Post by CosmicNoirTear on Sept 24, 2016 3:45:26 GMT
"The strongest in Academy City? Level 6? Your pathetic titles don't do me justice. Nothing in existence can stop The Accelerator!"
Initially debuting as the main antagonist of the Sister's Arc, Accelerator's chance encounter with a clone of Misaka named Last Order puts him on a path of atonement to redeem himself of past sins. Becoming a deuteragonist to the series, he acts as a sort of foil to the more heroic Kamijou Touma, taking more of an Anti-Hero role with story arcs dedicated to him being much grittier and morbid.
Accelerator is the #1 Level 5 Esper of Academy City, being not only the strongest Esper but to a level that even the powers of other Level 5s dwarf in comparison. His ability is the control over vectors of anything he comes in contact with, giving him a vast multitude of applications and a perfect defense to nearly any kind of attack.
Even as a child, he would unintentionally cause destruction from people's limbs breaking if they touched him. Things escalate to the point of him accidentally decimating entire armies.
He recalled something that happened a long, long time back.
This person called Accelerator used to have a normal name. 2 Japanese characters for his family name, 3 Japanese characters for his own name. It was a very Japanese name, a very ordinary name.
He hadn't always been the strongest in Academy City.
At first, everyone thought that he was just stronger than those around him.
However, when it rained, it poured.
And to him, the greatest calamity was that his power was a lot stronger than what he had thought.
The youths of the same age who rushed at him had their bones fractured on a single touch.
The teachers came to stop him, and their bones got broken as well.
The adults came over to surround him, and they were eliminated as well. In the end, Anti-Skill and Judgment, as if they were facing off against a bank robber, launched attack after attack at this boy who was only 10 years old with all sorts of powers and new-age weapons. However, these people were eliminated as well.
And he only felt fear.
Fearing that he would be violently treated, he frantically waved his hands about.
For a 10 year old child, this was a response that was to be expected.
However, it ended up like this.
The unmanned and windowless assault helicopters flew about in the air, and the armored Anti-Skill reinforcements that looked like robots held their ground in order to protect their wounded comrades. It was like a scene in a monster movie shown on the television, except that he was the ugly monster that everyone so feared.
Thus he realized it. His young heart realized it. If he used his fingertip to touch, others will get hurt; if he felt irritated about something, people may die. This commotion would snowball until he ended up fighting against Academy City, the world, and then everything would be destroyed.
His debut. Guns are all but worthless against him too.
There is no hesitation. Even though the boy in front of the scope is a living human, when this trigger is pulled, the .50 caliber anti-tank bullets of this gun would rip through the sky at speeds of 1200 km/hr. Even if the boy's upper body would transform into pieces of flesh faster than sound itself, and even though the girl surely understands that fact... there is no hint of hesitation on her face.
Imposed upon those slender shoulders is one instruction:
Destroy the strongest Level 5 esper, "Accelerator", with long-distance shooting.
The girl's ears are listening to the sounds of the wind. The flow of the winds that swirled into vortexes and collided together then moves towards a fixed direction for just a moment. It lasts for a little less than two seconds, but it is certain that the complex eddies of wind are stable for that one moment.
She pulls the trigger.
A thunderous roar, like that of a fireworks factory exploding, together with many shells, rips through the sky. Not considering that it is long-range shooting, the girl proceeds to fire on fullauto. She tenaciously wards off the recoil that could topple even large adults over; within a second, twelve shots are made with consistent pinpoint accuracy.
The girl ignores the magazine that emptied within that second and observes the fate of the boy through the scope. Since the flow of the winds was stable, there was no way the bullets could miss. All twelve bullets fired should have been absorbed into the boy's back; that slender, wirelike body ought to have burst into tiny chunks and scattered.
Right, that naturally should be the case.
The next instant, the Metal Eater in the girl's hands explodes.
The shells that made a direct hit rebound back. Almost like a video rewinding, the shells whose ballistics were reversed cleanly plunge nicely into the muzzle of the anti-tank rifle like a Kendama game, and the Metal Eater bursts from the inside into very small pieces.
Nevertheless, the girl did not have the ability to visually ascertain the incoming flying bullets.
The facts that she understood at that moment are: the anti-tank rifle was destroyed by some sort of force, its countless sharp fragments now pierced her whole body, and her right shoulder, which had been pushing onto the Metal Eater's stock, had something go through it- simply put, it was severed.
Yet Accelerator, after taking the Metal Eater's shots, is unharmed.
In the end, this long-range shooting is a failure- and Accelerator senses it.
It is sufficient to understand that much- no, it is more than sufficient. The girl does not mind suffering the assault of pain that is like boiling water being poured over her head; there is no such leisure time. She goes towards the building‘s emergency stairs with her tattered body.
That point in time, when the shooting failed, was when the girl lost the 1-in-10,000 chance of victory; therefore, this retreat isn't to reassess the situation. Simply put, she has no other option but to prolong her life, to extend her remaining time- even for a second, even for a moment.
The sound of footsteps does not reverberate in the dusk. The hunter is closing the distance between him and the dying girl with a definite silence.
The hunter against the hunted. The murder drama, in which positions turn around in just a moment, draws open its curtain.
The end result of trying to hit him in just about anyway.
The girl did not have time to be frozen in shock. She twisted her body and managed to roll a step away from the boy. She swung around her left hand as she could still move that one and gathered power there. She released a lightning spear from it.
The spear of purple electricity moved forward at the speed of light and held enough destructive force to knock someone unconscious.
She did not think that it would act as a fatal blow.
As long as it distracted him long enough for her to get away, that was enough.
However, the lightning spear she had fired at the boy rebounded and struck her in her own chest.
The girl was knocked back to the ground with a shock that felt like she had been struck in the chest with a hammer.
Her breathing stopped and every muscle in her body moved irregularly.
The girl‘s trembling lips managed to put together a single word.
"Sorry, that‘s not entirely wrong, but it still doesn‘t get to the essence of what I can do!"
The girl somehow tried to distance herself from the boy, but her body would not do what she told it to due to the electrical attack she herself had fired.
"The answer is vector conversion! Motion, heat, electricity. I can alter any kind of vector that touches my skin. I have it set to reflect by default, though!"
The girl looked up at the boy‘s face in shock.
The 2.3 million espers in Academy City were indeed special humans, but not many of them could defeat even a handgun with their power. And if they could defeat a handgun, you would use a machine gun. If they could defeat a machine gun, you would use a tank, a fighter aircraft, a battleship with submarines, or as a last resort, even a nuclear missile.
There were no espers who could defeat something like that. In fact, it would just be a lot easier to buy a handgun rather than controlling the brain and altering the arrangement of genes in order to create a power that could fight against a gun. It just seemed absurd to create a huge psychic powers development institution that slipped past international law in order to create something on the level of a cheap weapon that could be bought in American supermarkets for about 30,000 yen.
That was why Academy City‘s goal was not to create espers. The espers were nothing more than a type of litmus paper. It seemed what was truly important was why espers had been born and what mechanism brought them about.
Yet the boy before her eyes was different.
That boy could alter all vectors be they motion, heat, or electricity, so he would not be injured even if he were directly hit by that last resort of a nuclear missile. He would just reflect the shockwave that would blow everything away, the heat that would scorch everything, and the neutrons and radiation that would kill everything.
He was Accelerator, Academy City‘s strongest Level 5.
One of Accelerator's main methods of execution is reversing the flow of blood and biolectricty in a person's body with a touch. The effects vary depending on how much he does it to either knock the person out, fry their brains and kill them from internal bleeding and organ failure, to even messier results.
Misaka, the #3 Level 5, is completely helpless fighting him.
Can apply Vector manipulation into his movement to rapidly boost his speed and dramatically increase the force behind even a slight touch.
Accelerator‘s foot suddenly caused the gravel behind him to explode. He had altered the vector for the motion of his foot. As if a rocket were firing from the bottom of his foot, he shot 7 meters forward like a bullet in one step. Misaka Imouto tried to jump further back, but Accelerator heartlessly flew forward many times faster than she could move.
"If you don‘t try to avoid this with everything you have, you really will die!"
As he yelled he struck with his left hand. The strike was gentle like he was stroking her cheek….and yet a cracking noise came from Misaka Imouto‘s neck upon receiving the attack. Her vision spun around as her entire body spun like a bamboo copter before landing on the gravel.
His attack did all that, but he had actually been holding back.
If Accelerator had seriously been trying to kill her, her body would have exploded the instant he touched her skin.
Tapping his foot can have the ground explode like a landmine.
He slightly lowered his entire body like a spring and…
He explosively started running toward Accelerator.
However, Accelerator did not move from that spot. In fact, he did not even clench either fist. He kept his arms dangling at his sides, he did not use his legs to shift his center of gravity, and a smile split across his face.
Accelerator slightly tapped the heel of his foot on the gravel as if he were tapping his foot to a rhythm.
In that instant, the gravel below his feet exploded like he had stepped on a landmine.
A large amount of gravel scattered in every direction and at close range it was reminiscent of a shotgun blast.
Kamijou desperately jumped out of the way of the containers.
They finally stopped moving, but the cloud of dust continued to rob Kamijou of his vision. No, it was not a cloud of dust. It seemed the containers had held flour. The cloud of powder was like a white mist as it hazily obstructed Kamijou‘s view.
That white curtain surrounded Kamijou in all directions.
He did not know when or from where Accelerator would slice through that curtain and attack him. Kamijou felt a hopeless tension like he had been thrown blindfolded into a cage with a carnivorous beast.
But instead, he heard a voice coming from in front of him beyond the white curtain.
It was as if Accelerator were showing off his location.
"Heh. It looks like these containers held flour, but this nice windless night might be making this a very dangerous situation."
Kamijou looked questioningly in the direction of the voice.
There are stories of explosions in mines, right? Those don‘t happen because someone didn‘t use their explosives properly." The voice sounded like it was grinning and enjoying itself. "They were caused by the fine dust from the stones filling the air in the mine. A lot like now."
Kamijou jumped out of shock.
He figured out what Accelerator was trying to do, so he moved his battered body in an attempt to get out of there.
If there is powder floating in the air, it can be ignited. The combustion rate of oxygen is ridiculously fast, so it seems all the air in the place becomes one giant bomb.
Kamijou was no longer listening.
He was merely running as fast as he could without looking aside.
He had turned his back on Accelerator and was trying to escape that giant space filled with that powder.
He ran and ran and continued to run.
Accelerator‘s voice than pierced into Kamijou‘s back.
"Surely you‘ve at least heard of a dust explosion."
Immediately afterwards, all sound was blown away.
The area with a 30 meter radius in which the flour had been scattered became a giant bomb. The entire area became wrapped in flames and heat as if gasoline vaporized into the air had been ignited.
Kamijou had just barely managed to escape the curtain of flour when it happened.
The shock wave struck his back and knocked him down to the gravel, but he managed to avoid being enveloped in the flames themselves.
However, a dust explosion was different from a normal explosion because it used the oxygen in the air as fuel. The explosion instantly stole all the oxygen in the area which lowered the air pressure dramatically.
Fortunately, it had occurred outside rather than in a sealed area, so a vacuum was not created. But the sudden change in air pressure internally squeezed on his organs to the very limit. If it had actually been a vacuum, his body would likely have burst open from the inside.
He again looks up at the long stretch of the night sky. At this moment, around 7 or 8 levels above him, an angry girl's can be heard.
―I CAN'T? I CAN'T HAVE...ANY FEELINGS? I AM—A GIRL AFTER ALL...EVEN WITH A BIT OF FEELINGS...I HAVE...MY OWN PRIDE!‖
As it's midnight, this voice can be heard very loudly.
"What the heck, a lovers' squabble?" Accelerator thus 'redirects' this excessive 'noise', the air vibrations away from his ears. If he had done that a few seconds later, he would hear the familiar painful cry of that level 0.
The 'redirection' ability can be done unconsciously through some simple calculations. He just needs to calculate the minimum required forces (gravity, air pressure, light, oxygen, heat, sound wavelength, etc.) and 'redirect' everything else. If he really 'redirects all forces', he will be tossed out of the atmosphere because gravity's redirected.
After Accelerator re-calibrates the 'noise' that's transmitted to him, he walks out of the alley and arrives at the road. He continues to look up at the sky; there's no need to look forward because he doesn't need to notice any obstacles. With the 'redirection' ability of his, his body won't be hurt at all.
A large amount of data appear in front of him. He quickly scan through the data that's scrolling at waterfall-like speed, reading all the data. It took him 52 seconds to finish reading, 48 seconds to close his eyes to remember, and 65 seconds to compare what he memorized to the data on the screen.
The calculation of the amount of data required to be overwritten is complete. The total is 357,081.
Right now, he's comparing the 'infected' Last Order's personality files with the one 'before infection'. The 'difference' between both of them is the virus codes. Though some of it include Last Order's memories of her interactions with Accelerator, Accelerator's unable to tell which are virus codes and which are memories. The calculation of the amount of data required to be overwritten is complete. The total is 357,081. After understanding all the abnormal 'codes' in Last Order's brain, Accelerator sends a command to all the codes. There's only one line, 'overwrite'. He can feel a massive amount of signals moving, and that feeling feels like the tide is subsiding. Last Order's body is bouncing about. Her fingers are twitching about, as if she's being manipulated by some invisible strings.
In that instant, earth’s rotation slowed by about 5 minutes for September 30.
His arm took the massive energy of the planet’s rotation and used his vector control to transform it into a demonic strike.
The concrete wall he forcibly gouged out was thrown with frightening speed. Accelerator stood in an alley surrounded by buildings, but the several buildings between him and his target were torn through like paper.
Even with his choker device that his brain functions through shuts down, leaving him brain dead and unable to even move, he gets up through sheer willpower and miraculously regains his ability for the first time without the device. Proceeds to tear Kihara's body apart into plasma with the strange black wings he acquired.
Scientifically speaking, Accelerator was currently unable to perform any physics calculations, so it should have been impossible for him to control any physical force.
But what if there was some other power? If he had grabbed ahold of some unscientific theory, did it matter what calculations he could make?
That was what appeared to be a set of irregular laws that showed themselves ever so slightly after thousands and tens of thousands of experiments and that only a researcher of Kihara’s level would know about.
(He’s achieved a new clearance level for what he can control? What values did he input into his Personal Reality? What has he secured a method of communicating with!?)
The only possibility he could think of was the representative example of a power filling Academy City. (AIM!? …Wait, it can’t be! Is that power actually that angel or whatever!?)
But Accelerator was not going to wait around.
He poured more strength into his grip as he squeezed Kihara’s skull.
He smiled. He silently smiled.
“Ha ha ha,” laughed back Kihara Amata as his arms and legs hung down limply.
And he asked a question.
“H-have you…seen what’s behind you, you monster?”
The black wings explosively burst out.
An unexplainable and invisible power burst from Accelerator’s hand and assaulted Kihara Amata.
His body left Accelerator’s hand, shot through the abandoned office at terrifying speed, flew out of the broken window, and cut across the night sky at dozens of times the speed of sound. He moved so quickly that he turned to plasma and left behind an orange afterimage.
It was not necessary to check to see if he was dead.
Index comments on Accelerator's demonic wings being similar to Telesma and on a level that surpasses even Saints.
Releasing the meditative state she had begun for the song, Index ran over. However, Accelerator was not in a state where he could understand what people were saying. He somehow managed to grasp that she was worried for him from her expression and raised voice.
While checking to see if he was injured, Index stared at Accelerator’s back and patted at it with her white hand.
Something like demonic wings had grown there, but they were gone without a trace. His clothes did not even look damaged.
“(The field resembled Telesma, but the substance was different. Demonology just uses normal Telesma in a different way. And that was so much power I’m not sure even a Saint could handle it all…)”
Knowing he can't depend on the limited time he can use his powers for every confrontation, Accelerator takes to firearm training. He learns fast.
However, Accelerator was in a rectangular underground area surrounded by thick concrete, so he couldn‘t tell if it was morning or night. And it didn‘t really matter. He was standing with his cane underneath fluorescent lights that gave off uniform illumination.
He was in a shooting range.
The room went about 50 meters back, but only the front 10 meters were made for people to walk in. The rest was cut off by an oblong table. There were a great number of human-shaped targets beyond the table and a training program could freely move them anywhere along a mesh-like series of metal rails. There were a number of thin dividers on the oblong table creating 13 lanes for the shooting area. The space for each lane was about the size of a phone booth.
Accelerator was standing near the middle at the 8th lane.
His slender hand was gripping a small handgun and the area smelled a bit like fireworks.
"Exercise Number 42. Begin."
A recorded woman‘s voice gave that announcement as 5 targets began to move.
(I‘ll go in order from closest to farthest. I just have to blow them away one at a time.)
Accelerator held the handgun in one hand and accurately shot each target.
Gunshots rang out in the large underground area. The loud noise bounced back adding even more pressure to his eardrums.
Accelerator was right-handed, but he was forced to shot with his left hand because of his cane.
"Exercise Number 43. Begin."
He only needed about 70 seconds per round
(I can‘t focus too much on the sight. I have to watch everything. Even motion at the edge my vision.)
As he thought, Accelerator was intent on his shooting. For him, reloading was more of an issue than the firing itself. As he had his cane in his right hand, he had to do so with only his left hand.
He removed the magazine, spun the gun around so the slot for the magazine was pointed up while his pointer finger remained on the trigger, pulled a magazine from his left sleeve with his mouth, put it in the gun, spun the gun halfway back around, put the slide in his mouth, and pulled it back.
All of the obstructing Wind Defense equipment had already been destroyed.
Oyafune Monaka, far-off and onstage, felt so close that he could hold her when he looked through the scope.
Right through her,
Sunazara Chimitsu naturally thought, and then relaxingly pulled the trigger.
At that instant.
Suddenly, a corner of the concert hall front plaza exploded, and flames with black smoke rose from there.
The target, having taken the blast wave, reflexively flinched her body. Thanks to her irregular action, Sunazara’s bullet didn’t strike Oyafune Monaka.
Sunazara frowned at the all-too-good timing. Even during that time, the gorilla-sized bodyguards surrounded Oyafune and took her downstage.
Sunazara had work to do.
He continued to pull the trigger, but the steel bullet struck one of the guards sticking to Oyafune. The guard’s body was noisily knocked off, but upon looking at places where there was no bleeding, there was probably bulletproof equipment inserted to serve as a shield.
The remaining guards’ arrangement changed. Oyafune’s body was completely hidden behind the brawny men.
“For now it’s not the right time.”
Long-range sniping was delicate. If, for example, he used bullets that could go at the speed of sound and fired from 700 meters, the bullets would take close to two seconds from leaving the barrel until they struck the target. It was not so bad for clueless and standstill targets; but accurately shooting target’s vitals that was running away while being defended by multiple guards was difficult.
Sunazara Chimitsu thought for a moment, then decided this time to simply retreat.
“Even so, what blew up?”
Confirming with his scope, the black smoke was coming from the special car with its Wind Defense. Sunazara’s expression changed into that of increasing suspicion. He had rained them with bullets to stop their functions, but he had no intention of hitting them to blow them up.
At that time, Sunazara’s held his breath for a moment.
He was very near the ablaze special car. A white-haired person, on-site and merging casually into the scenery, stared right at him.
He was supported by a cane, and flames and black smoke were behind him.
Sunazara took his eyes off the scope, and immediately got into disassembling his magnetic sniping rifle. As the pieces were stored one by one into the suitcase, he silently muttered,
“I’ll remember that face.”
In his fight against a Teleporting Esper, it ends with the Esper taking a hostage. The Teleporter also messed with the sight on Accelerator's gun earlier. All the aiming Accel needs is through his power.
Accelerator turned his head and looked back while swaying on his feet, but there was still no one there.
But he did not hesitate.
While still looking in the same direction, he swung his own leg directly backwards and hit the attacker with his foot. The shock freed his left hand and, without turning around, he shot 2 or 3 shots backwards.
Sensing he had hit, Accelerator quickly flipped the switch for the electrode around his neck.
He switched it from normal mode to powered mode.
Then he forcefully turned around.
As before, no one was there.
But as he looked around he saw a man standing behind a railroad worker who had approached after hearing the gunshots.
The man had shallow bleeding injuries on his side and thighs. He was wearing a down jacket and the down was soaked red. He looked high-school aged and was pressing a Western-style saw against the railroad worker’s neck from behind.
Accelerator gave a scornful laugh.
“So you’re a teleportation-type esper who can only move behind other people. What a boring power. You can’t even be Level 4. And usually being able to teleport your own weight is enough to get you to Level 4.”
“You fucking loser. You can’t do the theoretical 11th dimensional calculations on your own, so you compensate by basing your calculations around the locations of others. That power is wasted on you.”
“…I don’t want to hear that from someone who relies on an electrode. Enough talking. The Professor asked me to do this too, so I’m going to stop you here.”
“A hostage? That guy isn’t even any use as a shield. And I’m after the antenna not you.”
“You won’t abandon the hostage.”
The attacker – Accelerator decided to call him Kill Point – laughed scornfully.
“If you would, I doubt you would have come here to stop Hikoboshi II. I can stop you with this guy’s life. But if you really think he isn’t enough, I can create an even greater sea of blood.”
Kill Point pressed the saw against the young railroad worker’s neck and the worker gave a slight yell.
“…You lack aesthetics,” said Accelerator as he held up his gun. “You simply have none of the aesthetics of a villain.”
“If you’re planning on shooting me, you should stop. I think that gun’s sight is horizontally off by quite a bit.” Thinking about it, Accelerator realized that it did feel different than usual.
When he had shot Kill Point behind him, Kill Point had most likely messed with the setting on the sight. Accelerator could fix the sight if he wanted to, but there was no time to perform maintenance during this tense situation.
Even if the sight was off by a bit, Accelerator was skilled enough to easily hit his target. But that changed when the target was using a hostage as a shield.
There were problems that could be dealt with using intuition and there were one’s that couldn’t.
“I see. This certainly is an interesting situation.”
“Well? What will you do?”
As he said that, Accelerator turned the gun towards his own temple.
Before Kill Point could think, Accelerator unhesitatingly pulled the trigger.
Bang!! A gunshot rang out.
Kill Point’s body was knocked backwards.
A dark red hole had opened in his shoulder. He tried to brace himself, but he still collapsed onto the ground. Accelerator had altered the vector of the bullet he had shot himself in the head with so that it headed towards Kill Point.
He motioned his handgun to the side telling the railroad worker to move out of the way.
The railroad worker fled to the side so hurriedly he almost fell and Accelerator aimed his gun forward again.
“Looks like the sight really is off.” He put his finger on the trigger. “But I can correct that by altering its vector when it hits me. A gun sight is nothing compared to the accuracy of my power.”
Before Kakine can kill Uiharu, Accelerator intervenes by throwing an ATM machine at him.
“I said… that child is at a place you will never see. I’m not… lying.”
She said this while poking her tongue out, as if she was using all her energy to toy with her foe.
Kakine Teitoku went silent.
As he said that, he lifted his leg off Uiharu’s shoulder.
But his foot did not go back onto the ground. Instead, it was aimed at Uiharu Kazari’s head.
“I told you before: though I don’t attack normal people, I have no mercy towards my enemies. If you understand that and still refuse to cooperate, then there’s nothing I can do.”
Kakine Teitoku put all his strength into his foot that was hanging above her.
The foot was as if it was about to crush an empty can.
*Boom*, a large gust of wind made Uiharu unconsciously closed her tear-filled eyes; this was all she could do now.
But Kakine’s foot did not crush Uiharu’s head.
Another explosion rang out across Academy City.
A gale swept through them like a blast wave. Uiharu opened her eyes and saw an ATM and shards of its glass and walls. A twister made of these shards smashed against Kakine Teitoku at an incredible speed. Taking this blow head-on, Kakine stumbled, and the foot that was going to crush Uiharu ended up stomping the floor a few millimeters away from her head.
From inside the completely destroyed ATM, pure-white paper notes flew in all directions like an angel’s wings.
In the middle of all that, Uiharu heard a voice.
“…Seriously. Is that all it takes to satisfy you, scumbag?”
Passionate, white, insane.
That was the voice of the demon-like strongest Level 5 in Academy City! “Let’s raise the stakes some more. While we’re at it, I’ll teach you what it means to be a villain.”
A battle between the two strongest Level 5s is as destructive as one would expect.
Accelerator and Kakine Teitoku clashed head on! A shock wave exploded outwards, flattening everything, knocking down bystanders, and breaking glass windows. Even in the midst of this mess, however, each’s eyes were only on their opponent.
The result for this round was clear.
Kakine Teitoku, who had taken the attack head-on, was blown backwards and smashed into a café with a loud crash. But Accelerator merely felt displeasure, since the other side seemed to have avoided a head on confrontation.
“So you’re the esper that can control any vectors.”
Came a voice out of the café that looked like it had been hit by a bomb.
“Then, what if you were to smash into a large mass that can’t be moved regardless of all the vectors you can gather? Guess that wouldn’t work. As long as my vectors aren’t being controlled, it’s meaningless.”
Kakine Teitoku walked out of the shop with some kind of cocoon around him. No, they were wings! Six wings like that of an angel’s slowly spread behind him.
Accelerator furrowed his brow.
“Mimicking myths doesn’t suit you, you unoriginal idiot.”
“You don’t have to worry about that, I already know.”
Before their voices finished echoing, they clashed once more.
Against Accelerator who controlled the vectors beneath his feet and charged, Kakine Teitoku spread his wings and flew almost twenty meters to the center of the road.
Accelerator swept his arm in front of him and slashed through the air, totally taking control of the airflow vectors. Boom! A hurricane with wind speeds of a 120 meters per second blasted towards Kakine like a cannon shot.
Waving his dexterous wings, Kakine tried to avoid the attack, but a *click* sound reached his ears. Looking down, he found that Accelerator had already closed the distance between them. Before Kakine could even figure that out, Accelerator thrust his right hand towards Kakine’s chest.
“This space which has been affected by foreign bodies is no longer the world that you know!”
Faced with this taunting, Accelerator controlled the air flow and made four tornadoes behind him.
Accelerator’s tornadoes swept away Kakine’s wings, and Kakine’s wings blew apart Accelerator’s tornadoes. The buildings which were made of steel beams and cement were trembling from the blast waves and shook continuously. Suddenly, the two were no longer where they had been. The two of them continuously attacked each other, moving in parallel down the main road at an extreme speed. Occasionally they flew towards a windmill electricity generator, and other times they kicked streetlights away, flying down the road at a frightening speed.
“Even though I’ve finally snatched the Tweezers, studied the Underline, and planned many other things, none of them worked. Guess killing you, the #1, is the fastest and most efficient method.”
Kakine said while waving his wings that spanned several tens of meters long.
Accelerator and Kakine who were flying parallel down the road suddenly changed paths and chose the shortest route to smash into each other. A four-lane crossroad was blocked completely due to the clash between those two. Nobody complained, and nobody dared to complain. Everyone here had the instinct that if they dared to speak up they would die.
The silhouettes of the two swept past each other.
A few seconds later, the air exploded and a shock-wave rang out.
“If that’s the case then there is only one efficient path to take. Destroy all other plans that are prepared, so that Aleister has no other path to take. Then, as long as I’m not the spare plan, as long as I am the center of the plan, then Aleister can no longer ignore me! I don’t want to destroy this city, it is still useful. That’s why I’ll start from devouring the core, and in the end take control of it!”
Accelerator’s and Kakine’s blood flew around the air.
“So, only by killing off me, the true center, you can take over the plans.”
The two of them stood facing each other, slowly gauging their opponent.
Kakine's Dark Matter is so exotic and thoroughly alien to any laws of physics, it can circumvent Accelerator's reflection that applies physics within the realm of any known science in Index.
“Elementary particles are things even tinier than molecules and atoms. We know that there exist gauge bosons, leptons, and quarks. There are also hadrons which are made when antiparticles or quarks gather, but, well, they're all divided into a few general categories. These elementary particles make up the world.”
“However,” said Kakine in a soft voice, “That kind of common knowledge does not apply to my Dark Matter!”
Boom! Accompanying gale winds, the six wings behind Kakine instantly recovered their forms.
“The Dark Matter I create is matter that does not exist in this world. It’s not matter that hasn’t yet been discovered, nor matter that theoretically exists, but rather matter which undeniably does not exist.”
A material made by an esper ability that could not be classified by science.
Faced by these white wings that seemed to have come from a different world and defy the laws of physics, Accelerator’s will was not shaken.
Who cares what they are? They will all be shattered by the ability to manipulate vectors.
“OK, then I’ll blast you apart along with your ‘Dark Matter’.”
With one more step forward, Accelerator could tear apart Kakine Teitoku’s heart.
“You still don’t understand.”
As Kakine finished his sentence, his white wings let out a ‘swoosh’ and projected a brilliant white light.
A burning pain forced Accelerator to back away from Kakine involuntarily. At the same time, he noticed the change in the situation.
Accelerator who could reflect all vectors was actually hurt by an outside attack.
“That was diffraction. Light or electromagnetic waves change direction when passing through narrow gaps; this is common knowledge even in high school textbooks. Using multiple gaps at the same time will make the waves interfere with each other.”
Simply put it was by diffracting light through the countless unseen gaps on the wings to change the nature of sunlight and use it to attack Accelerator. It was not that the white wings gave off light, but that the light itself was changed by diffracting through them.
“Ah, the value of things depends on how you use them. So, how does it feel to be burned to death by sunlight?”
“… Go back and study up on physics, you idiot. No matter how you diffract sunlight it doesn’t change the nature of it into something like a beam of light that kills.”
“Hm, that is indeed the case with the normal physics of this world.”
Kakine’s six wings curled up and gathered strength.
“But! My Dark Matter is matter that does not exist in this world! It completely disobeys the laws of physics of this world. Sunlight that gets diffracted by the Dark Matter will also have its own set of laws! Foreign bodies are like this: by just mixing in a little bit, the world will completely change!
Accelerator karate kicks several rocks in the air hard enough that they burn away from air friction with the speed their going.
Accelerator ignored Kakine’s words and stomped on the gravel road, and then kicked the rocks that were sent flying up using a karate kick.
Boom! A loud explosion rang out.
The vectors of the pebbles were changed and fired off faster than a Railgun, but vanished after a few millimeters. However, the pressure waves did not vanish, and the attack felt as if it would tear the very air apart. But, Kakine also put strength into his wings and scattered the attack. The waves of attacks between the two clashes against one another, sent a ‘tsunami’ of air throughout their surroundings and blew streetlights and advertisement signs into the air.
Accelerator reveals he's already figured out his power through simple observation while demonstrating just how in control of the battle he was before soundly defeating the #2 Level 5.
“At the moment you spoke those words, you became one of those common filth that pass themselves off as great villains.”
“That doesn’t sound convincing.”
Kakine Teitoku said uninterestedly.
“I don’t want to lay hands on normal people either. If I’m in a good mood I’ll even let bad guys off. Having said that, I don’t really care if those people live or die. Aren’t you the same? In our battle just then, how many spectators and bystanders have got hurt? Cement and asphalt were traveling over the speed of sound, and shock-waves wiped out everything. That’s the kind of battle between us.”
“Including the brat that shielded Last Order, they are all the same. You don’t have to right to lecture me, murderer. In order to battle with me, the you that kills off bystanders has no right to lecture me. Don’t tell me you truly believe you are exempt from your own ideals.”
“Ha, ‘battling with you and killing off bystanders in the process’, is it?”
Even when accused of this, Accelerator smiled leisurely.
“What a scumbag. It’s because you have no aesthetics that you can say bullshit like that.”
“In the end, do you understand why you’re #2 and I’m #1?”
As he laughed he spreads his arms out wide.
“Between me and you, there is an impassable wall.”
Kakine was fuming at his comments, but he also noticed it.
True, the battle between Accelerator and Dark Matter had destroyed the road. The glass from the buildings had shattered, traffic lights had been blasted off, and trees had been blown away and were sticking out of the cement buildings.
But, something was missing.
Glass shards had rained down from above, but there was no-one hurt. A sweeping gale had twisted the path of those shards into falling elsewhere. The advertisement signs had miraculously protected those that were to slow to run away. The others were the same, with not a single person hurt. Though it was uncertain, in their fighting to this point, probably not a single bystander had been hurt.
Kakine felt his throat go dry.
“Are you saying… that you protected them all?”
Thinking back, the first sneak attack could have been much more powerful. But if that was the case, Last Order’s companion at that time would also have been hurt.
This was his way of doing things.
Even in a death match between the #1 and #2 Level 5s, even on a battlefield where a slight mistake could get you killed, Accelerator protected the normal people who he had never met before.
“Don’t joke around! Are you saying everything was under your control from the beginning?!”
Accelerator showed impatience, as if saying ‘of course’, and taunted Kakine for his incompetence that he could not do the same.
“Are you angry, you lowlife?”
Towards Kakine who was shocked, Accelerator impatiently said, “Now this is what should be called a villain.”
If after doing this much, if one was still called a villain, then just what did a hero in Accelerator’s mind have to do?!
“Stop spouting nonsense, Accelerator!!”
Kakine Teitoku roared out and increased the power in his six wings. Changing the lengths, the structure, the white wings spread out and transformed into six lethal weapons that aimed at six of Accelerator’s vital points. Facing these, Accelerator only smiled.
“Bring it on.”
“These are more than enough to bring you down, since I’ve already figured your filtering system. That sham of a defense cannot stop this!”
“Indeed, you can control matter that doesn’t exist in this world.” Accelerator only wagged his index finger and made a ‘feel free to do your worst’ expression.
“The laws written in school textbooks don’t work on them, and light and electromagnetic waves that come in contact with the Dark Matter get twisted into energy that can’t possibly exist. So using energy calculation algorithms based on rules of this world will definitely have flaws.”
The killing intent between the two had risen dramatically.
This crossroad was now fully saturated with the breath of death.
“Then all I have to do is include them in my calculations. To change the laws of this world into a new world that includes your Dark Matter and create a new algorithm, then it’s checkmate.”
“Using your vector transformation… to control my Dark Matter…?”
“Don’t you think I can do it?”
“Ha, do you think you can gauge the entirety of the depths of my ability just by doing that?”
“Your depth is actually quite shallow.”
“Shallow to the point I don’t even need to try and gauge it!”
A sound of explosions ripped through the sky.
It only took an instant for the two to clash.
The victor in the match between the #1 and #2 had been decided.
Accelerator looked at the ground, and saw a walking stick nearby. Probably something that flew near him from the spectators that were affected by their fight. Now, accompanying the uproar they had caused, several hundred people had crowded around.
But Accelerator showed no intention of hiding. Other small fries would take care of covering up the incident, there was no point in worrying about this himself.
In the center of the crossroad that was in upheaval, Kakine Teitoku was lying there on the ground. The white wings that had their control of the vectors taken from them, had stabbed through Kakine. A puddle of blood was slowly spreading, as if an unknown magic circle was slowly taking shape.
However, Dark Matter was still alive.
And Accelerator was a villain, not one of the good guys.
At this time, one of those puke-inducing good guys would probably leave it at this, and turn to walk away. Or maybe they would even be merciful, staying to take care of the wounds the bad guy had suffered, and point him a new direction in life to make everything better. But now, Accelerator only wordlessly pulled out a gun from its holster on his side. From the instant Kakine Teitoku decided to involve civilians and Last Order in his fight against Accelerator, he never had the thought of forgiving him.
(This is probably the difference between a good guy and a bad guy), Accelerator thought to himself.
Accelerator cocked the gun with his thumb, and said in a quiet voice to the still unconscious Kakine.
“Well, this is probably better than being taken down by one of those heroes.”
Kakine mortally wounding Accelerator's caretaker Yomikawa is what finally does it. Accelerator's terrifying transformation destroys the surroundings.
Accelerator also had people he wanted to protect. People like Last Order, the Sisters, Yoshikawa Kikyou, and Yomikawa Aiho. So, he must be cruel to the very end. Even if he had to fight against the whole world, and even against those he must protect, he had to save those people from the darkness.
“You can’t do it.”
By the time he realized, Yomikawa had walked up to him, and covered both the gun and Accelerator’s hand softly with her own hands.
“You haven’t rotted that much.”
Victory was decided just like that. The fingers that were holding onto the gun were slowly plied open one by one by Yomikawa. Then she took out the clip, pulled the slide back, and ejected the bullet already in the chamber. Faced with this kind of end, Accelerator could only stare blankly.
At this time…
An attack made of Dark Matter came suddenly, and cut off Accelerator’s thought.
The target wasn’t him.
Yomikawa opened her eyes wide in shock. She slowly looked down. The white wing made of unknown materials had stabbed through the side of her stomach like a knife. Her green jersey had been dyed red. And with each passing moment the redness was spreading into a frighteningly large patch.
Yomikawa wanted to say something, but after stumbling a few steps she collapsed.
Accelerator could only look on. Behind the collapsed Yomikawa stood a human figure. It was the unconscious Kakine Teitoku.
And behind him were the six wings.
There was no need to explain what had just happened.
Swish. The sharp wings that stabbed through Yomikawa’s side were lightly pulled out.
“…She actually said no matter how dark or cold the world you are in, she’ll definitely bring you back?”
Kakine said with a face stained by blood.
The reason he attacked Yomikawa wasn’t because she was in his way. From the beginning, Kakine’s eyes only had Accelerator. That slight hesitation, the slight hesitation in front of Yomikawa that he would step off the path of evil, was the reason he attacked Yomikawa.
To him, that hesitation, was the obstacle.
If Accelerator had given up evil, then just what had he himself lost to?
Because of that, Kakine Teitoku raged.
“That’s impossible! How could it be that easy?! This is our world. This is the end of darkness and despair!! You babble on with fancy words, but at the end of the end, you rely on something like this. This is what you called aesthetics?!”
A shattering speech. Lead by rage and ill will, the words that were illogical smashed against Accelerator’s body like blast waves.
“In the end you are the same as me, unable to protect anybody. After this many more will die, killed by a mongrel like me. Isn’t that right, Accelerator!! Didn’t you also slaughter your way to where you are now!!”
Kakine shakily stood upright with his body stained by blood and grime.
But this wasn’t for fighting against Accelerator. For him who had a good understanding of ill will, Kakine’s ill will was directed elsewhere.
And that was towards Yomikawa lying on the ground.
“I can’t hear you.”
Cracking sounds were made, but no-one was sure what was happening. Kakine wasn’t touching Yomikawa, but Yomikawa’s body was being stepped on by something unseen. Her body was trembling and the red-black patch, upon the pressure, had started to spread once more.
“I can’t fucking hear you!!”
Accelerator’s voice was being drowned out by Kakine’s roar.
“Don’t count on me to stop, you idiot!! What do you expect talking to solve, you villain? You have got to be joking—that’s not how we do things!”
Kakine used his ability and increased the pressure on Yomikawa.
This time it was not just her side, even Yomikawa’s mouth started to have sticky crimson liquid leaking out.
“If you want to stop someone, then kill him. If you don’t like something, then destroy it. That’s the evil! Being saved is unnecessary!! Being smiled upon and forgiven is unnecessary!! A piece of shit bastard like you doesn’t deserve to be forgiven! Come on! Let me see the ‘evil’ that you, who have only spouted fancy words, have!!”
Though you’ve said before you won’t involve normal people this is the result. Even though you’ve given up on the light, even though you’ve decided to stand at the pinnacle of the darkness, in the end you got tempted by soft words into reaching for the thread of light that reached for you. His own sight only slightly left the world of darkness, his own hands only slightly touched the world of light. The priority of eliminating Kakine Teitoku was pushed aside and this tragedy was the result.
Accelerator this time changed completely into evil. He swore no matter what he would lose, he would completely shatter Kakine Teitoku!!
A searing headache. It felt like something sharp had stabbed into his brain, and devoured everything in Accelerator. His ears could hear something like fruit being smashed into pulp. His eyes had started to flow with a liquid that was not tears. A liquid that smelled of rust, was redder than tears, thicker than tears, and felt uncomfortable. Even this liquid that came out of his eyes only left a taste of disgust.
And what came afterward was…
That pillar that had supported him had completely shattered. His whole body had been infected by a murky emotion. Accelerator, who clenched his teeth and had crimson eyes, let out a roar that echoed to the ends of the earth!
From behind him spread murky black wings, as if they shot out from his back. This pair of wings that contained something which could blow away the mind, and anger that shattered his own sense of self, spread instantly over tens of meters, and shaved off parts of the buildings and roads around him.
With his new power, the Awakened Accelerator destroys Kakine even after he Awakened as well, putting an end to his madness.
This pair of black wings, Kakine had seen it before, and knew what it was.
The elementary particles that didn’t exist in this world, Dark Matter.
“… So strong. Such powerful evil. So you can do it if you put your mind to it, villain. If that’s the case then indeed Dark Matter is only suitable for being the spare plan. However, this doesn’t mean it’s all decided!!”
Kakine’s six wings, as if responding to his roar, spread explosively. The wings that spanned several tens of meters emitted a mysterious glow, and at the same time had an inorganic feel like a machine. Almost like a giant weapon gods and angels normally use.
Flap. The air around the six wings let out a howl.
Accelerator and Dark Matter controlled the organic and inorganic powers respectively.
Different from this world, this was ‘organic’ and ‘inorganic’ in terms of a different world. The One Who Wields the Power of God and The One Who Has Touched the Territory of God. Now the odds of victory were even, only that unlike Accelerator, Kakine hadn’t lost himself.
An unprecedented power was expanding within him.
And, he had perfectly mastered this power.
Now the position of the #1 and #2 of Academy City was about to be reversed. This was neither a bluff nor an exaggeration. He now believed even if he fought against all the armies in the world, and even every esper in Academy City, he could emerge victorious and unharmed.
Kakine laughed and waved his completely awakened six wings down at Accelerator.
He no longer saw Accelerator as a threat, but only a thing to test his new powers on.
Kakine Teitoku’s body was pressed into the asphalt by a great power.
He completely didn’t understand what just happened.
Accelerator’s wings didn’t move at all. He only stared at Kakine and slightly moved his hands. With just that, he defeated Kakine who had absolute power and ground him deep into the ground.
His right hand that had the Tweezers on it was torn off from the elbow downwards.
(Ah! …Uwah! Wh-Wha?! Just what is—)
Accelerator must have changed vectors and energies of some sort, and redirected those towards Kakine as an attack.
Even though he understood, even if Accelerator had gathered all the energies in this world, this phenomenon shouldn’t have happened. The Kakine Teitoku now couldn’t lose to this world.
With an overwhelming presence Accelerator walked step by step towards Kakine Teitoku. His steps were like the countdown until the end of Kakine’s life, when it reached zero it would be all over. And, Accelerator had reached that last step.
“Bastard…! Damn it, so this is how it is!! Your mission is…?!”
At this time, Accelerator took an envelope out from the bag that‘s in the hand that‘s not holding the crutch, and placed it lightly onto [depart]‘s table. From the opened end of the envelope ten bundles of cash dropped out, each have 1 million tied up. Seeing these, [depart] can only give a wry smile.
"This is a prepayment. I‘ve been given a boring job, and I‘m fuming right now. I can‘t guarantee that I won't slip up and end up killing someone."
"Alright. I‘ll say this first, the life is 7 million. Paying for disposing the corpse is not included." [depart]‘s voice have a slight undertone of regret. He said it‘s something like a hobby to begin with, but he still gave it up like so. He‘s probably thinking all he has to do is buy a new one.
"I‘m curious, why are you interested in that brat? Are you saying you are the kind of guy that can only be excited by something that‘s abused thoroughly by another man‘?"
"Hmm? Oh I see, you misunderstood me."
Facing [depart], Accelerator lightly denied his question.
"I‘m not buying the girl that‘s hanging there."
[depart] didn‘t understand Accelerator‘s reply for a moment.
Then he heard his nose being shattered.
"What, are, you doing-Aaaaaaaaaaargh?!"
A piercing pain accompanied the howl. [depart] fell down from his chair and onto the ground. At the same time, a small bag landed next to him. Even though he knew intellectually that Accelerator threw that at his face, he couldn‘t understand no matter what. It‘s unimaginable that someone who relies on a crutch can throw something that hard with one hand. The pain is like being hit by one of those automatic ball pitching machines right on the face.
"Fu, Fuck…! What the fuck do you think you‘re doing!"
Opening the drawers of the expensive looking office table, [depart] pulled out a pistol. Though even with a gun pointed at him, Accelerator doesn‘t think much of this situation. The hand that was holding a bag is now on the collar around his neck, and his face has a sinister evil smile on it.
Then, he said while smiling:
"By your standards… a person is worth about 7 million right?"
No way?! [depart]‘s lips started to tremble.
As if to confirm his worst case assumption, Accelerator continued to say,
"Seriously, that bastard on the other side of the phone only gives me these kinds of boring jobs. I‘m fuming right now, and I‘ve paid already – there‘s no problem in slaughtering you now, right?"
Being assaulted by an overwhelming fear that can‘t be seen, [depart] pulled the trigger while trembling. The sound of flesh being torn apart and roars that are past the limits of what can be called a shriek exploded out simultaneously.
Five minutes later.
Accelerator kicked a piece of flesh with the tip of his shoes, and turned off his collar with a bored expression. He‘s completely unhurt. As long as his ability is active, he can reflect any attack.
Destroys the chains binding the girl abducted by [depart] from a distance.
"It‘s finally over. This shitty job is too fucking boring. Huh? What is needed right now? That‘s right, a recovery crew to tidy up this piece of trash that makes me sick just smelling what‘s left of him. Also,"
At this point, Accelerator paused slightly.
He looked at the girl still hanging there, and turned on his collar once more.
All he did was move his fingers slightly, and the chains binding the girl are cut off inexplicably.
More demonstrations of using his powers from a distance. Bends and twists a bad guys arm completely as he's about shoot a hostage kid before blowing him away. Accelerator takes out several more guys before they can react with his gun.
The merciless bullet was shot out and pierced muscle and bone.
A dull thud, being the sound of the boy‘s small figure falling onto the hard ground. The clothes designed for kids is dyed completely red. That can‘t be mistaken for anything else other than blood.
That, is not the boy‘s own blood.
That‘s something that flowed out of the arms of the man who looked like the leader.
From beside him, in his blind spot, another person shot the arm of the masked man.
After blankly looking at his arm – the gun is blasted out, his arm is twisted unnaturally by 45 degrees, the man who looked like the leader only moment later felt pain.
But, screams did not ring out.
As soon as that man‘s eyes left the camera and looked outside the area covered by it, more gunshots followed. After the sounds of *don don don*, the man who looked like the leader was shot all over his body and blown away. The panicked voices of the other masked men overlapped each other.
But at this time that somebody outside the camera view‘ continued to fire. The man that was filming with a cellphone was shot, and collapsed along with the machine. The higher-ups watching the live broadcast only saw the view turning up towards the ceiling, then gray static.
Because the lens has shattered.
Because he has no sight and can only hear the sounds, the boy with his eyes covered opened his mouth,
That‘s a voice that can‘t stop shaking, a weak voice.
A evil reply, as if to overturn everything here.
Takes out the rest of the group of bad guys, easily stopping any of their attempts at a strategy.
Boom! A sound that swept through the air exploded out. The multiple bullets in his hands shot out, and each of them accurately pierced through the terrorists of Spark Signal.
Of course, they didn‘t come here to just die when they planned this large-scale mission. At this place, this time, as a human they all felt their lives are in danger. To be released from this threat they unreservedly used all the techniques and knowledge they have learned up to this point, bringing their full strength to fight back against the white-haired esper.
Some of them tried to shoot with their rifles from behind cover.
Some of them tried to use hostages to stop their opponent‘s movement.
Some of them tried to use dynamite to destroy the columns and bury their opponent in the rubble.
These were good actions, except it was all meaningless.
Forget about it even having a effect, there was no value in even trying.
The bullets didn‘t work.
As soon it touched the monster‘s skin, it was reflected back and shot the terrorists themselves.
Taking hostages didn‘t work.
As soon as they tried to reach for the kids, their wrists were twisted in an unnatural manner.
Dynamite didn‘t work.
As soon as they tried to push the button for it to explode, their fingers were blown away along with the button.
Breaks into a stronghold built to withstand nuclear explosions by smashing a car into it.
As one of the official members of the Board of Directors, Shiokishi is well-known for being well-protected. That is apparent from the fact that he covers himself in a Powered Suit almost 24 hours a day. Of course, his stronghold is also quite robust. Mixed in with other buildings in the 2nd school district, that tunnel style building that‘s 200m in diameter is said to be able to withstand even tactical weapons.
It‘s just that,
"That level of strength is still not enough."
Accelerator‘s low voice was carried off by the winds.
"When facing a place that boasts to be able to withstand even nuclear strikes, you‘ll have to use something like this."
Boom!! An explosion rang out.
The front half of the tunnel had one third of it smashed apart, and debris flew all over the air.
What Accelerator did was very simple. He picked up a parked car close to him with one hand, and then threw it hard at the target. There was nothing special about the laws of physics involved, and the items used wasn‘t any kind of special material. But, with just controlling all vectors‘ added into the mix, a simple throw can bring the results of shattering the shelter.
The person in question muttered that one phrase in a bored tone, and turned his electrode off. To conserve the batteries as much as possible, the Level 5 can only stumble forward using his crutch as support. But nobody can stop him. The gigantic shock wave from when the shelter was destroyed the joints of the Powered Suits, flipped over the tanks, and robbed the soldiers of their consciousness.
Accelerator is confronted by the mysterious entity known as Aiwass. The creature completely ignores the concept of vectors and nearly slices Accelerator in half. Accelerator is still able to continue fighting through the pain all while keeping his own blood still circulating through his ruptured organs.
Accelerator controlled the vectors for the strength of his legs and shot forward explosively.
(Whether you‘re a collection of AIM diffusion fields or an angel or whatever, I won‘t hold back if you‘re going to harm that kid. I‘ll take you up on your offer and have you disappear!!)
Aiwass did not even attempt to evade. It stared at Accelerator with its arms still spread out. Accelerator charged in and stuck out a hand with its fingers spread out. He just had to alter the vectors to destroy Aiwass from the inside.
But an unexplained shock struck Accelerator on his upper body in a diagonal line.
It was a decisive strike with something like a heavy blade. Immediately after Accelerator was aware of that, he hit the floor and rolled a few times backwards. An unbelievable amount of blood gushed out. It wasn‘t just coming from the wound on his upper body. Blood was flowing from his mouth and nose as well. It may sound like a joke, but it seriously seemed like a mystery that his organs didn‘t come spilling out of that large wound.
He didn‘t know what had happened. People like Kihara Amata and Kakine Teitoku had pierced his wall of reflection in the past, but Aiwass was different. That strike had not been based on some theory that allowed it to slip past the reflection. Even after receiving that decisive blow, he was still unable to analyze what had happened to his own body.
"Oh, whoops. That was my mistake," said Aiwass sounding completely calm.
Something grew from its back pushing its long blonde hair aside. They were wings. The wings were emitting a too brilliant brilliance that gave the feeling that it was worse for the human body than a nuclear explosion. That must have been what had sliced Accelerator.
The wings were very odd.
They were not simply gold colored. They were a palely glowing platinum that had a white core. …That wasn‘t quite accurate, but it was how Accelerator expressed it in his brain. The wings gave him a very strong out-of-place feeling because he could not comprehend what he was seeing.
"Dammit, Aleister. You added something into the snCONSTRUCTIONbozl virus. So you embedded an auto defense bseouABILITYgbu into my beuoAPPEARENCEdnm via Last Order. Sorry about that. It seems a suicide prevention device has been nbspgADDEDnpisr in. These nspidhWINGSgprws move on their own, so you‘ll have to do something about them if you want to sbgpKILLnapedv me."
Aiwass‘s words became more and more distorted.
However, Accelerator was not really listening. His eyes changed to a red even more sinister than the blood spewing from his body. As he lay on the ground, his outstretched hand shattered the floorboards.
Acclerator‘s back split open and jet black wings burst forth. Those wings of darkness stood in stark contrast to Aiwass‘s pale platinum-like wings. That demon whose upper body was dyed red with blood and whose lips and teeth had even been turned crimson slowly rose up smoothly as if ignoring gravity altogether.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law, hm?"
However, Aiwass shook its head while looking at those black wings.
Accelerator had no way of knowing, but what Aiwass had just said referred to the central pillar of a certain magician and had been recorded in the Book of the Law.
"Unfortunately, that is from the wrong rggrAEONipiregj. Your rsgPOWERnophe is from Osiris‘s time. With that, you cannot truly hosefOPPOSEqierd one from Horus such as myself."
A tremendous roar rang out.
It was a shockwave created by the clash between black and pale platinum wings.
The shockwave became a storm.
An explosive wind was created with Accelerator and Aiwass at the center. However, the fight was not even. In the first strike, Accelerator‘s black wings were torn off at the base and the second strike completely sliced them to pieces. A sound that was more of a roar than it was a yell reverberated throughout the area. Aiwass swung its pale platinum wings again. Red blood flew into the air and was blown away by the explosive wind.
There was simply too great a gap between them.
Accelerator‘s black wings were quite destructive, but it was a bit like he was simply swinging around a heavy wooden club. On the other hand, Aiwass‘s wings were more like a sharp and famous sword that was being wielded with incredible skill.
The sound of something falling to the ground could be heard.
No, it was the sound of someone collapsing.
"So this is all?" Aiwass said looking down at Accelerator who was lying in the middle of a pool of blood.
A normal person would certainly have died, but Accelerator was still breathing. He was subconsciously using his vector conversion ability to circulate his blood between the broken blood vessels. Due to this, streams of red liquid were flowing around him like a drink spilled in outer space.
Those repulsive white machine soldiers had suddenly jumped onto the freight train.
And then some strange monster with white hair and red eyes had started destroying them in a single strike.
The monster had broken through the roof, blown through a wall, caused an explosive wind through the opening, and kicked a few of the machine soldiers out. He had used his human arms and legs to tear through the 5 cm thick steel container like it was made of paper. Those simply weren’t things a normal person could do. The soldier knew that Japan’s Academy City was scientifically developing espers, but seeing it with his own eyes was something else entirely.
“Tch. Looks like that isn’t enough to kill them,” the monster said while staring outside.
He had kicked people out of a train moving at over 500 kph and that was what he said. Both sides in that fight were monsters.
The monster looked around the area.
Immediately afterwards, a giant machine soldier broke through the wall between cars. It appeared right to the side of the monster. However, the white monster did not seem worried. He merely swung one arm slightly blowing the machine soldier away along with the wreckage of what used to be its armor.
Accelerator's reflection is at least partially able to affect the vectors of attacks with laws behind them he can't quite comprehend like physics-defying magic. He semi-reflects a magic attack without knowing the existence of magic in his battle against a group of magicians.
Immediately afterwards, the snow around her melted and turned into a spear of water that flew towards Accelerator.
The mysterious attack was not from a bullet or a bomb.
A normal person would have been too surprised to react and simply been skewered. However, Accelerator was not bothered by it. He himself was a mass of the mysterious.
He held up his right hand, the sole area his reflection was activated on.
The water spear was smashed to pieces.
The water turned to a rainbow of light that flowed diagonally back from his right hand. It acted as a wall of pressure that knocked away 4 of 5 of Vodyanoy’s comrades.
Accelerator had blocked the attack, but he frowned.
He couldn’t figure it out.
If his reflection had succeeded, the water spear should have head straight back at Vodyanoy and pierced her arm. Instead, it had gone astray and had disintegrated into a rainbow of light. It had been an odd phenomenon. It hadn’t been something like steam created from water or ice. Accelerator had caused the reflection but he didn’t understand the process by which it had turned to light.
It felt like having something you had grabbed with the tips of your fingers slipping away.
When he reflected teleportation powers, a strange phenomenon occurred in the 3 dimensional world, but this had felt entirely different.
However, he did not have time to think about it.
Vodyanoy seemed confused, too. As if to check what had happened, she created the exact same water spear once more. She watched him carefully as the attack hit as if looking for a way through his defenses.
This was convenient for Accelerator.
He held his palm forward and the water spear turned to rainbow-colored light once more.
However, something was different from the previous time.
One portion of the rainbow-colored light almost scratched Last Order’s cheek.
“…You need to be careful.”
A tremendous noise rang out.
It was the sound of Accelerator lightly stepping on the ground and causing a huge tsunami of snow to rise up. It swallowed up Vodyanoy and the others. Unlike a normal tsunami, it had overwhelming speed. It was faster than Vodyanoy and the others and the wall of snow knocked the attackers unconscious.
“Yeah, the right hand just doesn’t suit me.”
Checking that he had taken care of all the enemies, Accelerator flipped the electrode’s switch and thought for a bit.
What had that water spear been?
The grasp of its vectors had been completely different from the scientific powers developed in Academy City.
A meeting with a clone of Misaka, Misaka Worst puts Accelerator through a soul-crushing guilt trip that destroys his sanity. He confronts Kamijou Touma in his rampage and delivers one attack after another with his Dark Matter Wings.
It felt like his right brain and left brain were being split apart and something was bursting out from within.
It was not a normal feeling.
He wasn’t even sure it was part of his powers as Academy City’s #1 Level 5.
He didn’t know what was going to happen.
He might even just disintegrate away.
Accelerator gritted his teeth.
Right there in that place, he had to muster all his strength and truly go all out as he fought.
A wind roared.
One of the wings turned into dozens of sharp stakes and flew forcefully towards the Level 0 boy who was running towards Accelerator. Instead of aiming for that small target from many different angles, the attack was more like a carpet bombing of an entire area that the boy happened to be in.
A shock wave exploded out.
White snow and black dirt exploded up greater than 10 meters into the air obstructing Accelerator’s vision. He could tell huge cracks had appeared in various places on the ground. Distant seismographs had likely detected that shaking.
The boy who had been in the center of the blast could not be fine.
Even with the ability to negate powers with his right hand, he wouldn’t have been able to intercept every single attack.
He had certainly been damaged.
There was no way the Level 0 boy could have saved himself.
And the shock waves created by even one of the dozens of stakes held enough destructive force to smash a human body to pieces.
It had to be over.
With that victory, Accelerator had lost some form of hope.
A figure shakily stood before Accelerator.
That Level 0 boy stood on the other side of the dust of white snow and black dirt.
Of course, he was not unscathed.
The boy’s clothes were covered in dirt, red blood was leaking from his temple, and his center of gravity seemed to be tilted to the side.
Even so, the boy stood.
He stood on his two legs that would not fall.
“Ha ha ha…” Accelerator laughed weakly.
He didn’t understand. That attack was not something the boy should have been able to handle with just his right hand. However, Accelerator clearly laughed. He seemed to be enjoying it. He seemed to enjoy the fact that the theory behind his supposedly undefeatable attack had been overturned.
To him it looked like the image of the unstoppable rails of fate being easily overcome.
“Ha ha ha ha ha!! Gya ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!”
Accelerator laughed as he gathered even greater power into his black wings.
An even worse noise started to come from the inside of his skull.
The Level 0 boy clenched his fist and ran toward Accelerator.
Accelerator made a simple move. The black wings behind him both swung downwards. Except, that this time his target wasn’t the Level 0 teen that’s running towards him, but towards the empty white land in front of him.
The sound of an explosion rang out.
With the massive destructive power, large amounts of earth got swept up, and formed into a 15m high and 300m wide tsunami made of earth. The entire vista got covered by it, and it struck as if to swallow the tiny lad.
Accelerator intervenes in the fight between the Artificial Angel Kazakiri and Archangel Gabriel. Kazakiri is fair game to his reflection but the exotic nature of an Angel of God like Gabriel whose from the unknown realm of Telesma is much trickier. Nonetheless, he damages both with varying degrees of difficulty.
Accelerator was like a blast wave from an explosion, blowing away the snow from the ground, he charged towards the two angels. In the moment before their weapons were about to clash, Accelerator considered which entity he should get rid of first. However he came to the conclusion that since both of them were winged monsters, there was no point in aiding either side, and he leapt between the two, using his Reflection ability to attack the angels by redirecting their own blows at themselves.
BOOM!! The sound of explosions rang throughout the air. Against the doll-like angel of ice, Reflection was largely ineffective. Even though he used Reflection, the wings of ice were like soft candy, as they were bent out of shape, they were sent flying towards the forests, sending up ice and dirt as they went along.
The angle of reflection was too small. If Accelerator continued to forcibly reflect the attacks, his body would be injured too. However, Accelerator’s expression did not change, for the wings of the glasses-wearing angel were fully deflected by his Reflection. The angel had an almost human-like expression of surprise, and in this instant Accelerator took away the vectors from the angel’s attack. Gathering the vectors, Accelerator launched a merciless strike straight at the chest of the glasses-wearing angel.
The sound vanished.
The seemingly weightless flying angel was knocked back 300 meters. Like a crashing airplane, the monster rolled spectacularly across the ground, knocking away everything in her path. The reason Accelerator attacked her first was very simple. His powers worked on this angel, not so much on the other angel. Logically he should try to take out the more difficult opponent first. For this, he would have to incapacitate the easier opponent first to fully concentrate on the harder one.
The Laws behind Gabriel's attacks are too exotic for Accelerator's Reflection to work, much more so than even regular Magic was. Nonetheless he is able to survive a massive bombardment of huge meteors from the Archangel numbering in the dozens of millions.
From the earlier clash Accelerator had analyzed his opponents. Although both angels were monsters, they were not on the same level as Aiwass. Reflection and vector control worked perfectly upon the angel of science. As for the angel who had unknown origins, from the way it was being knocked around by the AIM angel, it was also a far cry from Aiwass in terms of power. For, Accelerator could not even begin to think of a way to defeat Aiwass.
(Hmph, I’ve won.)
Though this was a slightly ridiculous way of judging the situation, Accelerator was confident in his victory. However at that instant.
The archangel began a chant. Something was leaking out. Not only was the chant in a soft thin voice, hard to hear, but it was impossible to discern what language the archangel was chanting in.
Accelerator’s ears started to hurt. He felt like he was stuck in a spinning kaleidoscope.
(I know. I know this language), Accelerator thought. As he raised his head to look at the archangel, all her wings were spread out across the unnatural night sky. Like a radio tower, it seemed as though she was broadcasting signals of some kind into the sky.
And then, Misha’s voice was loud and clear.
“Command, Sweep-Cast initialized.”
The night sky was filled with flashing lights.
There was no time to be amazed at the spectacle, however.
Within a radius of 2 kilometers, tens of millions of fiery meteors of destruction rained down.
This was a perfect “Heaven’s Judgment”, one that Accelerator’s vector control could not hope to emulate.
Accelerator was unable to respond. To dodge or to try and take the attack head on? Before Accelerator could fully consider his options, the maelstrom of destruction was already upon him. Accelerator could no longer tell the sky from the ground. In the moment that he was hit by the attack, his body was flung ferociously around like a rag doll. Although Accelerator was able to lessen the damage with his vector control, he still tasted blood.
Snow, dirt and sand were all tossed up by the attack, filling Accelerator’s vision with a blur of white.
“This..... this is....?!”
As Accelerator was hurled towards the ground, he gasped for breath, but no sound came out. His throat was blocked.
Using vector control, Accelerator cleared the congealed blood from his throat, and was finally able to breathe.
(Fuck.....!! What the fuck was that?!)
The massive amounts of snow and dirt tossed up by the attack filled the entire sky.
In this panorama of white, there was only one other color.
A glow of blue, radiating from the archangel of destruction.
Once again, the sky started flashing, and Accelerator was filled with foreboding. For the onslaught he had been through was just the initial “shot” of the attack.
The archangel relentlessly pounded Accelerator with the fiery rain for another ten “shots”.
(“You’re fucking kidding me....”)
His body hurting all over, Accelerator struggled to stand up. He could not die here.
He still had something to do. He would fight until he died or the monster was crushed.
(“It doesn’t matter if I have to destroy it. Just a reason to defeat it will be enough for me!”)
BOOM!! Once more, the sound of explosions filled the air. Controlling the vectors at his feet, Accelerator sped towards the monster who was surrounded by a blue aura.
Once again, the archangel’s emotionless voice rang out.
“SECONDkoWAVE. ATTACKwagerPREPARATIONwsINITIALIZING. 30 SECONDS UNTIL SECOND WAVE OF SWEEP.”
Through a joint effort, Archangel Gabriel is defeated and self-destructs. With help from Kazakiri to circumvent the Angel's nature normally getting past his Reflection, Accelerator is able to contain the blast made of the Telesma of Gabriel.
Acqua of the Back had taken away half of Misha’s power.
Kamijou Touma had broken the pillars anchoring her existence to this plane.
And now, Misha Kreutzev was on the receiving end of the ferocious attacks of Academy City’s strongest esper and the angel of science....
The archangel’s cry echoed throughout the Russian night.
It was a sound the brain of a human could not comprehend, but one could tell it was different from a simple scream. The cry contained unfathomable emotions. Misha’s body, already straining to maintain a humanoid shape, simply collapsed, returning to a state of pure energy. An immense amount of energy. A bomb.
Accelerator, who was the closest to Misha at the time, ignored the rapidly diminishing power of his electrode, and flew towards the archangel at full power.
“...who gives a shit what just happened, this isn’t the problem at the moment!”
The power to rush ahead towards the glowing mass of energy. The strength that Accelerator had lacked from the moment he escaped from Academy City and arrived in Russia. The strength that boy had planted in him after their confrontation, finally blazed up within Accelerator’s chest, and exploded.
“AAH!~ Fuck, I admit it! I want to protect her! I don’t want to lose her!! I don’t even want to think about the possibility of losing her!! I will face anything in order to protect this dream of mine!!!!”
Accelerator would not be able to suppress that enormous energy just with Reflection. Facing the angel of science, whom he has not yet determined to be friend or foe, Accelerator yelled with all his might.
“STOP THAT THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Did he make it in time?
Was there still time to act?
The mass of energy exploded. A pure white sphere of light exploded outwards, consuming everything in its path. Even if one closed their eyes, they would still have been blinded by that tremendous light. The pitch black night became a ceiling of pure brilliant white. Everything within a radius of several tens of kilometers should have become ash. This was not a simple explosion, but one of a Special Energy. It would not have been weird for some crazy side effects to be produced.
There was a very high chance that the explosion could have turned the surroundings into an uninhabitable wasteland. However, as the explosion expanded outwards, it started to warp unnaturally. The angel of science threw the gargantuan energy inside it at Accelerator, who manipulated the vectors inside that energy into a transparent shield and threw it around the ball of energy. Like a shell, it encased the explosion which had already expanded to 300 meters. Inside the shell, the energy from the explosion built up as the expanding light was trapped, unable to unleash its wrath on the land.
It seemed impossible, but the light and sound intensified even more. But Accelerator did not give up, and mustered all his strength, strengthening the barrier around the giant orb of light. For several seconds, the mass of energy was contained inside the shell.
Later on revealed Gabriel was packing this much energy that Accelerator stopped.
To begin with, he doubted the materials of the physical world would be enough to support the full capacity of an angel created by God. Even the Misha Kreutzev from Angel Fall had been in imperfect manifestation. If Misha tried to force out an output greater than the hypothesized amount, the physical body she was made of would explode emitting a massive amount of Telesma.
It would be like a planet exploding at the North Pole.
Despite no prior training in magic, Accelerator is able to perform magic for the first time through all the resources he's gathered throughout the story and putting his own vector calculations into unknown territory. This doesn't ignore the rule that Espers cannot use magic without harming themselves and producing the song for the spell to cure Last Order nearly tears him apart.
If he changes his calculations like this he might cross some sort of decisive line. Even if he‘s analyzing something Accelerator is still an existence that lives in "normal laws of physics". Even knowing about "inexplicable laws" he didn‘t plunge himself into it.
This line will be crossed.
He‘ll be swallowed by the "inexplicable laws".
Even knowing that, Accelerator didn‘t stop. Charging straight down this downhill road. Accelerator treated that bottomless pit as the entrance, moved forward unhesitatingly and then fell into the unknown darkness.
Dived right in, in a single breath.
And then, a change happened.
'Pachi‘, his body started groaning. The blood veins near the surface of his arms expanded for unknown reasons. He strongly felt there is a giant channel of blood reaching from his fingertip to his shoulder. And just as he felt that the blood veins burst. Cracking up from the inside of the skin, reddish-black liquid sprayed out.
He probably noticed.
By using the breathing method not possible for a normal human being, the sounds made not by using only his throat but by using his whole body are a phenomenon in reality created by refining his lifeforce into magical energy, and woven into a spell… in other words, this is authentic magic.
Espers cannot use magic.
If it is forcibly used there will be a huge rejection reaction that awaits you.
The wounded place is not limited to only one section of his body. The arteries and veins that are spread like a spider web throughout his body bulged up, along with the uncomfortable fluctuations and pain that accompanied the rise and fall in the flow of his spirit. The internal organs powerfully expanded and contracted, and his entire body sweated like being in a sauna. That unpleasant clear liquid mixed together with the other redness. Accelerator guessed everywhere in his body there are small explosions, and he is right thinking that.
But he still continued.
Because, there is no need to stop now.
Almost like the song and dance of early humans, a rough yet still solemn sound reverberated across the land. He has been dyed in blood from head to toe, and multiple wounds exploded out from his insides – but there is no wavering in his song. That‘s the strength of his will. He wants to save a certain girl. Only that thought surpassed the pain in reality and held him up in his faultless spiritual work.
There‘s a theory,
In the times when the Christians were being oppressed by the Romans, the believers who was subjected to cruel psychological torture have all seen images of an angel.
This is a illusion being created by the mind to escape from the high intensity of pain, from a over-production of certain substances. But there are also theories those are not just illusions.
After all, the appearance of an angel is something that was too realistic. If beings such as angels do exist, if such powerful existences are their allies, it would be strange if they didn‘t just kill off all the Romans right there.
Maybe the theory has it partly right.
But, for the minds of those believers who have reached the limit, if they subconsciously conducted a highly delicate, complicated and powerful spell, for an instant there they channeled Telesma and did a high level summoning, that could be said as an opposing view to the illusion theory. For the short spell conducted by believers, and made real angels materialize momentarily, is this explanation really that far-fetched?
Wholeheartedly. Asking for nothing else. To the point he even loses his sense of self. Compared to his own life there is something more important he wants to protect, and prayed only for that.
Despite blacking out in the process, Accelerator succeeds in saving Last Order's life.
Accelerator ended his song. The tip of the staff supporting him slipped as he laid on the ground. Falling from his knees, his entire body was covered in red blood. Within this Hell of white refusing any changes of colour, he alone issued his own colour, with his wound, and his pain.
He rasped, coughing out a breath from a throat that had surpassed its limit. Perhaps he was hurt on the inside as well - a red liquid came pouring out at times, mixed with the coughs.
He can't sing any more than this.
Something sticky was blocking the passage inside him.
Accelerator's lips, stained with red and black, slackened slightly. "That's it," he thought. "There's no need to sing any more, because,"
"Misaka Misaka asks... are... are you okay...?"
Within his clouded perception, he heard a small voice.
It was words that he had always heard coming from the girl - phrases from a girl who just moments before couldn't even be kept at the minimum limit for life, let alone remain conscious. By her tone, small and yet showing that she had regained her core, Accelerator became convinced.
That it was a dangerously unreliable existence, one that shook and may even fade away at any moment. And that in its heart, there stood a pillar which will never fade.
Last Order has been stabilised.
She wouldn't have to be tormented by all this excessive violence any more.
Accelerator thoroughly reflected on this. And before he had realized, his body had moved. The Level-5 - the one they had called the greatest monster of Academy City - reached out with his shaking hands and pulled Last Order close, embracing the small, powerless body.
as though refusing to let go a second time.
The words came out bit by bit.
His voice shook, and not simply because of his body, ragged inside and out.
"...Damn it, thank you... thank God...!!"
Perhaps with the original Accelerator, these words would be impossible.
However, what would be the basis for this 'original'? Perhaps this was who he truly was. Perhaps, before all the tragedies, before the young Level-5 was swallowed by the 'darkness' of Academy City, the 'original' was a child who would laugh, and who would cry, at the slightest things.
Though now tainted by overwhelming evil, 'that' did not change within him.
And perhaps this was what Yoshikawa Kikyou and Yomigawa Aiho saw - what the 'society of adults' had tried to protect.
For a long time, Last Order could only retain her consciousness in disconnected segments - she had no way of understanding the full circumstances.
Yet, it didn't matter.
Last Order, closely held by Accelerator, reached her small hand around him, and slowly patted him on the back.
As though accepting him.
And most likely, in the same way as when she first saw that 'something' that was left in him from the very beginning.
Accelerator thought while continuing to confirm the warmth he had finally recovered.
Truly, this world was cold, strict, and filled with a senseless amount of malice.
But at the same time, there was something he saved.
Telesma that had gathered in the Star of Bethlehem was about to be released upon the Earth, ravaging it. Faced with the new immediate danger, Accelerator's Dark Matter Wings once more are released. This time, he controls this power and a new change comes over him. He than flies up and intercepts the oncoming blast even with his Reflection having no effect on it.
Accelerator, still holding Last Order in his arms, cast his gaze at the sky.
The giant fortress was floating there.
The golden light which completely buried the sky was being absorbed by the fortress. This false feeling of electricity coursing under his skin came from this giant force of power concentrated at one point. It was like standing at the tip of a spear. This mass of unknown power was being aimed at the surface.
He didn't know what purpose this fortress serves.
He didn't understand what would happen if that spearhead was pointed towards the ground.
"...looks like it won't be good for anyone if that thing gets fired."
Perhaps its objective was not simply to destroy. Perhaps it had a special effect when fired into the ground. But it made no difference. The scale of damage would be unthinkable if that much power were to hit the ground. And if what he felt on his skin was true, that this wasn't simply a 'power of science' but a different kind of energy, then Accelerator's 'Redirection' wouldn't work against it.
If it gets through, everyone will be killed.
Accelerator, Misaka Worst, Last Order... none of them would be left.
As soon as he muttered this, with a sound like an explosion, wings like jet-black ink sprouted from Accelerator's back - those black wings that symbolized his anger. They were an enormous power filled with mystery, without using any power borrowed from the Misaka Network, and quite possibly unstoppable by even Last Order's forced suspension. In fact, as soon as those wings appear, Accelerator will almost certainly undergo a loss of mental equilibrium; they came when he wished to kill the opponent before him, even if he had to throw away all his morals and principles. He, along with the killing intent in his heart bursting out in the form of those black wings, will violate the world. It can't be helped - that was the kind of power it was.
Like it was something wringed out from inside him by the pressure from the fortress in the sky.
Like the time when he confronted that Aiwass.
Accelerator softly whispered those words.
"I'll stop that thing. You think you can take care of the kid?"
"From the Russian side? Or from Academy City?"
Misaka Worst sighed at the unreasonable order. Making an enemy of both sides would be the same as fighting against the combined might of every participant in the Third World War.
However, a malicious smile appeared as she took out an iron spike from her pocket.
"Well, it's obvious that it'll be them who end up crying, and this doesn't change what has to be done. If the 'song' inside Last Order and the Misaka Network can be analysed, there will be plenty of chances to acquire 'technology not found in Academy City'."
Perhaps these bewildering events caused Last Order to remember her unease. Her small hand grabbed onto Accelerator's coat tightly.
"Misaka Misaka is asking you, where are you going?"
The eyes that looked up at him from within his embrace trembled.
She had probably understood that Accelerator was going to leave now - which is why she now has to stop it.
"Misaka Misaka wants to make sure - you're not going anywhere, are you?"
"I don't need you worrying about me. This'll be over soon."
I'll come back, I'll return - Accelerator did not say any of this.
The monster with the black wings gently moved away the fingers of the girl holding onto him, one by one - as though cutting away at the last shackles that held him on the surface.
Last Order murmured.
"Misaka Misaka, wants to be with you forever."
Accelerator accepted that.
At the very end, he answered with a childish smile.
"I wanted to be with you forever, too."
With a sound like a cracking glacier, the colour of the monster's wings changed - from dark inkblack, to pure snow-white. From root to tip, from inside to outside, in a single instant, its colour changed.
On top of his head, a small ring of the same colour appeared.
This was his transformation.
The change in consciousness that becomes the source spitting out this unique power into the real world
Accelerator put both his hands on Last Order's shoulders, pressed onto them lightly, and using that recoil, his body gently floated upwards, like an astronaut in space.
Last Order's small hands reached out to Accelerator floating in the air.
But she can't reach him.
Accelerator had already floated up several metres.
That was fine.
With that conviction, Accelerator beat his white wings. The giant 100-metre wings changed from using simply the wind to some unknown power of levitation. Without any additional force towards the ground, Accelerator shot straight up like a cannonball.
In a single instant,
Accelerator ascended 3,000 meters, hovering in the air, scattering the edges of the heavy clouds.
At the same time, the fortress in the sky moved.
The mass of golden power, absorbed from the top and concentrated at the bottom, was fired downwards without mercy. He felt on his face a pressure like an electrifying numbness. As expected, it wasn't a normal power, just like Accelerator's white wings. Most likely, even 'Redirection' wouldn't work. It will probably go straight through, just like when he was defeated by Aiwass.
And so what?
Accelerator moved his white wings further, greatly accelerating upwards - heading straight towards the golden mass without any pretenses. There was a slight smile on his lips.
I get it - Accelerator finally thought.
This is what it means to fight to protect.
8,000 meters in the air, two great powers collided.
Man this is looking really good. But yeah like taka said I would use imgur man it sucks when a manga site either gets dmca or changes domain and you loose all the pics. that happened to me and it really sucks to have to go back and change everything.
Post by CosmicNoirTear on Oct 31, 2016 23:43:58 GMT
Taka I mean anything you particularly liked? Other folks that replied haven't read the novels either too. Also you can use this thread to familiarize yourself with feats figure out matches for Accelerator
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