I am eternally gay for yukari yakumo
go where yuyuko says
100 TIMES IVE TRIED THIS STUPID CARD 100 TIMES AND ONLY CLEARED IT ONCE FUCK EVERYTHING SEIJA KIJIN STANDS FOR
[sits down and cries] I just wanna 1cc ddc why isn’t the world kind to me I just wanna beat this stupid game
I do, actually. Being an immortal comes with various weaknesses: They are their mind and their physical limitations. Allow me to elaborate.
Immortality is a far cry from invincibility. You can keep going forever, theoretically, but that is only true as far as your pain tolerance and willpower to continue go. In Inaba of the Moon/Earth, for example, Mokou intentionally takes danmaku pointblank and answers that it’s to build and maintain a high pain tolerance exactly for this reason. The thing is, there’s things we have called “fates worse than death”, and they are basically the counter for immortals.
The easiest way to go about this is the consciousness/mind of someone. Mokou and Kaguya both keep their minds very busy, because when you are endless, if left unchecked, your perception of time can become such that hundreds of year will end up passing with the blink of an eye. By all purposes, you are a vegetable if this happens. They keep doing their contests and fights, in part, because it keeps them busy, it gives them something to do, it’s a relationship of mutual gain. Hell, this has even happened: In Cage in Lunatic Runagate, Mokou tells Keine about how she went absolutely insane for three centuries (ages 400-700, approx) because she didn’t keep check of her mental state. Keep in mind, Mokou used to be a human, and human minds are not equipped to deal with eternity, unlike a Lunarian’s, so Kaguya doesn’t have to worry about the same problem. Kaguya IS, however, not all right in her head either, as 1000 years of being in Eientei with no one but the Inaba and Eirin had a toll on her (which is why she is so happy post-IN: she can talk to and know more people). Truthfully, I have it that the Elixir preserves your body and soul, but not your mind, as has been shown with Mokou; She regained her sanity after three hundred years because she was so damn bored, went so freaking bonkers, that she rolled back to sanity, not because the Elixir had anything to do with it. So if you can crush/erase their mind, an immortal would surely “die”. They’d be left as eternal comatose corpses.
Another way to end an immortal, as I said first, is through their physical limitations. To explain this, let’s take a look at Mokou’s abilities first, as it is important in this explanation: Powerful fire magic and complete mastery over it (not manipulation), sealing and extermination techniques (as seen by her usage of seals not unlike Reimu, and her being explicitly called a Youkai Exterminator), knowledge of how to possess others ([Possessed by Phoenix], if you will notice, Mokou goes inside of you, and you get her wings to represent this) and the ability to outright become ethereal and phase through things (when you use a bomb on Mokou during a spellcard, she simply turns transparent and she remains undamaged). Now, why these very particular skills? Because she spent her eternal life making sure no one can permanently get rid of her. In all the written works, Canon!Mokou is taciturn, stoic and, while not without her moment of lightness, a jaded survivalist. Expected of a lone person who has fought and fought and fought for 1300 years. She realized the weakness of immortality, that is, an eternity of being “disabled” or “neutralized”. If someone were to seal her, she can just use her own knowledge of seals and talismans to break out of it. If you were to bury her 60 feet down and cover her in concrete, she can turn ethereal and phase through the ground back to the surface. If faced with an enemy that can destroy her mind, she can possess them and kill them from within them safely. I interpret Mokou’s entire skillset as her fears, and her preparations to deal with the methods a crafty enemy could use to permanently neutralize her, which she no doubt encountered during her 1300 years of fighting. She built herself in a way so no one can counter her immortality, because nothing is more terrifying than eternity suffocating to death underground, sealed, or being left a comatose vegetable. If you can manage to find a way to completely neutralize an immortal in such a way that no one can find them and they can’t escape this fate, surely an immortal would “die”.
This is why immortals keep themselves busy, even if it is something trivial, and why they are often skilled and powerful in over an array of subjects: Yes, they have had all the time in the world to learn this, but it’s actually out of necessity. Immortality means being deathless, nothing more. You can still be subjected to fates worse than death, and those, my friend, are numerous.
I’m playing Sims 4 and Tsukiyama just proposed to Kaneki.
Kaneki said no.
Shuu just fucking laid down in the kitchen and DIED. I SHIT YOU NOT.
WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK SHUU?!