territory of Divine Design, making them stronger than they actually are in the real world, regardless of whether they use the Divine Design cards or not.
Based on that, I will omit all feats that took place within Upper Reality from Ginji's and Ban's respect threads (which I'll be making soon).
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT