If there’s one thing Guilty Crown is good for, it’s making its viewers realize the utter depravity of humanity. Anyone watching this show has by now realized that Ouma Shuu is one of the lowest specimens our species has to offer. Let’s do a compare and contrast with our friend Adolf Hitler. Apologies for Godwinning my own post.
Single Parent Households
✓ Adolf Hilter. His father died when he was 14.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Shuu’s father seems to be dead. It’s more likely he’s become a biological weapon or something, however.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Although he was born in Austria, and his father served the Austrian government, Hitler considered himself loyal only to Germany.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Shuu serves in the resistance to make Japan a nation for the Japanese.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Hitler strongly believed in the superiority of Germany.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Shuu believes Japan should overthrow the international occupation. (well, he seems to, once he manages to roll out of bed and witnesses a massacre)
✓ Adolf Hilter. One of history’s most charismatic leaders.
✗ Ouma Shuu. Couldn’t lead a horde of lemmings over a cliff.
✓ Adolf Hilter. After extended artistic ambitions, becomes one of the most powerful leaders the world has ever known.
✗ Ouma Shuu. His biggest dream is to meet a TV idol.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Fought in the great war.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Fought with the Undertakers.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Married a woman 23 years younger than him.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Fell in love with a TV idol.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Staged a coup d’etat.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Fought in the resistance against the international occupation.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Hitler claimed to be in love with his niece, Geli Raubal.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Shuu’s sister was in love with him. He probably loved her too.
Rise to Popularity
✓ Adolf Hilter. Went from a homeless shelter to the world’s most charismatic dictator.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Went from playing by himself in an abandoned house to king of school.
Usurpation of Power
✓ Adolf Hilter. Party democratically elected to Reichstag, installed Hitler as dictator.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Elected president (in a sham vote, by clapping) and named himself King.
✗ Adolf Hilter. No historical evidence exists of Hitler possessing magic powers.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Draws out voids.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Staged a fire, used as an excuse to suspend habeas corpus. Engaged in violence against political opponents.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Voted president because his powers are the only thing that can protect the school.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Broke the Treaty of Versailles to expand the German army.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Arms students by extracting voids.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Used U-Boats to disrupt merchants and commerce.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Attacked disease control teams with Undertaker.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Believed to have had quite a few affairs.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Quite the player.
Multi-front World War
✓ Adolf Hilter. Fought against the entire world, on at least two fronts.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Fought against the entire world, which surrounded him with moving walls.
Blaming the Other
✓ Adolf Hilter. Blamed the Jews and Marxists for losing the first world war.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Blamed those with weak voids for killing Hare.
✓ Adolf Hilter. Killed off Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the disabled, and more.
✗ Ouma Shuu. It’s not discrimination, it’s distinction.
✗ Adolf Hilter. Did not kill his sister.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Killed his sister. (and his best friend)
✗ Adolf Hilter. Not that I know of.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Groped Inori and took her void, after she said “no.”
✓ Adolf Hilter. Murdered millions in the Holocaust.
✓ Ouma Shuu. Formed a caste system based on “usefulness” of voids, where the weak will not receive the vaccine and die.
✓ Adolf Hilter.
✗ Ouma Shuu. Loses this category.
Winner: No One
As for this episode… well, you can probably tell that I’m losing interest. It’s becoming too easy to make fun of.
The big development this episode is that Hare died. She was the kind of character that I would have probably liked had she not fallen in love with Shuu. The other big development is that Shuu raped Inori.
Looking on the bright side, my hatred of Shuu is becoming more and more justified. But it’s starting to become too easy as well. Are they trying to make him into an antihero like Lelouch? If so, they failed miserably, because we hated Shuu in the first place. Lelouch did reprehensible things, but you couldn’t help but like him.